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We have undertaken lots of activities, projects and exhibits through the years. These events have made us what we are today.

  • Created stamp clubs in schools. Member clubs are called associate Stamp Clubs (ASCs).
  • Appointed Mr. David Taylor as our official representative to the U.K. who keeps us abreast on that country's stamp issues.
  • Concerned with the welfare of the youth, we supported the cause of the Save the Filipino Youth Movement (SFYM).
  • Joined PHILPOSTPEX '96 organized by Philpost 7 and won top awards.
  • Presented the "Rizal Martyrdom Centennial Stamp Exhibition" on December 18, 1996 to January 3, 1997 at the Cebu City Museum.
  • Joined the Cebu City Government along with NGO's and the private sector in paying tribute to the National Hero, Jose Rizal in a ceremony held at the Cebu City Hall on December 30, 1996.

  • Supported our Associate Stamp Club, the University of San Carlos Girls High School Philatelic Society present an exhibit at the music hall of the University of San Carlos Girls High on February 26, 1997.
  • CSCI's Richard Allan Uy and Suzette Toong were invited to judge the stamp exhibit entries of the members of the Bohol Philatelic Society for their Bohol Philatelic Exhibition (BOPEX '97) on March 1, 1997 in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.
  • Presented "The 1997 Philippine Centennial StampShow" on June 12-19,1997 at the Ayala Center Cebu's exhibit area. Sponsors include the Cebu City Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission, National Centennial Commission, Save the Filipino Youth Movement, Ayala Center Cebu, Philpost, Philippine Information Agency, and Tang.
  • Came out with the maiden issue of the CSCI STAMP JOURNAL, the stamp info-magazine of the club.
  • Accompanied Philpost 7 in giving lectures on philately in schools.
  • Sent a stamp essay on the Battle of Tres de Abril to the Stamp Advisory Committee for a stamp to coincide with the Centennial celebration of Philippine Independence. Jose "Kimsoy" Yap Jr. was commissioned by CHAC and CSCI to do the design.
  • Joined and was a major sponsor for PHILPOSTPEX '97 and again won top awards in the different categories.
  • Came up with additional sponsors such as M. Carangue Enterprises, Coca-cola, Tang and Mister Donut to be part of PHILPOSTPEX '97.
  • Exhibited stamps on Cebuano arts, culture, history and personalities for PAGHIMUGSO, a Cebuano showcase hosted by CHAC, Historical Association of Cebu, in cooperation with Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Stamp Club, Inc., Cebuano Studies Center, Camera Club BPI Group, and United Architects of the Philippines held on December 1 - 13, 1997 at the Ayala Center Cebu.
  • Get Together Party of CSCI Stampers at CSCI Board Member and Danao City Vice Mayor Ramon Durano IV's family beach in Danao City.

  • Held the first Grand Stamp Auction at the University of Cebu, AVR-5 on February 1, 1998.
  • Designated by the Cebu City Government to sit as a member of the Executive Committee for Centennial Activities in the City of Cebu.
  • Tasked by CSCI founder Richard Allan Uy (who was designated as Project Coordinator) to help and coordinate in the launching of the JOSE P. RIZAL TRAVELING MUSEUM of the University of Southern Philippines, CHAC, and Negros Navigation Co., Inc. wherein National Centennial Chair Salvador Laurel and Philippine Centennial Movement Chairperson Gloria Angara were present.
  • Helped plan the activities for the celebration of the Centennial of the Battle of Tres de Abril on April 3, 1998.
  • Activated the Bantay Bandera Teams, tasked to monitor the display of the Philippine Flags in government institutions, private firms, schools, and residences.
  • CSCI Stampers took their oath of membership before Chairman Salvador Laurel and Chairperson Gloria Angara as members of the Philippine Centennial Movement. CSCI facilitated CSCI Stampers for membership to the Philippine Centennial Movement (PCM).
  • Coordinated with Richard Allan Uy's one-man philatelic exhibit titled "KAGAWASAN: Philippine Independence Through Stamps" at the Sala Foundation Center.
  • Included as one of the acknowledged cooperators of the Salvador and Pilar Sala Foundation's Cebu Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert titled "Bayan Ko! Sa Pagsikat Ng Araw" held at the Cebu Waterfront Lahug Hotel on June 11-12, 1998.
  • Presented the "KAGAWASAN! CENTENNIAL STAMP EXHIBITION" at SM City Cebu on June 11-18, 1998. The biggest of its kind in Cebu, KAGAWASAN! was made possible with the support of the Philippine Centennial Commission, Philippine Centennial Movement, CHAC, USP, SM City Cebu, Negros Navigation, in cooperation with Philpost, Rhine Marketing Corporation, Tools and Logic Systems Inc., Sun-Star Daily, Jollibee, Barrio Fiesta Restaurant, Mister Donut, M. Carangue Enterprises, Rebisco, The Freeman Newspaper, Justino Corporation, JOJ Ocleasa Advertisers Inc.
  • The opening program of KAGAWASAN! which included cultural presentations was televised nationwide through the facilities of ABS-CBN, GMA-7, ABC 21, and RPN 9.
  • Sun-Star Daily came out with a full page invitation on June 11 inviting readers to see the KAGAWASAN! Exhibit.
  • The Freeman Newspaper featured a full page feature of the activities seen in the KAGAWASAN!
  • The design sent by CSCI for the Battle of Tres de Abril was made into a stamp to comprise the set of the series 6 of the Centenary of Philippine Independence Souvenir Sheet.
  • Cebu StampShow '98 was held to coincide with KAGAWASAN! wherein members competed among themselves in the National, Thematic, Foreign and Topical categories.
  • Helped the University of Southern Philippines Foundation Museum come out with the JOSE P. RIZAL MEMORABILIA POSTCARDS Collectors Item consisting of 50 sets of the reproduction of the 1906 Rizal Post Cards. One set comprises 14 different designs which came from the collection of Rizal's Mi Ultimo Adios.
  • The CSCI CENTENNIAL STAMP AUCTION was held at the USP Conference Room with 200 lots.
  • Participated in the Centennial Parade organized by the Provincial and City Governments of Cebu.
  • Started the reformat of the CSCI Activity Meeting every 2nd Sunday of the Month which will include an auction portion wherein 40 lots were on bid.
  • Coordinated with the Philippine Postal Corporation's KALAYAAN exhibit at the Cebu Normal University (Cebu State College).
  • Coordinated with Philpost in another exhibit held at the Mactan International Airport Authority arrival area.
  • Sent Centennial Commemorative Programs and Activities of Cebu Stamp Club, Inc. to the Philippine Centennial Commission/Philippine Centennial Movement to be included in the time capsule.
  • Coordinated with the United Nations Information Centre in presenting the UN STAMP Exhibit as part of the presentation of the United Nations Week celebrations organized by the Juan Sala's Cebu Futuristics Society held at the Ayala Center Cebu from October 17 - 23, 1998.
  • Teamed up with Negros Navigation and the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental for the "Unveiling of the Negros Uprising Commemorative Stamp" held on November 5, 1998 at the Capitol Lagoon, Bacolod City.
  • Supported Richard Allan Uy as chairman of the board of judges for the Regional Judging of the first SELYOLYMPICS held on October 22, 1998 at the Ayala Center Cebu. Rich Uy was appointed by Ms. Fabiolita Ferraris to act on her behalf.
  • Presented "A Philatelic Tribute to Andres Bonifacio" at the Cebu City Museum held on November 26 - December 4, 1998 in cooperation with the Cebu City Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission.
  • Joined PHILPOSTPEX '98 held at SM City Cebu on November 5 - 12, 1998.
  • Went on a tree planting trip to one of the mountain barangays in the City of Cebu.

  • Presented the mega exhibit "Las Islas Filipinas" at the Ayala Center Cebu, one of the premiere malls in the city on January 30-February 10, 1999.
  • Came out with sponsors that included the Cebu Association of Museums Inc., Philippine Centennial Movement, Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission, University of Southern Philippines Foundation, and Negros Navigation in association with Patricia Perez, John Ablaza, Fe Madrid, Remy Java, Charles Muertegui, Cebu Jaycees Inc., Mandaue Jaycees Inc., Cebuano Studies Center, Neo-Tribe, Cebu Tattoo Museum of Arts and with the cooperation of USJR Jaguar Junior Jaycees, Philippine Information Agency, and Postal Bank.
  • This mega event is CSCI's first historical-cultural-philatelic exhibit, the only one of its kind in the country that features booths of different eras in our country's history.
  • "Las Islas Filipinas" was brought to another mall, SM City Cebu on July 31 to August 15, 1999.

  • "Las Islas Filipinas" was on a tour at selected schools and municipalities in the province of Cebu from February to August 2000.
  • Gave lectures on philately to different schools in the city.

2001 - 2004
  • Joined PHILPOSTPEX and won top awards.
  • Gave lectures in different schools in the city.

  • Presented the papal exhibit, "A Tribute to John Paul II: A Historical Journey Through Stamps" to commemorate the Kadaugan sa Mactan Celebration of the City Government of Lapulapu on April 22 to 27 at the Mactan Shrine.
  • After the Lapulapu City presentation, said exhibit was displayed at the lobby of the Talisay City Post Office for two weeks.
  • Launched the mega exhibit "Pope John Paul II.. A Tribute Through Stamps" at the Paseo Marina, Ayala Center Cebu on August 28 to September 8, 2005.
  • Launched the official website (we have closed this site a year after)
  • Came out with a new site
  • The first issue of the e-Stamp Journal was released.
  • The first issue of the CSCI Newsletter was published.
  • From September to December 2005, said exhibit was brought to schools.
  • Created school stamp clubs.
  • The new membership I.D. card was distributed. 

  • McDonalds Jones branch became the meeting venue of the club held every second Sunday of the month.
  • The conceptualization and planning for a Rizal exhibit began but the date of the exhibit intended for December was postponed because of the Asean Summit that was scheduled to be held in Cebu on that month.
  • Edmund Gruenbaum was appointed as the official representative of the club for Europe and Germany.
  • Lots of kiloware were donated to the club and were distributed to the attending members courtesy of Edmund Gruenbaum.

  • Cebu Stamp Club's "Philippine Heroes on Stamps" exhibit opened at the Activity Center of Elizabeth Mall on August 23 - 26, 2007. This is a joint undertaking of CSCI and the Cebu City Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission (CHAC).
  • Celebrated our tenth anniversary.
  • Published our new website
  • Richard Allan Uy represented Cebu Stamp Club, Inc as the Chairman of the Board of Judges for the 2007 Pasko sa Sugbo Competition (Establishments Category) initiated by the City Government of Cebu.
  • Our stamp meetup was officially moved on the third Sunday of every month.
  • The CSCI Newsletter is now in full color and given online to CSCI members and patrons of philately.

  • First Quarter Stamp Auction was held on March 30, 2008 at the Function Room A of 888 Asian Gourmet, Andres Abellana St., Cebu City
  • The Board of Trustees officially approved the joining of the club to the Philippine Philatelic Federation but after getting no reply from them decided not to pursue it any further.
  • Our newest website, the Cebu Stamp Club, Incorporated alternate webpage at was launched and published on May 12, 2008 
  • Second Quarter Stamp Auction on June 15, 2008 at 888 Asian Gourmet.
  • "Philippine Souvenir Sheets Online Auction" held on July 8, 2008.
  • Our 2nd new website at featuring "The Philippine Presidency On Stamps is now online effective July 15, 2008.  
  • “Selyo At Kasaysayan: A Retrospective Of Filipino Heroes Through Stamps" (formerly titled "Philippines, The Land of Heroes:  A Retrospect Through Stamps”) school tour in Silliman University, Dumaguete City on August 23-26, 2008. This exhibit is in association with Silliman University, Cebu Star Wars Club and the Philippine Postal Corporation Region 7. 
  • “Selyo At Kasaysayan:  A Retrospective of Filipino Heroes Through Stamps” Cebu tour launching at SM City Cebu Lower Ground Floor on August 28 and ends on August 31, 2008. This is an undertaking in cooperation with the Cebu City Government's Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission (CHAC), Philpost, SM City Cebu and Cebu Star Wars Club.    
  • The 4th Quarter Stamp Auction was held on December 07, 2008 at Cebu Ocean Pearl Beach Resort in Lapulapu City, Cebu.
  • Cebu Stamp Club's Christmas Party ‘08 was held on December 07, 2008 at Cebu Ocean Pearl Beach Resort, Tonggo Marigondon, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu.
  • Richard Allan Uy and Ricky Teves represent Cebu Stamp Club, Inc as Judges for the 2008 Pasko sa Sugbo Competition (Establishments Category) initiated by the City Government of Cebu.

  • Our newest quarterly e-magazine, "Philippine Stamps" January - March 2009 Issue was released in January to regular members featuring the 2008 complete stamp issues of Philippine stamps issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation 
  • The CSCI Newsletter monthly issues are issued online to the members and patrons of philately   
  • Full swing in inviting new members for the club starting January
  • Various stamps were donated to the club and distributed to the members courtesy of Richard Allan Uy, David Mario Blair Taylor, Edmund Gruenbaum, Riccardo de Silva, Luke Ferrara, Emie Patalagsa, Kenneth Turner, and Eyan Yu 
  • Imported stamp mounts were donated by Elbert Montuno for the attending members during the monthly meetups   
  • All our websites are now rated as among the top stamp sites worldwide  
  • Release of "Philippine Stamps" April - June 2009 issue featuring the stamps and info details of the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines  
  • Official Auction Page at was launched in April
  • Adoption of the pdf format in sending online the different issues of the monthly CSCI Newsletters and quarterly Philippine Stamps e-magazine   
  • Release of "Philippine Stamps" July - September 2009 featuring the stamps and info details of the 2007 Philippine stamp issues by the Philippine Postal Corporation
  • Selyo At Kasaysayan 2009... A Tribute to Cory Aquino exhibit together with the Cebu City Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission (CHAC) of the City Government of Cebu, Stradcom Corporation, Cebu Star Wars Club and Himlayang Pilipino Plans, Inc. at the Ayala Center Cebu Mall on August 27-30, 2009
  • Selyo At Kasaysayan 2009... A Tribute to Cory Aquino exhibit was at selected schools in Cebu City   
  • Quarter Stamp Auction in September at the new venue at the Fisherman's Net Restaurant, Lahug, Cebu City
  • October - December 2009 issue of the "Philippine Stamps" quarterly e-magazine released online in October 
  • CSCI Newsletter gets a new look
  • Held the 2009 Christmas Party at the Fisherman's Net Restaurant, Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City

  • The club came out with an official Facebook account: Cebu stampclub aside for our friendster account     
  • The January stamp meetup was held on January 24 at the 2nd floor of McDonald's Jones, Cebu City, Philippines   
  • The CSCI Newsletter is now published in PDF format and released monthly exclusively to CSCI members   
  • Full swing in inviting new members for the club starting January
  • Stamps are continuously donated to the club and distributed to the members courtesy of Richard Allan Uy, David Mario Blair Taylor, Edmund Gruenbaum, Luke Ferrara, Emie Patalagsa, Kenneth Turner, and Eyan Yu 
  • Imported stamp mounts and stamp albums were donated by Edmund Gruenbaum to the attending members during the monthly meetups
  • The February stamp meetup was held on February 28, 2010 at McDonald's Jones, Cebu City, Philippines    
  • All our websites continue to be among the top stamp sites worldwide  
  • The March stamp meetup was held on March 7, 2010 at CSCI member Eyan Yu's house in Talamban, Cebu City, Philippines
  • The April stamp meetup was held at CSCI President Richard Allan Uy's house at Subangdaku, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines on April 25, 2010
  • The May stamp meetup and fellowship was held at CSCI member Edmund Gruenbaum's beach hideaway at Atabay, Alcoy, Cebu, Philippines on May 29 to 30, 2010
  • CSCI's Jerald Kervin Uy was featured in different posters of SM Storyland and strategically placed inside SM City Cebu Mall
  • CSCI's Jerald Kervin Uy was included as one of the kid models of SM City Cebu Department Store's My Summer Adventure Fashion Show held on May 15, 2010 at The Northwing of SM City Cebu
  • SM Storyland also included CSCI's Jerald Kervin Uy in their Camp Storyland fashion show held also on May 15, 2010   
  • The June stamp meetup was held on June 27, 2010 at McDonald's Jones, Cebu City, Philippines
  • CSCI President Richard Allan Uy and CSCI member Jerald Kervin Uy appeared in an episode featuring Back To School in ABS-CBN Cebu's MagTV Na show
  • The July stamp meetup was held on July 18, 2010 at McDonald's Jones, Cebu City, Philippines
  • The Online Stamp Auction was held on July 24, 2010
  • The August stamp meetup was held on August 15, 2010 at McDonald's Jones, Cebu City, Philippines
  • The September stamp meetup was be held on September 19, 2010   
  • The Philippine Presidents Stamp and Photo Interactive Exhibit opened with a big bang at the Lower Ground Floor, Mosaic Area of SM City Cebu on October 8-11, 2010
  • The Philipine Presidents website at was relaunched with a new page that features the new Philippine president Benigno S. Aquino III  
  • The October stamp meetup was held on October 24, 2010 at Eyan Yu's house. 
  • The Cebu StampShow philatelic exhibit among members will be held at the Cebu Central Post Office in December 2010
  • The November stamp meetup was held on November 28, 2010 at McDonald's Jones, Jones Avenue, Cebu City  
  • The 2010 Christmas Party will be held on December 11, 2010 at the private pool area of Borromeo Beach Resort in Talisay City, Cebu 
  • The 2010 Grand Stamp Auction opens to coincide with the Christmas Party 

  • The January stamp meetup was held at the house of CSCI President Richard Allan Uy in Mandaue City, Cebu on January 23, 2011 with members having a snack treat of delicious home made pancit, bread, pastries and soda drinks.   
  • The CSCI Newsletter January 2011 was released.   
  • Additional thrust to invite more new members to the club starting January.
  • Stamps are continuously donated to the club and distributed to the members courtesy of Richard Allan Uy, Edmund Gruenbaum, Luke Ferrara, Kenneth Turner, and Eyan Yu. 
  • The fun-filled February stamp meetup was held on February 20, 2011 at Kenneth and Gina Turner's house in Catmon, Cebu (57 kilomenters north of Cebu City, Philippines) with members getting lots of stamp freebies
  • The Turner couple offered lunch to the group with a big lechon (roasted pig) as the highlight.     
  • All our websites still continue to be among the top stamp sites worldwide.  
  • The February issue of the CSCI Newsletter was released.  
  • The March stamp meetup was held on March 19, 2011 at the private pool area of the Borromeo Beach Resort in Talisay City, Cebu and coincides with CSCI's youngest stamp collector Jerald Kervin Uy's 7th birthday.
  • Members saw see each other at the SM City Cebu Foodcourt for the May stamp meetup on May 15, 2011.
  • The June meeting was on June 19, 2011 at the 2nd Floor of McDonalds Jones and coincides with the 150th Birth Celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal  
  • A new website featuring Rizal stamps is set to be launched soon.
  • The July meetup was on July 17, 2011.
  • The August stamp meetup was on August 21, 2011.
  • John Paul II Celebration Exhibit opened on August 28, 2011 at 3:00 AM at the 3rd level, the Active Zone of Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu City.
  • The Cebu Stamp Club @ 15 Grand Reunion was held at the Montebello Villa Hotel, Cebu City on August 28, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Old and new members in formal attire gathered for lunch and fun in this beautiful landmark hotel in Cebu.  
  • The September 25, 2011 stamp meetup was at the 2nd  floor of McDonald's Jones, Jones Avenue, Cebu City.  
  • The October 9, 2011 stamp meetup was held at SM Foodcourt, SM City Cebu, Cebu City.
  • The November 20, 2011 stamp meetup was at the 2nd floor of McDonalds Jones, Jones Avenue, Cebu City.

  • We came up with the official Cebu Stamp Club Facebook fan page. Club updates, photos and events are posted there. Just "LIKE' us at
  • The newest site we have published is The Philippine Presidents Collection featuring the stamps of all the presidents of the Philippines from President Emilio Aguinaldo to President Benigno Simeon Aquino III.. Check it out at
  • Our latest mega offering for the year is the Pedro Calungsod (John Paul II Celebration Exhibit 2012) held at the Cebu City Museum from December 28, 2012 until January 16, 2013.
  • As we close our year-long 15th anniversary celebration, we came up with the Anniversary Culmination Grand Party on December 28, 2012 held in Montebello Villa Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines.
  • Mr. David Figg, Commissioner General of Australia 2013 World Stamp Exhibition and Immediate Past President of the Australian Philatelic Federation was the honored guest for the December 28, 2012 events.   
  • We remain consistent in our monthly meetups. More photos in our Facebook fanpage. Feel free to "Like" us there.      

  • The Pedro Calungsod (John Paul II Celebration Exhibit Tour 2013) opened at the 2nd level, the Active Zone Atrium of Ayala Center Cebu from January 21 - 25, 2013. 
  • The CSCI Newsletter resumes but will be published every quarter beginning this year. 
  • The February stamp meetup will be at Eyan Yu's residence.
  • The March stamp meetup is scheduled at Richard Allan Uy's house.
  • Cebu Stamp Club regular stamp meetup venue for the year will still be at the 2nd floor of McDonald's Jones.
  • The 2013 Cebu Stamp Club Celebration Party will be in one of Cebu's hotels during the first week of December. 
  • A philatelic event coincides with the December celebration party.