Alumni Batch 71 Awarded Silver in the Emirate of Sharjah, UAE

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Mr. Reynaldo O. De Jesus of Batch '71 Congratulations ! January 23, 2014

Let's Congratulate our very own alumni Mr. Reynaldo O. De Jesus of Batch '71 he has been awarded a Large Silver Medal for exhibiting the collection of Philippine Postal Activity Under Japanese Occupation 1942-1945 ,last November 24 in the Emirate of Sharjah and he also joined the Thailand 2013 World Stamp Exhibition last August 2013 , he is awarded a Vermeil for exhibiting the Philippine Postal Activity Under Japanese Occupation 1942-1945.

 

PHILIPPINE POSTAL ACTIVITIES DURING JAPANESE OCCUPATION 1941-1945

In late 1930' control over Asia-Pacific was threatened by Japan . Postal censure gradually took place across Southeast Asia . In late November 1941, outbound civilian postal service could have been suspended in some areas between mainland US and the Philippine Commonwealth.

WWII began as surprise bombing by Japanese forces over US military bases in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. US declared war with Japan on December 8, 1941 as sustained air attacks on the Philippine’s major cities in Luzon inflicted severe damage to many US military installations. Manila was declared an open city on December 26, 1941. Postal service dwindled as Japan took over Manila on January 2, 1942. Virtually at a standstill, it was formally reopened on March 4, 1942. Although Japanese censor markings and gummed labels discontinued on June 30, 1943, remote areas still applied it for several months thereafter.

This exhibit covers the entire spectrum from late 1941 to the formal unconditional surrender of Japan on September 1, 1945. With the exception of "Victory" issues, only Japanese Occupation issues are considered even for usage in liberated areas earlier than this date.

Mr. Eugene Garrett's book "A Postal History of the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines" provided many rich references. Scott Catalog's stamps and postal stationary classifications were based to describe many materials. Mr. Richard E. Small's book "The Post Offices of the Philippines (1898-1946) and Ryukyu Islands (1944-1972) under U.S. Administration" also provided identity on various US Army Postal Office (APO) in the Asia Pacific region.

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