For my very first blogpost for year 2011, I would like to feature this new generation of Philippine Bank Notes. YUP KABAYANS!! After more than two decades of the same Philippine Peso Bills that we usually have, the BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS finally issued a new set of bills. Well, for lucky charm as the New Year starts I decided to make this blogpost about MONEY. The last time we saw this change was when our late President Cory Aquino became the President of the Republic of the Philippines after the historical 1986 PEOPLE POWER REVOLUTION. The newly installed government back then replaced the "BAGONG LIPUNAN" Bills of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. I guess, like Mother like Son since under our newly elected President Noynoy Aquino another generation of bills are created. I've featured the current bills wayback January 27,2009 and two years after my blogpost back then here's another feature this time regarding these new Philippine Peso Bills.
May I present you...... THE NEW PHILIPPINE PESO BILLS 2011!!
These new bank notes took three years to design and conceptualize. There are some changes which included the inclusion of the late President Cory Aquino in the P500 note joining Ninoy Aquino. Other changes are the inclusion of some of the Philippine’s landmarks and younger pictures of the heroes and political figures. The new security features of the bank notes include embossed prints, serial numbers, security fibers, watermarks, security thread, optically variable device, optically variable ink, and a see-through mark. The features increase as the value of the note goes higher.
Obverse: Manuel L. Quezon
Reverse: Banaue Rice Terraces and a palm civet from the Cordilleras, which are famous for producing the coffee alamid.
Obverse: Sergio Osmeña
Reverse: Taal Lake and the Giant Trevally (locally known as Maliputo), a delicious milky fish which thrives only in the waters of the lake.
Obverse: Manuel A. Roxas
Reverse: Mayon Volcano and “butanding” or whale shark, the world’s largest living fish which is the main attraction of Donsol, Sorsogon.
Obverse: Diosdado Macapagal
Reverse: Chocolate Hills and the Philippine tarsier, one of the world’s smallest primates.
Obverse: Corazon Aquino and Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.
Reverse: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and the blue-naped parrot, which thrives in the forests of Palawan and Mindoro.
Obverse: Josefa Llanes Escoda, Vicente P. Lim, and Jose Abad Santos
Reverse: Tubbataha Reef Marine Park and the South Sea Pearl, which is produced by oysters that thrive in the South Seas which the Sulu Sea is a part of.
Btw, here's a Spoof Play Money design of a 500 Peso Bill which included the Aquino Family. Also on the bill is former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Wheeew!! Kris Aquino also included? Waaaah!! I wonder what Bank issued this. Hmmmp? This gotta be rare and hard to find. What do you think KABAYANS? He He He!!
CLICK the photo of the current Philippine Peso Bills to read my previous blogpost back in 2009:
That's it for today. THANKS AGAIN for dropping by!! I'll leave you with a CLASSIC PINOY ROCK music from THE YOUTH entitled "MUKHA NG PERA" in English "The Face Of Money".
MUKHA NG PERA- THE YOUTH
Ito ang Bagong Mukha ng Pera
ng Republika ng Pilipinas!!
-DR. STIRRING RHOD