Philippines’ New Banknotes: Self-Serving?

Last week, Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), under President Noynoy Aquino’s regime presented the new generation of Philippine banknotes.

Honestly, I like the designs and the use of RP tourists attractions pictures at the back of a peso bill. Except that it more look like a play money to me.

But then again, why only change the banknotes now?

And I find it self-serving the inclusion of Mrs. Corazon Aquino on 500 peso bill. I wonder what is the basis of BSP on choosing personalities to be published on our peso bill.

Well, the Aquino couple have their best smile on the picture…Is it because that their son is the signatory of the banknotes? Just asking.


  • Dothy

    I wonder where the new bank notes are? Puro lumang pera pa rin ang nakikita kong nagcicirculate hehe. Isang P100 bill pa lang ang nakita ko na bago, binigay lang sa kin ng hubby ko hahaha

  • Anonymous

    i just wonder why Mrs. Aquino has to be included in the 500 peso bill, she did not do well as a President as far as I remember.  Is it because she’s the wife? i do not understand, can anyone explain it further?

  • J Allyssa

    Me too. The new 500php bill may look great, kaya lang bakit parang biglaan? Wala man lang balita yung public na plan na palang ilagay si President Cory sa bills. Unlike the case with Diosdado Macapagal na you already know beforehand. 

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