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New Philippine Money Launched by BSP

Posted on December 18, 2010  in Blog Experiences

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) launched a new generation of Philippine Banknotes. It boasts of several new security features including embossed prints, improved serial numbers, embedded security fibers, a watermark, and a security thread among others.

Leading the new Philippines money is the new P1000 bill with Josefa Llanes Escoda, Vicente Lim, and Jose Abad Santos on the obverse and the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park, the South Sea Pearl and the Tinalak (Ikat-dyed abaca) on the reverse.

The new P500 bill follows with Corazon Aquino and Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on the obverse and Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and the Blue-naped parrot on the other side.

The new P200 bill features Diosdado Macapagal on the obverse and Chocolate Hills in Bohol and the Philippine tarsier on the reverse.

The new P100 bill has Manuel Roxas on the obverse and Mayon Volcano and the Butanding (whale shark) at the back

The new P50 bill have Sergio Osmeña on the front with the Taal Lake, the Taal Volcano and the Maliputo (Giant Trevally) at the back.

The new P20 bill banners Manuel Quezon on the front with Banaue Rice Terraces and Palm Civets (the one who produces the Alamid Coffee) at the back.

All images courtesy of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (

My Christmas wish is that may we all (readers, friends and family) have plenty of this new money in the Philippines for Christmas and New Year!

0 thoughts on “New Philippine Money Launched by BSP”

  1. Personally, i like the new design of our money, not only does it look good (kind of Euro-like), it will also make us conscious of our rich history and unique natural resources we can be proud of.I agree with your wish too sir Menard 😀 may we have a lot of these this new year! 😀
    Nice post! 😀

    1. @Carlo
      I saw the new peso bills (20, 50, 500 and 1000) and it looked really good 🙂
      I hope we both have more of new crisp bills this 2011 🙂

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    1. Magoichi Saika

      Estox, some people use the second word of their given name as their middle name like in the U.S. Most Filipinos use their mom’s maiden name but it’s not always the rule.

      The President may be Benigno Simeon Cojuanco-Aquino but he renders his middle name after Simeon.

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    1. (shorter version, with my salutations)

      The new Philippine currency design is the same garbage as last time. All eye candy but features the same roster of “filthy statesmen”. Better to feature a country’s roster of true heroes and “untarnished” individuals; not well-known statesmen.

      Heroes ARE NOT: the best politicians; best celebrities (that includes athletes); overseas contract workers; etc. Simply getting shot doesn’t make you one either.


      Why not reuse the personalities who disappeared with the lower value denominations like: Lapu-Lapu, Marcelo del Pilar, Juan Luna, Tandang Sora, etc.

      And why not use personalities like: Diego Silang, Gabriela Silang, Macario Sakay, etc. Did these people die for nothing?

      Also, why stick with P1000? Why not permanently add P2000 and P5000?

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