March 25, 2017, 5:55 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07295 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.48788 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03556 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3095 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02607 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03556 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03973 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.59217 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03602 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00747 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.62574 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01986 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02782 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13667 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06237 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01986 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.30066 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20198 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 397.69567 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03968 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02656 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01978 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 13.15634 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13692 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 57.86254 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.93802 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01986 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03496 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.49851 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.5151 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13724 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.93127 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.1644 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.28863 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.35856 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45093 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01845 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04108 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01589 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01592 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08837 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.86869 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 183.55185 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1458 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.10191 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1543 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46583 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13612 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.34644 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.70143 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 264.73977 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07242 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.29991 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.46047 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 644.02066 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20501 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.54927 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01405 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.21154 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04112 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.37288 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 78.68693 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 9.14978 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.87843 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 22.29479 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00604 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01629 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.28526 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 163.01152 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.90465 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.01549 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 1.78784 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24851 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06056 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01233 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02811 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19785 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.38468 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.12515 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 27.19507 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 48.70878 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15892 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 7.09178 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.69785 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.30671 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 14.24096 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3761 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08802 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24708 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.25745 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58244 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16898 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0729 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02831 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00765 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01986 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06437 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06286 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.08244 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0787 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 111.14024 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07233 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08402 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.13951 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.2352 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07449 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15454 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26917 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13244 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17566 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02783 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0159 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44112 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 142.70957 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.90584 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 452.14739 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17327 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.23004 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24791 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.68872 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04503 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04577 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0722 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13328 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60552 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.25904 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.53754 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.25546 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01986 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.55781 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 70.42114 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19815 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 451.90703 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.11462 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05075 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 12.09416 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05364 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 12.176 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 2.18852 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.96524 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24804 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 103.08899 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.18911 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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