January 22, 2018, 8:44 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07248 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.15117 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03513 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37432 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02466 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03513 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03947 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.63391 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0315 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00743 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 34.55654 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02619 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13539 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06307 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.25863 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19114 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 395.1056 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03943 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02465 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01899 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 11.98717 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12629 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 56.09039 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.14821 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.78074 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.40983 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.49517 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12017 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94356 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.24754 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25256 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34873 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.537 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01614 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03952 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01423 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01424 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08955 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.95481 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 177.50149 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14478 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.06335 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15424 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.4645 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11993 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.2536 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 4.98796 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 262.6801 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06734 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.2595 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.36688 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 722.49855 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02684 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.44306 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01395 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.18305 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02388 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.36803 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 79.05665 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 8.11131 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.76199 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.05013 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00592 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01618 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.40616 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 163.40439 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.70989 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.03631 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.51372 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24018 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06017 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01225 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02645 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1822 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33221 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.99072 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.54431 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 47.6416 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15887 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.94691 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64535 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3059 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 14.08092 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.36718 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07768 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24178 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 7.06532 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.6045 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15516 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01397 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02711 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00759 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06337 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06241 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.17782 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06737 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 110.75588 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07183 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07523 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.11021 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.49398 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07401 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15294 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26317 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13811 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15903 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02605 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01423 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.43825 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 150.5822 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 11.09138 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 395.67793 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17269 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.16341 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24082 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.62838 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04813 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04392 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07512 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1331 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57902 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.22736 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56937 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.46241 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56325 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 160.3513 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19686 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 447.97712 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03691 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0496 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.5818 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05329 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.49813 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.92441 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.9329 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24034 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 102.41761 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.14229 Zimbabwe dollar

Sidelines

When I was still working in an office, my fairly stressful life was made even more interesting by my sidelines — which were given to me by my boss. 

Yes. My boss. 

He had a plethora of friends in the PR and advertising industry. And they always ran to my boss for help. He was their Go-to Guy. So he kind of twisted my arm by giving me all these sidelines that I was supposed to do outside office hours. 

Thank goodness, we were both very strict about keeping our office hours unquestionably virginal. No sidelines during office hours. Not even phone calls about them. 

To this day, I thank my boss for the sidelines he threw my way. It prepared me for a task that God was going to give me a few years down the road. Those sidelines equipped me to handle a corporate communications division that had about 25 men and women, not counting the satellite offices in the provinces that we had to monitor. Without those sidelines, I would’ve just had enough experience to circumnavigate the two buildings we occupied on Buendia Avenue (which was so clean and placid that time). 

Unwittingly, I discovered that sidelines were better than getting a masters degree in my field. Working in the trenches was much more educational and state-of-the-art, on all levels. It was like taking your graduate studies within the confines of board rooms and corporate battle fields.

And being paid so well for it! I think I earned four times my salary doing those sidelines. 

So what sidelines did my boss give me at age 25? Well, I remember editing annual reports and technical papers (ugh!!!); writing speeches, documentary scripts, audio-visual scripts, primers, marketing collaterals, omnibus brochures, etc. 

As if that wasn’t stressful enough, once I was asked to co-emcee the annual awards night of this PR organization. Yes. Also as a sideline. 

I cannot even remember how I survived that evening, standing for two hours on stage, with the lights rendering me half-blind. I couldn’t read my script! The script that I wrote going to and from the office. My driver had to drive verrrrrry slowly to keep my penmanship readable. We didn’t have laptops then. 

Well, in a way, it was a blessing that the perpetual glare from the lights kept me from seeing the sea of faces in front of me — among them were the most formidable (and nastiest) clients in the industry. Some were the taipans of spin engines who were paying for all the wine, prime booze, and caviar that were distributed among the VIP tables. I got to bring home a caviar cake to prevent me from having a nervous breakdown. 

Imagine a panic attack that lasted for 2.5 hours — that’s what I had. The only respites my co-emcee (a man who later became a newscaster) and I had were the touch-ups backstage. I was too strung-out to even go to the bathroom. And I definitely adlibbed my way through that whole ordeal. The icing on the cake was a free stay at the posh hotel where the event was held. Barring that, I cannot, for the life of me, remember why I agreed to co-emcee.  Blame it on my boss. But I must say that his PR friends were always very, very generous. 

Decades after my sideline stints, I realized that all I learned from those midnight-to-6am jobs were going to be used by God when I finally decided to work for Him, full time. I continued to write, to edit, to do lectures, teaching  and training materials, to counsel  (well, in my corporate career days, I had to counsel some of my editors, writers, and art directors who had marital or financial problems). And I continued to speak. I still had to give talks. Even more than I had to when I was still in the corporate world. It’s the one thing I still dread doing, but have to do.

When I cannot find a way out. 

No, I don’t get paid by our church. The days can sometimes be very long. There’s lots of overtime work, too! And no representation expenses to cover the Ministry work I have to do. 

But I still keep accepting the work that my Boss throws my way! My new Big Boss, that is. He’s relentless. The assignments He gives me have brought me to many parts of the world. And we’ve revisited many of the countries we went to, when my husband and I had to take breaks from our jobs then. The hotel accomodations He has given us have been amazing, most of the time. The company and friends we keep are AWESOME. Oh, there are difficult personalities and relationship glitches here and there, but at the end of the day, we love one another with the Love of Christ. 

The work that I do for my Big Boss is now my Main Job, not just my sideline. The perks are unlimited. He is unbelievably generous. He’s very creative with the benefits He gives me. Many things He gives us, I didnt even think of asking for. And our children have shared those perks and benefits countless times, to this day. 

Most of all: the retirement pay is out of this world! 
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