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PHP

The ISO 4217 currency code for the Philippines Peso.

PHP

ISO 4217 code for the Philippine peso. While its origins date to 1852, the modern peso came into being following the independence of the Philippines in the 1940s. It was originally pegged to silver and gold, but overprinting and hoarding of currency caused it to become a floating currency in 1964. Since independence, the Philippines government has consistently devalued the peso in order to reduce the nation's debt in domestic terms. This has made it a weak currency.
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When he came to himself he told his mother what had passed, and showed her the lamp and the fruits he had gathered in the garden, which were in reality precious stones.
Bahadur Khan stood ashen grey in the light of the one lamp.
But, I took him into the room I had just left, and, having set the lamp on the table, asked him as civilly as I could, to explain himself.
The figure with the lamp opened the door with one of the keys he wore suspended at his girdle, where, during the whole of the brief journey, the king had heard them rattle.
How they came to find themselves walking down a street with many lamps, corners radiant with light, and a steady succession of motor- omnibuses plying both ways along it, they could neither of them tell; nor account for the impulse which led them suddenly to select one of these wayfarers and mount to the very front seat.
Now the girl from the North had been lying near the lamp, eating very little and saying less for days past; but when Amoraq and Kadlu next morning packed and lashed a little hand- sleigh for Kotuko, and loaded it with his hunting-gear and as much blubber and frozen seal-meat as they could spare, she took the pulling-rope, and stepped out boldly at the boy's side.
Here, old lady, give me the lamp," and taking it from Gagool's hand, he stepped through the doorway and held it high above his head.
Doctor Manette, whom this visitation had so turned into stone, that be stood with the lamp in his band, as if be woe a statue made to hold it, moved after these words were spoken, put the lamp down, and confronting the speaker, and taking him, not ungently, by the loose front of his red woollen shirt, said:
The Time Traveller put the lamp down on the bench, and ran his hand along the damaged rail.
Company's passenger-boat was due to arrive, used to range a battalion of blazing lamps opposite the ship, were very amusing in their way.
A tall candelabrum, bearing a small antique lamp with highly perfumed oil, is standing near the head of my sleeping friend.
Then he had been sent to the bedroom to help the old princess to move the holy picture in its silver and gold setting, and with the princess's old waiting maid he had clambered on a shelf to reach it and had broken the little lamp, and the old servant had tried to reassure him about the lamp and about his wife, and he carried the holy picture and set it at Kitty's head, carefully tucking it in behind the pillow.