August 17, 2017, 5:53 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 4.14512 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15784 Hong Kong Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 269.57844 Indonesian Rupiah
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1 Philippine Peso = 22.6366 Korean Won
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.08654 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02835 New Zealand Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.02027 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06622 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06654 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.11897 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0753 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 112.82935 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0738 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08196 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.14766 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.61897 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.076 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16004 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26836 Seychelles Rupee
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.02797 Singapore Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.45006 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 152.00649 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 11.08634 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 435.85326 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17678 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.43737 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26014 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.6897 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04917 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04647 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0711 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13537 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.61011 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 45.17633 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.53223 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 72.78071 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02027 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57377 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 77.82732 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20216 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 459.54601 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.18241 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05201 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 11.77483 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05472 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 11.82205 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 2.13174 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 5.06546 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25921 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 105.17835 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.33482 Zimbabwe dollar

The sins of the father

I think very few of us have, or had, good fathers. And I suppose it’s because the bad fathers had bad fathers themselves. You know the saying -- the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  

When we have children, when we raise our children, we raise people who, most probably, will be variations of the same theme. Our theme. That could be good news or bad news to the rest of mankind. 

Fathers are primarily accountable for the way their children turn out to be. In a matriarchal society like ours, that might seem inapplicable, but it still is. The father is supposed to be the CEO of the family. Not the mother. If he reneges on this God-given role and responsibility for whatever reason, he still suffers the consequences. Fathers are accountable -- that’s for sure. And they’ll answer for their failures in the foreseeable future. God will make sure of that, even if no one lifts a finger. 

I’ve seen, up close, how fathers who were alcoholics  or womanizers or gamblers raised children (sons and daughters) who became alcoholics or adulterers or gamblers themselves. Or how the children of a corrupt, brutal, ruthless man became the subhuman clones of their father -- and will probably end up in a pit deeper and filthier than the one their father fell into. 

I’ve seen how a sweet-talking, lazy but debonaire man married rich -- and raised sons who became sweet-talking, lazy, and debonaire men who ran after their own sugar mommies. I’ve seen the children of materialistic, absentee fathers become materialistic, absentee parents, too. 

Raising a generation of dysfunctional millennials is not rocket science. It’s a hereditary condition.

I wonder if any father actually woke up one morning and thought: I want to raise a profligate, weakling of a son. I want to raise a wild, sexually-deviant daughter. I want to raise a cheater and a liar. I want a child who’ll grow up to be a brilliant estafador. A genius gold digger.

I want to raise kids who will wallow in debt and be rabid social climbers. I want kids who’ll be boot-lickers and parasites. I want to raise kids who’ll have terrible tempers and who’ll whack their kids too. I want kids who will be sexually, physically, and verbally abusive too. Just like me. 

Do you think normal parents have goals like that? It’s unthinkable that any sane person would even have thoughts like that. 

But the tragic truth is this: many of us live like parents who have goals like that. Pause and think about that for a while. Actions speak louder than words. What we do is what our kids imitate -- whether they like it or not. As I said, it’s not rocket science. It’s a hereditary condition. 

If you’re a normal father who’s capable of having normal but lofty dreams for your own children, take a good look at yourself. Do you live out the values that you’d want them to have? Do you personify the qualities that you’d like your children to have? 

I have a friend whose dad came home dead drunk almost every single 2 a.m. My friend became a drunk himself. He came home dead drunk almost every night, too, and to make matters worse, he added drugs to the equation. Just like his dad, he also messed up his marriage. Even if my friend graduated from one of the finest schools in the land, he developed horribly bad manners and a really filthy mouth -- yup, just like his dad. 

One day he lost his job and became a bum. Literally homeless, in another country. He’d scavenge for food in garbage cans, pick up cigarette butts in train stations, beg for food and money from old friends. He’d sleep in shelters every night and be out in the streets again the next morning. That was his life. Until his younger brother sent him a one-way ticket home. 

But unfortunately, this story doesn’t have a happy ending. My friend died of a heart attack a few years after he came home. He looked 70 even if he was only 50. He used to be so handsome. One of his sons became a drug addict and can’t keep a job, so he lives off his girlfriend -- just like his dad. His brothers have a very hard life, still struggling to make ends meet -- while their cousins (who had good dads) are doing so well, having finished in the best schools. 

My friend’s younger brother, on the other hand, turned out surprisingly well. Against all odds, he became a good dad. But before that, he was a drunk too, messed up his marriage also. Until one day, he decided to go to a Bible study with his wife. That’s where Jesus Christ turned his life around. And as they say, the rest is history -- his story in this ex-drunk’s life. Having a bad dad is no excuse for being a bad one yourself. 

But sadly, there’s another moral to this story. A bad dad will, most probably, pass on his “badness” to his children. The life we live right now can be a blessing or a curse to our kids. Choose well the kind of life you live. It’s going to affect generations after you! 

God says, “I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected -- even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me. But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who  love me and obey my commands.” (Deuteronomy 5: 9-10) 

Take this seriously. It’s an excellent, God-guaranteed promise. But it’s a horrific warning as well. And it will surely come to pass, whether or not we believe it.
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