- Photos of faded and incompletely printed hundred bills went viral this week
- A netizen withdrew the misprinted bills on December 25
- The central bank admitted it was a machine error that caused it
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas had conducted an investigation into the "faceless" P100 bills that had gone viral since Christmas day.
According to Rappler, the BSP announced that there are 33 pieces of misprinted hundred bills that are in circulation. They have recovered 19 pieces as of this writing.
BSP managing director Carlyn Pangilinan said on Thursday, December 28, that they have identified the machine that caused the printing error and has resolved the issue.
She also said that the printing machines were only bought last month.
According to GMA News Online, the misprinted bills can be turned over to BSP and replaced with fully printed notes of the same value.
The issue was brought to the attention of the central bank after Earla Anne Yehey posted photos of the bills on Facebook on December 25.
The money should have the face of the late President Manuel Roxas. Portions of the texts are also missing on the money.
The BSP also clarified that this is an isolated case.
KAMI hopes there will be no more misprints for our hard-earned money.
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