June 24, 2018, 10:39 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06901 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02912 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03401 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.5072 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02524 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03345 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03758 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.57159 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03155 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00712 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 32.90079 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01879 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02526 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1289 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07111 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01879 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28053 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19402 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 376.17437 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03754 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02493 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01856 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 11.99061 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12218 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 54.75385 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.57591 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01879 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.77772 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41526 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.33615 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12016 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.92728 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.1963 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25225 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33484 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51146 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01612 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03918 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01416 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01417 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08979 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.87956 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 169.07178 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14072 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.87599 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14741 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44878 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11882 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.24803 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.23224 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 264.43067 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06764 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27568 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.24728 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 798.38407 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03119 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.45509 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01333 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06417 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.89121 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28183 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 76.00526 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.92522 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 16.91094 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.86622 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00568 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01541 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.38595 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 158.00451 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.292 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.98572 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.74709 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25254 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05728 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01166 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02548 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1786 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3177 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.98891 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 25.98647 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.97896 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15183 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.67042 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.65295 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29256 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.4053 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37584 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07518 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25239 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.72679 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59207 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15205 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03401 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02719 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00723 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01879 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06134 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0609 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.28222 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06966 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.55769 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06839 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07509 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.18236 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 15.96073 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07046 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1479 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25235 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33738 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16635 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02551 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01417 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41725 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 149.94363 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.72905 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 394.98309 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16441 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.67644 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25202 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.61856 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04882 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04333 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08786 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12682 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56924 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 42.63435 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.49267 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 72.51597 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01879 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59451 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 147.50094 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 1499.4363 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 430.10147 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.07159 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0488 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.56614 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05073 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.56614 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.92165 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.69466 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25241 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 97.51033 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.80008 Zimbabwe dollar

Motives

Motives define whether what we are doing — or intend to do — is based on good or bad reasons. Many times, we cannot see what people’s motives are. If we can’t “read” people well, then most of the time, we won’t be able tell why they do what they do. 

Is he sincere or not? Does she have a hidden agenda? What’s in it for him/her? Are his/her intentions pure — or not? Am I being manipulated? Exploited? Bribed? Deceived? 

The questions may be endless. And they all have to do with motives. 

Motives have a lot to do with what’s really in our hearts. Our pureness of heart. Generosity.  Honesty. Integrity. Authenticity. And the opposite thereof. Sometimes, when we do things, we know exactly what our motives are — good or bad. But sometimes, we deceive ourselves. We fool ourselves into thinking that our motives are good just because what we’re doing is good, or appears good. 

No way. A bad motive is still a bad motive, even if what we’re doing is good. And even if good comes out of it! 

The thing is, God always knows what our real motives are. And occasionally, there are discerning people who can see right through us. They also know. 

At the end of the day, we can be sure of this: our motives count to God. No one might ever detect our wrong motives, but God always can! Because He’s all-knowing. We might be doing the right thing, but if we do it with the wrong motives, God will still hold us accountable. We will always suffer the consequences of our wrong motives, one way or the other. 

For example, let’s say you’re helping someone to get something valuable — like a plum position. A good business connection. A strong niche in an organization. But you’re “helping” because you want this person to be beholden to you — so you can use him to your advantage when the need arises. That’s a selfish motive. Looks good on the outside but it’s rotten on the inside. That’s how “quid pro quo” works, you know: you scratch my back, I scratch yours. So the motive is not really “helping” someone — rather, it’s putting him in a useful place for your future use. 

Motives that are manipulative make us sinister and “Machiavellian.” This can come in the guise of “mentoring.” You can mentor someone with the end-goal of controlling him/her. Or we can use emotional blackmail — like parents who make their adult kids feel so guilty when they don’t visit their parents on Sundays. Or manipulating people by bribing them — showering them with gifts, perks, and praises — to buy their allegiance, loyalty and obedience. Count “sipsips” and puppets under this bribe list. Mind you, the sipsips (the kindest term for them) are manipulative too. They’re not victims who were forced into submission. They knowingly chose to be bootlickers and ass kissers because of the position, power, perks, or money that goes with being sipsip. 

Our motives can also make us “users” or “user-friendly” — a derogatory term that describes those who just use other people to get what they want.  It’s an adjective applied with much disgust and disdain. For example, we are pond-scum if we use others to make ourselves look good, while they do all the dirty work. 

We are bottom-feeders, gutter-dwelling users when we use something noble for selfish reasons. For example, when we use a charitable institution to draw attention to our company/product, to attract more customers, to attain credibility, to get more sales. Using poor people to market one’s product or attain a level of respectability is, I believe, one of the lowest things a man can do. God will make these users pay, sooner or later. 

For sure, there are individuals and companies who sincerely want to help the poor, so they donate in cash or in kind; or they train and give jobs to those who qualify. It’s easy to see if a donor-company is sincere: after they do their due diligence, they give their donations easily (no lengthy, tedious meetings; no bureaucratic red tape). And they give most, or all, of the proceeds of a fund-raising event to the poor. 

Well, here’s another Creature of the Abyss, in a Department of Darkness all his own. This is the user who’s upfront and shameless about it. One of my daughter’s “friends,” for example, told her something that completely shook her up, right down to her rubber soles. This young man asked her, in a very casual way, “Hey. Can I use you to get close to the elders?” (Meaning, the elders of the church we go to. My husband happens to be one of the elders, so access to other church elders becomes easier if you know one of the elders’ kids. Six degrees of separation and all that.) Our daughter was flabbergasted, of course. No wonder this guy was suddenly so nice to her, inviting her to all sorts of events, etc. His being transparent (later on) certainly didn’t make his motives ok! The end result: well, yes, he finally found another way to get close to the elders, but his performance has been so poor that they don’t quite know what to do with him anymore. They’ve been moving him from one ministry to another, to no avail. 

Alas, I have a barrelful of “User Stories” with similar dismal endings. Pity, really. Maybe users exert effort, too, when they scheme and implement their devious strategies to use people. Maybe being a user is hard work too — who knows? But the thing is, the returns are paltry and thin, especially emotionally and psychologically. As I said, we have to suffer the consequences of having wrong motives. Sooner or later. 

Motives make the man. We must be aware of our motives when we deal with people, especially. 

Are we being nice because we sincerely want to be nice — or do we have an ulterior motive? 

Did we befriend someone because we sincerely like this person — or because of what we can get: social status, connections, access to certain opportunities, clubs or organizations that are otherwise out of our reach? 

Are we helping the poor because we truly want to help — or because we just want to attract more buyers, gain some respectability, or simply, to look charitable and generous? 

Did we give someone a gift — with strings attached? 

Did we make a business connection or referral —expecting a commission? If you are expecting a commission, say it beforehand. Clarify that this is a business relationship.

Why are we refusing help from highly-qualified people? Are we afraid that they’ll outshine us, do better than us, get our jobs?  

Why am I more strict with someone — is it because I am secretly intimidated by him? Or I just don’t like him so I’m going to give him a hard time? 

Why did I give a negative feedback or a bad report about someone — instead of going straight to the person to clarify, and to help him make things right, if he really committed a mistake? Am I using the bad report to discredit him? To make myself look good? To get back at him? 

Did I recommend something bad or inferior — knowing this will lead a person to ruin? To make a bad investment or a wrong choice? Just because I envy him? Because I cannot stand the thought of him being more successful than me? 

Believe me, we are all capable of the vilest things. What looks innocent and altruistic can actually be brilliantly evil and destructive. 

No wonder the Bible says, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? I, the Lord, search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” 

We will surely be rewarded for doing good things, with good motives. And we will surely, surely suffer for our bad ones. 

That’s why must always ask God to search our hearts. We must always ask ourselves: What’s my motive? 
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