January 22, 2018, 3:45 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07248 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.15117 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03513 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37432 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02466 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03513 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03947 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.63391 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0315 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00743 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 34.55654 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02619 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13539 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06307 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.25863 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19114 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 395.1056 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03943 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02465 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01899 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 11.98717 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12629 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 56.09039 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.14821 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.78074 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.40983 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.49517 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12017 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94356 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.24754 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25256 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34873 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.537 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01614 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03952 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01423 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01424 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08955 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.95481 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 177.50149 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14478 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.06335 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15424 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.4645 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11993 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.2536 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 4.98796 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 262.6801 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06734 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.2595 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.36688 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 722.49855 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02684 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.44306 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01395 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.18305 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02388 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.36803 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 79.05665 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 8.11131 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.76199 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.05013 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00592 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01618 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.40616 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 163.40439 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.70989 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.03631 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.51372 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24018 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06017 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01225 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02645 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1822 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33221 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.99072 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.54431 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 47.6416 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15887 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.94691 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64535 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3059 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 14.08092 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.36718 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07768 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24178 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 7.06532 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.6045 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15516 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01397 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02711 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00759 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06337 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06241 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.17782 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06737 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 110.75588 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07183 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07523 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.11021 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.49398 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07401 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15294 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26317 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13811 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15903 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02605 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01423 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.43825 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 150.5822 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 11.09138 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 395.67793 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17269 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.16341 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24082 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.62838 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04813 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04392 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07512 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1331 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57902 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.22736 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56937 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.46241 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56325 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 160.3513 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19686 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 447.97712 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03691 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0496 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.5818 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05329 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.49813 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.92441 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.9329 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24034 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 102.41761 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.14229 Zimbabwe dollar

Take the High Road

One of the things that brutally annihilates friendships is betrayal. 

The most common destroyer of business partnerships is greed. 

One of the most disgusting ways of succeeding is by backstabbing the competition. 

Another disgusting way of succeeding is by stealing credit for someone else’s work. 

Have you ever been a target of someone’s envy? Destructive criticism, put-downs and slander are part of this pretty package. 

Whenever you don’t pay your debt, you’re breaking your word and abusing someone’s trust. 

These are just a few of the terrible things that people do to each other in the course of a day. Have you ever walked into an office and heard five different versions of how people did something unconscionable to each other? I have. And I’ve seen worse days. 

What do you usually do when someone does something horribly wrong to you -- like betray you? Or gossip about you to intentionally destroy you? Or manipulate things so that you lose your business and he gets it? Or give the boss negative reports about you to dislodge you? 

What do you do if your spouse is having an affair with your best friend? This is actually a telenovela imitating life itself. 

Many people do the most unbelievably horrid things to each other without compunction. Without batting an eyelash. Without skipping a beat. That’s a good description of a psychopath, by the way. No conscience at all. 

Have you noticed? Some people seem to be, by nature, malicious, despicable and mean. They live and breathe to hurt, exploit, and abuse others. You’ve probably met quite a few. 

In the Philippines, they abound. We might take pride in being described as people who are “hospitable” and “resilient,” but if we’re honest about it, we’re also surrounded by Filipinos who are so profoundly envious of each other that we’ve gained the reputation of being plagued with crab mentality. I don’t think any amount of hospitality, resilience or “it’s more fun in the Philippines” will ever neutralize our crab mentality,  or erase the vivid images of the killings in our streets. 

I’m appalled that the world still hasn’t, to my knowledge, made a global uproar about the 10,000 plus “drug-related” murders in our country. (What’s the latest and most accurate count?  Does anyone know?)

How ironic that the world immediately advertises, “Pray for Texas” or “Pray for Paris,” etc. when the casualties there are phenomenally less than the thousands that have been killed in our streets. Maybe it’s because we’re Third World, where barbarism is expected. 

I know someone whose husband committed adultery with her best friend. Her revenge?  She also committed adultery with her husband’s best friend. Did it give her satisfaction? Yes. Were her children satisfied? Of course not. They were deeply damaged by their parents’ selfishness. 

It’s heart-wrenching how many parents deliberately turn their own kids into collateral damage. 

Had my friend chosen to take the high road, things might’ve turned out very differently -- and much less damaging. 

I have another friend whose husband was unfaithful. Instead of taking revenge or being consumed by bitterness, she chose to take the high road. She focused on taking care of their children. She put up a business of her own (which became a huge success, by the way). And she joined a weekly ladies’ bible study group that served as her anchor and strong spiritual support during her times of anguish and turmoil. 

Did her husband return to her? No, he did not. But to this day, my friend lives a very fulfilled, peaceful, and comfortable life -- the exact opposite of the hell-hole that her husband fell into and can’t seem to crawl out of. 

While we will never be pain-free or problem-free in this world, if we take the high road, if we choose to do the right thing even if it’s the hard thing to do -- we will eventually reap a life of dignity, grace, and abundance. That’s guaranteed. Because God always rewards righteousness.

God always rewards obedience. 

We never have to take the low road. We shouldn’t. Because vengeance is the Lord’s. That’s one of his most powerful promises to us. We don’t even have to lift a finger. When it’s God who inflicts punishment or discipline, it hurts immeasurably more than any kind of DIY Revenge we can ever do! Count on it. 

Pride is always at the root of our wrong reactions to the evil done to us. The bitter truth is -- if we prefer the satisfaction of sweet revenge over forgiveness, we will always  suffer the consequences. 

So make a decision and a commitment to always take the high road. Do it for your own benefit, for your own safety. More importantly, do it for God because He promises to reward you if you do! 

That way, you turn a hurt into a blessing.
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