Sports legends Paeng Nepomuceno, ‘Bata’ Reyes, Eugene Torre commemorated in postage stamps


Paeng Nepomuceno Living Legends: World – Renowned Series launches on Saturday. PHLPOST PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Paeng Nepomuceno, Efren “Bata” Reyes and Eugene Torre have become the latest Filipino sports legends to be featured in the Philippine Postal Corporation’s stamp collections.

Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson was also included in the Living Legends: World – Renowned Series stamp collection.

“Being a world-renowned Filipino is both an honor and a privilege, we know it’s not easy because it’s a big responsibility to carry our flag wherever we go,” said PHLPost post director Norman Fulgencio during the collection’s launch on Saturday.

Nepomuk, arguably the greatest bowler of all time, is a five-time Bowling World Cup champion, while Reyes has won the Billiards World Cup twice and once the US Open, 9-Ball Championships. and WPA World 8-Ball Championships among other tournaments.

Published by Pilipinas Philately On Saturday 13 November 2021

Torre, meanwhile, is Asia’s first Grandmaster and was the junior world chess champion in 1969.

While Reyes, Nepomuk, Torre and Clarkson are part of a larger collection of Legends, PBA icon Robert Jaworski has been immortalized in a series of his own.

The Robert Jaworski: Living Legend Series was launched on October 16.

Other figures and personalities included in the Living Legends: World Renowned Series collection are Broadway singer Lea Salonga, entrepreneur Dado Banatao, fashion designer Monique Lhuillier, clothing designer Josie Natori, industrial designer Kenneth Kobonpue and fast food giant. Jollibee of Jollibee Foods Corporation.

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