February 20, 2018, 5:59 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07035 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03736 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0341 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37852 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02417 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0341 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03831 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.58755 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03006 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00722 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.54368 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01916 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02532 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13142 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06189 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01916 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.22893 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18046 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 383.5249 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03827 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02404 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01774 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 11.3659 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12153 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 54.27203 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.83966 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01916 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.70268 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.39128 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.38755 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.115 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.93544 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.16856 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24138 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33716 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52165 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01543 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03813 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01366 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01366 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08656 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.89866 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 172.37548 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14054 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.9364 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14982 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45019 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11447 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.21437 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 4.80326 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 259.67432 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06787 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.23063 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.68199 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 709.84673 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 1.91667 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.39444 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01355 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03307 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.93774 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.30544 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 76.53257 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.57567 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.24138 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.41552 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00573 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01571 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.12088 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 158.62069 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.83908 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.97165 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.44272 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22308 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0584 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01189 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02534 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17539 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31734 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.9454 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 25.42146 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.82375 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15425 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.68582 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.61303 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29828 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.66743 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.35467 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07454 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22274 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.87739 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59195 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14901 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 1.96697 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02593 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00737 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01916 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06225 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06025 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.11398 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0642 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.68774 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06973 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07198 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.08044 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.10153 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07184 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14875 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25546 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34393 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15255 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02511 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01367 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.4254 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 146.16858 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.76628 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 378.35439 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16762 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.86552 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22276 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59923 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04546 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04238 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07167 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12904 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.55669 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.02682 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51715 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 69.38697 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01916 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.54521 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 156.47509 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 477.73945 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 434.75095 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01916 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04802 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.11303 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05172 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.11303 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.81628 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.78831 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22279 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 99.41571 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.93295 Zimbabwe dollar

Take the High Road

One of the things that brutally annihilates friendships is betrayal. 

The most common destroyer of business partnerships is greed. 

One of the most disgusting ways of succeeding is by backstabbing the competition. 

Another disgusting way of succeeding is by stealing credit for someone else’s work. 

Have you ever been a target of someone’s envy? Destructive criticism, put-downs and slander are part of this pretty package. 

Whenever you don’t pay your debt, you’re breaking your word and abusing someone’s trust. 

These are just a few of the terrible things that people do to each other in the course of a day. Have you ever walked into an office and heard five different versions of how people did something unconscionable to each other? I have. And I’ve seen worse days. 

What do you usually do when someone does something horribly wrong to you -- like betray you? Or gossip about you to intentionally destroy you? Or manipulate things so that you lose your business and he gets it? Or give the boss negative reports about you to dislodge you? 

What do you do if your spouse is having an affair with your best friend? This is actually a telenovela imitating life itself. 

Many people do the most unbelievably horrid things to each other without compunction. Without batting an eyelash. Without skipping a beat. That’s a good description of a psychopath, by the way. No conscience at all. 

Have you noticed? Some people seem to be, by nature, malicious, despicable and mean. They live and breathe to hurt, exploit, and abuse others. You’ve probably met quite a few. 

In the Philippines, they abound. We might take pride in being described as people who are “hospitable” and “resilient,” but if we’re honest about it, we’re also surrounded by Filipinos who are so profoundly envious of each other that we’ve gained the reputation of being plagued with crab mentality. I don’t think any amount of hospitality, resilience or “it’s more fun in the Philippines” will ever neutralize our crab mentality,  or erase the vivid images of the killings in our streets. 

I’m appalled that the world still hasn’t, to my knowledge, made a global uproar about the 10,000 plus “drug-related” murders in our country. (What’s the latest and most accurate count?  Does anyone know?)

How ironic that the world immediately advertises, “Pray for Texas” or “Pray for Paris,” etc. when the casualties there are phenomenally less than the thousands that have been killed in our streets. Maybe it’s because we’re Third World, where barbarism is expected. 

I know someone whose husband committed adultery with her best friend. Her revenge?  She also committed adultery with her husband’s best friend. Did it give her satisfaction? Yes. Were her children satisfied? Of course not. They were deeply damaged by their parents’ selfishness. 

It’s heart-wrenching how many parents deliberately turn their own kids into collateral damage. 

Had my friend chosen to take the high road, things might’ve turned out very differently -- and much less damaging. 

I have another friend whose husband was unfaithful. Instead of taking revenge or being consumed by bitterness, she chose to take the high road. She focused on taking care of their children. She put up a business of her own (which became a huge success, by the way). And she joined a weekly ladies’ bible study group that served as her anchor and strong spiritual support during her times of anguish and turmoil. 

Did her husband return to her? No, he did not. But to this day, my friend lives a very fulfilled, peaceful, and comfortable life -- the exact opposite of the hell-hole that her husband fell into and can’t seem to crawl out of. 

While we will never be pain-free or problem-free in this world, if we take the high road, if we choose to do the right thing even if it’s the hard thing to do -- we will eventually reap a life of dignity, grace, and abundance. That’s guaranteed. Because God always rewards righteousness.

God always rewards obedience. 

We never have to take the low road. We shouldn’t. Because vengeance is the Lord’s. That’s one of his most powerful promises to us. We don’t even have to lift a finger. When it’s God who inflicts punishment or discipline, it hurts immeasurably more than any kind of DIY Revenge we can ever do! Count on it. 

Pride is always at the root of our wrong reactions to the evil done to us. The bitter truth is -- if we prefer the satisfaction of sweet revenge over forgiveness, we will always  suffer the consequences. 

So make a decision and a commitment to always take the high road. Do it for your own benefit, for your own safety. More importantly, do it for God because He promises to reward you if you do! 

That way, you turn a hurt into a blessing.
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