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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07331 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.47155 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03534 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31132 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02618 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03575 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03993 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.60092 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03586 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00753 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.91895 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01996 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0278 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13715 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06246 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01996 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.30515 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20135 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 399.68057 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03988 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02669 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01966 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 13.25953 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13713 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 58.11339 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.94729 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01996 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02635 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.49646 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.53643 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13669 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.9443 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.17654 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.28741 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.35935 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45338 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01837 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04141 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01585 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01589 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08644 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.87263 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 185.36634 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14655 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.10222 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15507 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46756 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13591 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.35316 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.67678 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 265.52206 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07197 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.29726 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.5576 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 647.3348 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.18607 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.56259 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01415 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20817 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04931 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.37303 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 79.08964 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 9.03374 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.96766 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 22.12218 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00607 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01637 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.29786 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 163.48573 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 30.14574 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.02855 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 1.79677 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25494 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06086 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01239 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02815 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19822 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3868 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.12338 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 27.27091 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 48.87203 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15971 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 7.12717 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.70293 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.30705 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 14.19445 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37646 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0879 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2547 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.28868 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58595 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16921 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.08325 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02832 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00768 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01996 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06481 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06558 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.09024 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.078 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 112.66121 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07267 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08354 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.13647 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.31603 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07486 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15525 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26353 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13296 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1752 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02781 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01585 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44332 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 149.43102 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.96027 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 450.2196 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17413 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.28109 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25482 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.68597 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04577 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.046 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07215 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13393 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60168 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.44001 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.54103 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.81074 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01996 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.55999 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 71.67099 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19904 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 454.62168 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.12378 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05122 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 12.04033 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0539 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 12.12298 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 2.18127 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.98902 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25486 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 103.60351 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.225 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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