April 20, 2018, 9:06 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07053 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 1.99923 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03418 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.38677 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02467 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03418 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03841 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.59228 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03034 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00724 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.62742 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0192 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02503 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13175 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06526 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0192 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26032 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18403 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 384.48243 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03837 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02421 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01858 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 11.41406 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12052 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 52.12791 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.7778 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0192 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.71039 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.39282 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.39601 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11551 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94891 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.1798 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24262 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33916 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52276 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01551 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03865 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01348 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01349 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08525 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.89975 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 172.80584 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14089 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.95007 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15072 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45249 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11491 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.24505 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 4.8093 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 264.60534 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06739 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26727 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.73862 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 806.60649 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 1.91031 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.37565 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01361 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06171 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.92145 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.32194 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 76.97331 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.61206 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.28442 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.40042 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00575 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01575 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.25043 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 158.93989 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.9034 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.99693 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.50451 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22892 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05855 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01192 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02543 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17577 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31452 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94968 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 25.52333 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.86134 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15521 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.76013 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64144 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29902 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.70175 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.35007 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07459 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22915 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.87536 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59554 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14884 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01652 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02629 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00739 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0192 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06176 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06241 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.21836 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06459 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.04187 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0699 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07223 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.16816 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.22066 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07202 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14768 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25792 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34667 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.161 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02513 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01349 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42646 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 146.53351 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.79316 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 380.06338 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16804 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.89015 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22917 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.599 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04602 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04292 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07736 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12961 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56365 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.7488 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.50259 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 70.84694 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0192 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.54158 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 154.65719 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 1139.831 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 437.43038 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.00538 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04922 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.16881 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05185 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.16881 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.83983 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.79931 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2292 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 99.66391 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.95026 Zimbabwe dollar

Sidelines

When I was still working in an office, my fairly stressful life was made even more interesting by my sidelines — which were given to me by my boss. 

Yes. My boss. 

He had a plethora of friends in the PR and advertising industry. And they always ran to my boss for help. He was their Go-to Guy. So he kind of twisted my arm by giving me all these sidelines that I was supposed to do outside office hours. 

Thank goodness, we were both very strict about keeping our office hours unquestionably virginal. No sidelines during office hours. Not even phone calls about them. 

To this day, I thank my boss for the sidelines he threw my way. It prepared me for a task that God was going to give me a few years down the road. Those sidelines equipped me to handle a corporate communications division that had about 25 men and women, not counting the satellite offices in the provinces that we had to monitor. Without those sidelines, I would’ve just had enough experience to circumnavigate the two buildings we occupied on Buendia Avenue (which was so clean and placid that time). 

Unwittingly, I discovered that sidelines were better than getting a masters degree in my field. Working in the trenches was much more educational and state-of-the-art, on all levels. It was like taking your graduate studies within the confines of board rooms and corporate battle fields.

And being paid so well for it! I think I earned four times my salary doing those sidelines. 

So what sidelines did my boss give me at age 25? Well, I remember editing annual reports and technical papers (ugh!!!); writing speeches, documentary scripts, audio-visual scripts, primers, marketing collaterals, omnibus brochures, etc. 

As if that wasn’t stressful enough, once I was asked to co-emcee the annual awards night of this PR organization. Yes. Also as a sideline. 

I cannot even remember how I survived that evening, standing for two hours on stage, with the lights rendering me half-blind. I couldn’t read my script! The script that I wrote going to and from the office. My driver had to drive verrrrrry slowly to keep my penmanship readable. We didn’t have laptops then. 

Well, in a way, it was a blessing that the perpetual glare from the lights kept me from seeing the sea of faces in front of me — among them were the most formidable (and nastiest) clients in the industry. Some were the taipans of spin engines who were paying for all the wine, prime booze, and caviar that were distributed among the VIP tables. I got to bring home a caviar cake to prevent me from having a nervous breakdown. 

Imagine a panic attack that lasted for 2.5 hours — that’s what I had. The only respites my co-emcee (a man who later became a newscaster) and I had were the touch-ups backstage. I was too strung-out to even go to the bathroom. And I definitely adlibbed my way through that whole ordeal. The icing on the cake was a free stay at the posh hotel where the event was held. Barring that, I cannot, for the life of me, remember why I agreed to co-emcee.  Blame it on my boss. But I must say that his PR friends were always very, very generous. 

Decades after my sideline stints, I realized that all I learned from those midnight-to-6am jobs were going to be used by God when I finally decided to work for Him, full time. I continued to write, to edit, to do lectures, teaching  and training materials, to counsel  (well, in my corporate career days, I had to counsel some of my editors, writers, and art directors who had marital or financial problems). And I continued to speak. I still had to give talks. Even more than I had to when I was still in the corporate world. It’s the one thing I still dread doing, but have to do.

When I cannot find a way out. 

No, I don’t get paid by our church. The days can sometimes be very long. There’s lots of overtime work, too! And no representation expenses to cover the Ministry work I have to do. 

But I still keep accepting the work that my Boss throws my way! My new Big Boss, that is. He’s relentless. The assignments He gives me have brought me to many parts of the world. And we’ve revisited many of the countries we went to, when my husband and I had to take breaks from our jobs then. The hotel accomodations He has given us have been amazing, most of the time. The company and friends we keep are AWESOME. Oh, there are difficult personalities and relationship glitches here and there, but at the end of the day, we love one another with the Love of Christ. 

The work that I do for my Big Boss is now my Main Job, not just my sideline. The perks are unlimited. He is unbelievably generous. He’s very creative with the benefits He gives me. Many things He gives us, I didnt even think of asking for. And our children have shared those perks and benefits countless times, to this day. 

Most of all: the retirement pay is out of this world! 
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