March 8, 2011 at 11:23 AM #145761
Mr. Muriel, I don’t know about you, so I may return your question addressed to Pading Rod as why are you in other country and who do you work for? But for me, it is not the question of money and we are not exporting humans but mere manpower, because the world needs us. Other races cannot do without us, they trust and believe in what Filipinos can do. And we are glad to make our every efforts and services available to the world – well that’s a positive sign rather than to think about the downfall of Peso. So please do not compare us to the slaves because we Filipinos are not slaves, we enjoy the freedom we inherited from our ancestors. In the olden times, we don’t have standard money, but we have natural resources as currency and as a means of barter trade. So why not focus on our natural resources instead of changing currency? We better of selling and distributing our own resources to our fellow Filipinos, so our products may not be too high priced. If we change our monetary currency now, it is the poor Filipinos in slum areas and in the streets who will suffer and will have a hard time adjusting to the new one. Correct me if I’m wrong, the new Philippine currency you are proposing will just be immediately available to the rich and those who can afford, because they already have the means to embrace the new system. But the poor Filipinos will remain penniless, only to have their valued old peso coin in their pockets that they couldn’t exchange for the new higher valued currency. The end-result: the poor Pinoys cannot buy food because their old peso coin are invalid. So who really would benefit?It’s not all about money, because money can be easily consumed and wasted. Once it’s gone, it could be replenished if you are skilled and hardworking. But our freedom dignity and pride, once it’s gone, it may be lost forever, or may take another hundred of years to regain. And in some circumstances, I see money as the root of evil – of greed and malevolent power. So it is better to die for country’s dignity rather than die for money. Because you cannot bring money to the grave. I believe that if I die now with nothing, it would be much easier to be with our Creator in heaven.
March 8, 2011 at 7:26 AM #145760
Great opinions and comments you have posted. Now you have mention about pinoy pride, mga bagong bayani pinoy by heart and OFW. With most espicially the word “mga bagong bayan. OFW” sad to say,our export to other countries of the world are humans. Thiis is like the old anglo hunting slaves in the southern africa. We are exporting human beings not material things. The question here is why are we living our own country for better life because of money.
You have also asked, how can monetary change be delivered to the country. There are many many ways for delivery approach. Wih discipline, this can be done one at a time, like province by province approach. A good and execellent research and development of this project is the way.
The best approach to this PROJECT: PHILIPPINE MONETARY REFORM is to sell this to the general population through the delivery by radiio, television, and major newspaper publications. Which one will you prefer.
March 7, 2011 at 11:22 PM #145739
Yes, the Philippine Peso have changed through generations, but it is not like changing clothes. The peso reflects the era and type of Government. Our peso from colonial days of the American Regime was different from what we have today, but still it remains a “peso”. Many have fought their way and died to attain the freedom that we enjoy today, now you want us to be colonized again and dominated by other countries?
Ok Mr. Muriel, let’s break down your idea of changing currency, step-by-step. How would you do that without getting the attention or hurting our Filipino pride? Do you suppose that the Philippine Peso will equal U.S. Dollar or Japanese yen in an instant once we change to Philippine Dollar? Can you give example of any country that change currency and their lives improve dramatically overtime? It takes years to do that I suppose. It’s like killing million of Filipinos advocacy while waiting for unverifiable change. Look at the past GMA Administration’s proposal to change our form of Government into Parliamentary type – does it happen? The thing that you are proposing might be shelved like that if you couldn’t justify the benefit over what we have to give. Give your steps one-by-one and show how good it is. Prove that the Philippine Peso is the one to blame and not the system or domination and abuses. For all we know, we Filipinos may have something to do with our economic downfall, and not the currency. Our Peso suffer because the world suffer, that is. I remember when I was a kid during the Marcos regime and the Peso was strong. Now who’s to blame, the coin that has Jose Rizal’s head in it, or those people who’s wasting and consuming it?
If you are an OFW, we have high respect on you as we call you “Mga Bagong Bayani”, and we count on you to assist us in easing poverty in our country by your remittances. Now if you insist on killing our culture by succumbing to world domination and selling our freedom and legacy, then “Pinoy’s Pride” will be no more. Sorry, just my opinion. Be considerate to those Filipinos who shout’s “Proud to be Pinoy” from the bottom of their hearts. Those Filipinos overseas who are strong enough to hold and organize local cooperatives for our fellas. Those were worthy to be called truly “Pinoy by Heart” and doesn’t complain of being one. They doesn’t even think of selling currencies, they only want to bring home the bacon for the Filipino people.
March 7, 2011 at 10:12 PM #145738
Your comments are great. However, let me break it down — tatak pinoy — have you visited the central bank in roxas blvd? they have a museum there with generations after generations of philippine peso, these pesos have changed
many times over. IMF debts — our country have gold reserves, treasury bonds, etc. all these can be use to pay debts. Now, going to the radio and television to expose this idea is the best source and send this idea to the general
population. There will be plenty of people who will be rocks on the road, as well as people who will be in favor. The idea of the good old cultural the same, no longer applies in today’s generation. It’s now time change the peso,
for whatever we do, work hard, etc. it’s the peso that makes us always behind. I have heard pretty much all the negative ideas against Philippine Monetary Reform, what we need is to sell this idea to the population, so legislation can be propose.
March 7, 2011 at 9:05 PM #145737
As I have said Mr. Muriel, what you are proposing is a big issue for us – practicality versus legacy. What you are giving up is the freedom that our ancestors once fought and died for, the legacy that was handed down by generation through generation, and our cultural identity – “Tatak Pinoy”. Bring this topic on TV and I’m sure this would be controversial and will be opposed by many politicians and society groups such as Gabriella, Kilusang Mayo Uno, etc. Remember, so many people had died fighting for our Peso, now all you are suggesting is to change them into world currency? Well, I guess that would not be easy.
There’s no such thing as Cinderella Fairy Tale in the Philippine Economy setting where we earn what we worked for. Changing currencies will not change anything, the money value will be the same. It may just make things worse and may be abused by some capitalists. Unless you are predicting that we may erase our worldwide debt to IMF if we succumbed to US Dollars and be under the U.S. Territory, that would show we Filipinos are too weak and are prone to much greater abuses. Pera ba ang katapat ng dignidad ng Pinoy?
March 7, 2011 at 5:01 PM #145732
the country is very much up to date as far as commercialization, etc. if we are going to compare with the western country, much of the goods and services are now imported and some are from the philippines.
we need to take this issue on the bigger population …..such as bringing this to talk radio and/or televiision …..
March 7, 2011 at 3:56 PM #145731
Are we talking about national progress and development or the integrity of our society?Simply currency exchange will result to better prospects if we are in a dollar system who control or dominates the world currency.But still we need total Commercialization and total Industrialization of our nation to raise the GDP, more resources of taxes for government projects and for basic social services.I guess we also need to change our flag and our currency while we plan and talk about industrialization…products…projects…. employments…taxes and social guarantees or social justice.
March 7, 2011 at 3:30 PM #145728
I just have one question —- why are you not living in the Philippines? ————– the number of people going outside the country now average 3000 people a day to seek better salary …..
peso is the one that makes life hard …time for a change …..
March 7, 2011 at 1:01 PM #145722
Hmmmm….let me see if I’m hearing you correctly. You mean by just merely changing the name of our currency to something else would drastically change/alter the economic outlook of our country for the better? Really? And what do you propose we should name our “new” monetary moniker? Cuarta? Datong? Atik? or maybe “Sensilyo/Barya” to those of us who are poor? Keep in mind that major currencies of the world have struggled mightily prior to achieving global economic status. The Japanese Yen was worthless after WWII, so was Korean Won, German Marks. Italian LIra, Look where they are now. Japan still uses Yen, Korea has WON. Granted Germany and Italy joined the EU and switched to Euro in the 90’s but that is not the reason why they are prosperous. Do you know why the Euro currency was established?Sorry but I failed to grasp the reality of your proposal.
March 7, 2011 at 9:55 AM #145720
You can do the research on the nternet for those countries that have changed their currency. However, the most better example is the euro-dollar, this is a very young currency. there is very few to lose if we change and everything to gain.
we need to bring this issue to a bigger population, maybe like PUNTO-FOR-PUNTO of umagang kay ganda …. the bigger the exposure the better.
March 7, 2011 at 9:33 AM #145719
Hmmm.. Nice argument debate Mr. Muriel. Suppose we get better by changing currency. But in exchange of what, our patriotism, cultural heritage, or historical identity? Please do remember, in this world that we knew today, everything is made out of barter. You’ve got to sacrifice a lot in exchange of a good currency. Maybe we have to give more by these changes. Ang nakakatakot nyan ay yung consequences. Baka mas marami tayong mai-give-up kaysa sa makuha dyan. Can you give an example ng Countries na nagpalit ng currency from their traditional to foreign currency. Siguro meron Countries na ganun, pero colonized country like Hongkong. Kailangan na ba talaga nating magpasakop sa ibang bansa para lang matugunan ang pangangailangan ng ating mammayan? Eh kung magpalit na rin kaya tayong lahat ng Nationality at tatawagin ang ating bansa na United States of the Philippines? Hahaha! Jowk only.
There are several people already bringing banners to the worldwide scene like Manny Pacquiao, Charice Pempengco, Arnel Pineda and most recently Maria Aragon. These top performers are enough to say “I’m proud to be a Filipino”. So contrary to what you said about “maltreatment”, it is us Pinoys who make our image and not the Peso currency. If we love our jobs and are serious about it, we will surely bring home a lot of money. The problem is, if we got no job. So first things first, provide better employment opportunity and soon our people will sustain their needs.
March 7, 2011 at 9:16 AM #145717
this is good replies on my issue, 4 answers in 24 hours. My answer to these fouris …look at the world currencies ..all those countries with peso as their currencies are behind, but those other than peso are living their life much better
March 7, 2011 at 8:29 AM #145716
You’re like changing Visa to Mastercard, LoL! The only difference is that these two are high valued.No matter how you change Philippine Peso to Philippine Dollar or PNoy Dinar, the value will be the same – that’s only a name and will never equal a 40 peso value of a U.S Dollar unless there’s a considerable boost in our economy. Remember the time when U.S. Dollar plunked down when their economy takes a blow? The Philippine Peso steps up. Therefore, our Philippine Peso just follow the trend in the world market – it depends on world currency to be strong, and we are just among the key player countries in the world market. Maybe if we patronize just our own “made-in-the-Philippines” products and doesn’t depend much on imported goods and materials, then I bet our Philippine Peso will be strong and can stand on it’s own.
Kung magpapalit ng currency ang Pilipinas, sino ang inaasahan nating magiging mukha ng coins, si Obama o si Bin Laden? Hahaha! Sorry, but I go for the traditional Peso coins na dugo’t pawis ng Pinoy ang nakatatak. You ain’t get rich by changing currency, you’ll just enslave yourself more to other rich nation.
March 7, 2011 at 3:55 AM #145715
It is not the PESO. It is the VALUE of the PESO that is important.
When the PRICE of goods and services goes UP, the solution is not to print more MONEY. Such a move results in INFLATION ___ a condition where the VALUE of goods and services DECREASES because there is an oversupply of MONEY.
MONEY and POPULATION obey the same LAW OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND.
The printing and circulation of MONEY is a CONTROL SYSTEM.
And mind you, WOMEN are better HANDLERS and CONTROLLERS of MONEY.
WOMEN ___________ IT IS YOUR DAY TOMORROW. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! MORE POWER TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!
PHILIPPINE WOMEN ____ THE CHANGE THAT IS NEEDED FOR A MORE PROGRESSIVE PHILIPPINES IS IN YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
March 7, 2011 at 3:05 AM #145714
time to change the Philippine peso into a better currency …..peso is the one that makes life hard in the country
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