Ploning The Movie

I will surely watch this movie come April 30!
Official Trailer below: 

Official Website

Manila Water irks me!

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New version of Manila Water bill

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Old version of Manila Water bill

The images above are found at the back of my water bill from Manila Water Company. The east zone water concessionaire in Metro Manila. Please pay a particular attention to the part where it says “BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLAND (METRO MANILA BRANCHES).”

Anyone who knows how to read English will know what that means, that your water bill can be paid at Metro Manila branches of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI).  So that’s what I did today, I went to a local BPI branch and queued for almost an eternity to have this bill paid only to be told by the teller, that BPI does not accept over-the-counter payments and encircled the means that the bank can accept the payment.

I was so frustrated and mad.  The good side of me told me not to make a big fuss of this in the bank and so I did not made a scene. I crumpled the payment form and left the building in fury. If BPI does not accept over-the-counter payments, who’s stupid idea was it at Manila Water to put (Metro Manila Branches) on the bill?

When I went back home I called Manila Water customer service. I was told that BPI accepts over-the-counter payment but the person I talked to (who sounded very unsure) said that he’ll confirm it and will send me a text message once he finds out the answer. My goodness, things like that should be known by call center staff instantly, I mean I worked in a call center before and things similar to that should be memorized.

Now, I wait and wonder about the end of this matter.

Bottom line, I hate poor service. Companies with poor services don’t deserve to exist!

Inquirer.net: GMA 7 refutes KBP ad load rule

GMA Network defended its decision not to follow the Kapisanan ng mga Broadcaster ng Pilipinas’ (KBP). Read the excerpt below:

MANILA, Philippines – GMA Network, Inc. said on Wednesday that the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) rule limiting the commercial load of programs to 18 minutes per hour will push commercial airtime prices up.

The network, which left the KBP in 2003, also said that the cap violates Philippine laws.

“A limitation on the supply of the very limited resource of commercial airtime would push commercial airtime prices upwards. Thus, time standard disrupts market forces that dictate supply and demand and is anti-competition,” GMA said in a statement. Read the full story here.

The statement from GMA Network is arrogant and greedy. While any business has the right to advertize we the views must come first and must be protected from clutter.

Why must the viewer endure countless minutes of mindless advertising for the sake of these advertisers and the TV network?

Why can’t GMA Network understand that cluttering up their channel gives also a great disservice to their advertisers. They should know that every second of clutter is directly proportional to ad recall.

So what if ad rates go up. Only the largest corporations in the Philippines can afford to buy TV ads at the moment anyway.

Advertisers must be wise enough to consider the quality of their advertising campaign than the quantity of ads they can buy. In the end, what is more important is how many remember the ads and the advertiser’s messages than how much was spent to buy airtime.

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Latest Charice Pempengco Videos

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As everybody knows, Charice Pempengco has become an international sensation. In these two videos, you’ll see her perform on British television and a promo for her appearance on the Oprah Show.

Best wishes Charice, you make us so proud!

On the Paul O’Grady Show:

The Oprah Show promo:

TV Patrol report on DJ Montano breaking his silence – transcript

The YouTube video below, is ABS-CBN‘s flagship news program, TV Patrol‘s report on DJ Montano breaking his silence on Korina Today on the ABS-CBN News Channel.

After the jump, you’ll be able to read the transcript that I made. I’m working on the English translation, I will update this post once I am done. THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION IS DONE!

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Brian Gorrell’s story on ABS-CBN TV Patrol transcript

The news report below is the the first time Brian Gorrell’s story was covered by Philippine TV news.

Transcript (with English translations) can be found after the jump.

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Video on Kitty Go about the Brian Gorrell, ‘Gucci Gang’ scandal

[I’ve added an English translation of the Filipino parts of the report. I’m no professional translator so please bear with me.]

The video and the transcript I made is about a news interview of ABS-CBN’s Bandila with Kitty Go. Kitty Go was an editor and publisher of several magazines in the past. She became infamous when she published two books, “When Chic Hits the Fan,” and “Chic Happens.” The books were her fictionalized accounts of the posers and fakers in Manila high society.

Read the transcript with translation after the jump.

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