Aug 8, 2009
Cory And Ninoy In 500 Peso Bill
Written under: Human Interest, Philippines, Politics
The current Philippine 500 Peso bill shows the face of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. Soon, her wife and former Philippine President Corazon “Cory” Aquino may soon be joining him.
It started with the Peace, Love and Revolution website and it immediately caught on among social networks and local media. The good news is – it seems that nobody is in disagreement with the proposed revision of the Philippine note.
According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) through BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr.:
I have asked the numismatic committee to consider the proposal to put up the portrait of former President Aquino in the 500 peso bill in designing our new-generation currency notes.
The numismatic committee is composed of central bank officials led by BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo, university professor Ambeth Ocampo, and former BSP governor Jimmy Laya.
Will the new P500 bill look like the one currently circulating online?
The BSP is not sure. They are still open for new design proposals.
Did you know that Cory is already in Philippine money? She is in the Philippines’ largest denominated coin – the P10,000 special commemorative gold coin issued 1992 as shown below:
Image Credit: Philmoney