June 21, 2018, 9:58 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06897 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04526 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03404 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52113 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02544 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03343 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03756 Barbados Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02522 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12883 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07009 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.277 Bhutan Ngultrum
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1 Philippine Peso = 375.96244 Belarus Ruble
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.02494 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01868 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.01146 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12169 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 54.86948 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.59718 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.78854 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41869 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.33333 Djibouti Franc
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.93052 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20053 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25367 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33502 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51117 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01621 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03897 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01426 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01425 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08833 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.87962 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 169.05164 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14052 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.88526 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14739 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44866 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1197 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.23812 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.22103 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 261.46479 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06819 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27817 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.23474 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 796.99531 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.05333 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.4507 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01331 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06607 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.89577 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28255 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 75.84601 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.92488 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 16.90141 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.8492 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00568 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0154 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.40488 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 157.33333 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.26291 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.00282 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.66254 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2584 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05725 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01165 Latvian Lat
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.31576 Moldovan Leu
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1 Philippine Peso = 25.69014 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.33333 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15181 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.66667 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.65765 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29239 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.39812 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3853 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07515 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25797 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.74178 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59151 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15379 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0385 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0272 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00723 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06164 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06142 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.28545 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06993 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.70047 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06835 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07565 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.1966 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 15.95174 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07042 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14841 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25277 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33719 Sudanese Pound
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.02548 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01426 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41701 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 149.29577 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.57277 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 397.4216 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16432 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.67099 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25817 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.61446 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04845 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04326 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08905 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12487 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56648 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 42.59155 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.49596 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 72.33803 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59211 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 147.69953 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 1498.59155 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 429.12676 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02911 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04869 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.62592 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0507 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.62592 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.92432 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.69202 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25823 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 97.4554 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.79624 Zimbabwe dollar

Security treaty with China

SENATOR Aquilino Pimentel III has suggested that a formal security treaty with China be entered into following President Xi Jinping’s assurance given to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong that Beijing would protect the country from external threats. I made a similar proposition in this space before – a non-aggression pact. Pimentel’s suggestion came in the wake of reports that China has installed missiles and deployed bomber aircraft on reefs in the Spratlys reclaimed and developed by her as military outposts. The reefs are located within our Exclusive Economic Zone over which we have sovereign rights. “Our relationship with the US is formalized in a series of treaties and we are not barred to have a treaty with China. So if the two leaders have expressed sentiments in that tenor, then maybe our foreign affairs department, our respective departments should pursue formalizing such an agreement,” Pimentel said. I fully agree. I sincerely believe it is a great idea, although it will most likely not sit well with the US and her Western lackeys. For one thing, such a treaty would be proof positive that China is a true friend and not a threat to the Philippines as some countries, particularly Western, and the Yellowtards in our midst would have us believe otherwise. Secondly, such a treaty would no longer necessitate or justify the retention of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) and the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US, both of which are of questionable constitutionality. The agreements are, without a doubt, a denigration of our sovereignty. The move would also be consistent with Digong’s expressed desire to rid the country of foreign troops. The 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty with the US could remain, notwithstanding its lack of an instant retaliation clause against any country that may attack the Philippines. In my humble opinion, therefore, the government should take immediate steps towards this end, i.e., forge a security accord with China. The sooner it is done, the better for the country. I cannot think of a more opportune time to cut the umbilical cord that has kept us utterly dependent on the US for so long. If China balks, Digong may have to re-think and re-assess his foreign policy thrust. HIGH-LEVEL DELEGATION TO HAWAII A high-level delegation of Philippine officials, and I mean high level, attended a meeting in Hawaii on May 17-21. The delegation was composed of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Department of Interior and local Government officer-in-charge (de facto secretary) Eduardo Ano. You can’t have a higher level delegation than that, i.e., below one that is headed by the President or the Vice President. Breaking all rules of protocol, the delegation met with the head of the US Pacific Command (PACOM) Admiral Harry Harris. This was confirmed by the Defense Department spokesman Arsenio Andolong, according to the Philippine News Agency (PNA). PACOM is “the oldest and largest unified combatant command of the United States Armed Forces and is responsible for military operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region”. “The agenda is not privy to us. Mahirap mag-speculate kasi wala namang sinabi, but silang apat ang magkakasama (It is difficult to speculate because nothing was mentioned. But the four of them will be together),” Andolong said. Now, that’s interesting. Could it be they discussed the situation in the South China Sea? Or the independent foreign policy posture of Digong? Or the immediate implementation of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) as a couple of so-called experts suggest? Or all of the above? Question is, does Harris have the status of a policy maker in Washington’s power structure? I doubt it. He must have had his instructions in discussing whatever was discussed in Hawaii. The impression I get is that the top officials of Digong’s cabinet appear to have been “summoned” to meet with Harris! And they complied! The least they could have done was to insist on meeting with their counterparts! Or, if that is not possible, for Harris to meet with his counterpart. I cannot imagine China and Russia treating us with such condescension can you? BUT what bothers me really is that the delegation must have been given the go signal by Digong! Nothing could possibly be more inconsistent with his avowed aim to end our vassalage to the US! Is it any wonder then the US treats us like “a dog with a leash”?! US AID TO PH MUCH LESS THAN TO NON-ALLIES The Stimson Center, a Washington-based non-partisan policy research center, has released data that show the US has spent less on the Philippines, a long-standing ally, in terms of foreign assistance than on other countries. According to the Stimson Center’s study, US total counterterrorism assistance to the Philippines in the last fifteen years, repeat, 15 years, amounted to less than her assistance to Afghanistan in 2017 alone. Interestingly, Stimson Center revealed that the US spent more on other countries that are not her allies including Syria, Indonesia, Kenya, Bangladesh, Somalia and Nigeria. That’s how the US has been taking us for granted all these years, decades! Makes you weep, doesn’t it? *** REMINDERS This segment is intended to remind the Duterte administration of some of its yet unfulfilled promises and matters that need attention and/or follow-up action. More importantly, the people are entitled to know what’s being done about them. 1) Digong’s promise to rid the country of foreign troops. This, of course, necessitates re-visiting the lopsided VFA and the EDCA with the US. 2) Reciprocal visa arrangements with the US and other countries. (What is the DFA doing about this? Our embassy in Washington?) 3) The retrieval of the Balangiga bells. (Sources say the return of the bells is under negotiation. Is our embassy in Washington on top of this?) 4) The return of the Canadian waste. (Sources say the DOJ has filed a motion before the proper court for the importer to return the waste to Canada. No decision yet. No word about what Canada is doing.) *** Today is the 24th day of the twelfth year of the enforced disappearance of Jonas Burgos, son of the late press icon and founder of this newspaper, Joe Burgos. After the acquittal of Major Harry Baliaga, Jr., the only person formally charged with Jonas’ kidnapping, I guess what happens next is now up to Divine Providence. *** From an internet friend: A woman and her son were taking a cab in New York City. It was raining and all the hookers were standing under the awnings. “Mommy,” said the little boy, “what are all those ladies doing?” “They’re waiting for their husbands to get off work,” she replied. The cabbie turns around and says, “Geez lady, why don’t you tell him the truth? They’re hookers. They have sex with men for money.” The little boy’s eyes get wide and he says, “Is that true, mommy?” His mother, glaring at the cabbie, answers in the affirmative. After a few minutes, the kid asks, “Mommy what happens to the babies those ladies have?” “They mostly become cab drivers,” she replied. *** 21 May 2018 FB: https://www.facebook.com/reynaldo.arcilla.9847
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