Philippine Peso

Philippine Peso

Philippine Peso overview

The Philippine peso, also referred to by its Filipino name piso (Philippine English: , , 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. As a former colony of the United States, the country used English on its currency, with the word "peso" appearing on notes and coinage until 1967. Since the adoption of the usage of the Filipino language on banknotes and coins, the term "piso" is now used. From September 2017 to 2 August 2018, the ISO 4217 standard referred to the currency by the Filipino term "piso". It has since been changed back to "peso".The peso is usually denoted by the symbol "₱". Other ways of writing the Philippine peso sign are "PHP", "PhP", "Php", or just "P". The "₱" symbol was added to the Unicode standard in version 3.2 and is assigned U+20B1 (₱). The symbol can be accessed through some word processors by typing in "20b1" and then pressing the Alt and X buttons simultaneously. This symbol is unique to the Philippines as the symbol used for the peso in countries like Mexico and other former colonies of Spain in Latin America is "$".Banknotes and coins of the Philippines are minted and printed at the Security Plant Complex of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) in Quezon City.

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Philippine Peso news

Peso weaker, local shares move up Thursday

MANILA -- Local markets went their own direction as the Philippine peso weakened while the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained strength on Thursday’s trading.Tracking the movements in regional markets, the peso ended the day at 52.41 to the US dollar, weaker by PHP0.28 from...

about 3 hours indicative neutral
GenSan to hire 1,200 students for SPES

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The city government will hire at least 1,200 student workers for the implementation of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) this year.Nur Juanday, head of the Public Employment Services Office (PESO), said Wednesday that preparations are underway for...

1 day conditional neutral
Vote Philippines
Vote Philippines

Manila Standard | Defining The News

6 days conditional positive
BSP alerts public vs fake peso bills
BSP alerts public vs fake peso bills

Manila Standard | Defining The News

9 days indicative negative
SoCot eyes more than 600 student workers this summer

 GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The provincial government of South Cotabato is set to hire some 623 students this summer for the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES).Flora Cavan, South Cotabato Public Employment Services Office (PESO) manager, said Monday they will conduct a...

10 days conditional neutral
BSP moves to stop the fall of the peso
BSP moves to stop the fall of the peso

Manila Standard | Defining The News

12 days conditional positive
Local markets benefiting from inflation decline | Philippine Canadian Inquirer
Local markets benefiting from inflation decline | Philippine Canadian Inquirer

The deceleration of the country's December 2018 inflation rate to 5.1 percent from month-ago’s six percent, reportedly helped both the peso.

12 days indicative positive
PSEi, PHP start 2019 on positive note

MANILA -- Volatilities remain overseas due in part to the US government shutdown, which is now on its 11th day, but the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) and the peso managed to end 2019’s first trading day with gains.The local stocks’ main gauge finished the trading with 0.31...

15 days indicative positive

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