Bangko Sentral issues new generation banknotes

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Thursday unveiled the bank notes’ new designs.

The new bills  honor  former presidents Manuel Quezon, Sergio Osmena, Manuel Roxas, and Diosdado Macapagal. As well as former Senator Ninoy Aquino, and war heroes Josefa Llanes Escoda, Vicente Lim, and Jose Abad Santos.

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

The P500 bill features Puerto Princesa Subterranean River

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

New Money Features:

* embossed prints
* serial numbers
* security fibers
* threads
* watermark
* signature of President Benigno Aquino III
* signature of the BSP governor
* the word “Pilipino” written in “Baybayin”, a pre-Spanish writing system both at the front and the back, The alibata—the country’s native alphabet—meanwhile, was printed on the lower right of the bank notes, slightly below the watermark print of the heroes’ or past presidents’ photographs.
* Republic of the Philippines seal
* “woven cloth” design, which is different for each denomination.
* The quotation, believed to be approved by various religious sects, states: “Pinagpala ang bayan na ang Diyos ay ang Panginoon ( Blessed is the nation whose Lord is God).” printed on the mid-upper right part of the new bank notes, just above the logos of the Philippine republic and the BSP.
* monochromatic color schemes in some parts of the bank notes.
* hygienically treated, making them less prone to sweat and dirt.
* a map showing the country’s islands

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    • Dave
    • December 17th, 2010

    Is that the Philippine eagle at the back of 500 ?

      • joel
      • December 17th, 2010

      no, because it is a parrot

    • Mich
    • December 17th, 2010

    Nice Color scheme for the new banknotes.

    • Hushmax
    • December 17th, 2010

    is the color scheme of 1000 bill okay? it has more colors than other denominations

    • Maggie
    • December 17th, 2010

    Where is the 10 peso bank note? the apolinario mabini and andres bonifacio?

  1. What’s the purpose of new bank notes anyway if people don’t have money.

    • HeadUpaddlesup
    • December 17th, 2010

    whats with the animal at 20 Peso bill ?

  2. may budget para sa pera, walang budget para sa libro… hay!

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