June 24, 2018, 10:42 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 169.07178 Guinea Franc
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1 Philippine Peso = 3.87599 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14741 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44878 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11882 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.24803 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.23224 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 264.43067 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06764 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27568 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.24728 Iraqi Dinar
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.06417 Japanese Yen
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1 Philippine Peso = 16.91094 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.86622 Korean Won
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1 Philippine Peso = 6.38595 Kazakhstan Tenge
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.37584 Mexican Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.01879 United States Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 430.10147 Vietnam Dong
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1 Philippine Peso = 10.56614 CFA Franc (BEAC)
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Free to eat, fight, share

AT the summit, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said, “We had a historic meeting and we’ve decided to leave the past behind.”

Tidbits from that past:

 (1) Mao Zedong: “In order to support the Korean people’s war of liberation and to resist the attacks of US imperialism and its running dogs, thereby safeguarding the interests of the people of Korea, China and all the other countries in the East, I herewith order the Chinese People’s Volunteers to march speedily to Korea and join the Korean comrades in fighting the aggressors and winning a glorious victory.” [October 1950]

 (2) US President Harry S. Truman: “The Republic of Korea was set up with the United Nations’ help. It is a recognized government by the members of the United Nations. It was unlawfully attacked by a bunch of bandits which are neighbors of North Korea. The United Nations Security Council held a meeting and passed on the situation and asked the members to go to the relief of the Korean Republic. And the members of the United Nations are going to the relief of the Korean Republic to suppress a bandit raid on the Republic of Korea.” [The President’s News Conference, June 29, 1950]

 (3) Mao Zedong: “Beginning on September 18, our Volunteers, together with the Korean People’s Army, initiated tactical counter-attacks on all fronts and have won a signal victory by annihilating and wounding more than 30,000 enemy troops in the space of a month.” [Hail The Signal Victory Of The Chinese People’s Volunteers! October 24, 1952]

 (4) US President Harry S. Truman: “Korea is a small country, thousands of miles away, but what is happening there is important to every American. On Sunday, June 25th, Communist forces attacked the Republic of Korea. This attack has made it clear, beyond all doubt, that the international Communist movement is willing to use armed invasion to conquer independent nations. An act of aggression such as this creates a very real danger to the security of all free nations.” [“Radio and Television Address to the American People on the Situation in Korea,” July 19, 1950]

 (5) Mao Zedong: “In war there must be sacrifice. Without sacrifices there will be no victory. To sacrifice my son or other people’s sons are just the same. There are no parents in the world who do not treasure their children. But please do not feel sad on my behalf, because this is something entirely unpredictable.” [Comment on Hearing of Mao Anying’s Death, November 1950]

 (6) US President Harry S. Truman: “The attack upon Korea makes it plain beyond all doubt that communism has passed beyond the use of subversion to conquer independent nations and will now use armed invasion and war...Accordingly I have ordered the 7th Fleet to prevent any attack on Formosa...I have also directed that United States Forces in the Philippines be strengthened and that military assistance to the Philippine Government be accelerated.” [“Statement by the President on the Situation in Korea,” June 27, 1950]

One more nugget: One day in 1946, well past midnight, an elderly official from a democratic party called on Kim Il Sung. Kim Il Sung held the 70-year-old caller in high regard.

The self-conscious official began his story diffidently, blushing: “I have an awkward request to make. I want to have some tonic like wild insam (ginseng) or young deer-antler.”

Kim Il Sung told him to go on, offering him a chair.

 “Not long ago I remarried, but my young wife is displeased with me. General, please help me!” This came as a real surprise from the lips of a 70-year-old!

But Kim Il Sung felt sympathy for him. “I’ll help you,” he said soothingly. “Then your wife will not humiliate you.”[Anecdotes Of Kim Il Sung’s Life. Volume 1. Pyongyang, Korea: Juche 96 (2007)]

At their summit, did the two gentlemen bring the sexy back? How about the other players – the chunkier jaundiced brother in the North and the petty tyrants of the region? US President Trump told the post-summit press conference: “The past does not have to define the future.”

Be that as it may, unfortunately for the present, the past still has murderers, as the bereaved family of Henry Acorda learned of Bratislava in Europe.

The Filipino expat was beaten to death by a man believed to be a neo-Nazi. In the aftermath, thousands of Slovaks rallied in their capital to pay tribute to the OFW and to denounce the hate crime: “Nazi brain burn in hell.” [http://tempo.com.ph/2018/06/09/slovaks-mourn-pinoy-expat-beaten-to-death/] “Older repertoires, helping people define – collectively and narrowly – ‘who they are’ have been revived, threatening a return of ethnocentrism and nativism. The air is replete with echoes a century old. Commonly they are seen as the voice of populism. We may also see them as so many signs of fascism rising.” [Rob Kroes, “Signs of Fascism Rising: A European Americanist Looks at Recent Political Trends in the U.S. and Europe,” Society. 2017; 54(3): 218–225]

The distant past: “Hundreds of Jews were murdered on the territory of Slovakia. Of the 89,000 Jews living in Slovakia: 7,500 were deported to the territory ceded to Hungary, 69,000 to camps in occupied Poland in 57 train transports.”[http://www.upn.gov.sk/data/files/SKL-HOLOKAUST-EN-web.pdf] The recent past: in 2016, the far-right party, officially called the People’s Party-Our Slovakia, won more than 8 percent of the vote. It is the first time the Neo-Nazi political party has won a place in Slovakia’s Parliament. [https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/03/06/Neo-Nazi-party-wins-1...

 “Generally, Slovak right-wing extremists find their inspiration in the wartime clerico-fascist Slovak State and in its president Jozef Tiso.” [https://fee.org/articles/the-frightening-rise-of-slovakian-national-soci...

How many OFWs are in the cross-hairs of foreign Fascists? How many Filipino fishermen are victimized by Han chauvinists?

In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. admitted that there was indeed an incident where Chinese Coast Guard took fishes from Filipino fishermen in Scarborough Shoal.” [https://pcoo.gov.ph/news_releases/palace-taking-steps-to-address-filipin...

Even as the Filipinos marked the 120th anniversary of the Kawit Declaration of Independence, we must be reminded that the Ifugao rice terraces in the Philippines is one of the first five Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems recognized via the World Food Summit Plan of Action and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. [http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/6_session_fao.pdf]
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