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Saturday, 18 December 2010

The New Philippine Bank Note

In this entry I would like to share with your about the new Philippine bank notes

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on reveiled the bank notes’ new designs, as well as its new security features. The new bills will be in circulation this December while the old bank notes will still be accepted within the next three years.

The new features

The new Philippine Peso bills continue to honor great Filipinos like former presidents Manuel Quezon, Sergio Osmena, Manuel Roxas, and Diosdado Macapagal. Former senator Ninoy Aquino, and war heroes Josefa Llanes Escoda, Vicente Lim, and Jose Abad Santos are also featured on the bills.

However, the P500 bill now features former President Corazon Aquino, whose photo is placed beside her husband, Ninoy. It also depicts a smiling Ninoy, a far cry from his forlorn image in the current P500 bill.



The P500 bill also makes history by having both parents with the signature of their son, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino.


The P500 bill shows Puerto Princesa’s Subterranean River National Park and the a blue-naped parrot.

All the bills continue to have these security features: embossed prints, serial numbers, security fibers and threads, and watermark. But new security features include the word “Pilipino” written in “Baybayin,” a pre-Spanish writing system, and the Republic of the Philippines seal.

The bills also feature a ‘woven cloth’ design, which is different for each denomination.


The back of the P20 bill shows the Banaue Rice Terraces and an animal, Palm Civet or ‘Alamid’ in local language.


The now darker red P50 bill meanwhile shows Taal Lake and Maliputo, a fish that thrives only in the waters of the lake.


The back of the almost purple P100 bill shows ‘perfect cone’ Mayon Volcano and a Butanding, a whale shark that is a main attraction in Sorsogon.


The almost-green P200 bill shows Bohol Chocolate Hills and the world’s smallest primate found in the Philippines, the Tarsier.


Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s photo taking oath is now in front of the P200 bill but is almost not visible.


The P1000 bill features the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and a South Sea Pearl.

What do you think of the new Philippine Peso bills?
It is beautiful bank note right?

lelabi : thx jiminy




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