June 18, 2018, 11:11 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06887 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01763 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03375 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52595 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02519 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03338 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0375 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.56891 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03163 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00708 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 32.83293 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01875 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02508 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12845 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06994 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01875 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26852 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19282 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 375.39846 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03746 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02475 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0187 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 11.85955 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12072 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 54.23964 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.57585 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01875 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.78136 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41526 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.32833 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1203 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.92481 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.19301 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25282 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33377 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51078 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01616 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03862 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01411 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01411 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08774 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.8783 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 168.7418 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13756 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.86799 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14715 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44823 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11904 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.22745 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.20533 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 261.11007 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06788 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27862 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.20139 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 793.5496 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01763 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.42115 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01329 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.07454 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.89293 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28161 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 75.86537 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.83274 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 16.87605 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.66229 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00567 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01538 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.31164 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 157.15357 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.23364 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.99081 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.62835 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2522 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05717 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01164 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02542 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17853 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31382 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.9715 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 25.27658 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.11532 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15157 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.65667 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.65479 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29196 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.37802 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.38672 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0747 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2516 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.71292 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58522 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15276 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03846 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02698 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00722 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01875 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06144 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05887 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.23233 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06922 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 105.94412 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06825 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07529 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.18378 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 15.92781 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07032 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1483 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25162 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33668 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16475 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02532 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01412 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41639 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 148.88431 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.53816 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 395.79974 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16407 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.65648 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25162 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.61204 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04892 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04288 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08861 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12572 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56497 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 42.52766 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.49372 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.94825 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01875 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59066 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 148.13426 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 1496.34352 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 427.78924 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02025 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04811 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.58541 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05063 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.58541 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.91656 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.68498 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25181 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 97.30921 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.78605 Zimbabwe dollar

Heart, like, sad, angry? Emoticons for issues

SOCIAL media platforms have paved the way for its users to register their thoughts on posts without actually saying anything by clicking on emoticons: thumbs up for likes, hearts, angry and shocked faces, and the like. Reacting to particular issues by simply tapping an option is yet another way to engage with your friends or those you follow (with less effort required than typing out a comment,) and the number of likes and shares are used by some to measure how engaged their audience is with the content that they post. If we were to use the same set of reactions on social media for this week’s issues, what would these reactions be?

Like. The IMF’s growth forecast for the Philippine economy remains good, and growth seems to be on track despite a weak peso and rising inflation. The work of past administrations have made the economy what it is today, as pointed out by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. Out of the three things on Dominguez’s laundry list, I hope that poverty reduction receives the attention it deserves, with investments hopefully translating into jobs for Filipinos and not just for Chinese contractors. 

Sad. President Rodrigo Duterte has thumbed down signing the proposed divorce bill, saying that his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, is against it. While anyone is certainly entitled to his or her own opinion on the issue, the virtual shut down is disappointing because there was certainly no debate on the merits of the proposal; it was simply put forth as a matter of personal preference. While personal positions do play a role in how policy is crafted, it should not be the only consideration when it comes to issues that have a more far-reaching impact on the lives of 100 million Filipinos. 

Angry. With the April 26 deadline for the closure of Boracay looming, it’s maddening that there seems to be no cohesive plan to provide safety nets for the workers and businesses that will be affected. Friends who have visited the island recently have come back with stories of employees who are frustrated and genuinely concerned for their livelihood, given the lack of a master plan coming from government. Small businesses have taken to social media to ask for help for their employees, dispose of their inventory, and look for alternative opportunities for those in their employ. Adding fuel to the fire is the Tourism department’s idiotic suggestion of holding a future Miss Universe pageant on the island to drum up interest after the closure. This only supports the conclusion that Secretary Wanda Teo seems to have no other plan to promote tourism in this country beyond holding beauty pageants.

Love. Facebook is finally cracking down on fake news, by partnering with independent fact-checkers in different jurisdictions. I heard about this effort more than a year back, as Facebook had cast a net for organizations that could serve this particular purpose. The social media network is now actively blocking the sharing of posts that have been flagged by fact-checkers are false, and notifying users of such limitation. Some critics have branded the move as censorship, but as long as it is the initiative of Facebook itself, it falls under self-censorship, which is allowed, even in media. How little or big the move will contribute to fighting fake news remains to be seen in the coming months, but it is certainly appreciated by those who are sick and utterly tired of all the fake news being peddled by propagandists and paid trolls. 

Laugh. Social media users couldn’t make heads or tails of Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos’ viral video, where she tries her hand at educating the audience at pronouncing Ilokano words, then trying to pronounce them with a French accent. Nobody knows exactly why she did this, except to try to ride on the same concept of tutorial videos on how to pronounce the names of designer brands. It was so comical in its execution that you couldn’t help but laugh; just not in a charitable way. It backfired massively, with users tweeting out suggestions for a second video, with words like “liberté, égalité, fraternité, voleur” or “thief.” Oh well. 

Wow. Senator Manny Pacquiao, incumbent senator and boxer extraordinaire, has severed ties with long-time trainer Freddie Roach, a few months before his scheduled fight against Lucas Matthysse. While splits in the boxing world aren’t uncommon, the Pacquiao-Roach break-up falls within the realm of douchebaggery (defined as “obnoxious or contemptible behavior” by Urban Dictionary) on Pacquiao’s part because it was done via press release. You’d think that ending a 15-year relationship would require more than just a phone call (which Pacquiao didn’t even do) but apparently this wasn’t a problem for the gentleman from Saranggani. 

Which issues engaged you this week, dear millennials and fillennials? Drop me a a line or leave a comment on Facebook!
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