The current 500 philippine peso bill will soon find its way out. This is the latest buzz from a bona fide BSP (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) insider. It will be replaced by a new face according to her. How would you like to see the First Sisters’ (of the still new and sizzling hot Philippine President Noynoy Aquino) photo being integrated in the new 500php coming out in December of this year? If this is true, I suppose, not too many would be pleased with this yet unpublished BSP’s currency in the making. I think this bit of secret which is still being kept by the BSP authorities will definitely attract massive criticism from all sectors of the society. We may very well accept to see their recently deceased mother, Ex-President Corazon Aquino’s photo being integrated in the current 500 bill along with the existing photo of their father, the assassinated Senator Ninoy. Honoring a deceased President and a supposedly martyred Senator is fair and just. But to include the sisters, Ballsy, Pinky, Viel and Kris in our 500 peso bill will place the President in extreme bad light! No one in their family except their parents, has the right to claim a place in any Philippine Currency! Not even President Noynoy! If I heard it right, the upcoming new 500 bill will have the photo of the Aquino family. I now wonder if I’d see Josh and Baby James on their mommy’s lap. Oh no!! Don’t you think this would be utterly disgusting? I can only exclaim in Tagalog. “Babuyan na ‘to!” (Can somebody please help translate in English?)
I remember how disgusted the people were with Ex-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s initial project, the launching of the brand new 200 bill with her oath-taking image in it as soon as she became President. I bet, not just few were infuriated! How self glorifying! And now, if the rumor is true, the Aquino siblings are following suit as they are engraving their own niche in Philippine Currency. I hope this insider is just pulling my leg. If not, we are bound to have the funniest currency in the international currency circulation. What do you think?