The Philippine peso will have a new face in time for the celebration of Christmas next month.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will be launching a new redesigned batch of bank notes in
December that will feature an upgraded design and security features.
This was disclosed by Ms. Fe M. dela Cruz, BSP’s Corporate Affairs Office, on Thursday, during
the presentation of bank notes bearing the signature of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III at
the Presidential Guest House in Malacañang.
Dela Cruz said that the newest batch of notes to be launched include the 20, 50, 100, 200,
500 and 1,000 peso bills, all of which will have the newest design and a much stricter security
Dela Cruz did not give specific details but assured that the BSP has been working hard on the
newest batch of notes adding that it will be appreciated by the public.
She urged the public to take care of the bank notes for it represents the Filipino culture and core
Dela Cruz added that the peso bills with the old design and features remain legal tender until it
will be phased out in three to four years time. (PCOO)