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Jan 3, 2019 @ 18:13

Peso or piso? BSP says it’s all about nationalism


Have you ever wondered why the word “piso” is printed on all bills? The central bank explains why.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) marked the death anniversary of national hero Jose Rizal with a patriotic explanation about why local bills are called “piso,” even if the law says that the “peso” is the national currency.

“Mula taong 1965 ay wikang Filipino ang ginagamit sa mga salaping papel at barya na inilabas ng Bangko Sentral kabilang ang salitang ‘Piso,’ bilang pagsasalin sa Filipino ng ‘Peso,’ at upang lubos na mapagtibay ang ating pagpapahalaga sa wikang pambansa,” the BSP said in advisory.

How patriotic!

Wikang Filipino sa Barya at SalapiNais ipahayag ng Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas na ayon sa Seksyon 48 ng Republic Act…

Posted by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Saturday, 29 December 2018

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