October 19, 2017, 7:06 pm
Facebook iconTwitter iconYouTube iconGoogle+ icon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0717 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20871 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03475 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33813 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0248 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03475 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03905 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.57731 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03233 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00736 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.79539 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01952 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02637 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13393 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0616 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01952 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.2666 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19953 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 390.86294 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.039 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02447 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01905 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.09684 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12863 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 57.20812 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.07243 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01952 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.82351 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42558 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.46544 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12309 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.92112 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.21712 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25865 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3441 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52519 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01653 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0399 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01467 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01471 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08578 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.91761 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 173.50644 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14337 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.9752 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15244 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45638 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12402 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.19621 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.08551 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 263.17844 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0682 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26328 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.78407 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 667.88363 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04705 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.48653 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01381 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.1829 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01386 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.33715 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 78.73877 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 8.09352 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.57126 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.9875 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00589 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01601 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.51054 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 161.47403 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.39672 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.99785 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.29988 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25908 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05952 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01212 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02662 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18372 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33809 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.01269 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.59117 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 47.89145 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.157 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 7.04803 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.65892 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3034 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.98223 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37125 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0823 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25884 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.89184 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59176 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15391 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0285 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02714 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00751 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01952 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06338 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06228 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.05076 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07005 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 109.88871 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07106 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07576 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.11582 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.21398 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07321 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15248 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26667 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13003 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15841 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02638 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01468 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.43354 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 148.77001 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.91371 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 405.15812 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17083 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.05428 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25884 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64526 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04826 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04364 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07093 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13039 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58821 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.69387 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51738 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.10504 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01952 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57321 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 156.77469 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19475 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 443.49862 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03026 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0495 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.83639 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05271 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.75752 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.96193 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.87895 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.259 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 101.31784 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.0656 Zimbabwe dollar

House wants to make sure Bautista stays out

HOUSE majority leader Rudy Fariñas yesterday said he would recommend to the plenary next month that the justice committee be allowed to hold hearings for the preparation of the articles of impeachment against Elections Chair Andres Bautista.

But Rep. Edcel Lagman (LP, Albay), a leader of the seven-man opposition bloc, said it was “premature” to prepare the articles of impeachment because “there is no determination yet by the committee on the substance and sufficiency of the complaint.”

The House, before adjourning for a month-long break on Wednesday, impeached Bautista by reversing the justice panel’s decision to dismiss the impeachment complaint. The House met the constitutional requirement of one-third vote of all members to send an impeachment complaint to the Senate for trial. 

The justice panel dismissed the complaint last month for insufficiency in form for being “defective.” The complaint, filed by former Negros Oriental Rep. Jacinto Paras and lawyer Ferdinand Topacio, accuses Bautista of failing to declare properties and money in his statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth.

The reversal came hours after Bautista announced his resignation, effective end of the year.  

Lagman cited the House Rules on Impeachment which state that the disposition by the plenary o the recommendation for dismissal of an impeachment complaint by the justice panel “presupposes that the recommendation is based on the insufficiency of the complaint, lack of sufficient grounds or absence of probable cause.”

In such cases, he said, the plenary’s rejection of the recommendation for dismissal leads to the preparation of the Articles of Impeachment by the justice panel “because the very substance of the complaint is effectively upheld by the requisite number of one-third of the members.”

Lagman also said that since Bautista has resigned, effective December 31, an impeachment proceeding will be unnecessary because its purpose is his ouster.

He said an ouster has been preempted by Bautista’s resignation, the effective date of which “will definitely occur before the termination of the impeachment process both in the House and in the Senate.”

“There is inordinate haste on the part of the Duterte administration to end the tenure of Bautista to enable the President to appoint his chosen Chairman of the Commission on Elections,” he said.

Rep. Antonio Tinio (PL, ACT) said the administration’s motivation in ousting Bautista is the “control of the elections.”

“Chairman Bautista’s impeachment is a clear attempt from President Duterte and his administration to control all vital offices especially the supposedly independent constitutional bodies,” he said.

There is a pending impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno at the House. President Duterte himself has also threatened to have Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales impeached.

Bautista said he is standing pat on the effectivity of his resignation.

“My resignation letter has already been filed with the President. It would be embarrassing to the President (if I would change it),” he said in a radio interview.

He said changing the effectivity date would go against his very reason for setting it at the end of the year, “which is a smooth and orderly transition.” “Secondly, out of respect to the President, I want to give him enough time to choose my replacement,” he added.

On why his resignation was not irrevocable, he said, “Out of respect to the appointing authority, I didn’t use that word. We want him to have enough time to think over my resignation.” 

“In the world of possibilities, he might probably ask me to stay until a certain date. Out of respect to him, we should give him options and let him decide,” he added.

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, after the plenary vote on Wednesday, said Bautista could avoid a Senate impeachment trial if his resignation is effective immediately. Justice panel chair Rep. Reynaldo Umali issued a similar statement. 

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said the impeachment trial would stop once Bautista steps down.

He said the only purpose of the impeachment proceeding is to remove an impeachable official, and Bautista’s resignation would deem the process moot. 

He also said the Senate has not received a “certified true copy” of Bautista’s resignation.

Bautista submitted his resignation letter to President Duterte on Wednesday and Malacañang acknowledged receipt of the letter also Wednesday.

Topacio said the resignation has no bearing on the impeachment complaint filed because Bautista did not sign any formal letter.

“It has no bearing. First, has he formally resigned? I have not seen any formal letter of resignation. He only made it known through Facebook that he is resigning,” Topacio said.

He also said the resignation “was not irrevocable.”

“It is merely an intention to resign, which may or may not happen. What if before Dec. 31, 2017, God decides to tell him: Andy, don’t resign,” Topacio said.

He also said Bautista’s option is to file an irrevocable resignation before the Senate decides on his fate.

Paras said, “He said he will resign, but that remains to be seen.” – With Gerard Naval, JP Lopez and Ashzel Hachero
Category: 
Rating: 
No votes yet