May 24, 2017, 2:01 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07381 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.39851 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03597 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.32504 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02683 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03597 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04019 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.61957 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03496 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00756 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 34.20217 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0201 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02784 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13867 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06563 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0201 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.30125 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20751 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 402.33121 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04015 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0271 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01953 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 13.47267 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13847 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 58.35812 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.51125 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0201 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.96925 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.47339 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.57074 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13296 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94574 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.17205 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27938 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.36314 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46021 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01786 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0421 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01545 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01546 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08669 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.90334 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 181.20981 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14748 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.11013 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15644 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.47082 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13208 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.33903 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.50744 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 267.16239 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0719 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.29803 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.73392 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 651.98958 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0008 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.60008 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01424 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.23286 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.07094 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.36441 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 81.2902 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 9.04341 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 18.08682 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 22.44775 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00609 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01648 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.24598 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 164.32878 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 30.27532 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.06873 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 1.84887 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26588 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06127 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01247 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02803 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19542 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.36586 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.09586 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 27.49196 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 48.43248 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16115 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 7.19453 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.69695 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3115 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 14.4168 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37541 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08626 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26598 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.33039 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59385 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16751 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.07195 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02866 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00773 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0201 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06572 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06587 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.10309 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07495 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 111.9996 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07317 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0813 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.13651 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.46403 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07535 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15881 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26967 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13384 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17452 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02785 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01546 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44626 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 149.31673 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 11.03296 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 437.5784 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17528 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.34928 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26605 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.69031 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04822 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04643 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0716 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13463 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60344 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.81511 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52904 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 72.62862 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0201 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56692 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 76.36656 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20045 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 454.6624 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.15394 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05199 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 11.70539 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05426 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 11.75181 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 2.11917 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 5.02271 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2661 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 104.2906 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.27291 Zimbabwe dollar

‘Urbanidad’

Carmen Guerrero-Nakpil writes in her book, “Whatever”  that in our chaotic, lawless congested Philippine cities, the only thing that makes life bearable is good mannered politeness.   In too many homes, politeness is neglected.   How few children say “Good morning” or “Goodnight” to the parents,  grands, house guests? 

Parents justify such lack of manners by saying “He’s shy” (mahiyain yan).  Shyness or worse, timidity, is no excuse for lack of good manners.   Even “thank you” is rare to come by after receiving gift or money.  Much less an emailed or hand-written thank-you letter

Nakpil:  “Unfortunately, [politeness] is in low supply.... There is a vast wasteland out there of people who have not been told what they should have learned in kindergarten or at Mother’s knee—how to show consideration for others, how to share, how to live together, how to respect others....

 “Too many people, at all levels, behave as if they were raised by wolves.  They yell and screech, they spit, pick or blow their noses in the open, urinate on the sidewalk, they grunt when spoken to, eat like wild animals...”  Women specially, talk, laugh, gossip  too loudly in public vehicles and restaurants.   like they were in their own bedrooms .   Too many males do not believe in offering their seats to females, young or old.  They seem incapable of the most rudimentary form of politeness:  Good manners, civility, urbanidad.

 “May I?” “Please,” “Thank you,” “Excuse me.”   Hardly ever heard.  Notice how introductions are ignored?  It was a break at a conference.   I was in conversation with a few participants.  A woman came over to one of the men, causing all to pause.  Without so much as an excuse me, she proceeded to have a quiet discussion  with him.  It didn’t occur to this fellow to introduce the woman.  I think he wanted to, but felt awkward, shy, timid, nervous to do an introduction.  After she had turned to leave, the fellow mumbled under his breath,  “Si Mrs ko” waving his thumb in her direction as she walked away, like, that was my wife.

At the point when she walked up to  the group, a husband with more social finesse could have said, “Everybody, this is my wife Joy (Asawa ko, si Joy.)  Then turning to her, “Joy, they are... (Joy, sila sina...).

 What if this fellow didn’t  know the names of one or two in the circle?  No big deal.   “I know I’ve met you  before but I don’t remember your name.”  Another approach, “Tell me your last name again please?”  

The other person would realize that this guy doesn’t know his last name, nor his first name.  He will be gracious to give his full name.... “Santos.  Jun Santos ako.”  Urbanidad!

Some basic rules of introduction which too many locals find rattling:  Same age, same status--lady first:  Woman, I’d like you to meet Man.  (“Lady” is now archaic and offensive to many liberated female.  They prefer Woman.)   Elder to Younger:  “Lola, I’d like you to meet my friend Jane.”   Status:  “Judge Jones,  this is Lina Misa, our new secretary.”    Status, regardless of age:  Chief Justice, this is my grandfather, Tomas Reyes.  Your parents/boss to your friend:  “Mom, I’d like you to meet my friend Josie Cruz, this is my mother, Rita Campos.  Always give full names.  They could be step-parents or inlaws with a different name than yours.  Urbanidad!

When introducing yourself to someone, just smile, shake hands, and say, “Hello, my name is Joe Friendly.  What’s your name?”  When introducing someone to a group:  “Everybody, this is Sally Campos.”

 Then call out the names of all present.  Or if you’re not sure of names, “Everybody, this is Sally Campos.  Please introduce yourselves.”    Often, it’s helpful to say something about the newcomer.   “Annie, this is Henry Worthalot IV.  He is here to make a donation to our charity.” 

Many in the Philippines  are unaware of the protocol of Roman numerals after names.  I recall an obituary where the name, say, Cresenciano  Z. Pagsibulan Jr. went through Cresenciano B. Pagsibulan 1, and now generations later had reached Cresenciano Y. Pagsibulan  VII, each one with a different middle name. 

Protocol dictates that the Roman numeral is used only if the name is kept exactly the same, including the middle name.  John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.  was son of the President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.  Had JFK Jr.  had a son he wanted to name “the second”  the name will have to be John Fitzgerald Kennedy II.   If his son were named John Bissett Kennedy, he cannot put “II”.  Alter the name with a new maternal or Christian middle name, and the Roman numerals no longer apply.  Few Filipinos know this Urbanidad.

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Dahliaspillera@yahoo.com
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