The Philippine Peso
The currency of the Philippines (officially, Republic of the Philippines) is called the Philippine Peso. Its ISO 4217 code is PHP and it has PhP or $ as symbol. The issuer of the Philippine Peso is the Central Bank of the Philippines (CBF).
The Peso is known in Filipino and Tagalog as "piso" and is divided into 100 cents ("sentimo" in the previous languages).
These currencies are issued by the Central Bank of the Philippines. This Central Bank was created by the Republic Act No. 265 on January 3rd, 1949. It is the BCF that manages the banking operations and the country's credit system. In addition, this Act gives the CBF all the powers to print and mint Filipino money since then.
The Peso coins are minted in the Security Plant Complex of the Philippines. At present, coins of 1, 5, 10 and 25 cents are in use and those of 1, 2, 5 and 10 pesos are in use.
As for the peso notes, they are printed at the Security Plant Complex or at the National Printing Office. At present time, notes of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 pesos circulate.
Central Bank of the Philippines
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|Variety of currencies||35. We are specialists||Only major currencies. Travel money is just a secondary business for banks.|
|Availability of currencies||Ever ready, immediately, in our branches at the airport.||Banks order currency and have to await delivery.|
|Expenses||Only the exchange rate, without any additional charges, and if you order it online you get the best price.||The bank has its own margin and adds a commission.|
|Different denominations available||Of course! We care about you and your needs while you travel abroad.||No. Prepare for refusals and complaints in foreign languages when paying with «big» banknotes.|
|Delivery options||Collect at the airport/branch of your preference. It is all about comfort!||You must visit your bank at least twice, and wait meanwhile for your money to arrive.|
|What do I do with my leftover currency when I come home?||We buy it back from you at the airport, just as when you ordered online.||You must return to your bank. They may buy your currency back at a worse rate and then charge you a commission.|
|Anything else?||Yes: our Iberia Plus Customers who reserve online earn Avios for their purchases, as when they buy at the airport.||Avi-what? No sir! This is a bank, not an airline company!|