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PIA Press Release
2010/02/12

BSP conducts seminar on Philippine currency, counterfeit detection

By Marivic A. Alcober

Tacloban City (February 12) -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will be conducting a seminar on "Know Your Philippine Currency and Counterfeit Detection" on March 17 and 18, 2010 at the Economic and Financial Learning Center, Tacloban City.

According to Atty. Leonides Sumbi, BSP Acting Deputy Director, said seminar is intended to assist the public in recognizing genuine Philippine currency notes and guard against counterfeits.

Reports have it that counterfeit bills have been circulating around the region and for the protection of the general public BSP will be conducting said seminar.

Relative to this, Atty. Sumbi is inviting representatives from utility companies, commercial establishments, universities and colleges, government institutions and Local Government Units (LGUs) and other interested parties, most especially those who handle cash, to attend the seminar.

The schedule of the seminar, according to Atty. Sumbi, will be as follows: March 17 for utility companies from 2:00 p.m. ? 4:00 p.m.; March 18 for commercial establishments from 9:00 a.m. ? 11:00 a.m.; for universities/academe from 1:00 p.m. ? 3:00 p.m.; and for government institutions (national and local government units) from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

No registration fee will be collected for the said seminar.

Atty. Sumbi is inviting interested parties to confirm their attendance on or before March 3, 2010, at telephone nos. 321-6743 or 325-9121 and look for Ms. Tess Labrador or Mr. Nilo Hembra or email mlabrador@bsp.gov.ph. (PIA-8) [top]

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