February 21, 2017, 8:29 pm
Facebook iconTwitter iconYouTube iconGoogle+ icon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07293 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.52581 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03515 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.30481 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02586 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03554 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03971 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.57506 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03647 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00748 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.46168 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01986 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02815 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13622 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06162 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01986 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.33042 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20696 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 397.53772 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03967 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02601 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01991 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.67752 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13655 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 57.2776 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.95115 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01986 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06136 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.50503 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.53197 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13894 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.92534 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.18034 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29236 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31315 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44698 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01869 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04092 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01598 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01592 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08694 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.86338 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 184.72001 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14677 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.05262 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15408 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46652 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13837 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28535 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.75973 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 265.01191 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07353 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.32923 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.45115 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 643.20888 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.18924 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.54845 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01407 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.24728 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.05322 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.37172 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 79.01906 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 9.15965 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.87133 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 22.76807 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00605 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01628 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.33439 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 162.45035 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.86497 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.98749 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 1.78713 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25715 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06054 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01232 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02826 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19979 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.39525 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.14496 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.88642 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 49.14615 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15873 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 7.05322 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.70234 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.30421 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 14.29706 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.40758 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08849 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26128 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.25496 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58627 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16555 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.15647 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02763 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00764 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01986 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06476 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06296 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.08122 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08074 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 114.24742 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07229 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08451 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.15249 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.1811 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07447 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15448 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26803 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13238 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17685 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02815 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01598 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44095 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 145.88959 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.90151 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 458.00835 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1732 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.22597 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26146 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.69519 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04538 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0447 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07189 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13343 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.6112 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.24146 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.53981 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.20731 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01986 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56195 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 65.62748 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19806 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 452.9984 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.10346 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05044 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 12.2498 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05361 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 12.39515 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 2.22379 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.96823 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26052 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 103.04805 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.18626 Zimbabwe dollar

The Far Times: Forward

HISTORY changes. If I could know one thing about the world a hundred years from now, or have access to one train of information, I think I’d want their history of our time, because not only would it tell me a lot of things that I can’t know about our time, but it would tell me everything I needed to know about their time, like what they’re willing to believe.” [Across the Border to Spook Country: An Interview with William Gibson. Courtesy of Amazon.com. http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/source/qa.asp]

It is the future that we are discussing and how history recorded people’s projection of their tomorrows.

America’s Pentagon, for example, envisions a world of hybrid wars combining conventional combat, guerrillas and insurgents, cyber-conflicts plus terrorism and transnational criminal syndicates. Grunts, robots, viruses, militiamen, battle-cars, rockets, commissars, trained animals, drones, and death rays in melee.

New weapons. Rogue One regardless, Malloy Aeronautics and SURVICE Engineering Company has been producing the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle for the United States Army. Call it a Hoverbike, or flying motorcycle, or quadcopter, or Star Wars-style speeder. New ideas. A post-Cold War Big 5 of (1) Optimizing soldier and team performance, (2) Developing adaptive institutions to operate in complex environments, (3) Ensuring interoperability, (4) Building tailorable combined-arms formations, and (5) Leveraging technologies to maintain capability overmatch. [Gen. David G. Perkins, “Army Operating Concept: Delivering the Future”]

Current conflicts heating up: “there are signs the future of warfare may already be here. Just as the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and the 1973 Arab-Israeli Conflict were harbingers of future conflict, we may be at the juncture where events from Eastern Ukraine to Syria and Iraq signal how warfare is likely to evolve and shape the world of 2030 to 2050.” [Parameters 46(2) Summer 2016]

Yes, new weapons. A nuclear-armed long-range standoff weapon. One megawatt High Energy Laser. Long-Range Strike Bomber (B-3). Plasma rail-gun. Combat Survivor Evader Locator. Mirror proton stealth kit. Long-range and semi-autonomous anti-ship missile. Submarine drones. Rock-em-sock-em-robots. Hypersonic cruise missile. Aurora / SR 72.

A non-American view. “The centre of gravity of global economic power is continuing to shift, away from North America and Europe, towards Asia, resulting in a change in the balance of power and an increasingly multipolar world. While the US is likely to remain the world’s leading military power in 2035, its military advantage is likely to be reduced and challenged increasingly by China. Other rising powers, such as Brazil and India, will take a strategic interest beyond their own regions in pursuit of resources.” [UK Ministry of Defense, Future Operating Environment 2035]

A non-Western view (Igor Popov and Musa Khamzatov, Voyna budushchego: kontseptual’nyye osnovy i prakticheskiye vyvody. Ocherki strategicheskoy mysli, Moscow, 2016): the experience of the Great Patriotic War will continue to be relevant, but Russian officers must implement fundamentally different approaches with appropriate new technologies. [https://jamestown.org/program/russian-military-theorists-consider-future...

New threats (robot apocalypse, World War Z, vampire pandemic) and old hatreds revived (Sino-Russian War over Siberia, Indo-Pakistan nuclear exchange, Beijing Spring/Jasmine Revolution).
Scenarios. “When last contacted, Air Force Two, with the vice president of the United States aboard, was flying high over the Philippine jungle. On board was not only the vice president, but the ‘football’ that gave him the power to initiate nuclear war. For in Washington, D.C., the U.S. President lay dying. At the newly reconstituted Clark Air Base, the orders went out: Air Force Two, aloft or downed, had to be found.

The vice president, alive or dead, had to be brought back. The hunt was on. The race against time and the ultimate terror had begun.” [Strike Eagle by Doug Beason, http://www.baen.com/strike-eagle.html]

The past as present as future. “The world is now a better place for a common man than ever it was before, the spectacle wider and richer and deeper, and more charged with hope and promise. Think of the universal things it is so easy to ignore; of the great and growing multitude, for example, of those who may travel freely about the world, who may read freely, think freely, speak freely! Think of the quite unprecedented numbers of well-ordered homes and cared-for, wholesome, questioning children! And it is not only that we have this increasing sea of mediocre well-being in which the realities of the future are engendering, but in the matter of sheer achievement I believe in my own time.” [Herbert George Wells, New Worlds For Old, 1912]

A long-run perspective: “It is conceivable, too, that some pestilence may presently appear, some new disease, that will destroy, not 10 or 15 or 20 per cent of the earth’s inhabitants as pestilences have done in the past, but 100 per cent; and so end our race. No one, speaking from scientific grounds alone, can say, ‘That cannot be.’ And no one can dispute that some great disease of the atmosphere, some trailing cometary poison, some great emanation of vapor from the interior of the earth, such as Mr. Shiel has made a brilliant use of in his ‘Purple Cloud,’ is consistent with every demonstrated fact in the world. There may arise new animals to prey upon us by land and sea, and there may come some drug or a wrecking madness into the minds of men. And finally, there is the reasonable certainty that this sun of ours must radiate itself toward extinction.” [H.G. Wells, The Discovery of the Future (A Discourse Delivered at the Royal Institution), 1913]
Prophecies. Regarding the third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fatima, on 13 July 1917: “it should be kept in mind that prophecy in the biblical sense does not mean to predict the future but to explain the will of God for the present, and therefore show the right path to take for the future. A person who foretells what is going to happen responds to the curiosity of the mind, which wants to draw back the veil on the future. The prophet speaks to the blindness of will and of reason, and declares the will of God as an indication and demand for the present time. In this case, prediction of the future is of secondary importance. What is essential is the actualization of the definitive Revelation, which concerns me at the deepest level. The prophetic word is a warning or a consolation, or both together.” [Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Theological Commentary”]
Rating: 
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
Pinterest icon
Reddit icon
Yahoo! icon
e-mail icon

Column of the Day

Duterte flirting with martial law

By NESTOR MATA | February 21,2017
548 View(s) 0 Comment(s)
‘The popular president is evoking memories of Marcos.’

Opinion of the Day

Justice in South Korea

By REY O. ARCILLA | February 21, 2017
513 View(s) 0 Comment(s)
‘Lady Justice in South Korea is truly blindfolded in that she makes no distinction between the rich and the poor.’