Peso-dollar rate
HAVE BAT WILL STRIKE - Juanito V. Jabat   (The Freeman) - August 16, 2015 - 10:00am

Political mudslinging is on. Let it not be at the height of the hot season when the mud has hardened like hollow blocks.

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Yes, let's have that president debate before the election as proposed by the Comelec. Let's hear it straight from the horse's mouth what they plan to do once elected rather than listen to what they intend to do from the mouth of the other horses.

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A former official during the Marcos regime wants the revival of the Martial Law program called Sariling Sikap or Self Help. I heard many lives were improved especially those who took the words "self-help" literally by keeping their hands on the gravy. I only heard.

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A schoolteacher in Aklan won P63.5-M in lotto. This schoolma'am wouldn't have come home with that windfall had she followed the admonition that teachers should steer clear of lotto because it's gambling and schooldchildren must be made aware of them.

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Phl population has gone up some more to 101.6 million. New politicians must have joined the ranks of old politicians. "It's God's will that our population should never stop growing," said Manong Joe a 50-year-old barber from Dumanjug who hires a chair in the barbershop of his son-in-law in Labangon. "Nganong pugngan ta man. Bisan Ginoo dili mopugong."

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Early yesterday morning a woman identifying herself as the wife of an OFW in Saudi called up on my landline to asked if she had heard on radio was correct: That the Phl peso has gone down some more to Phl One Peso against 46 US dollars. It sounded OK to her.

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I wrote here many times before that many OFWs cheer when the peso rate drop against the US dollar because they say it means more peso bills to their dollar, one OFW wife explained to me: "Yes, sir, sayod mi nga mas maayo sa atong ekonomiya kun taas ang peso-dollar exchange pero ang naka demalas kay dili man mi makatilaw sa economic gain."

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She explained: Mas enjoy mi kun daghang peso bills ang ilis sa one dollar. Dili man mi maka-share sa kaayohan nga maangkon sa mga negosyante kun motaas ang peso sa dolyar."

nitzjab@yahoo.com

ALIGN BISAN GINOO CENTER MANONG JOE MARTIAL LAW PESO PHL ONE PESO QUOT SARILING SIKAP SELF HELP THAT THE PHL
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