New Philippine Peso Bills

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas 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. I'm so excited to get it. It looks so posh!

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?
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Kard_mouse said...

talk about a major make over. most of them look younger? XD

Febbe said...

ya, a bit.

zhequia said...

only the bills? not the coins? dang. i wanted the old 2 peso coin back.

Febbe said...

It was too big! haha

dinonicolini said...

For me parang cheap may kahayupan pa kase at mga bulubundukin. Yan lang ba maipag mamalaki ng Pilipinas? Si Manuel Roxas parang na alingpungatan, Si Ninoy at Cory...Tsinoy.

Geneve said...

I love the new design of our country's money especially the back part of the bills :)

Anonymous said...

Hmmff... Bakit naman ung sa 20 peso bill eh nakasulat MALAKAÑAN ??? Dba dapat MALACAÑANG?!

Anonymous said...

owkie znah...kea lng my mga defect ung mga design...znah close to perfection ung gnwah...

leei, phen, pheng, ipeng said...

about sa bill? ayos naman,, mukang dollar na hahahaha, support our leader nalang,, puro kayo comment!

moving in seattle said...

This money makes American currency look so boring in comparison!