As the latest polling in the Philippines put the son and namesake of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos as the current leader in the presidential race, a photo was shared thousands of times on Facebook that appeared to show portraits for late Filipino democracy icons had been replaced with an illustration of a small primate in a new 500 peso banknote design. The photo circulated online after the Philippine central bank showcased a new 1,000 Philippine peso note design featuring an eagle instead of Filipino war heroes — prompting concerns that history was being revised. But the purported banknote shared in Facebook posts has been manipulated to include the small primate; it was created in 2017 by a Russia-based artist, who told AFP he did not create the design for the Philippine central bank.

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