Proposed Baybayin banknote in the news a year later

A proposed banknote with Baybayin featured on here on Baybayin.com way back in April and July 2011 has come back to life thanks to people spreading it online via Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter.

News outlets have just picked up and even prompted the BSP to publicly state:

“The BSP has never issued nor is planning to issue such type of a banknote. Therefore, any 150-piso commemorative note or similar banknote is fictitious,” it said.

The public is advised to report individuals who are passing these P150 fictitious notes to the police or the Investigatove Division, Cash Department, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Quezon City. The BSP can be contacted at 926-5092 and 929-7071 local 618 or via e-mail bspmail@bsp.gov.ph.

Another win for Baybayin but it’s unfortunate that none of the media was able to find out that it was only a proposed design that Malaya Business Insight wrote about in January 2010.

There is a proposal submitted to the Governor of the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas for a 150-peso bill carrying the portrait of Jose Rizal as the central feature in the front portion. The intent is to promote the 150th birth anniversary of the Philippine national hero.

Spend more than a 10 minutes doing research online and they would’ve been able to find this out.