June 20, 2018, 8:44 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06897 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04526 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03404 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52113 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02544 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03343 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03756 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.57728 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03184 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00709 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 32.88225 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02522 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12883 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07009 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.277 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19573 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 375.96244 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03752 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02494 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01868 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.01146 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12169 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 54.86948 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.59718 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.78854 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41869 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.33333 Djibouti Franc
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.93052 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20053 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25367 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33502 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51117 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01621 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03897 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01426 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01425 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08833 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.87962 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 169.05164 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14052 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.88526 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14739 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44866 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1197 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.23812 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.22103 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 261.46479 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06819 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27817 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.23474 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 796.99531 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.05333 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.4507 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01331 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06607 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.89577 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28255 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 75.84601 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.92488 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 16.90141 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.8492 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00568 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0154 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.40488 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 157.33333 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.26291 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.00282 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.66254 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2584 Lesotho Loti
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.01165 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02546 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17921 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31576 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.99324 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 25.69014 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.33333 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15181 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.66667 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.65765 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29239 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.39812 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3853 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07515 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25797 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.74178 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59151 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15379 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0385 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0272 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00723 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06164 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06142 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.28545 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06993 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.70047 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06835 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07565 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.1966 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 15.95174 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07042 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14841 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25277 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33719 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16718 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02548 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01426 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41701 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 149.29577 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.57277 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 397.4216 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16432 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.67099 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25817 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.61446 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04845 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04326 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08905 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12487 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56648 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 42.59155 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.49596 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 72.33803 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59211 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 147.69953 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 1498.59155 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 429.12676 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02911 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04869 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.62592 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0507 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.62592 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.92432 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.69202 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25823 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 97.4554 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.79624 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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