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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07278 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.24757 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03528 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3421 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02639 Australian Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.93459 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 178.43409 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14546 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.01804 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1547 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46587 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12671 Croatian Kuna
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06983 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27788 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.46878 Iraqi Dinar
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.47374 Jamaican Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 1.38206 Kyrgyzstan Som
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1 Philippine Peso = 17.83944 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.63231 Korean Won
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1 Philippine Peso = 6.6333 Kazakhstan Tenge
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.47968 Liberian Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.37538 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08101 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27055 Namibian Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.60852 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16439 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04432 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02898 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00763 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01982 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06409 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06435 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.09514 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07069 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 111.87314 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07216 Qatar Rial
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1 Philippine Peso = 1.17163 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.55857 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07433 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15331 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26983 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13201 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16747 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0268 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0148 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44016 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 151.23885 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 11.08028 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 412.8087 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17344 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.20773 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27056 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64618 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04946 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04551 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07598 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13358 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59489 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.28147 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.53697 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.63528 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01982 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57542 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 160.35679 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19772 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 450.12883 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.12071 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05137 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 11.04004 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05352 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 11.53221 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 2.00932 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.95441 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27055 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 102.86422 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.17344 Zimbabwe dollar

Climate Change Consciousness Week

IN observance of this year’s Climate Change Consciousness Week, Senator Loren Legarda encouraged stronger convergence among national agencies, local government units, climate advocates, and stakeholders to synthesize fragmented adaptation and mitigation efforts into a cohesive action plan that will support the Philippines’ transition towards a climate-smart and climate-resilient nation.

Chair of the Senate committees on Climate Change, Finance, and Foreign Relations, she made the statement in her keynote address during the event “Harmonizing Philippine Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives” of the National Climate Change Action Plan. NCCAP was part of the week-long celebration of the 2017 Climate Change Consciousness Week organized by the Climate Change Commission.

 “For us, climate change is not a new phenomenon anymore. We have already experienced it harshly so many times, and we have gained learning from those experiences at the expense of our fellow Filipinos’ lives. We already have extensive science and data about climate change—how it is caused and how it can impact our communities. Therefore, our actions should match the level of our understanding of climate change... We should stop addressing climate change in isolation. Our efforts to adapt and mitigate should not be fragmented. We should foster convergences among all stakeholders, so we ensure that we have a cohesive action plan.”

Legarda was the Head of the Philippine Delegation to the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany. She reported the outcome of the climate negotiations. These included the advancement of pre-2020 implementation and ambition; dialogue on loss and damage; integration of indigenous knowledge, systems, practices, and innovations in the implementation of action plans; the protection of agriculture; and the adoption of gender action plans.

Legarda also reported that the Philippines reassured international climate allies that the country would accomplish its commitments to the Paris Agreement and that it reiterated its demand for climate justice, primarily, on the provision of technical assistance and climate finance from the developed countries.

She also cited countries that have committed to greater and more ambitious climate action: China and India—two of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters in the world that are already transitioning towards a clean and low-carbon development pathways. As well as Canada, France, the U.K. and New Zealand that vowed to phase out coal in their energy mix. She said that France, most especially, had pledged to fill the void that would be left by the U.S. should the latter pursue its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

 “It is in this spirit of international cooperation that we see a glimmer of hope of winning this battle against climate change. However, our determined spirit alone cannot dictate the outcome of this battle.

 “We need to be smart in implementing our climate change strategies and plans. We need to have a clear picture of our climate and disaster risks. We need to take stock of our current capabilities in the areas of adaptation and mitigation, so we would know what else needs to be undertaken to address our vulnerabilities. We also need to source the funds for these measures. And we need to coordinate all of this immediately and efficiently in order to protect our country and our people from the impacts of climate change,” Sen. Legarda added. 

As the designated Philippine National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Champion by the UNFCCC, Legarda further emphasized the urgency of mainstreaming adaptation measures down to the local level. This includes the establishment of multi-hazard early warning systems, rainwater harvesting, seed banks, mangroves, rooftop gardens, roadside ditches, sea wall, and the conduct of drills for disaster response and preparedness.

 “We should make adaptation a way of life. Adaptation is the way towards building our nation’s resilience. Adaptation should be mainstreamed at the national and local levels because it will save our lives and livelihoods.

 “Mitigation is equally important because we pursue mitigation as a function of adaptation. Our Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) will be crucial in realigning our efforts to achieve our mitigation goals, which is essentially 1.5˚C. As it is now, our NDC is only 2˚C-compatible, but we will see to it that our NDC will be rated 1.5˚C-compatible,” Legarda said.

 “We continue pursuing this development path consistent with 1.5 degrees because we know it is the best way to protect our people and climate, and it will also spur economic growth. Let our climate action plans reveal that we are firm in our resolve to deliver on our promise to save this planet for future generations and even for our own survival.”

For more info: Office of Senator Loren Legarda, Room 209, Senate of the Philippines , GSIS Bldg., Pasay City, Philippines, 833-1434 Website: www.lorenlegarda.com.ph Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorlorenlegarda/ , Twitter: @loren_legardaInstagram: @iamlorenlegarda YouTube: senatorlorenlegarda.

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