The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Sunday clarified that the photo of the new P1,000 bill issued over the weekend was only a sample that is subject for review.

"The BSP clarifies that the recently circulated photo of the new banknote was of a sample previously sent to the BSP for review. Necessary corrections have already been made, including the spelling and italicizing of the scientific name of the Philippine eagle," it said in a statement on Saturday night.

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate, the House deputy minority leader, called on the central bank to address "glaring errors" in the banknote.

"First, the BSP should correct the scientific name of the Philippine eagle into Pithecophaga jefferyi because the one they wrote on the new P1000 bill was Pithecophaga jefforyi," he said in a statement.

"Second, the scientific name should also be italicized because it is in Latin and needs to be differentiated from the English language. This is one of the rules in the proper writing of scientific names," he added.

The Philippine eagle, which represents clear vision, freedom and strength, is featured on the new 1,000-piso polymer notes, according to the Bangko Sentral. This is the first of a new series of banknotes that will highlight the country's diverse flora and fauna.

The Monetary Board and the Office of the President have approved the issuance of the 1,000-piso polymer banknote, which will go into circulation in April 2022.

"Said denomination was selected in view of the high number of 1,000-piso banknotes in circulation compared to other notes. It is also the subject of the highest number of counterfeiting attempts, although it has the largest number of security features and is, thus, the most difficult banknote to forge," the central bank said.