BSP launches P500 bill with ADB meet logo
The BSP says the new issue is a way to express solidarity with the ADB’s goal to free Asia and the Pacific from poverty

COMMEMORATIVE. The central bank printed 10 million copies of P500 bill with the 45th ADB Annual Governors Meeting logo. Photo by BSP.

MANILA, Philippines – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has issued a commemorative bill for the 45th ADB Annual Governors’ Meeting, a 4-day high-profile event that Manila is hosting.

In a statement on Thursday, May 3, the BSP said it has printed 10 million pieces of P500 banknotes with an overprint of the logo of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) event.

The overprint appears on the watermark area of the P500 bill, which features the late father of President Benigno Aquino III.

it is the bill that carries “The Filipino is worth dying for”–words that Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. is popular for saying.

The BSP said that this new issue is a way to “express solidarity with the ADB’s goal to free Asia and the Pacific from poverty. By ADB’s estimate, about 1.8 billion people in the region are poor and unable to access essential goods, services, and opportunities.”

The last time the BSP issued commemorative bills was in 2009, when it printed 12 million copies for the 60th year of the central bank.

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