Mr. Tetangco said the launch of the new Philippine peso bills marked the start of a
gradual shift to a new currency series, adding that new security
features "are representative of the reforms we are undertaking to ensure
Pictures and Information of the New Philippine Peso Bills (Bank Notes)
Younger faces for the personalities were used in these latest Philippine Peso Bills. The Philippine Peso bills’ reverse sides were all changed to feature a landmark, an
animal and indigenous designs. Colors for the most part were retained.
The new 20 peso honors President Manuel L. Quezon, the first elected Philippine President who advocated the adoption of a National Language and worked tirelessly to gain back Philippine Independence.
20 peso bill picture
In the front of the 20 peso bill is the younger face of former
president Manuel L. Quezon 20 peso bill picture
At the back (sa likod) of the 20 peso gets the Banaue Rice Terraces, a
palm civet and a weave from the Cordilleras.
On the reverse of the 20 pesos is the image of the breathtaking Banaue Rice Terraces which have been declared a "World Heritage Site". It also features Palm Civet of Cordilleras that produce one of the best variety of coffee in the world, the "Alamid Coffee"
50 peso bill
The 50 peso commemorates President Sergio Osmeña who led the Philippines during the critical stage of the end of World War II as well as Philippine transition to a new independent nation.
In the front of this 50 peso bill is the face of Sergio Osmeña50 peso bill
In the reverse side (back) of the 50 peso bill are the Taal lake, a Giant
Trevally fish and embroidery from Batangas
On the reverse the 50 peso bill is the Taal Lake, home of the "World's Smallest Active Volcano" and the "Maliputo Fish" that is unique to the place.
100 peso bill
The 100 peso pays tribute to President Manuel Roxas who prioritized the crafting of a Central Bank charger and provided a leadership for the reconstruction of the country from the devastation of the second World War.
In the front of the 100 peso bill is the face of Manuel A. Roxas100 peso bill
At the back of the 100 peso bill are Mayon volcano, a
whale shark and an indigenous textile detail from Bicol
In the reverse side of the 100 peso bill, features the near-perfect cone-shape Mayon Volcano and the "Butanding" or whale shark, the largest living fish species in the world today.
The 200 peso is a salute to President Diosdado Macapagal who started land reform and restore the celebration of Philippine Independence to June 12.200 peso bill
In the front of the 200 peso bill is the face of Diosdado P. Macapagal200 peso bill
At the back of the 200 peso bill are the
Chocolate Hills, a Philippine tarsier and a design from the Visayas
In the reverse side of 200 peso bill are the unique icons of Bohol, the "Chocolate Hills" and the "Tarsier".
The 500 peso celebrates the champions of Philippine democracy. Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. who stood up against Marshal Law and President Corazon Aquino, the first Philippine Women President who restore democracy after the historic and peaceful People Power Revolution.500 peso bill
In the front of the 500 peso bill are the parents of President Benigno Aquino III. Old faces were maintained with the late former president, Corazon C.
Aquino, the only new addition. She joined her husband, the late former
senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr
Picture of 500 peso bill
At the back of the 500 peso bill are the Subterranean River National Park in Palawan, a blue-naped
parrot and a woven cloth design from the Southern Philippines
The P500 bill is historic as it features three Aquinos: the two
democracy icons and the signature of their son, President Benigno S. C.
Aquino III, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M.
Tetangco, Jr. said at the launch in Malacañang.
The reverse side of the 500 peso bill features the 8 kilometer Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, declared in 1999 as a "UNESCO World Heritage Site".
Finally, the new 1000 peso honors the Philippine War heroes. Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos who was murdered for refusing to cooperate with the Japanese forces. Girl Scout of the Philippines founder, Josefa LLanes Escoda, educator, advocate of women suffrage and civic leader who showed extraordinary courage by helping prisoners of war. Brigade General Vicente P. Lim, the first Filipino Westpoint graduate who directed guerrilla activities even in his hospital bed. Picture of 1000 peso bill
In the front side of the 1,000 peso bill are the Girls Scouts of the Philippines founder Josefa Llanes Escoda, first
Filipino West Point graduate Vicente P. Lim and former Chief Justice
Jose Abad Santos .Picture of 1000 peso bill
The reverse side of the 1,000 peso bill are the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park in Sulu, the Pinctada maxima
oyster, and a tinalak design from Mindanao.
Other features are the "Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park", declared by UNESCO as a "World Heritage Site" in 1993 and world famous "South Sea Pearl".
Distinct, indigenous redesigns that celebrate the creativity and excellent craftsmanship of Filipinos complete the national symbol feature in the Philippine New Banknotes.