TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- The town of Lal-lo in Cagayan province celebrated their 435th founding anniversary and patronal town fiesta with the release of PHLPost commemorative stamps.

The stamp features the historic Santo Domingo de Guzman Church which was established by the Dominicans in 1581, named Nueva Segovia. The town was the seat of the capital of Cagayan up to 1839 when the provincial government was moved to Tuguegarao.

Lal-lo was the hub of religious, trade and commercial activities of Northern Luzon. It is also one of the first four cities in the Philippines (others were Manila, 1571; Cebu, 1565; Naga, 1575).

The Sto. Domingo de Guzman Church is a massive Spanish colonial church built in solid red bricks. Across the picturesque church, and along the mighty Cagayan River is the Evangelization Cross, a wooden crucifix implanted at this site hundreds of years ago by Dominican priests.

PHLPost has printed 101,000 pieces of the municipality’s “435th Patronal Town Fiesta” commemorative stamp sold at P15.00 each.

The stamps and official first day cover are now available at the Post Shop, Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.

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