Pictures and Design for New Philippine Peso BillsCategory: News
After years of looking so gloomy and lonesome, Ninoy Aquino is finally smiling.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) unveils today the new design for the Philippine P500 peso bill that features the late Senator being joined by his wife, the late President Cory Aquino who passed away last year.
A third Aquino is in the bill as well with current Philippine President Noynoy Aquino‘s signature prominently displayed.
Here are the pictures and designs of the new P500 peso bill along with other five denominations: P20, P50, P100, P200 and P1000.
front: former President Manuel L. Quezon, Malacañang Palace and Filipino as the National Language in 1935
back: the UNESCO World Heritage site Banaue Rice Terraces and the Palm Civet (Alamid) from the Cordilleras
front: former President Sergio Osmeña, the Leyte landing, and First National Assembly in 1907
back: Taal Lake and the rare Maliputo milky fish (Giant Trevally)
front: former President Manuel Roxas, Central Bank, and the inauguration of the Third Republic last July 4, 1946
back: Mayon Volcano and the Butanding (Whale Shark) of Donsol, Sorsogon
front: former President Diosdado Macapagal, former President Gloria Arroyo’s oath-taking after People Power II in January 2001, Barasoain Church and the Independence House
back: Chocolate Hills and Philippine Tarsier of Bohol
front: former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino and his wife, former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, the first EDSA People Power in February 1986 and the Benigno S. Aquino monument
back: the UNESCO World Heritage Site Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park at Palawan and the blue-naped parrot that can be found at Mindoro and Palawan
front: Josefa Llanes Escoda (one of the founders of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines), Vicente Lim (first Filipino graduate of West Point) and former Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos, Centennial of Philippine Independence in 1998 and the Medal of Honor
back: the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tubbataha Reef Marine Park and the South Sea Pearl produced by oysters in the Sulu Sea
Check out this report from GMA’s 24 Oras:
The new Philippines peso bills features stricter security measures in the serial numbers, security fibers, threads, see-through mark, embossed prints and the like.
The see-through mark is the word “Pilipino” written in Baybayin (or Alibata). It can be seen when the note is viewed against the light.
The new money will start to circulate tomorrow. The old currency bills can still be used for the next 3 years.