Come promesso le nuove banconote da 1000 pesos sono in circolazione. La prima novità è il disegno: prima di tutto c’è l’aquila delle Filippine e poi c’è il nostro fiore nazionale, la Sampaguita, in una piccola finestra trasparente. Un omaggio alla fauna e alla flora del mio Paese. E poi c’è la scelta innovativa di passare alle banconote in polimero.

This new ₱1000 polymer banknote design features the Philippine Eagle and the Sampaguita flower on the obverse side; and the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, South Sea Pearl, and T’nalak weave design on the reverse side.

This new banknote strengthens the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas/BPS’s efforts to respond to pressing public health and safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, promote environmental sustainability, and deter counterfeiting. Polymer bills can be sanitized with less risk for damage, making them a more hygienic alternative to paper banknotes. According to studies conducted by other countries, polymer banknotes have a smaller carbon footprint as their production requires less water, energy, and other resources. Some countries have reported that polymer banknotes last at least 2.5 times longer than paper banknotes, given their resistance to water, oil, dirt, and general wear and tear. Their extended lifespan makes polymer banknotes ,ore cost-effective in the long run. They can also be recycled into other useful forms, such as compost bins, building components, furniture, and other household products.

Using advanced technology, polymer banknotes make counterfeiting significantly more difficult and costly. More intricate designs and stronger security measures are in line with the BPS’s mandate of safeguarding the integrity fo the Philippine currency.