October 24, 2017, 5:32 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07134 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20455 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03458 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33662 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02487 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03458 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03885 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.60625 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03236 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00733 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.77953 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02645 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13326 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06247 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26263 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2012 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 388.88889 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03881 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02456 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01915 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.27409 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12894 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 57.24748 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.99748 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.82304 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42383 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.43493 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12305 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.91725 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.22277 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25859 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34188 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52409 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01653 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03972 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01475 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01472 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08496 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.91414 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 174.78632 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14265 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.93765 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15157 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45491 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12399 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.18939 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.08741 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 263.01476 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06781 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26296 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.669 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 667.07459 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04662 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.45552 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01374 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20812 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.00952 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.32896 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 78.1857 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 8.06566 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.48252 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.95047 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00587 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01593 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.52234 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 161.26651 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.24437 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.98368 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.29817 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.267 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05922 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01205 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02654 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18329 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33557 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.00952 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.41803 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 47.5136 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15611 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.8244 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.65657 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.30245 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.91123 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37068 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08228 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26663 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.91531 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59261 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15522 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01146 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02786 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00746 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06287 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06211 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04157 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0698 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 109.32012 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07303 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07595 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.11692 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.13209 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07284 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15112 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25618 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12937 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15921 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02646 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01475 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.43135 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 148.01865 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.85859 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 405.06606 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16997 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.0035 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26663 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64433 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04839 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04297 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07213 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12972 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58747 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.47319 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51593 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 70.94017 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57556 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 156.17716 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19376 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 441.37529 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06876 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04978 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.83178 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05245 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.68376 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.97222 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.85431 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26674 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 100.80614 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.02991 Zimbabwe dollar

Easier success through the internet

Hard work  and passion are the traditional requirements for success in business, now entrepreneurs are capitalizing on the internet  as the modern-day recipe for sure success. Rather than invest hefty sums,  young entrepreneurs use of social media to market their wares.
 
They said that through  the internet and social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, doing business  is a lot  easier.
 
“Nowadays, the internet plays a big part in the success of small and medium businesses. Information about a certain venture is readily available. Supplies, equipment, ingredients, materials, and many other information could now be easily found without even going out,” said 31-year-old entrepreneur Don Kishin Figueroa Javier.
 
Javier owns Kartwheel Creations, a company that sells a collection of artworks and crafts like paintings, wire sculptures, and resin necklaces.
 
Javier started in 2011 marketing and posting his works via the internet. With its success, he began selling them through arts and crafts fairs a year after.
 
At present, Javier’s business has reached clients as far as Holland, Australia, and Canada.
 
“These days, marketing, advertising, and other sales opportunities are just clicks and posts away,” Javier said.
 
Even old school businesses like journal and planner-making have realized that the internet is in fact an ally and not a foe moving forward.
 
“Social media and access to information through the internet is making it easier for us to start and hopefully sustain our small business,” said 30-year-old entrepreneur Nadja Castillo.
 
Castillo, whose journal-making venture thrives in this day and age of blogs and social networking onslaught, started Alunsina Handbound Books with a capital of only P5,000. Their products are now sold and recognized by customers coming from the United States, Australia and Europe.
 
“People who want to put up a handmade business, like ours for instance, don’t need that much capital and can use what little they have on production and product development,” Castillo said.
 
“This is because it’s now easier to market our works through social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and there are many online marketplaces and stores where we can sell our crafts in exchange for small selling or listing fees,” she added.
 
Castillo said that the landscape and process of putting up a business these days as compared to the time prior to the popularization of the internet is also evolving.
 
“If you want to put up your own business, the ideal scenario is you first have to study business management in college or attend a series of seminars, but it’s not a prerequisite anymore especially now that there is no shortage of available information and tips on the internet about starting and running your own business,” she said.
 
Not only is the nature of doing business in the Philippines changing but even the values of Filipino consumers are evolving as well according to 38-year-old entrepreneur Mary Elizabeth Alejo-Aytin.
 
Aytin believes more and more Filipino consumers are now looking for out-of-the-box ideas and innovative products which are not commonly seen on malls and most stores.
 
This, she said, are making handmade products in particular easier and faster to sell now as it was a few years ago.
 
Being unique has in fact long been the recipe for success of Aytin’s business called Orig.Kami which offers unusual decorative pieces and handmade novelty items.
 
“From our experience, if you love what you do and you answer the ‘for whom’ question, you’ll be right on track. Personally for me, the cliché of being yourself works all the time,” Aytin said.
 
Given the importance of the internet these days in putting up and marketing a business, these entrepreneurs believe SMEs like them will continue to grow in number in the coming years as more Filipinos will come to realize in how having an own business can uplift their financial status.
 
“For me the idea of getting into a business comes mainly from that desire to earn more than what you are earning now. Then in the process of thinking about what to get into, people discover a deeper calling like self-fulfillment, self-development, and helping others. These are the things that really fortify their resolve to dive into entrepreneurship,” Javier said.
 
“Our government can only do enough in uplifting lives of our countrymen, but I cannot march on the streets forever. It’s in this premise that we do more work besides 9 to 5 day jobs. The answer is simple, our salaries are not enough to sustain and provide for our everyday necessities,” Aytin added.
 
These entrepreneurs, however, stressed that putting up a businesses is not typically a walk in the park, especially in the beginning when sales tend to be unstable.
 
“Yes, you get to be your own boss but the downside to this is that you are accountable for everything. You have no one else to blame but yourself if something goes wrong,” Castillo said.
 
“But it’s all worth it, no regrets. The  benefits  first of all is it uplifts your way of life, economically and personally,” Aytin added.
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