While waiting for my son in school this morning, I heard some moms having a discussion about the new set of Philippine Peso Bills. I didn't hesitate to eavesdrop when I felt that the conversation was getting interesting , and only to find out that these moms didn't like the change that was made with our bills.
"It's like play money, I don't like it"
"It's too light"
"People might keep it as a collectible instead"
"Why did they made Manuel Quezon younger?" assuming that they've only seen the ₱20 bill.
You know what people...
This is Change, Change is good, Change means progress and growth...
₱20: A younger Manuel Quezon: Malacañang Palace: Filipino as the National Language in 1935
: Banaue Rice Terraces, Palm Civet
₱50: A younger Sergio Osmeña : Leyte landing, First National Assembly in 1907
: Maliputo Fish and the Taal Volcano
₱100: Manuel Roxas : Mayon Volcano and the Butanding (Philippine Whale Shark)
₱200: President Diosdado Macapagal: Chocolate Hills and the Tarsier
₱500: Senator Benigno Aquino and President Corazon Aquino: first EDSA People Power: Benigno S. Aquino monument: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park: the Blue-naped Parrot
₱1,000: Chief Justice Jose B. Abad Santos, Vicente P. Lim, (first Filipino graduate of West Point),and Josefa Llanes Escoda, (founder of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines): Centennial of Philippine Independence in 1998 and the Medal of Honor: Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park: South Sea Pearl
The new Philippine Peso Bills has an upgraded security features. A special kind of fiber was used against counterfeiters, an embossed serial number and important watermarks.
And hidden within a collection of Miles Davis cds, we found some old bills which were once valuable to the human eye.