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Advisory Against Illegal Use of Coins


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) requests the support of the public in reporting persons who are involved in defacing/mutilating or smuggling Philippine coins.  Both are criminal acts punishable by law under Presidential Decree 247 and BSP Circular 98, Series of 1995 in relation to  Section  2530 (f) of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended.

The BSP also warns the public against persons claiming that the central bank “buys” certain coin denominations higher than their face value. There is no truth to this information.

 The BSP is the sole issuer of currency in the Philippines.  It mints and circulates coins in accordance with its mandate to supply the currency requirements of the banking system and sustain economic growth. It determines the different denominations of our money, both banknotes and coins, and the public should accept them at face value, no more, no less.     

Please report any information against persons engaged in or promoting the illegal use of coins.  Our contact numbers are: 


Contact Person

Contact Number

Cash Department, Quezon City

Investigation Division     

(02) 926-5092

Angeles City

Rizal G. Samia


Batac City

Robinson I. Dagdagan


Cabanatuan City

Percival C. Zabala


Dagupan City

Virgilio P. Tiongson


San Fernando, La Union

Primo B. Quetulio


Tuguegarao City

Ricardo M. Cogay


Lucena City

Rogel Joseph V. Del Rosario


Naga City

Danilo S. Calumag


Legazpi City

Marlyn J. Paje


Bacolod City

Renato D. Katipunan


Iloilo City

Job T. Nepomuceno


Kalibo, Aklan

Leonora S. Templonuevo


Cebu City

Lorenzo C. Zafico


Dumaguete City

Paulita C. Enrile


Tacloban City

Romulo N. Añover


Davao City

Cesar L. Balan


Cagayan de Oro City

Agustin F. Lacbayo


Cotabato City

Perry B. Dequita


General Santos City

Sonia S. De Los Reyes


Ozamiz City

Ruben S. Badon


Zamboanga City

Demetrion E. Casipong


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