May 26, 2018, 5:59 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06987 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04394 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03405 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46707 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02507 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03386 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03804 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.58684 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03178 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00718 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.30759 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01902 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02521 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13049 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06941 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01902 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.2997 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18862 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 380.82557 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.038 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02456 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01888 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 11.92087 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1215 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 54.23245 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.69241 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01902 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.79018 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41871 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.37645 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12092 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.9416 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20987 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25394 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33993 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51779 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01623 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03907 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01422 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01425 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08823 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.89024 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 171.23835 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13955 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.93875 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14924 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45305 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11993 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.23264 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.18261 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 268.49914 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06761 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28921 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.52235 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 800.64676 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.00476 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.38368 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01348 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.08195 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.91839 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.2975 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 77.23036 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.96595 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.12003 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.46376 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00575 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0156 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.24805 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 158.41735 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.6285 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.00552 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.59102 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.23569 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05799 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0118 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02586 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18008 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31929 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.99391 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 25.77516 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.76412 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15373 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.73388 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.65627 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29618 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.63553 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37196 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07566 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.23683 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.82899 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59717 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15404 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06962 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02745 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00732 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01902 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0621 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06201 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.19897 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06975 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 108.10348 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06924 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0751 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.17631 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.13468 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07134 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15092 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25547 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34155 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16566 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02546 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01422 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42241 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 149.32471 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.69051 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 397.78391 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16644 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.79608 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.23678 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60662 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0483 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04363 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08961 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1286 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56886 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.27563 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.49705 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.0291 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01902 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.5933 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 151.83565 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 1494.25528 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 433.30797 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03595 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04914 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.63667 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05136 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.63667 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.926 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.75366 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.23681 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 98.716 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.88415 Zimbabwe dollar

Ressa and Mocha

JUST as well that I have nothing to do with social media-- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any bloggers, on-line news sites, etc. Keeps me out of friends’ intense arguments about Ressa and Mocha. 

A long time ago, a 7-year-old great-grand offered to open an FB account for me. He asked and got my name, contact phone, and all other info that the FB application asked for. At the end of the day when he was leaving for home, I worried--What was that account you opened for me? He showed me-- 47 names, none of whom I know, had perused my Facebook account--all 47 wanted to be my friend. Shocked, because I had never had 47 friends in my entire life, I told the kid to “Close my account... close it NOW.”

To know what’s going on, I come home nightly to watch Balita 24 Hour at 6: p.m.; CNN News at 7; UNTV News at 8; Jessica Soho State of the Nation at 9. Both my TV and air-con’s automatic turn-off are off at 10, at which point I pretty much have an idea of what went on during the day. Without any need for Rappler, 

 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any of the social media, bloggers, on-line news sites, etc.

From what I hear nightly of late, Rappler has been quite critical of the DU30 administration. The SEC authorities investigated some irregularities in Rappler’s management. Rappler quibbles; flaunts to do no wrong. [Yes, once, when Rappler announced that Malaya editorial columnist Gerry Barican had died-- in fact Jerry was still quite alive.] 

Rappler insists that all it is presently accused of is politically motivated, to give the government the cause to close down and silence them for being government critics.

Is Rappler completely innocent of illegal doings? Or is Rappler in obscure trouble for being critical of President Duterte’s management? 

Rappler claims that they are falsely accused of illegal transactions. Rappler claims that the government is getting back at it because they criticize the DU30 administration. 

If I’m to believe Rappler, I have reasons to fear that Malaya Business Insight might be the next target of President Duterte to be closed down, seeing how Malaya news writer Ellen Tordesillas has been critical of the management imperfections of my President Duterte. But, as of this writing, I have not heard that my beloved Malaya, for which I had written an editorial opinion column thrice-weekly for 25 years now, is threatened by the DU30 administration. Can Malaya too be silenced and closed down for the unsympathetic criticisms and practice of press freedom by one of Malaya’s reporters?

On Mocha Uson—who I understand campaigned tirelessly to get her idol, Rodrigo Duterte, elected Philippine president. In return for which Mocha justly gets an Assistant Secretary position. My evening news assured me that she’s doing an excellent job, fighting tooth’n’nail defending her DU30 administration. 

From my nightly news still, I learned that Mocha Uson received a Successful Alumna Award from the UST Alumnae Association (USTAA) for her being an officer of the government’s Executive Branch.

I quote from Rina Jimenez-David’s opinion column three commentaries. USTAA president Henry Tenedero statement: “...Given to Mocha Uson... not because she’s controversial, but because, if you’re a Thomasian graduate, we are hoping that this award will inspire you to live Thomasian core values more in your public service. Whether you’re living it or not is not for us to say.” From the late Felix Bautista family, the widow Nena, and their 12 children; outstanding Thomasians (summas, magnas and cum laudes) family of achiever; accomplished adults.

On the UST award, the Bautistas comment: “What has [Mocha Uson] done to deserve the award? More pointedly, what has she done NOT to deserve the award? The second question will yield a kilometric list of reasons why she should not have been given the award.” The UST Journalism Society’s statement on why Mocha Uson does not deserve the USTAA award: “[Mocha Uson} peddles inaccurate information, maligns critics of the Duterte administration. ...She discredits media practitioners who are performing their role as independent monitors of power.... the Thomasian core values of compassion, competence and commitment.” 
Inggit lang kayong lahat. 

This column is curious to know: What the University of Sto. Tomas Journalism Society, USTAA president Henry Tenedero, and the Bautistas have to say about UST core values of compassion, competence and commitment on UST’s Aegis Juris Fraternity initiation murder of law
freshman Atio Castillo. 

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