February 22, 2018, 8:51 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07045 UAE Dirham
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.38059 Argentine Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 11.42605 Chilean Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.01557 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03825 Fiji Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.01377 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08533 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.89967 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 172.74122 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14073 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.9296 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15011 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45024 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11584 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.216 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 4.85824 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 261.23153 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06714 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.24329 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.71245 Iraqi Dinar
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.40936 Jamaican Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.0619 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.9413 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.3061 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 77.09572 Cambodia Riel
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1 Philippine Peso = 17.26453 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.55496 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00575 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01573 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.12565 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 158.52676 Lao Kip
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.45904 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22463 Lesotho Loti
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.31853 Moldovan Leu
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1 Philippine Peso = 25.47477 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.90946 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15451 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.71398 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.62536 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29868 Maldives Rufiyaa
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.35911 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07494 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22327 Namibian Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.59477 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15035 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 1.98703 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02611 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00738 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01918 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06229 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0629 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.11989 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06472 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.82716 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06982 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07256 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.0862 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.12737 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07193 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14866 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2582 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34501 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15536 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02534 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01372 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42597 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 146.36485 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.78074 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 381.75523 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16785 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.87876 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22325 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60368 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04586 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0428 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07262 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12717 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.55966 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.06541 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51746 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 69.67197 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01918 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.54556 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 156.62766 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 478.3426 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 435.71839 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 1.98465 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04817 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.20986 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05179 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.20986 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.85248 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.79474 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22325 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 99.5492 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.94226 Zimbabwe dollar

‘To Share A Gift of God’

Filipino artist Orlando L. Tiongco truly believes that, in his late age of 66 years, God gifted him with a “talent” to transpose His creation into art and canvas so that men may learn to know that God loves each one of them immensely.   He is now 79 years old and after an absence of almost 7 years from the art scene, Orly T. as he is known to his friends, is back for his Fourth Art Exhibit, “To Share A Gift of God”, at my favorite eating hub - Chef Jessie Rockwell Club in Makati City starting November 4, 2017, culminating on November 30, 2017.

Orly T.  first held his One-Man   Show entitled “To Share A Gift of God” at Art For Space, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa on July 13 – 23, 2006.          

In September 22, 2007, a year after his first one man show, it was a joy for Orly T. that one of his artworks entitled “Salubong” was selected Finalist in the 2nd AAP-ECCA Semi-Annual Abstract Art Competition held jointly by the Art Association of the Philippines and the Exhibition Center For Contemporary Art (ECCA).

His painting entitled “Fisher of Men” was published in Philippine Art Now, a book published by the late, renowned author, Manuel D. Duldulao (by the way, Tessie Duldulao, Manny’s wife and portrait artist, just passed away a few days ago), launched on July 23, 2008. On September 5 – 30, 2008, Orly T. held his 2nd One-Man Art Exhibit at the Le Soufflé@Fernando’s, Rockwell Center, Makati City; while his Third Solo Art Exhibit, “To Share a Gift of God in Pastel and Acrylic”, was held on October 1- 31, 2010 at the same venue, renamed “Chef Jessie Rockwell
Club”.  Both shows were successful.  Although Orly T. has sort of mellowed his pace, he is now excited and prepared for the opening of his Fourth Solo Exhibit.

Orly T. was born in Bacolod City   on May 11, 1938, the eldest son of Leonor Tolentino Lopez and Silvestre Sonora Tiongco, respectively of Jaro and Molo, Iloilo City. Prior to his retirement in 2003 and of being gifted by God of his art, he was Vice President in charge of the Legal Services Division of a universal commercial bank, the President of a private ports owners association and Corporate Secretary of three financial institutions and several companies in the Philippines.

Orly T.  first started to paint during a visit to his son, John Patrick L. Tiongco, in New Zealand.

Mesmerized by the beauty of the country, one day in December 2004, while sitting in the dining room of his son’s residence in Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand, admiring the scenic “reserve” (a natural open space maintained by the NZ government), he was inspired to paint it, though he had no prior formal training in the arts.

Pleased at the outcome of his very first attempt at painting and encouraged by his wife Emilie and by generous, good hearted relatives and friends who complimented him on his painting, he visited libraries in New Zealand to learn more from the Masters of the art. He discovered that God had given him the gift and talent to paint. Not wanting to be like that unfaithful servant of the gospel that buried the “talent” in the ground, he wanted this “talent” to grow so as to share the boundless beauty of God’s creation and His immense love for humanity.

He began to paint the splendor of New Zealand and continued his art when he returned to the Philippines. His lack of formal training allowed him to paint from the heart, that worked to his advantage, giving him a unique style and technique truly his own, a potpourri of learning from the paintings of American, European and, later on, of Filipino artists.

His artworks continued to progress as his love for God did. Artists like Michael Lang, Max Grunin and Roger Bansemmer continue to inspire him. He has not forgotten the encouragements he received from his niece and nephew, Ann and Don Quibilan (Gallery owners) and from a kind, unselfish, talented and young Filipino artist, William Barabona, to whom he is truly grateful.

The life and character of National Artist Benedicto Cabrera has also inspired him to excel. His art pieces are now appreciated and enjoyed in some countries of the world.

Orly T. remains obsessed with painting and has found in it a beautiful form of relaxation of mind, body and soul which put him in constant communion with God to whom he is eternally grateful for having bestowed upon him at the late age of 66 this gift of translating beauty into canvas. 

Orly T. is very happily married to Emilie, his wife and girl friend of 60 years.  This is definitely another gift “from the above” and his relationship with Emilie is something he will treasure and nurture for the rest of his life.

Senior Citizens indeed have so much to explore and live for in life!

With God in the center of one’s life, age become only a number…and that number increases and multiplies and many aspects in life.

Therefore, may life be more and more beautiful for everyone as time goes by…..
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