At a glance
- Claim: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will be penalizing those who fold the new P1,000 polymer banknote with a P20,000 fine.
- Rating: FALSE.
- The facts: The BSP has not announced any fine nor penalty for folding the new P1,000 bill. According to the Manual of Regulations for Banks by the BSP, sanctions are only implemented when banks and their high-ranking officials commit major violations.
- Why we fact checked this: The video containing this claim has reached over 134,000 reactions, 2.4 million views, and 22,000 comments on Facebook as of writing this fact check.
Since July 16, a video has been circulating on Facebook containing the claim that folding the new P1,000 polymer banknote will incur a P20,000 fine from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
As of writing, the video containing this claim has reached over 134,000 reactions, 2.4 million views, and 22,000 comments.
This is false.
As of July 2022, the BSP has not announced any fine nor penalty for folding the new P1,000 bill.
The BSP does not have the power nor the responsibility to sanction individuals. – Sofia Guanzon/Rappler.com
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