February 23, 2018, 10:32 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07045 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04297 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03415 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.38059 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02443 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03415 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03837 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.59409 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0304 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00723 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.58872 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01918 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02533 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13159 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06235 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01918 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.2325 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18295 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 384.03989 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03832 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02429 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.018 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 11.42605 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12152 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 54.88202 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.87186 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01918 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.71801 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.39493 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.3921 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11601 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94226 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.17652 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24369 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33858 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52177 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01557 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03825 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01371 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01377 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08533 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.89967 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 172.74122 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14073 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.9296 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15011 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45024 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11584 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.216 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 4.85824 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 261.23153 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06714 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.24329 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.71245 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 713.12103 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 1.9248 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.40936 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01359 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0619 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.9413 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.3061 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 77.09572 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.62709 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.26453 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.55496 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00575 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01573 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.12565 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 158.52676 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.96605 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.97621 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.45904 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22463 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05848 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0119 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02544 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17647 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31853 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.95396 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 25.47477 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.90946 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15451 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.71398 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.62536 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29868 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.76098 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.35911 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07494 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22327 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.88663 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59477 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15035 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 1.98703 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02611 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00738 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01918 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06229 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0629 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.11989 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06472 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.82716 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06982 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07256 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.0862 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.12737 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07193 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14866 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2582 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34501 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15536 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02534 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01372 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42597 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 146.36485 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.78074 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 381.75523 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16785 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.87876 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22325 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60368 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04586 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0428 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07262 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12717 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.55966 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.06541 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51746 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 69.67197 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01918 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.54556 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 156.62766 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 478.3426 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 435.71839 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 1.98465 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04817 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.20986 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05179 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.20986 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.85248 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.79474 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.22325 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 99.5492 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.94226 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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