November 23, 2017, 7:20 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07222 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.23697 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.035 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34334 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02609 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.035 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03933 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.63992 Bangladesh Taka
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1 Philippine Peso = 34.27689 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01967 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02668 Brunei Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06405 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01967 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28171 Bhutan Ngultrum
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1 Philippine Peso = 393.707 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03929 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0252 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01953 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.51721 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13055 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 59.27237 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.06096 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01967 Cuban Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.12472 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.93215 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.25679 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26216 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34612 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.53196 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01676 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0411 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01485 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01485 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.09043 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.92566 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 176.89283 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14439 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.01731 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15359 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46264 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12608 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.21691 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.23442 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 266.33236 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06904 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28012 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.94985 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 692.86138 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03638 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.46903 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01391 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.2151 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03441 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.37082 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 78.99705 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 8.32547 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.69912 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.59685 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00593 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01613 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.50443 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 163.16618 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.60669 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.02262 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.44897 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2763 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05995 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0122 Latvian Lat
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.34307 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.02635 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.80433 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 47.94494 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15822 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.90266 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.6647 Mauritius Rupee
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1 Philippine Peso = 14.0885 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37348 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08155 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27622 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 7.00098 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60177 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16317 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03638 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02891 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00756 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01967 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06359 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06374 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06568 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07087 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 110.87513 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07473 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07785 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.16841 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.36755 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07374 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15449 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26735 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13097 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16686 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0267 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01486 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.4367 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 149.85251 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.99312 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 410.64307 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17207 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.12743 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27624 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64562 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04905 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04547 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07723 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13037 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59133 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.93314 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51976 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.28811 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01967 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57699 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 158.89873 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19617 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 446.39136 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.10089 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05108 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.98368 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0531 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.988 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.98682 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.91504 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2763 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 102.05507 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.11701 Zimbabwe dollar

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THE National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) is conducting its 39th Annual Scientific Meeting today July 12 and tomorrow, at the Manila Hotel with the theme “Attaining Sustainable Development Goals: Philippine Fisheries and Other Aquatic Resources 20/20”. For this year, NAST PHL adopted the Sustainable Development Goals to be its overarching theme. The Agricultural Sciences Division, being the host division, agreed to focus on “fisheries” where science is critical. They are also interested in determining how these sectors will impact the achievement of SGDs in the Philippines. This annual activity of the Academy aims to convene a conference to determine how the Philippines will achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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The Taguig City local council passed a resolution approving the release of P1.5 Million in calamity assistance to war-torn Marawi. 

Mayor Lani Cayetano: “We are very eager in helping our brothers and sisters. We want them to feel that they are not alone in this battle. We want this simple act to give them hope in their hearts.”

Were all mayors in the thousands of municipalities and cities in the country do likewise: The mayors might urge LGU councils to allot contributions to war-torn Marawi. If every LGU council would make it their mission to help in tragedies such as Taguig has done, recovery and misery would end sooner much sooner for the victims.

Mayor Cayetano and the Taguig council learned of Marawi being under a state of calamity after ISIS-inspired terrorists attacks. Military and police has to engage in gunfights in Barangay Basak Malutlut on May 23. This assault of Marawi is still going on victimizing over 30,000 families or 140,000 individuals displaced as a result and their homes and property severely damaged.

Mayor Cayetano asked everyone “to include the restoration of peace in Marawi City in their prayers, as she enjoined everyone to do what they could to help. 

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The reason there is an excessive loading and unloading of jeepney passengers in the middle of the road is because Filipino passengers are too lazy to walk. There is “Para...” to unload one passenger at the corner. A few steps down the same block, another cries, “Para...” Why didn’t this person get off when the previous person shouted Para...? Too lazy to walk 5 meters, that’s why. Five seconds later, the jeepney swerves and put on his brakes because a passenger signals to get on. 

Finally, MMDA is getting around to implement jeepney stops. “Many passengers get involved in road accidents. This will be similar to buses pero hindi natin ilalagay sa bus stops, para hindi sila magbangaan. This will be separate, it might be near or it might be adjacent, but it will be separate.” 

MMDA’s Thomas Orbos says that jeepney drivers slow down traffic flow when they frequently load and unload passengers in the middle of the road. Jeeney Stops. A need whose time has come.

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Philippine Rice Research Institute is promoting the consumption of brown rice to ensure good health among Filipinos. Can PhilRice do anything about the fact that brown rice is twice as expensive as overly milled white rice? Some can afford the price difference. But most can’t.

PhilRice executive director Sailila Abdula: “We are one in curtailing rice wastage because we believe that every grain our farmers produce means life to a Filipino, and could help in ensuring enough supply of rice for the country.” 

This campaign against wastage might start at kindergarten by teaching children that it is bad to put too much rice and other foods on your plate—half of which are left uneaten. Children should be taught to just put small portions on the plate. And after all is eaten, go and get a little more from the buffet or the kitchen. 

Certain cultures among Filipinos teach that one must not to clean up one’s plate. This might tell those around that you are poorly fed at home. It is right to leave some food on the plate. This is so stupid, and even certain adults believe in this waste. Just watch the leftover food on plates at buffets, weddings, picnics. They rake in the food, but their stomachs can only take in so much. 

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A bill proposing to ban soft drinks, energy drinks and colas in over 46,000 public schools in the country has been filed at the House of Representatives. 1-Ang Edukasyon Partylist Rep. Salvador Belaro, Jr. said he wants to improve the diet of more than 21 million Filipino students enrolled in public schools by banning the sale of sweetened drinks in all canteens of public elementary and high schools in the Philippines. In filing House Bill 4039, Belaro pointed the availability of these drinks, which are considered as major contributors to obesity and diabetes, in school canteens.

“Now that softdrinks are sold very cheap, no wonder it becomes the drink of choice of students during recess time. E para na silang kumakain ng tasa-tasang asukal sa sobrang tamis nitong mga softdrinks na ‘to e,” Belaro said. Bottled drinks made from artificially fruit flavored power should not be mistaken nor called “juice”. Juice is when the drink is squeezed out of a fruit. An orange flavored drink made from power is not juice, because it does not have a hint of fresh fruit. 

An 8-ounce bottle of a popular carbonated cola drink costs between P8 in retail stores. On average, a single bottle of a sugary drink contains around 40 grams of free sugars equivalent to around 10 teaspoons of table sugar, way too high from the WHO recommendation; and contributes to dental caries. Carbonation, the fizz or bubbles have been found to steal calcium away from the bones. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the healthy daily intake of sugars should be below 5 percent of daily energy intake only or just around 6 teaspoons of table sugar for adults.

On average, a single can of a sugary drink contains around 40 grams of free sugars equivalent to around 10 teaspoons of table sugar, way too high from the WHO recommendation. Most soda addicts buy 3 or 4 bottles of drinks a day. Department of Education already issued a department order prohibiting the sale of carbonated drinks, sugar-based synthetic or artificially flavored drinks, junk foods and any food product that may be detrimental to a child’s health in canteens in 2017. 

The partylist solon, however, noted that the softdrinks are still being sold to some canteens in public schools within Metro-Manila, thus stressing the need for a law.

The Duterte administration is also proposing to impose taxes on junk food and sugar-sweetened beverage taxes. 

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Dahliaspillera@yahoo.com
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