Isko Moreno Appeals To BSP To Reconsider New Design For P1,000 Banknote

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno appealed to BSP to reconsider the new design for P1,000 banknote.

ISKO MORENO — On Monday, the presidential aspirant and incumbent Manila mayor appealed to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to reconsider the new design for the P1,000 banknote.

Isko Moreno
Photo source: Manila Bulletin

Moreno said in an ambush interview with reporters that he has reservations on this new design as he preferred to retain the images of Filipino heroes Josefa Llanes Escoda, Vicente Lim, and Jose Abad Santos.

The new design for the P1,000 banknote, which will be for the limited polymer banknotes to be released in 2022, featured the Philippine eagle in front.

While it is true that eagle should be there also, but siguro naman puwedeng halfway ‘yun, puwede naman sa kabila nandoon pa rin ‘yung ating mga heroes tapos ‘yung ating national treasure, mga mahahalagang bagay o unique sa bansa natin, eh nandoon pa rin katulad ng agila,” Moreno said.

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Moreno also pointed out that the Filipino tradition and culture should always be given importance as this provided distinction from other nations’ cultures.

The Manila mayor then proposed the creation of a new department, the National History and Culture, which will be mandated to educate the next generations about the uniqueness of Philippine culture and the personalities who have bravely fought for the Philippines to gain its freedom.

House Deputy Minority leader Carlos Isagani Zarate has called out the central bank for the “glaring errors” in the new design for the P1,000 banknote.

According to BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno, the “necessary errors” have since been corrected.

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