May 24, 2017, 8:30 am
Facebook iconTwitter iconYouTube iconGoogle+ icon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07381 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.39851 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03597 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.32504 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02683 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03597 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04019 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.61957 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03496 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00756 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 34.20217 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0201 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02784 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13867 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06563 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0201 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.30125 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20751 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 402.33121 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04015 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0271 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01953 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 13.47267 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13847 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 58.35812 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.51125 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0201 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.96925 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.47339 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.57074 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13296 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94574 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.17205 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27938 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.36314 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46021 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01786 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0421 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01545 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01546 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08669 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.90334 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 181.20981 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14748 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.11013 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15644 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.47082 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13208 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.33903 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.50744 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 267.16239 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0719 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.29803 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.73392 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 651.98958 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0008 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.60008 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01424 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.23286 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.07094 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.36441 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 81.2902 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 9.04341 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 18.08682 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 22.44775 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00609 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01648 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.24598 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 164.32878 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 30.27532 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.06873 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 1.84887 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26588 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06127 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01247 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02803 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19542 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.36586 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.09586 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 27.49196 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 48.43248 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16115 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 7.19453 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.69695 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3115 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 14.4168 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37541 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08626 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26598 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.33039 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59385 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16751 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.07195 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02866 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00773 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0201 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06572 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06587 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.10309 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07495 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 111.9996 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07317 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0813 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.13651 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.46403 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07535 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15881 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26967 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13384 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17452 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02785 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01546 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44626 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 149.31673 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 11.03296 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 437.5784 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17528 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.34928 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26605 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.69031 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04822 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04643 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0716 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13463 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60344 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.81511 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52904 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 72.62862 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0201 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56692 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 76.36656 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20045 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 454.6624 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.15394 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05199 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 11.70539 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05426 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 11.75181 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 2.11917 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 5.02271 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2661 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 104.2906 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.27291 Zimbabwe dollar

Tax-paid hearings

FORMER Transport Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya must have forgotten the commandment not to take the name of the Lord in vain. Hard pressed in the congressional hearing on the troubles of the MRT, Abaya kept bringing up “Panginoon” to buttress his words. He could have just said, “The lies I know are from the previous administration....” And those listening would have agreed with him.

It is a given that too many Filipino trapos (traditional politicians) in tight situations will say what’s to their personal advantage, true or not. Abaya kept making debatable claims, punctuated with calls to the Almighty to dignify his audacity. Tacky... tacky... tacky! 

Rep. Gary Alejano wants President Duterte impeached. It’s so frivolous that from Day 1, all (except fis fekkiw Magdalos) knew that Alejano’s case would be dead in the water. And sure enough, not quite three hours into manifestations, Alejano’s impeachment case was dismissed.

Will someone calculate how much of taxpayers’ money was spent for that Monday morning frivolous congressional impeachment hearings? How much of people’s taxes was wasted on caterers and those numberless white-outfitted, white-gloved waiters and waitresses.

Seen on TV, scurrying back and forth, serving food and beverages as breakfast, brunch, snack, lunch to the hundreds of hangers-on including lawyers, clerks, secretaries, aides, valets of the Honorables. Such squandering of our taxes. Since Gary Alejano lost his case, shouldn’t he be charged, for the cost of the hearing, including the cost of light and air-conditioning, the caterers’ bills? 

***

Defining Extra-Judicial Killings (EJK): Seven distinct EKJ situations. It’s EJK but the President and his PNP did not instigage any of these deaths. 

1) Vigilante killings --Addict has his source of illegal drugs--his dealer. When drug addict can no longer pay, addict hides from his dealer. He has no money to pay his dealer for what he owes. The dealer is upset; seeks him out. When located, it is a case of who pulls the trigger first. PDu30’s PNP was not the cause of such deaths. But it is EJK.

2) Drug dealers fear addicts who get enrolled in rehabilitation. Drug dealers fear that the surrenderee-addicts will give their (dealers’) names and whereabouts to the police. Dealer tracks addict down to silence the addict. PDu30’s PNP was not the cause of such deaths. But it is EJK.

3) Buy-bust Operations, as done by all law enforcers all over the world. Police posing as buyers meets dealer in the underworld, eyeball-to-eyeball with the enemies. Both with ammunition, and who gets killed depends on who pulls the trigger first. PDu30’s PNP has not maliciously caused of such deaths. But it is EJK.

4) Innocent households will answer the knock on their door without weapons, and calmly ask: “Hello officer, who are you looking for?” No weapons will be fired. No one will be killed. When the police knock on doors where the addicts and dealers are doing drug sessions, they become paranoid, frightened, reach for their weapons, ready to shoot it out. Faced with drawn weapons, the police must shoot back in self-defense. PDu30’s PNP was not the trigger of such deaths. But it is EJK.

5) Curious innocent bystanders die. Police and drug dealers are in a chase, shooting at each other. There will be collateral damage. Few are sharp shooters. Bullets will get a bystander or two. Such tragedies are outside of the President’s control on his war on drugs. PDu30’s PNP was not the cause such deaths. But it is EJK. 

6) Ninja Cops. By the law of averages, of the 178,000 Filipino policemen members of the PNP, some with poor breeding and problem childhood would be into illegal activities. These types would holdup, kidnap, ransom, kotong, murder, rape, kill other policemen. Even in religious schools, a few seminarians become criminal priests. These bad seeds are an embarrassment to their institutions. PNP weeds them out--prosecuted, convicted. PDu30’s PNP did not create such Ninja deaths. But it is EJK.

7) Unsolved killings having nothing to do with drugs: passion killing, jealousy, business rivalry, family conflicts, animosity, deception, love triangle, senseless killings, etc. PDu30’s PNP has nothing to do with such deaths. But it is EJK.
***

Dahliaspillera@yahoo.com
Rating: 
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
Pinterest icon
Reddit icon
Yahoo! icon
e-mail icon

Column of the Day

No place to smoke

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | May 24,2017
112 View(s) 0 Comment(s)
‘Cigarette butts and cigar stubs take several years to degrade, contain many harmful chemicals, pose environmental health risks, and waste public funds for cleanup and disposal.’

Opinion of the Day

Was Duterte telling the truth on the threat of war by Xi Jinping?

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | May 24, 2017
188 View(s) 0 Comment(s)
‘Even Duterte’s allies in the Senate, including Sen. Richard Gordon, doubted the President’s version of the talks with Xi.’