PAKI-TANDAAN PO: Bawal Mag-Stapler ng Pera

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Camille Jacinto

Camille Jacinto is a Senior Copywriter and Social Media Manager for a Christian events company which is funding a church in Sampaloc Manila. She took up Master of Arts in Communication at the University of Santo Tomas. Her long time dream is fulfilled because she is now using her gift of writing to make Jesus known to people, one family at a time.

Ayon kay Jason Arlan Pilaza Raval, na siyang nagta-trabaho sa Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), o ang Philippines Central Bank, bawal ang pag-staplyer ng Philippine Peso, at sinabi niya ang mga rason bakit ito bawal:

“Just a friendly reminder.

STAPLING money is against the law. It is equivalent to defacing or mutilating money. No, I highly doubt that people will get jailed for it. But just think of this:

When we staple, deface, or mutilate our money, the BSP needs to shred these and replace them with new ones. The BSP regularly replaces old or mutilated bills but ruining money on purpose forces the BSP put out more new bills. This means more cost to the BSP and therefore we remit less dividends to the National Government which could have been used for social services, infrastructure projects, etc.

Yes, I gave a short lecture to the cashier who gave me this as change. I even showed my BSP ID to add credibility. Hehehe…

ADDENDUM: The same is true with writing on or putting stamp marks on our money. I’ve seen many cashiers and money changers do this. Let’s keep our money clean.”

So ano ang dapat gawin kapag may nahuli tayo na lumalabag sa kautusan na ito?

Ayon sa Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas,

“In case you caught a person writing/putting marks in banknotes, please warn or inform the person of the Anti-mutilation Law or Presidential Decree No. 247 which prohibits and penalizes the act of currency defacement (writing/putting

marks), mutilation, burning, tearing or any manner showing act of willful/intentional mutilation. Should the act becomes habitual to a particular person, the matter should be reported to the nearest police agency/law enforcer, for appropriate action or contact the Currency Issue and Integrity Office, BSP for assistance at Tel. Nos.: 988-4833 and 926-5092.

” (BSP, 2018)

Katulad nang mga kalsada at mga public structures natin dito sa Pilipinas, dapat ay bigyan natin ng respeto ang ating pera sapagkat parte ito ang resources natin.

Kung ikaw ay may nahawakang pera na hindi mo alam kung magagamit mo pa dahil sa itsura nito, ano ang pwede mong gawin? Sabi rin ng Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas:

“Any person or entity, public or private, who receives a note or coin which is counterfeit or whose genuineness is questionable whether Philippine or foreign currency shall:

– Issue temporary receipt to the owner/holder indicating the name, address, community tax certificate or the passport number, if foreigner;

– Indicate further the date of receipt, denomination, serial number in the note or series in case of coins;

– Require the owner/holder to countersign the receipt; in case of refusal, state the reason therein;

– The counterfeit money must be forwarded for examination/appropriate action within five (5) working days after the receipt to the CIIO, BSP, East Avenue, Quezon City. In case personal delivery to CIIO is not feasible, delivery of said notes and coins may be made through the BSP’s regional offices/branches or any banking institution under the supervision of the BSP;

– If the situation warrants, report to the CIIO-BSP, the Philippine National Police (PNP) or other law enforcement agencies for filing of appropriate criminal charges for violation of pertinent articles in the Revised Penal Code on counterfeiting.” (BSP, 2018)

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