Feb 042013
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will issue later this year commemorative P50 bills featuring the image of San Pedro Calungsod, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said over the weekend.

An article posted on the CBCP news site said the limited-edition bills will commemorate the canonization of the second Filipino saint last October.

“Because of the many signatures needed, certainly I think these will be released not later than the feast day of Calungsod on April 2,” said former Ambassador to the Vatican Henrietta de Villa, secretary general of the National Commission on the Canonization of Calungsod.

De Villa said the Monetary Board has also approved to issue commemorative medals to honor the sainthood of Calungsod.

Calungsod was a teenage Catholic missionary who died a martyr in Guam on April 2, 1672.

He was canonized at the Vatican on October 21 last year. – VVP, GMA News

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