Philippine Peso Bills’ New Look
Earlier yesterday, December 16, 2010, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) officially launched theredesigned Philippine Bank Notes at the Ceremonial Hall in Malacañang. President Benigno Aquino III, the keynote speaker of the event, called the new Philippine Peso bills as “a portrait of changing times and of the enduring tapestry of our history”.
1000 Peso Bill
You can still see Josefa Llanes Escoda, Vicente P. Lim, and Jose Abad Santos at the front on the bill. Presented at the back are the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park and the South Sea Pearl, which is produced by oysters that thrive in the South Seas.
500 Peso Bill
Former President Corazon Aquino and Senator Ninoy Aquino finally reunited on 500 peso bill. At the back of it are the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and the blue-naped parrot, which thrives in the forests of Palawan and Mindoro.
200 Peso Bill
At the front, Diosdado Macapagal appears on the P200 bill. A picture of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during her oath-taking ceremony in 2001 appears on the bottom left corner.
At the back of the bill, the Chocolate Hills of Bohol and the Philippine tarsier, one of the world’s smallest primates usually found in Bohol Island.
100 Peso Bill
Manuel A. Roxas still appear on the bill with a new bluish color and violet. And at the reverse you will see the world’s perfect cone Mayon Volcano and “butanding” or whale shark, the world’s largest living fish which is the main attraction of Donsol, Sorsogon.
50 Peso Bill
Still Sergio Osmeña is the face of the 50 peso bill with a silhouette of Leyte’s Landing Mark by Gen. MacArthur arrival. On the reverse is the Taal Lake and the Giant Trevally (locally known as Maliputo), a delicious milky fish.
20 Peso Bill
Manuel L. Quezon is the face of the bill but with new designs and at the back are the Banaue Rice Terraces which we can see on the old 1000 peso bill and a palm civet from the Cordilleras.
-Our old paper peso bill will only be usable up to 2013 according to Central Bank of the Philippines…
-The CBP will start releasing the new 20 peso bill starting today Dec. 17, 2010