The New Philippine Peso Bills

14 January 2011

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 landingFirst National Assembly in 1907
      : Maliputo Fish and the Taal Volcano
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₱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.


 Hidden Treasures
And hidden within a collection of Miles Davis cds, we found some old bills which were once valuable to the human eye.


♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

I too still have the 2 pesos bill, pantao sa wallet, lol!

arrielle said...

I still have my 5 peso bill on my wallet too. :D

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