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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:

Arrovo, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, 100 peso, bank notes


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