- A few days ago, a netizen's post about a 'faceless' and faded P100 bills went viral
- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas initiated an investigation and said that it is due to a printing error
- Another netizen posted an alleged misprinted P100 bill
Facebook user Earla Anne Yehey posted a photo of 'faceless' and faded P100 bills a week ago and it went viral.
It shows that the face of former President Manuel Roxas was missing.
She tagged BPI and Bango Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on her post which prompted an investigation.
According to BSP, Yehey's withdrawn money from BPI's ATM machine are not fake but a case of misprinted bills.
Another case of an alleged misprinted P100 bills went viral, which KAMI learned from TNP.
Emmanuel Claudio Constantino posted on his Facebook account a photo of a P100 bill with former President Roxas' face on the back side of the banknote where the Mount Mayon was printed.
He even joked that the reason why President Roxas' face was missing on Yehey's P100 bills is because it appeared on his banknotes.
It garnered several funny reactions from netizens and has been shared 7,600 times as of posting.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas announced that the misprinted banknotes is an isolated case and only 33 pieces of misprinted P100 bills were reported.
According to a report from PhilStar, the BSP said “The public is also advised to be vigilant against acts of those who wish to confuse, deceive or illegally profit from posting, producing and/or selling fake ‘misprinted’ notes with no numismatic value."
“The BSP assures the public that it is, and has, always been committed to safeguarding the authenticity and genuineness of our currency and to protecting the public interest."
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