December 13, 2017, 5:39 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07286 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.2371 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03532 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34185 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02619 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03532 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03968 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.64127 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0329 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00748 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 34.73174 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01984 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0268 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13611 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06556 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01984 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27679 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20509 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 397.22221 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03964 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02545 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01965 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 13.01091 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13129 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 59.76786 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.15079 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01984 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.85774 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.43159 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.50853 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12539 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.95833 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.2829 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26354 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.35337 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.53936 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01684 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04169 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01486 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01487 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08926 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.93552 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 178.63095 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14558 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.02202 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1549 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46552 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12694 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.24167 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.29563 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 269.1865 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07009 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27806 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.49306 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 705.13886 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06944 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.47282 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01405 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.25091 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04067 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.38333 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 79.98016 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 8.15476 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.85714 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.5879 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00599 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01627 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.64028 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 164.68253 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.98016 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.0371 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.48373 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26984 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06049 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01231 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02708 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18758 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34038 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.03175 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 27.00397 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 48.25754 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15954 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.97619 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.67083 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.30893 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 14.20853 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37825 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08082 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26978 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 7.06349 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60937 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16524 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0454 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02854 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00763 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01984 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06416 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06375 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.16171 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07086 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 111.49603 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07223 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07805 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.16704 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.57698 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0744 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15376 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26488 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13228 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16689 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02681 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01487 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.4406 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 151.38888 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 11.05159 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 412.7976 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17361 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.21786 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26978 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64663 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0499 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04555 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07593 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13154 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59567 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.30555 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.53914 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.66666 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01984 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57401 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 160.53571 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19792 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 450.57538 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.11786 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05142 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 11.04186 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05357 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 11.51528 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.99881 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.95933 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26986 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 102.96627 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.18056 Zimbabwe dollar

‘Urbanidad’

Carmen Guerrero-Nakpil writes in her book, “Whatever”  that in our chaotic, lawless congested Philippine cities, the only thing that makes life bearable is good mannered politeness.   In too many homes, politeness is neglected.   How few children say “Good morning” or “Goodnight” to the parents,  grands, house guests? 

Parents justify such lack of manners by saying “He’s shy” (mahiyain yan).  Shyness or worse, timidity, is no excuse for lack of good manners.   Even “thank you” is rare to come by after receiving gift or money.  Much less an emailed or hand-written thank-you letter

Nakpil:  “Unfortunately, [politeness] is in low supply.... There is a vast wasteland out there of people who have not been told what they should have learned in kindergarten or at Mother’s knee—how to show consideration for others, how to share, how to live together, how to respect others....

 “Too many people, at all levels, behave as if they were raised by wolves.  They yell and screech, they spit, pick or blow their noses in the open, urinate on the sidewalk, they grunt when spoken to, eat like wild animals...”  Women specially, talk, laugh, gossip  too loudly in public vehicles and restaurants.   like they were in their own bedrooms .   Too many males do not believe in offering their seats to females, young or old.  They seem incapable of the most rudimentary form of politeness:  Good manners, civility, urbanidad.

 “May I?” “Please,” “Thank you,” “Excuse me.”   Hardly ever heard.  Notice how introductions are ignored?  It was a break at a conference.   I was in conversation with a few participants.  A woman came over to one of the men, causing all to pause.  Without so much as an excuse me, she proceeded to have a quiet discussion  with him.  It didn’t occur to this fellow to introduce the woman.  I think he wanted to, but felt awkward, shy, timid, nervous to do an introduction.  After she had turned to leave, the fellow mumbled under his breath,  “Si Mrs ko” waving his thumb in her direction as she walked away, like, that was my wife.

At the point when she walked up to  the group, a husband with more social finesse could have said, “Everybody, this is my wife Joy (Asawa ko, si Joy.)  Then turning to her, “Joy, they are... (Joy, sila sina...).

 What if this fellow didn’t  know the names of one or two in the circle?  No big deal.   “I know I’ve met you  before but I don’t remember your name.”  Another approach, “Tell me your last name again please?”  

The other person would realize that this guy doesn’t know his last name, nor his first name.  He will be gracious to give his full name.... “Santos.  Jun Santos ako.”  Urbanidad!

Some basic rules of introduction which too many locals find rattling:  Same age, same status--lady first:  Woman, I’d like you to meet Man.  (“Lady” is now archaic and offensive to many liberated female.  They prefer Woman.)   Elder to Younger:  “Lola, I’d like you to meet my friend Jane.”   Status:  “Judge Jones,  this is Lina Misa, our new secretary.”    Status, regardless of age:  Chief Justice, this is my grandfather, Tomas Reyes.  Your parents/boss to your friend:  “Mom, I’d like you to meet my friend Josie Cruz, this is my mother, Rita Campos.  Always give full names.  They could be step-parents or inlaws with a different name than yours.  Urbanidad!

When introducing yourself to someone, just smile, shake hands, and say, “Hello, my name is Joe Friendly.  What’s your name?”  When introducing someone to a group:  “Everybody, this is Sally Campos.”

 Then call out the names of all present.  Or if you’re not sure of names, “Everybody, this is Sally Campos.  Please introduce yourselves.”    Often, it’s helpful to say something about the newcomer.   “Annie, this is Henry Worthalot IV.  He is here to make a donation to our charity.” 

Many in the Philippines  are unaware of the protocol of Roman numerals after names.  I recall an obituary where the name, say, Cresenciano  Z. Pagsibulan Jr. went through Cresenciano B. Pagsibulan 1, and now generations later had reached Cresenciano Y. Pagsibulan  VII, each one with a different middle name. 

Protocol dictates that the Roman numeral is used only if the name is kept exactly the same, including the middle name.  John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.  was son of the President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.  Had JFK Jr.  had a son he wanted to name “the second”  the name will have to be John Fitzgerald Kennedy II.   If his son were named John Bissett Kennedy, he cannot put “II”.  Alter the name with a new maternal or Christian middle name, and the Roman numerals no longer apply.  Few Filipinos know this Urbanidad.

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Dahliaspillera@yahoo.com
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