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Cory, Ninoy, And The 500-Peso Bill: Celebrating Filipino Heroism

August 7, 2009


Both Cory and Ninoy Aquino are now emblazoned in Filipino hearts as heroes no matter what our chest-thumping politicians blabber about.

Happily there seems to be right-thinking people over at that unit which designs our national currency.

Never mind that the 500-peso bill is worth a shade under 10 US dollars.

Given how it largely is the bill of choice in our pockets it’s really fine with this writer that Cory and Ninoy will share being the denomination’s stellar imprint.

The bill is best designed, methinks, outstripping both the 1,000-peso variant and the least-preferred 200-peso Arrovo…err Arroyo variety.

But levity aside, I think this new incarnation of the 500-peso bill certainly embodies our pride in the the Aquinos whatever may have been their human imperfections.

Heroes they will forever be in our hearts.


One Comment leave one →
  1. August 7, 2009 10:06 pm

    I like it!
    [And Philippine Commentary is now carrying your feed on the front page side bar!]

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