It’s been a Christmas tradition for most ninongs and ninangs to give new and crisp peso bills to their inaanaks. That’s why last week, I went to a bank to exchange my old bills into the crisp ones. That’s also when I remembered that I still have not completed my collection of new Philippine peso bills.
It’s been exactly one year since the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced that they will release the new version of Philippine peso bills. They even said that the new bills will be in public circulation before Christmas of 2010.
Fast forward one year later and after much controversy about the bills’ design (I for one thought they look like play money), it’s now Christmas 2011 and the new bills are still rare to find.