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New Peso Bills in the Philippines

New peso bank-notes featuring fresh and old elements as well as upgraded security features were unveiled in the Philippines' Malacañang Palace in December 15, 2010. These new peso bills will be released and circulated this month.

Masterfully designed, the new Philippine bank notes pay tribute to great Filipinos who played significant roles on crucial moments in the Philippines history. The reverse side features iconic natural wonders that Filipinos are proud of, covering Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

President Noynoy Aquino introducing the New Philippine Peso Bills

President Benigno S. C. Aquino III displays redesigned/new Philippine peso bills in December 15, 2010 during the launch of the new generation of banknotes in Malacañang.

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 front view picture
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 Back View Picture
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"

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.

50 Peso Bill Front View picture
50 peso bill
In the front of this 50 peso bill is the face of Sergio Osmeña

50 Peso Bill Back View picture
50 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.

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.

100 Peso Bill Front View picture
100 peso bill
In the front of the 100 peso bill is the face of Manuel A. Roxas

100 Peso Bill Back View
100 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 Front View picture
200 peso bill
In the front of the 200 peso bill is the face of Diosdado P. Macapagal

200 Peso Bill Back View picture
200 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 Front View picture
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

500 Peso Bill Back View picture
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.
1000 Peso Bill Front View picture
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 .

1000 Peso Bill Back View picture
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.

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 honest transactions."

If want to know how to determine if your new Philippine peso bills are fake or genuine, you can read my other article here: "How to Determine if Your New Philippine Peso Bills are Fake or Genuine?"

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Total comments : 7
paula malana   (06 November 2012 9:26 PM)
its really beautifull

prettygirlrock   (24 January 2012 7:44 PM)

fardeen11   (09 January 2012 0:27 AM)
wow noynoy is really bieng a good president go noy im proud of you even im half filipino i still wanna be in the philippines because its really beautyful! :D

jonamel soriano   (14 August 2011 8:28 PM)
i love it hahahahahahahaha

gellai   (24 July 2011 12:24 PM)

blesvemair favorito   (19 April 2011 6:48 PM)
1 have this old 1000 peso bill, ca i use still use this

admin   (19 April 2011 6:51 PM)
yes of course.