June 25, 2018, 1:09 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06901 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.02912 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03401 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.5072 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02524 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03345 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03758 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.57159 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03155 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00712 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 32.90079 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01879 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02526 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1289 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07111 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01879 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28053 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19402 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 376.17437 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03754 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02493 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01856 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 11.99061 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12218 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 54.75385 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.57591 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01879 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.77772 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41526 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.33615 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12016 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.92728 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.1963 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25225 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33484 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51146 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01612 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03918 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01416 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01417 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08979 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.87956 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 169.07178 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14072 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.87599 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14741 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.44878 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11882 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.24803 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.23224 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 264.43067 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06764 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.27568 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.24728 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 798.38407 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03119 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.45509 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01333 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06417 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.89121 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28183 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 76.00526 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.92522 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 16.91094 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.86622 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00568 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01541 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.38595 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 158.00451 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.292 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 2.98572 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.74709 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25254 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05728 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01166 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02548 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1786 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3177 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.98891 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 25.98647 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.97896 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15183 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.67042 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.65295 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29256 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.4053 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37584 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07518 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25239 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.72679 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59207 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15205 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03401 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02719 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00723 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01879 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06134 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0609 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.28222 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06966 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 106.55769 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06839 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07509 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.18236 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 15.96073 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07046 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1479 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25235 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33738 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16635 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02551 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01417 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41725 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 149.94363 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.72905 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 394.98309 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16441 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.67644 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25202 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.61856 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04882 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04333 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08786 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12682 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56924 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 42.63435 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.49267 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 72.51597 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01879 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59451 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 147.50094 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 1499.4363 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 430.10147 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.07159 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0488 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.56614 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05073 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.56614 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.92165 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.69466 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25241 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 97.51033 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.80008 Zimbabwe dollar

Trashy Trudeau and toothy Ardern

THEY were the youngest among the heads of government who came for the just-concluded Asean and Related Summits.
They were also the rudest!
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, instead of apologizing to his host about the inexplicable delay of two bloody long years in taking action on the trash that his country merrily dumped on our shores several years ago simply dished out more trashy talk about legal barriers against taking the trash back.
They should have thought about the international legal barriers before exporting their trash to another country!
Trashy Trudeau also broke one cardinal rule of common courtesy – one does not insult his host. He bragged about telling our President, and I mean the president of all Filipinos including his critics, about the alleged, repeat, alleged extrajudicial killings (EJKs) and human rights abuses in the war against illegal drugs. 
He is lucky he didn’t get a mouthful of expletives from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong. That’s politeness for you, Mr. Trashy Trudeau. One doesn’t insult his guest either.
Later, at a press conference Digong said he told Trudeau, “I will not explain” the alleged EJKs and human rights abuses in the drug campaign. 
 “It is a personal and official insult… When you are a foreigner, you do not know exactly what is happening in this country. You do not even investigate… I said, ‘why don’t you investigate first and find out the truth’,” he added.
I think it’s time Digong told Trudeau what he can do with whatever it is his government gives us by way of grants and assistance, the same way he told the EU.
Obviously, Trudeau thinks that having a pretty face and a knack for cheap publicity stunts make for a good statesman. How moronic! 
Well, he is the same pretty boy who rudely and brusquely shoved aside a fellow parliamentarian, a woman, in Canada’s parliament not too long ago.

CANADA’S EAST ASIA
SUMMIT APPLICATION 

I understand Canada has a pending application for membership in the East Asia Summit which is comprised of all the ten Asean members, plus Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and the United States. 
Canada is right now a mere observer in the group.
“Taken together, Asean would easily be our sixth largest trading partner. Asean’s 640 million people is twice as much as the United States… Canada is a Pacific country, and we want to be able to engage in broader issues of policy such as development and human rights,” Trudeau said.

Human rights?! Basic decency prevents me from calling the fellow worse names than “trashy”.
I would be very interested to know what our government’s position is on Canada’s application. And, indeed, the other Asean governments’.

NEW ZEALAND’S ARDERN 

As for toothy Jacinda Ardern, the 37-year-old newly elected prime minister of New Zealand, it is obvious she has a lot to learn about common courtesy, not to mention being a good politician. Forget about being a good statesman. I don’t think she possesses the right qualities to be one. I wouldn’t be surprised if she doesn’t last very long as the top dog (bitch?) in her country. 
Instead of simply saying thank you for the barong that was made especially for her, all she would say was that the “silly” shirt is “scratchy” and “quite starched” and that she wouldn’t be caught sniffing it on camera.
Geeezzz, how rude!!!
As any teacher in etiquette will tell you, good manners means remembering your “Ps” and “Qs” (That’s for “PleaseS” and “Thank Yous”).
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Following are excerpts from a piece written by a Thai veteran journalist on regional affairs of the Bangkok Post, Kavi Chongkittavorn, about Digong’s role in the Asean and Related Summits last week:
“Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has upended regional diplomacy and his country’s ties with major powers. He put Asean on the map on par with the superpowers during the past 429 days to be exact, from Sept. 28, 2016 to today (Nov. 14). He will pass the baton to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday…
“Indeed, Mr. Duterte has shifted power politics in the region, by default or design, as no other Asean leaders have done before. He did not follow any rules and remained unpredictable throughout his Asean chairmanship. Despite the verdict on the South China Sea conflict by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in favor of the Philippines, Mr. Duterte decided to play the outcome the way he wanted to – by befriending China to the bewilderment of his country, allies and friends. In the process, he took the bull by the horn and turned it around to his advantage. Mr. Duterte has a lightning rod in his hands, which he can use anytime…
 “The dramatic improvement of Philippine-China ties also has rendered positive impacts on overall Asean-China cooperation over the ongoing negotiations on the code of conduct in the South China Sea. Even though China has rejected the PCA’s decision, it would continue to serve as an invisible barometer regarding China’s behavior in regional and international politics. Lest we forget, at the 49th Asean Foreign Ministerial Meeting in Laos in July 2016, hot on the heels of the PCA’s judgment, and at the 28th Asean summit in Laos last year, Asean deliberately embedded the full respect for legal and diplomatic process as the norm to conduct ties with China…
“Obviously, after six years of hardline policy during the former Aquino administration, China is now feeling more comfortable about responding to Asean collectively in positive ways without the much feared perception that it is doing so due to pressure from Washington. Chaired by the Philippines, Asean centrality has been strengthened simply because Mr. Duterte decided to opt for cooperation rather confrontation…
“…However, one truly Asean issue that Manila should be given lots of credit for is the migration of workers. Manila has pushed hard for the signing of the Asean Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers, which has been in the making for the past decade…
“Indeed, it has been an eventful year filled with fun and fanfare – for Asean, which is fitting for its 50th anniversary. The Philippines has proved once again the grouping’s character and demeanor is still very much hinged on the confidence and intuition of whoever holds the chair.”
As a Filipino who has many friends in Thailand, after having lived there for many years as a young diplomat and later as ambassador, I would like to thank Mr. Chongkittavorn for the kind words for President Duterte.
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Today is the 201st day of the eleventh year of the enforced disappearance of Jonas Burgos, son of the late press icon and founder of this newspaper.
After the acquittal of Major Harry Baliaga, Jr., the only person formally charged with Jonas’ kidnapping, I guess what happens next is now up to Divine Providence.
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From an internet friend:
A preacher went to his church office on Monday morning and discovered a dead mule (jackass to the knowing) in the churchyard. He called the police. Since there did not appear to be any foul play, the police referred the preacher to the health department. They said since there was no health threat that he should call the sanitation department. 
The sanitation manager said he could not pick up the mule without authorization from the mayor. 
Now, the preacher knew the mayor, and was not to eager to call him. The mayor had a bad temper and was generally hard to deal with, but the preacher called him anyway. 
The mayor did not disappoint. He immediately began to rant and rave at the pastor and finally said, “Why did you call me anyway? Isn’t it your job to bury the dead?” 
The preacher replied: “Yes, Mayor, it is my job to bury the dead, but I always like to notify the next of kin first!”
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