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20 Piso, 2010

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Front: Manuel Luis Quezón (1878-1944), 2nd President of the Philippines 1935-1944

Back: Palm civet; Banaue rice terraces (UNESCO World Heritage Site); Cordilleras weave

 

50 Piso, 2010

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Front: Sergio Osmeña (1878-1961), 4th President of the Philippines 1944-1946

Back: A Giant Trevally fish; Taal Lake; Batangas embroidery

 

100 Piso, 2010

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Front: Manuel Acuña Roxas (1892-1948), 5th President of the Philippines 1946-1948

Back: Whale shark; Mayon Volcano in Legazpi City, Albay; indigenous Bicol textile design

 

200 Piso, 2010

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Front: Diosdado Pangan Macapagal (1910-1997), 9th President of the Philippines 1961-1965

Back: Tarsier; Bohol Chocolate Hills; Visayas design

 

500 Piso, 2010

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Front: Corazon C. Aquino (1933-2009), 11th President of the Phillipines 1986-1992; Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. (1932-1983), Philippine senator 1967-1972

Back: Blue-naped parrot; Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park; Southern Philippines cloth design

 

1000 Piso, 2010

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Front: José Abad Santos (1886-1942), Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (1941-1942); Josefa Llanes Escoda (1898-1945), founder of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines; and Vicente Lim (1888-1944), first Filipino West Point graduate

Back: South Sea pearl in clam shell (Pinctada Maxima); turtle; Tubbataha Reef Natural Park in Sulu (UNESCO World Heritage Site); Pinctada maxima oyster; Tinalak design from Mindanao

 

200 Piso, 2011
Commemorates 400th Anniversary of the University of Santo Tomas

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Front: Diosdado Macapagal (1910-1997), 9th President of the Philippines 1961-1965; Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite at lower right

Back: Diosdado's daughter, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (1947-), being sworn in as the 14th President by Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. in January 2001

Courtesy ybnotes

 

500 Piso, 2012
Commemorates the 45th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank

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Front: Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. (1932-1983), Philippine senator 1967-1972

Back: Various scenes and gatherings of Aquino's career

Courtesy Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

 

50 Piso, 2012
Commemorates the 45th Association of Southeast Adian Nations (ASEAN) Day Celebration

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Front: Sergio Osmeña (1878-1961), 4th President of the Philippines 1944-1946

Back: National Museum (formerly Legislative palace), Manila

Courtesy ybnotes

 

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100 Piso, 2012 (2013)
Commemorates Manila Hotel Centennial

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Front: Manuel A. Roxas (1892-1948), 5th President of the Philippines 1946-1948; raising of the Philippine flag and lowering of the American flag during the declaration of Independence in July 4, 1946

Back: New Central Bank Complex along Roxas Boulevard with an inset image of the former Central Bank Building

Courtesy chrisfelc

 

50 Piso, 2013
Commemorates Saint Pedro Colungsod

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Front: Sergio Osmeña (1878-1961), 4th President of the Philippines 1944-1946

Back: National Museum (formerly Legislative palace), Manila

Courtesy noteshobby

 

50 Piso, 2013
Commemorates 50th Anniversary of
Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC)

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Front: Sergio Osmeña (1878-1961), 4th President of the Philippines 1944-1946

Back: National Museum (formerly Legislative palace), Manila

Courtesy filthings

 

50 Piso, 2013
Commemorates 50th Anniversary of
Trinity University of Asia

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Front: Sergio Osmeña (1878-1961), 4th President of the Philippines 1944-1946

Back: National Museum (formerly Legislative palace), Manila

Courtesy goodluck4u888

 

100 Piso, 2013
Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas

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Front: Manuel A. Roxas (1892-1948), 5th President of the Philippines 1946-1948; raising of the Philippine flag and lowering of the American flag during the declaration of Independence in July 4, 1946

Back: New Central Bank Complex along Roxas Boulevard with an inset image of the former Central Bank Building

Courtesy goodluck4u888

 

100 Piso, 2015 (2016)

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Front: Manuel Acuña Roxas (1892-1948), 5th President of the Philippines 1946-1948

Back: Whale shark; Mayon Volcano in Legazpi City, Albay; indigenous Bicol textile design

Courtesy sotheya

United States Commonwealth | Japanese Occupation
Republic 1969-2004 | Republic 2010-2016

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Philippines, an archipelago in the western Pacific 500 miles from the southeast coast of Asia, was discovered by Spanish explorers in 1521.

The first permanent Spanish settlement was establish in 1565. Spain held the Philippines amid a growing movement of Filipino nationalism until 1898 when they were ceded to the United States at the end of the Spanish-American War.

The Filipinos then fought unsuccessfully against the United States to maintain their independent republic proclaimed by Emilio Aguinaldo. The country became a self-governing Commonwealth of the United States in 1935, occupied by Japan during WWII, and attained full independence in 1946.

For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Philippines.

 

 

 

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