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2.4 Banks

The Rajah Travel Corporation in the WHO building will assist in encashment of traveller's cheques at preferential rates. The Far East Bank and Trust Company is a short walking distance from the WHO premises.

The monetary unit of the Philippines is the peso. The currency consists of paper notes in denomination of P1000, P500, P100, P50, P20 and P10. The coins consist of P5, P1 and 50, 25, 10 and 5 centavo pieces.

The exchange rate fluctuates; as of May 2000, it was approximately PHP 41.15 to US$ 1.

2.5 Medical service

A nurse is on duty to give first aid, prescribed injections and simple treatment in the infirmary of the Regional Office, Room 1219, Telephone 89620 or 89621, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition, a WHO doctor is on duty every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hospitals in very close proximity to the Regional Office are the following:

Manila Doctors Hospital

667 United Nations Avenue
Telephone (63 2) 524-3011

Medical Center Manila

General Luna Street
Telephone (63 2) 523-8131

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