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Aquino blames nitpicking for peso bill error findings By Aytch S. de la Cruz 12/21/2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Aquino blames nitpicking for peso bill error findings

By Aytch S. de la Cruz 12/21/2010

Mere nitpicking was how President Aquino saw allegations of error-filled newly minted bank notes that the Bangko Sentral ng Plipinas (BSP) recently launched.

While saying that he will let the BSP explain itself on the issue, Aquino did not hide his displeasure on the criticisms raised on the new peso bills especially with how the locations of the tourist attractions and featured animals were depicted by the artists.

The new peso notes were mocked by critics for featuring error-strewn maps of the country and apparently inventing a new species of parrot.

“If I want to find a particular area, I’d look at a map or (use a) GPS,” Aquino said in his first comments on the notes, which carry his signature.

Critics said the 20-, 50-, 100-, 200-, 500-, and 1,000-peso notes excluded an island group, misplaced some of the country’s top tourist draws, and portrayed a native parrot with the wrong beak color..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

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