April 22, 2018, 1:49 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.03418 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.38677 Argentine Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06526 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0192 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26032 Bhutan Ngultrum
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1 Philippine Peso = 384.48243 Belarus Ruble
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1 Philippine Peso = 11.41406 Chilean Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 52.12791 Colombian Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.0192 Cuban Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 3.39601 Djibouti Franc
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.24262 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33916 Egyptian Pound
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.01551 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03865 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01348 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01349 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08525 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.89975 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 172.80584 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14089 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.95007 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15072 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45249 Honduras Lempira
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1 Philippine Peso = 264.60534 Indonesian Rupiah
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1 Philippine Peso = 22.73862 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 806.60649 Iran Rial
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.37565 Jamaican Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.06171 Japanese Yen
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1 Philippine Peso = 20.40042 Korean Won
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1 Philippine Peso = 25.52333 Myanmar Kyat
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.35007 Mexican Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.22915 Namibian Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.59554 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14884 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01652 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02629 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00739 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0192 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06176 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06241 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.21836 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06459 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.04187 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0699 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07223 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.16816 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.22066 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07202 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14768 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25792 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34667 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.161 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02513 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01349 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42646 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 146.53351 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.79316 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 380.06338 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16804 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.89015 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22917 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.599 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04602 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04292 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07736 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12961 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56365 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.7488 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.50259 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 70.84694 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0192 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.54158 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 154.65719 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 1139.831 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 437.43038 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.00538 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04922 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.16881 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05185 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.16881 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.83983 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.79931 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2292 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 99.66391 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.95026 Zimbabwe dollar

What is it about siblings?!! (2)

I’ve also noticed that the worst lies and vilifications have been made by one sibling about another. So sad. How gleefully they gossip, spill family secrets, and let the skeletons tumble out of the closet — at the expense of their own siblings. 

Just recently I had to firmly correct a lie that a brother said about his sister. A very damaging, blatant lie. I was so shocked when I heard about it. Good thing I was a first-hand witness who could convincingly expose the lie! Which I did. But to this day, I’m absolutely flabbergasted about how this brother could malign his sister and spread such vicious lies about her. 

In many families, it’s apparently “normal” for siblings to badmouth and malign each other. And the sad part is, they’re often believed because they’re allegedly giving an “inside story.” 

Another thing that siblings usually fight about is inheritance. If they don’t openly fight about it (nakakahiya naman), there could be a Silent War over the control and manipulation of assets. Very rarely have I seen a sibling sacrifice his/her share of the inheritance for another, or for peace in the family. The minute Greed rears its grotesque head, most siblings forget their blood ties. 

So, hats off to my Mom! I know Mommy gave considerably to help her siblings and their children (maybe because I am an only child?). And she also gave up her share of the heirloom jewellery from my grandma, and certain properties already assigned to her by our grandpa. Well, with God’s provisions, she lived a very comfortable life to the end. And died in peace, without suffering. Maybe that’s part of God’s reward to people who are generous and helpful to their siblings! 

In our own family, by God’s grace, our children never bicker over money. Nor have they been greedy about it. 

When one of our sons-in-law had cancer, one of our daughters gave her hard-earned life savings for his medical needs (to think, he was “only” an in-law, not her blood brother). And through the ups and downs of our lives, I’ve seen our children help one another without being asked (all married now with their own families). 

They’re very big on caring for, and helping each other in non-material and material things (gifts, money, food, shared stuff, benefits, and conveniences). They easily give, lend, or pass around clothes, cribs, strollers, toys, books, etc to each other.  

They’re funny, witty, sometimes cheesy in giving thanks, encouragement and praise to their siblings. They love sending cute videos of their kids to each other. And most of all, they pray hard for  each other, give free-floating advice, share life hacks and even medical tips to each other when someone’s sick (super thanks, Viber!!!). They remember to ask how the other is doing when a sibling has problems. In short, to them, helping each other is a way of life. 

For instance, one of our kids is renting her Kuya and his wife’s condo at a discount. But in so doing, she and her hubby are also helping out her Kuya because he doesn’t have problems anymore about renting out his condo! It’s a beneficial arrangement for both —based on their love and the desire to help each other.  

How did our kids turn out this way — loving and generous to each other as siblings? Well, the credit goes to God alone.  And this is not just a hyper-spiritual platitude. 

With the Bible as our guide, we taught our children not to compete but to cooperate and collaborate with each other. We taught them to help, not hinder each other. To build, not tear down. To equip, not to disable. To share, not to be selfish. To look out for each other, not just to look out for oneself. To be happy for each other’s success, not to be bitter, envious or jealous. To thank each other, not be entitled or take each other for granted. To say sorry, and forgive easily when wronged. To be generous with praise, and stingy with criticism. 

Of course you already know that as a family, we’re far from perfect! But still, thank God, I can say with much confidence that we are a very loving family. By God’s grace, we consistently show our love for each other in creative, funny, practical and helpful ways. 

Let’s just say, when it comes to loving each other as a family, we put our money where our mouth is. 

So, if you have siblings — have you done something amazingly kind or generous for them lately? Or have you been so appreciative of others, but not at all to your own brother or sister? Think about it. God is watching us!
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