Monday, September 17, 2012
"Arrovo" 100-peso bank notes
In November 2005, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas erroneously circulated 100-peso bank notes that misspelled the surname of then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from "Arroyo" to "Arrovo." The bank notes, promptly pulled out of circulation, were said to have become collectors' items. Unfortunately, no such banknote landed on my hands.
Following is a news article from the December 2, 2005 issue of the Tempo newspaper about the inquiry planned by the House of Representatives regarding the blunder: