Hand in hand with the work of the painter Manuel Lepe Macedo, Puerto Vallarta continues to celebrate its centennial as a municipality, with the issuance of the commemorative postal stamp issued by the Mexican Postal Service, which was revealed on Monday by the interim municipal mayor, Rodolfo Domínguez Monroy and will be put on sale throughout the country.
This stamp is a double tribute to Puerto Vallarta and its people, as well as to the legacy of the city’s illustrious son, Manuel Lepe, whose image will be present at a national and international level. In this unique limited edition issue, Mexico’s postal service joins the celebration of the hundred years of the municipality.
Thanks to the successful initiative of Armando Soltero Macías, the commemorative stamp became a reality, as well as to the collaboration of the Post Office of Mexico and the Secretary General Council, Víctor Bernal Vargas, who promptly took the request to the corresponding authorizations.
The interim Mayor thanked Marcela Lepe Quiroz, daughter of the artist, and her family, for making this possible and seeing with pride of the community with “the work of a painter who left a mark on the history that put Vallarta on international levels, wearing innocent faces, but full of hope in each of his works”.
Marcela Lepe, who also made the cancellation of the postal stamp, indicated that it is a significant act for the salt paw and recognized on behalf of her family this recognition that is given to her father, making “that the name and the work of Manuel Lepe Macedo is still valid in our Puerto Vallarta, in our country and in the world. ”
She pointed out that she has been 34 years dedicated to promoting the work of the Vallarta painter, both pictorial and his actions, in which he showed his love for his hometown, leaving a great wealth that is currently part of his identity.
On the part of the Mexican Postal Service, the Regional Director of the Center, Ofelia Ramírez Sánchez, indicated that for the dependency it is important to participate in this celebration of Puerto Vallarta, through this commemorative stamp. “It is a stamp that will be known internationally and its printing is unique”, and after its cancellation will be put on sale throughout the republic, including the 143 offices of the state of Jalisco and the three offices that the post office has in this city.
The ceremony was also attended by the secretary general of the City Council, Víctor Bernal Vargas, as well as the sisters of the painter Manuel Lepe, Rosalía and Rosario, who along with other members of his family, witnessed this act.