The banknotes in circulation in the Philippines are issued by the “Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas” (BSP). Today, the smallest active banknote in circulation is 20 pesos, while the largest sum is 1000 pesos. The front side of the banknotes has former presidents of the Republic of the Philippines, as well as the notable figures in the country. On the back side are the famous landmarks and animals in the Philippines. Take a look at the Philippine banknotes in circulation today.
Philippine Banknotes Currently In Circulation
1. 1000-peso bill
The 1000-peso bill has the faces of Jose Abad Santos, Vicente Lim, Josefa Llanes Escoda. It also features the Philippine Medal of Honor as well as the Centennial celebration of Philippine independence. On the back side, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Pinctada Maxima (South Sea Pearl) and Mindanao design for Tinalak can be seen.
2. 500-peso bill
Former Senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. and his wife, the first lady president of the Philippines, Corazon C. Aquino, can be observed. At the back, you can find the Subterranean Underground River, Tanygnathus Lucionensis (Blue-shaped parrot) and the cloth design in the Southern parts of the Philippines.
3. 200-peso bill
Former president Diosdado P. Macapagal can be seen in the 200-peso bill, as well as the EDSA People Power 2001, Aguinaldo Shrine and the Barasoain Church in Malolos. On the back, you can observe the Chocolate Hills, Tarsius Syrichta (Philippine Tarsier) and the Visayas weave design.
4. 100-peso bill
You can see former president Manuel A. Roxas, the Old BSP building and the Inauguration of the Third Philippine Republic. On the back are the Mayon Volcano, Rhincodon Typus (whale shark/butanding) and the Bicol textile design.
5. 50-peso bill
On the 50-peso bill, you can observe former president Sergio Osmeña, the First Philippine Assembly and the Leyte Landing. On the back are the Taal Lake, Caranx Ignobilis (giant trevally/maliputo) and the Batangas embroidery design.
6. 20-peso bill
On the 20-peso bill you can see former president Manuel L. Quezon, the Declaration of Filipino as the national language and the Malacañang Palace. On the back are the Banaue Rice Terraces, Paradoxurus Hermaphroditus Philippinensis (palm civet) and the Cordilleras weave design.