The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), in cooperation with the National Quincentennial Committee, (NQC), has launched the 5000-Piso Lapulapu Commemorative Banknote and Medal to kickoff the 99-day countdown to the 500th anniversary of the “Victory at Mactan.”

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Photo below shows BSP Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Francisco Dakila, Jr. (center) and Senior Assistant Governor Dahlia D. Luna (right) presenting the banknote and medal to Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea (left), who received the items on behalf of President Rodrigo R. Duterte during simple rites held at the Fort San Antonio Abad in the BSP Complex in Manila.

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Accordingly, the BSP and NCQ collaborated on this commemorative banknote and medal to celebrate the heroism of Lapulapu and his warriors, and to familiarize the present generation with the country’s rich pre-colonial history.

images/photos by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

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