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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07134 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20455 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03458 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33662 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02487 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03458 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03885 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.60625 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03236 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00733 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.77953 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02645 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13326 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06247 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26263 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2012 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 388.88889 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03881 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02456 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01915 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.27409 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12894 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 57.24748 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.99748 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.82304 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42383 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.43493 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12305 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.91725 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.22277 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25859 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34188 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52409 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01653 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03972 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01475 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01472 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08496 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.91414 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 174.78632 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14265 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.93765 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15157 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45491 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12399 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.18939 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.08741 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 263.01476 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06781 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26296 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.669 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 667.07459 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04662 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.45552 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01374 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20812 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.00952 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.32896 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 78.1857 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 8.06566 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.48252 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.95047 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00587 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01593 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.52234 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 161.26651 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.24437 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.98368 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.29817 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.267 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05922 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01205 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02654 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18329 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33557 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.00952 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.41803 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 47.5136 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15611 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.8244 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.65657 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.30245 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.91123 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37068 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08228 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26663 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.91531 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59261 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15522 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01146 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02786 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00746 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06287 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06211 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04157 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0698 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 109.32012 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07303 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07595 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.11692 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.13209 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07284 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15112 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25618 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12937 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15921 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02646 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01475 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.43135 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 148.01865 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.85859 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 405.06606 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16997 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.0035 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26663 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64433 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04839 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04297 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07213 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12972 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58747 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.47319 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51593 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 70.94017 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57556 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 156.17716 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19376 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 441.37529 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06876 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04978 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.83178 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05245 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.68376 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.97222 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.85431 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26674 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 100.80614 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.02991 Zimbabwe dollar

Saving gas; Smartphone secrets

MORE precious tips from my beloved Baba-Mail, too useful to delete; worth sharing with my readers. 
Baba-Mail tells us that gas isn’t cheap, but what most people don’t realize is that by making just a few simple changes to the way they drive, they will save on increasingly unaffordable petrol. Following these 14 pieces of advice can end up save you money:

1. Advertised MPG is a lie. Most MPG ratings are based on tests in controlled environments, or in some cases, are completely made up. The only true way to tell a car’s MPG (miles per gallon) is to drive it and divide the distance you cover by the amount of petrol you used.

2. Keep the pedal off the metal. Every time you floor it, you waste between 5% more gas in the city, and up to 33% on the highway.

3. Don’t brake too much. Brakes should be used when you can’t slow the vehicle down in other ways. If you have enough distance, just take your foot off the gas and let gravity and air friction slow you down. That saves gas wasted as heat, as well as extends the life of your brakes.

4. The speed limit is your friend. Most cars are designed to get optimal gas consumption at around 80 kmh, so as long as you don’t exceed that speed, you’ll save a lot of money.

5. Empty out the boot. The heavier the car, the more gas it needs to move, so remove anything you don’t need from the boot and keep only the essentials.

6. No need to top it off. You may think that it’s smart to give that one extra squeeze to the fuel pump, but that extra squeeze will mostly go to waste. Excess gas goes back to the station’s pumps to prevent spillage, and an overfilled tank loses gas to vapor leakage and spills.

7. Idle cars are the devil’s playthings. Idling your car is illegal in many places, and if it isn’t where you live, it should be. If you leave your car running while you know you’re going to be staying in a place, even for a couple of minutes, it should be enough reason to turn that key and stop the engine. An idling car wastes gas, shortens the vehicle’s lifespan, and pollutes the environment for no reason.

8. Turn down the air conditioning. If you need air, turn the AC off and open your car’s windows – it’s a more effective way. Operating your car’s AC on the highest setting can increase your gas consumption by up to 25%. Remember though that keeping the windows all the way down creates drag, which causes the car to use more gas too, so try not to open the windows all the way down.

9. Got cruise control? Use it! Driving without cruise control is less efficient, resulting in higher gas consumption. If you know you’re going to be driving at a certain speed for a while, switch on the cruise control and enjoy the (cheaper) ride.

10. Keep the tires full. A properly inflated tire can save up to 3.3% of your gas consumption, and will also last longer. If your tires are not properly inflated, you’re going to be wasting about 0.3% for every 1 psi that’s missing.

11. Maintenance is important. Getting your oil changed every 8,000-11,000 km is normal for a modern car. While you’re at it, changing the filters, spark plugs, and other parts will make your car purr like a happy cat, and save you money in the long run. 

12. Cheap gas is better. In the past, “premium” gasoline had additives and detergents that would reduce carbon deposits in the system. Nowadays, almost all kinds of gas have these additives, so unless your car specifically needs premium, you can use regular and save a lot of money.

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More wise words from Baba-Mail: Amazing Android secrets. Most everyone owns a smartphone, but even though we’re all sporting these devices, Baba-Mail tells us that there’s a whole myriad of things we can do with smartphones that many of us don’t even know about. Here the least well-known Android smartphone secrets that Baba wants to share with us now:

1. Save battery power. All you need to do to benefit from this trick is to select a dark, plain background for your smartphone’s screen. This shuts off automatic pixel highlighting and makes your battery last longer. Note that this feature isn’t universally available across all Android devices.

2. Text-to-speech. If you prefer receiving any incoming information to your smartphone via hearing rather than having to look at its screen, you can point to Settings, Accessibility, and toggle the Text-to-Speech option to the On position.

3. Smartphone remote control. Did you know you can switch your phone off remotely if you ever happen to lose it? All you need to do is go to Settings, Security, then Device Administrators. Once you’re there, check the boxes for “Remotely located this device” and “Allow remote lock and erase”. You can now locate and lock your phone via this that website.

4. Guest mode. If someone asks to borrow your phone, but don’t fancy the idea of them snooping around your photos or other personal things, you can enable Guest Mode. Swipe down from the top of your screen using two fingers, then select the user icon in the upper right-hand corner. There, you’ll see an option to Add Guest. This will let you customize the actions your guest user is allowed to take. This setting may be called Private Mode on some phones.

5. Screen magnifier. You’ll find this a lifesaver if you have poor eyesight. Point to Settings, then Accessibility, then Magnification.

6. Hotspot mode. When you’re out and about, you might need internet access for a device such as a tablet. Use your phone as a WiFi hotspot by pointing to Settings, then Tethering and Portable Hotspot. Turn Portable WLAN Hotspot to On.

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