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 (www.bsp.gov.ph)
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!