The Philippine peso, also referred to by its Filipino name piso (Philippine English: / ˈ p ɛ s oʊ /, / ˈ p iː-/, plural pesos; Filipino: piso [ˈpiso, pɪˈso]; sign: ₱; code: PHP), is the official currency of the Philippines. It is subdivided into 100 centavos or sentimos in Filipino.
The Philippine peso (Filipino: piso) is derived from the Spanish silver coin Real de a Ocho or Spanish dollar, in wide circulation in the entire America and Southeast Asia during the 17th and 18th centuries, through its use in the Spanish colonies and even in the United States and Canada.
The peso is the monetary unit of some Spanish-speaking countries. They were once Spanish colonies. They include Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Philippines, and Uruguay. The word means 'weight' in Spanish, or more loosely 'pound'. It was a coin that originated in Habsburg Spain. Also called Spanish dollar, it ...
History. Both Spain and the United States struck coins for the Philippines while the latter was their colony. Spanish issues were 1 peso, 2 pesos and 4 pesos (all gold from 1861–1868 and again in 1880-1885).
The Philippine five hundred-peso note (Filipino: Limandaang Piso) (₱500) is a denomination of Philippine currency. Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. and his wife, President Corazon Aquino are currently featured on the front side of the note, while the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and the blue-naped parrot are featured on the reverse side.
The Philippine one hundred-peso note (Filipino: Sandaang Piso) (₱100) is a denomination of Philippine currency. Philippine president Manuel A. Roxas is currently featured on the front side of the bill, while the Mayon Volcano and the whale shark (locally known as butanding) are featured on the reverse side.
History Independence Pilipino Series. From 1972 to 1974, the one peso was reintroduced, making it the largest denomination of the series. The nickel-brass coin bears the denomination and a profile of José Rizal, a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain, faced to the left on the obverse, while the year of minting ...
The English Series were Philippine banknotes that circulated from 1949 to 1969. It was the only banknote series of the Philippine peso to use English. English Series
The English Series were Philippine banknotes and coins that circulated from 1949 to 1969. It was the first banknote and coin series of the newly established Central Bank of the Philippines (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) and was the only banknote and coin series of the Philippine peso to use English as its language for all of its banknotes and coins.English Series(Value)English Series(Main Color)English Series(Description)(Obverse)English Series(Description)(Reverse)5 centavosRedBank title, bank seal, value, serial number"PHILIPPINES", value10 centavosMaroonBank title, bank seal, value, serial number"PHILIPPINES", value20 centavosGreenBank title, bank seal, value, serial number"PHILIPPINES", value50 centavosBlueBank title, bank seal, value, serial number"PHILIPPINES", value
Philippine literature comprises works usually written in Filipino, Spanish, or English. Some of the most known were created from the 17th to 19th century.  Adarna , for example, is a famous epic about an eponymous magical bird allegedly written by José de la Cruz or "Huseng Sisiw".