May 28, 2015, 3:42 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.08216 UAE Dirham
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.2016 Argentine Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06997 Brazilian Real
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.02123 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 13.68262 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13872 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 55.89921 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.89214 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02237 Cuban Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.56231 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.97642 Djibouti Franc
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.99819 Dominican Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.02051 Euro
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.01428 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01454 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.09059 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.96408 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 162.17085 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17191 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.63495 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17341 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.48961 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15506 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.06569 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 6.33796 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 295.55317 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08694 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.43073 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 26.02335 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 643.76146 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 3.02141 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.59339 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01585 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.75494 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.19629 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.30631 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 90.54154 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 10.08894 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 20.13153 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 24.73706 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00678 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01834 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 4.15638 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 181.22176 Lao Kip
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.99479 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 1.89371 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26923 Lesotho Loti
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.40431 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26258 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 24.39158 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 43.01436 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17862 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 7.11314 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.79296 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34403 Maldives Rufiyaa
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.34216 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08117 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26923 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 4.4513 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60669 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17248 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.29052 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03079 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00861 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02237 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07044 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06089 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.28057 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08493 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 113.99253 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08141 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.09151 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.13107 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 15.44535 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08389 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17341 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2964 Seychelles Rupee
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.18861 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03016 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01452 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.49671 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 96.85501 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 15.7943 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 502.20328 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19561 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 4.22364 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26923 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.75469 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04406 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04442 Tonga Pa'ang
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05903 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14155 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.68427 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 46.21192 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.48204 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 67.61956 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02237 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60037 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 56.6443 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14204 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 488.1895 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.41668 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05572 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 13.45192 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06039 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 13.45192 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 2.44717 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.80674 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26923 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 116.08062 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 8.09511 Zimbabwe dollar

Indie is king in 2013

KIM Chiu leads the cast of four new local films that will open in theaters after the Metro filmfest. She is reunited with ka-love team Xian Lim in Star Cinema’s new romantic comedy. The Kim-Chiu tandem that proved to be a hit in “Bakit Di Ka Crush ng Crush Mo,” the 4th topselling movie of 2013 after “It Takes a Man and a Woman” (John Lloyd-Sarah), “Four Sisters and a Wedding” (Bea, Angel, Toni), “She’s the One” (Dingdong-Bea). Their new movie is entitled “Bride for Rent” and it’s slated to open on January 15. 
 
Another local film slated to open on January 22 is “Mumbai Love” from Solar Entertainment, starring Solenn Heussaff and newcomer Kiko Matos as an Indian prince. This is partly filmed in India, co-starring Martin Escudero.
 
From Viva, they offer “ABNKKBSNPLAko” (or “Aba, Nakakabasa Na Pala Ako”) based on the hit book by humorist Bob Ong. This will star Jericho Rosales as Bob, along with Andi Eigenmann, Meg Imperial, Bing Pimentel and Vandolph Quizon.
 
The last local film to open in January is “Sa Ngalan ng Ama, ng Ina at ng mga Anak,” starring the Padilla family. This is headed by Robin Padilla and co-stars daughter Kylie Padilla and niece and nephews Bela, Matt, RJ and Daniel Padilla, with wife Mariel Rodriguez Padilla. This is originally title “Kuratong Baleleng” and its playdate will come close to Robin’s award-winning Metro filmfest entry, “10,000 Hours.”
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Gov. Vilma Santos’ award-winning Cinemalaya film, “Ekstra,” was shown recently at the Bangalore International Filmfest in India and here are the reviews of Indian critics about it.
From Tusshar Sasi in “Romancing Cinema,” 27 Dec 2013: “I am aware of the Filipino culture and their language which could be one of the reasons why I happened to be amused by Jeffrey Jeturian’s ‘EKSTRA (The Bit Player)’ when I caught it at the 6th Bangalore Film Festival. But, that is not entirely the reason why the movie works big time! The prime reasons in that order would be...Vilma Santos, a sensational performer. She lives the character of an extra artiste in television soaps. Flawless, compelling and award-worthy, is her turn...To sum it up, ‘Ekstra - The Bit Player’ is a poignant film which is certainly worth your time.”
 
From Harsh Mander in “The Hindu,” 28 Dec 2013: “Adopting a diametrically opposite idiom of exuberant comic irony is Philippine director Jeffrey Jeturian’s ‘Ekstra (Extra),’ an affectionate salute to the underdog. It follows one day in the life of a middle-aged woman extra, a bit player in television soap operas, after she is woken in the early hours of the morning one day to drive to a location shoot in the neighboring countryside. The director subversively casts one of the Philippines’ best-loved actors, Vilma Santos, in the role of the extra. The viewer for once roots for the anonymous crowd — the farmer on the fields, the domestic help patiently waiting, and the guests in the background of a wedding — while the lead players strut and recite their lines. We watch the class system in the enormous gaps in food and lodging between stars and extras. The film mocks the hilarious script trajectories of the soap opera, and the vanity and fragile egos of its lead players. I often felt that if just the names were changed in the film’s script, it could have been located in India with no substantial changes.”
 
Congratulations to Ate Vi and Direk Jeffrey Jeturian for the acclaim they got in India. This early, box office director Wenn Deramas is already preparing Ate Vi’s entry in the Metro-Manila Film Festival of December 2014, a dramedy that will pair her with Ai Ai de las Alas.
 
When the movie starts, Ai Ai is the alalay of Ate Vi, who’s rich and powerful, but their situations will be reversed at film’s end and it will be Ai Ai who’ll be the boss and Ate Vi who is the alalay. So if plans won’t miscarry, this means that Ate Vi goes from “Ekstra” to “Alalay.”
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Here is a list of local films shown in theaters in 2013:
 
January – “Menor de Edad,” “Seduction” 
 
February – “A Moment in Time,” “I Love You Pare Ko,” “Gabriel Ito ang Kuwento Ko,” “Alfredo Lim The Untold Story”
 
March – “The Fighting Chefs,” “It Takes a Man and a Woman,” “Gapang,” “Pagari”
 
April – “Bad Romance,” “Coming Soon,” “Bayang Magiliw”
 
May – “The Bride and the Lover,” “Leona Calderon,” “Bromance”
 
June – “Juana Change,” “Dance of the Steel Bars,” “Bangungot,” “Kapit sa Patalim,” “Four Sisters and a Wedding” 
 
July – “My Lady Boss,” “Tuhog,” “Daniel Rapido,” “Boy Kabayo,” “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?” and the Cinemalaya entries: “Ekstra The Bit Player,” “Liars,” “Amor Y Muerte,” “Porno,” “Sana Dati,” “Babagwa,” “Diplomat Hotel,” “Debosyon,” “Nuwebe,” “Quick Change,” “Instant Mommy,” “Transit,” “Purok 7,” “Rekorder,” “David F.” 
 
August – “Raketeros,” “Ang Huling Henya,” “Talamak,” “On the Job” 
 
September – “Momzillas,” The Sineng Pambansa entries: “Sonata,” “Lihis,” “Lauriana,” “Badil,” “Ano ang Kulay ng mga Nakalimutang Pangarap,“ “Bamboo Flowers,” “Tag-araw ni Twinkle,” “Tinik,” “Bahay ng Lagim.” CineFilipino entries: “Ang Kuwento ni Mabuti,” “Huling Chacha ni Anita,” “Ang Pabo Man ay Turkey Rin,” “Puti,” “Mga Alaala ng Tag-araw,” “Bingoleras,” “The Guerilla is a Poet,” “The Muses” 
 
October – “Kung Fu Divas,” “Metro-Manila,” “Bekikang,” “She’s the One” And the Quezon City Filmfest entries: “Gaydar,” “Hello World”  
 
November – “Status: It’s Complicated,” “Sapi,” “When the Love Is Gone,” “Call Center Girl” and the Cinema One entries: “Kabisera,” “Woman of the Ruins,” “Philippino Story,” “Shift,” “Alamat ni China Doll,” “Saturday Night Chills,” “Bendor,” “Angustia,” “Islands,” “Bukas na Lang Sapagkat Gabi Na,” “Riddles of My Homecoming,” “Blue Bustamante,” “Iskalawags,” “Pagbabalat ng Ahas,” “Sitio” 
 
December – “Sayaw,” “Bodegero,” “Morgue,” “Ang Misis ni Meyor,” entries to CineManila Digital Lokal: “How to Disappear Completely,” “Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Bakal,” “Boogie”; and the Metro Filmfest New Wave entries: “Maestra,” “Dukit,” “Saka-Saka,” “Island Dreams” and “Mga Anino ng Kahapon,” the Metro Manila Film Festival entries: “Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy,” “My Little Bossings,” “Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel,” “Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay,” “10,000 Hours,” “Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir,” “Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill” and “Kaleidoscope World.”
 
That’s a total of 108 full-length films and it’s to be noted that they’re mainly indie films shown to limited audiences in the various film festivals held during the year. The best films of the year come from these indie films. The only exceptional mainstream films we have this year are “On the Job,” “Kimmy Dora, Kiyemeng Prequel” and “Boy Golden.”
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