How to Determine Genuine Philippine Money?

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Steps in recognizing genuine BSP banknotes Version 1 and 2 1. Paper - the genuine note is printed on a special kind of paper which is rough when we run our fingers through it. 2. Watermark - is the shadow of the portrait appearing on the face of the note. 3. Security fibers - embedded red and blue visible fibers are scattered at random on both surfaces of the note. 4. Embedded security thread - special thread vertically implanted off center of the face of the note. It can easily be seen when the note is viewed against the light. It appears broken line for 5, 10 and 20 and straight line for 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000. 5. Windowed security thread - narrow thread vertically located like “stitches” at the face of the note with clear…show more content…
Chief Justice JOSE ABAD SANTOS was considered one of the greatest Filipino heroes of World War II for having served as Acting President of the Philippines at the beginning of the war. He was executed for refusing to cooperate with the Japanese forces during their occupation of the Philippines. Heroes recognized for leading the reconstruction of the nation after World War II: President MANUEL A. ROXAS (100-piso bill). He was the first President of the Third Republic, which was inaugurated on 4 July 1946. He initiated the drafting of a charter for the establishment of the Central Bank of the Philippines which he deemed as a step towards sovereignty. President DIOSDADO P. MACAPAGAL (200-piso bill). He was known for land reform and his socio-economic agenda that started the process of economic liberalization. President Macapagal is remembered for having moved the celebration of Philippine Independence Day from 4 July 1946 to 12 June 1898, when General Aguinaldo declared Independence from Spanish colonial rule. Modern-day heroes as champions of democracy (500-piso bill): President CORAZON C. AQUINO. The 11th President of the Philippines and the first woman to hold that office in Philippine history, she is best remembered for inspiring the non-violent 1986 People Power Revolution. She is an icon of democracy here and abroad. Senator BENIGNO S. AQUINO, JR., President Aquino’s husband, was also acknowledged as an icon of democracy long before President Aquino’s presi

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