January 22, 2017, 10:35 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07338 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.56344 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03536 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31768 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02647 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03576 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03996 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.58422 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03663 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00753 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.46653 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01998 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02852 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13706 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06388 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01998 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.35814 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.21155 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 400.00001 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03956 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02662 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02016 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 13.2004 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13722 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 58.87113 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.92967 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01998 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.07133 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.50753 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.54785 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13968 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.93227 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.19105 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2938 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37463 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44755 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01878 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04159 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0162 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01623 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08528 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.86673 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 182.56744 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15052 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.08611 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15498 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.47043 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14113 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.33107 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.78721 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 267.13287 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07609 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.36092 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.5964 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 646.35366 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.25874 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.57083 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01413 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.30192 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.07193 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.38807 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 80.17982 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 9.24076 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.98202 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 23.52647 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0061 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01638 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.62957 Kazakhstan Tenge
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1 Philippine Peso = 30.18981 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.001 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 1.7982 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27213 Lesotho Loti
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.0124 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02817 Libyan Dinar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.3993 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.15005 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 27.11289 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 49.59041 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15962 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 7.07293 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.71429 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3009 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 14.31828 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.43689 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08885 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27213 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.29371 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58739 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16918 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.17483 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02786 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00769 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01998 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0662 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06335 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.08991 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08205 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 115.53247 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07275 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08443 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.19329 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.23537 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07493 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15666 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26174 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13127 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17917 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02853 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01621 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44368 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 146.75325 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.96903 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 460.23778 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17427 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.28931 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27205 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.70769 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04621 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04578 Tonga Pa'ang
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07661 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13366 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.63151 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.51549 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.54725 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.40859 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01998 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57143 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 64.83517 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1996 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 450.8092 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.13906 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05105 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 12.31129 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05395 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 12.32568 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 2.23017 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.98502 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27207 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 103.68632 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.23077 Zimbabwe dollar

Travesty

The dictionary defines the word “travesty” as “a false, absurd, distorted, or grotesque representation of something or someone... A cheap mockery of something or someone serious... A debased or grossly inferior imitation.” 

That’s a combination of definitions by Oxford, Cambridge, Collins, and Merriam. I would add other adjectives to put more flesh to the word travesty: crass, crude, vulgar and unimaginative. I’m sure there are other variations of the same ugly theme. 

When we make a travesty of the values, beliefs, traditions, and things that people hold dear, we dishonor them and literally throw muck at their faces. We demean and debase them. We attempt to drag them down to the gutter, and slam their faces into the filth and mud -- the filth and mud of our own depravities. 

But the huge irony is this -- the one who makes a travesty of something noble or beautiful actually sinks deeper and deeper into the mire of his own vulgarity and shamelessness. 

Since doing this is such a losing proposition, why do people even resort to travesty? What could bring such pitiful individuals to such sordid depths --making a travesty of justice, a travesty of democracy, a travesty of heroism? I can think of a number of reasons. 

One is crass and unadulterated arrogance rising from a cesspool of insecurity. Yes. The greater the need for recognition, the bigger the insecurity. Remember that. 

When a horribly insecure or untalented person knows that he cannot ever become the much-admired and highly-esteemed person that he longs to be, then he makes a travesty -- he fabricates a cheap replica, an ill-contrived, grotesque imitation -- of the person he wants to be! Much like creating a clumsy, silly, bumbling Frankenstein that pretends to be a human being but doesn’t even have the talent to scare or impress anyone. Truly a pathetic attempt at being a human being. 

Another reason why people make a travesty of something noble and good is because they have no personal sense of integrity, morality, or basic human decency in the first place. Perhaps they were raised in an environment devoid of decency or honesty. Perhaps they were surrounded by sycophants, by hypocrisy and duplicity. Perhaps  their parents (or figures of authority) were -- from the very start -- evil, corrupt, greedy, scheming, shameless, heartless, brutal and cruel that they, the spawns, grew up to be clones of their parents. They, too, are calloused and immune to anything decent, humane, or just. Thus, as adults, they habitually make a travesty of anything decent, humane, or just. Just like their parents. A curse that could be transferred to many generations. God forbid.  

Just imagine -- if you grew up on a diet of lies and thievery then you are, most probably, repulsed by whatever is true and honest -- like heroism, for example. You may long for it, but you don’t even recognize it because you’ve never seen it up close. Nor were you taught what a real hero stands for. Of course, this isn’t an excuse for your reprehensible, shameless behavior. Rather, it’s an explanation of why you are totally clueless about what a real hero looks like. 

Another reason why some people resort to travesty is because they use it to grab power and wield it wantonly -- while they can. They intimidate with great speed and efficiency -- to shock and silence others into submission, to widen and maximize their control. 

It’s like a thug with a ragtag army that’s suddenly let loose in a hapless, unsuspecting neighborhood that’s totally unprepared for such raw, brutal  ruthlessness. Thugs make a travesty of justice, and they brazenly disrespect the rights of others just because they CAN. And because those who can stop them DO NOT -- out of fear or personal gain. 

At the end of the day, making a travesty of something or someone noble and good never works. It eventually backfires. 

The more brazen and shameless the travesty is, the deeper it buries the perpetrators into ignominy and shame. Their names and reputations will be tarnished, forever held in contempt and disdain. Or they’re completely forgotten. 

God, in his sovereignty and perfect wisdom, allows the most despicable and dishonorable men to “prosper and succeed” in this life for a season, and for reasons known only to  his perfect wisdom and intellect.

His ways are not our ways. We can never fathom his purposes for allowing evil, poverty, sickness, and injustice in our world. 

Maybe it’s to bring us to our knees, in complete submission to Him. Maybe it’s to serve as an example of how we should never treat others -- that’s why He allows us to suffer the pain of being mistreated and abused. Maybe it’s to show us our own sinfulness, to erase any trace of self-righteousness in ourselves -- to make us realize that put in the same circumstances, we might be capable of the same excesses (or worse), and we must therefore guard our hearts diligently against such evil and heartlessness.  Whatever God’s reasons are for allowing evil in our world, there will always be serious, painful, eternal consequences for those of us who insist on inflicting evil, harm, injustice, and abuse to our fellowmen. 

Be warned. God says, “The LORD makes everything go as He pleases. He has even prepared a day of disaster for evil people.” (Proverbs 16:4) 

At the end of the day, no one gets away with anything. No one ever gets off the hook -- not God’s.
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