June 21, 2018, 2:35 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
1 Philippine Peso = 1.57728 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03184 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00709 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 32.88225 Burundi Franc
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
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19573 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 375.96244 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03752 Belize Dollar
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
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12088 Danish Krone
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
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02546 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17921 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31576 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.99324 Macedonian Denar
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
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16718 Swedish Krona
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

Is this your month?

PRESIDENTIAL Proclamation 339 of 16 February 2012 declared the month of August of every year as “History Month” in order to emphasize the most significant turning points in Philippine history.

Many Filipinos in Metro Manila and foreign visitors, not being familiar with government activities for August, inadvertently celebrated “History Month” by attending “History Con Philippines 2017” at the World Trade Center last August 10-13. They enjoyed the Cosplay Competition,
History (quiz) Bee, blade demo, exhibit and sale of artifacts and collectibles, and the special screening of “Valor: The Legacy of Colonel Emmanuel V. De Ocampo.”

The World War II documentary featured the teenager who became the commander of the 47th Hunters ROTC Division. This film and its prequel, the multi-awarded “Unsurrendered 2,” will be shown this week at the International Conference On The 75th Anniversary Of World War II

In The Philippines, Holy Angel University, Pampanga. We expect the presentations of Dr. Helen N. Mendoza’s “Memories of the War Years: A Teenage Girl’s Life in the Philippines Under Japanese Rule,” Dr. Benito J. Legarda, Jr.’s “The Massacre Trails in the Battle for Manila (February 1945)” and Cecilia I. Gaerlan’s “Reliving the Legacy of Bataan in the United States,” among others.

In America, different legacies are being sorted out this month. The chaos of Charlottesville reverberates and President Trump was prompted to “condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence.”

“Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.” [The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, August 14, 2017]

And to think that it was only last April 25 that Trump told the Washington, D.C. crowd gathered for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Days of Remembrance: “We remember the millions of other innocent victims the Nazis so brutally targeted and so brutally killed. We remember the survivors who bore more than we can imagine. We remember the hatred and evil that sought to extinguish human life, dignity, and freedom.” [https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/25/remarks-president...

Incidentally, a drunken American tourist was beaten up after giving a Nazi salute in Dresden in Germany (where public displays of Nazi symbols like the swastika or gestures like the “Heil Hitler” salute have been banned since the end of World War II) and two Chinese tourists were arrested for giving Nazi salutes outside the Reichstag. [https://www.yahoo.com/news/drunken-american-beaten-giving-nazi-082620801...

The observance of August as “History Month” also gives us the occasion to salute the legacy of President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas, Barrion’s Manila Division, Bulacan Military Area, Hukbalahap, Cebu Area Command, Cagayan-Apayao Force, 9th Military District (on Leyte Island) of Col. Ruperto P. Kangleon, Marking’s Guerrillas, Palawan Special Battalion, and the Hunters-ROTC, among others.

We would like to know more about the Army of the Agno, Sulu Area Command, Lanao Military Sector, Zambales Military District, and the Marinduque Patriot Army. We are curious about the Bato Balani Guerrilla Unit, Borneo Resistance Force, Bagong Katipunan Guerrilla Forces, or
even the Pugot Ulo Secret Society.

We can recall August 15 as “Victory over Japan Day,” but people today are more concerned, and rightly so, over “le danse macabre” of North Korea, Guam and USA, even as China and India are reportedly preparing for full-scale war over a Himalayan border dispute.

Yet the Philippines is not alone in its concerns since it belongs to a single Asean Community, and Malacañan last August 9 issued Proclamation No. 282, which declared August of every year as Association of South East Asian Nations Month. With this, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte ordered all government agencies, especially the Department of Trade and Industry, to initiate and implement programs and activities to help generate awareness and public support in the various business establishments. The country’s Chairmanship of the Asean this year coincided with the regional bloc’s 50th anniversary, which was celebrated in Manila last August 8. [http://pcoo.gov.ph/news_releases/duterte-declares-august-asean-month-set...

Back in 1992, Fidel V. Ramos issued Presidential Proclamation No. 11, declaring August 2-9 as “Asean Week,” in commemoration of the bloc’s 25th founding day. Then in 1997, he had Proclamation 1008 (August 7-13 every year as “Asean Week”) for the Association’s 30th anniversary.

President Ramos is commendable, too, for the initiative known as the Brunei Darussalam–Indonesia–Malaysia–Philippines East Asean Growth Area.

August as History/Asean Month motivated us to check the Presidential State of the Nation Address for 1968, which said in part: “Only recently, we helped build the framework for progress through cooperation by joining, as one of five founding members, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The Asean as an instrument for economic advancement figured prominently in my discussions with the leaders of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. The promise of success that the Asean holds has confirmed the validity of the increased emphasis in our foreign policy on our relations with the rest of Asia.” [Source: Gov.ph]

In his SONA, Marcos also pointed out: “Our Asian identity has been further strengthened by our participation in the Asian Pacific Council. Concrete projects under the ASPAC, such as the Experts Services Register in Canberra, the Social and Cultural Centre in Seoul, and the Food and Fertilizer Bank, all designed to accelerate regional economic and material growth, are now in the final stages of implementation.” What was the final assessment of these institutions and projects?

Finally, August is “Buwan ng Wika” in the Philippines and we found Manuel L. Quezon’s Executive Order No. 134, c. 1937, Proclaiming The National Language Of The Philippines, and which designated the commissioners for the languages of Samar-Leyte Visayan, Ilocano, Cebu Visayan, Bicol, Panay Visayan, Moro, and Tagalog, constituting the Institute of National Language created under Commonwealth Act 184.

With all these, August is still treated as Ghost Month?
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