February 25, 2018, 11:49 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.0709 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0666 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03436 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.38512 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0246 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03436 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03861 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.59981 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0307 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00727 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.8027 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01931 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02544 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13243 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06249 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01931 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.24035 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18341 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 386.48649 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03857 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02437 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01807 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 11.38996 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12225 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 54.88417 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.92317 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01931 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.73147 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.39788 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.41371 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11689 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94363 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.19764 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24563 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34054 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.5251 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0157 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03853 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01381 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01382 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08607 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.90347 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 173.55213 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14162 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.93494 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15101 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45448 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11653 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.23243 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 4.90965 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 263.76448 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06723 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.25268 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.85714 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 718.33978 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 1.93822 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.4222 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01364 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0617 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.96236 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.311 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 76.94981 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.70077 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.37452 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.76255 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00578 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01583 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.1749 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 159.87839 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.06178 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.99421 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.50386 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22268 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05886 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01198 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0257 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1777 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.32037 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.96332 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 25.79151 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 46.1583 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15547 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.75676 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.63514 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29614 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.77317 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.35764 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07562 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22261 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.9112 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59556 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15133 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 1.99853 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02647 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00743 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01931 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06266 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06071 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.13127 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06552 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 107.39382 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07027 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07302 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.08832 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.23803 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07239 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14989 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25792 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34575 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15762 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02545 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01382 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42869 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 147.2973 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.84942 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 384.74904 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16892 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.9417 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22262 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60579 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04633 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04271 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07317 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12974 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56444 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.35907 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52008 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 70.40541 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01931 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.54923 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 157.72201 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 558.39769 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 438.97684 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.05502 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04818 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.28822 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05212 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.28822 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.87297 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.82336 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22278 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 100.1834 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.98649 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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