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Small coins.

Posted by Paurong sa Biyernes, Marso 2, 2007

As I was reading the Philippine Daily Inquirer today, I was stucked on this article about the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas urging Filipinos to circulate small coins. So striking. As I was pacing to the computer shop I always go to, I was thinking of some mantras or even anything to begin this post. I was determined to write something about it.

Decided what unit to use, I waited for this girl who was fixing her things up before leaving that unit. Suddenly, I found a 25-centavo coin beside the keyboard and hurriedly, I picked it up and put it in my pocket. I have read that three to four out of ten Filipinos, as estimated by BSP, disregard the value of small coins such as 5-centavo, 10-centavo, and even the 25-centavo.

So what seems to be the problem? Primarily, it’s because of the intimidation that has been struggling over many of us nowadays. Look at a point in which you see a 5-centavo coin while walking along your street, and then you’ll hear this voice telling you that it is worthless to get the coin. Another thing is that many of us today had a number of small coins but apparently have no intention to use those, for money’s sake!

From now on, I would try my best to appreciate our currency, and particularly, our small coins that have been on the oldies’ list for quite some time.


8 Tugon to “Small coins.”

  1. i’ve read this post before.

    you mean may nagnakaw ng sulatin ko?

  3. cortez said

    isa sa mga dahilang nakikita ko e yung dahil ang mga bilihin, fixed ang presyo sa nearest peso. wala ka nang makikitang kendi na 5cents isa. kaya hindi na nagagamit yung mga coins.

  4. CORTEZ.
    oo nga naman. hindi na talaga masyadong nagagamit ang maliliit na amount ng pera. but still, kailangan nating maappreciate. pera din yan!

  5. oo nga naman.. You can’t buy something worth 100 pesos if you lack 1 centavo.

    – proud filipino.

  6. paurong said

    every single thing has its function. thanks for the visit!

  7. It’s not practical to have those coins anymore but the BSP has to mint them because they’re required by law.

  8. paurong said


    i agree.

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