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PHP is Philippine peso.

What is PHP? It's currency, Philippine peso, piso, ₱.

Philippines 200 peso banknote from the Chocolate Hills..

200 peso note features one of the world's smallest monkeys who is a close relative to monkeys, lemurs, gorillas and humans. Mamag, or Tarsier Tarsius Syrichta is about 10 centimetres tall, can vocalize in an ultrasound frequency range of 70 kHz and can pick up frequencies above 90 kHz.

PHP as Philippine peso

The Philippine peso (piso P ₱ PHP) is the currency of the Philippines. It is subdivided into 100 centavos (sentimo sentabo). Before 1967, the language used on the banknotes and coins was English, and so "peso" was the name used. When the language used was changed to Filipino, this changed to "piso". According to Merrypenny money calculator the most popular rate is US dollar to philippine peso.

Peso fact sheet

Currency of Philippines fact sheet.
Name Philippine peso
ISO 4217 code PHP
Sign, symbol
Coin 25 sentimo, 1, 5, 10 piso; 1, 5, 10 sentimo
Banknote 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 piso
Central bank Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

More about...

More about the Philippine money.

The first European coin which reached the Philippine Islands with Ferdinand Magellan's arrival in 1521 was the teston or four-reales silver coin. Philippines started to use peso, the Philippine peso fuerte around 1852. The peso fuerte was decimalized in 1864. The fuerte was replaced by the revolutionary peso in 1898, and finally replaced by the modern peso in 1901. At the time of World War II Japanese took the Philippines over and issued their own official pesos that had to compete with various US Military, emergency, and guerrilla pesos. In 1949 all powers in the printing and mintage of Philippine currency was given to the Central Bank of the Philippines. Based on the current price of gold, the Philippine peso has now lost 99.9% of its original 1903–1949 value.

In 1967, the language used on all coins and banknotes was changed to Tagalog. As a result, the currency changed from centavo to sentimo and peso to piso.

The area of Philippines is 300,000 sq kilometres, it locates in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and has population of over 100 million.

Philippines currency - 2500 peso coin.

General Douglas MacArthur on a 2500 peso gold coin.

Logo of the Philippines central bank.

Logo of the central bank of Philippines.

Exchange rates

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Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

The central bank of Philippines is deeply involved in various projects and activities to support the economic and social development objectives of the government through advocacy programs in microfinance, financial education and consumer protection, economic information, and overseas Filipinos' remittances environment.

The new logo of Philippine central bank is a perfect round shape in blue that features three gold stars and a stylized Philippine eagle rendered in white strokes. These main elements are framed on the left side with the text inscription "Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas" underscored by a gold line drawn in half circle. The right side remains open, signifying freedom, openness, and readiness of the BSP, as represented by the Philippine eagle, also known as the Monkey-eating Eagle, to soar and fly toward its goal. The Philippine Eagle, the national bird of Philippines, is the world’s largest eagle and is a symbol of strength, clear vision and freedom, the qualities we aspire for as a central bank. Non-serif font, or type face, bold for "BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS" suggests solidity, strength, and stability. The use of non-serif fonts characterized by clean lines portrays the no-nonsense professional manner of doing business at the Philippines central bank.

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