The Mayon Volcano in Albay (Philippines) is known for its perfect cone. The likeness of this beautiful volcano is also featured in the current version of the 100-peso bill but because this paper money has been in circulation for so long, many Filipinos have taken the Mayon Volcano drawing for granted (along with the rest of the natural tourist attractions featured in the other peso bills).
So, when Clarence Joseph Arquillano traveled to Legazpi, Albay, he really enjoyed the view of the volcano from their room, forgetting the fact that he often carries the volcano’s picture in his wallet.
He made a huge realization by chance – and led to a cool photo which has now gone viral on social media.
“I was on our hotel balcony drinking beer and just appreciating the view when my sister asked me for the extra key card for our room. So, I grabbed inside my pocket and pulled out the card along with a few bills. That’s when I noticed the picture of Mayon on the back of the 100-peso bill while the real one was actually right in front of my very eyes!” Arquillano narrated.
He added, “I was stunned! I’ve earned money before, used the money, bought things, got allowance from my parents, saved it, but I never [paid] attention to the pictures on the back of it. I never gave importance to it whatsoever. It’s shameful for my part and I bet there are a lot of people who don’t pay attention to small things like this, either.”
What do you think of this photo?