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Friday, October 7, 2011

Letter From a Reader: Unpaid Plane Tickets

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Dear Fashion PULIS,

Last June 2011, this singer, her mom and manager flew to the United Stated for a series of concerts. Most of our clients pay for their plane tickets first prior to their departure date. However, in this case, the manager informed us that she will just settle the bill when they get back because she ran out of checks. Since she was referred to us by a close friend (former actor who is now based in Hong Kong), we trusted her and allowed them to board the plane without a doubt that she will pay us when they get back. In total, she got three Manila-Los Angeles-Manila business class tickets amounting to 440,000.00 PhP (four hundred forty thousand pesos).

A month later, the singer and her manager returned from the US. Her mother, on the other hand, decided to stay there for a little longer. When we sent the billing statement to the manger, she told us that she does not have money because the producer in the US failed to pay the professional fees. She started ignoring our emails, text messages and phone calls since then. I even requested our lawyer to send her a demand letter but she simply ignored it.

Our friend, who referred her to us, tried to get in touch with her but he could not reach her. Since we have not been paid, we decided to cancel the Los Angeles-Manila ticket of the singer's mother so she is still stuck in the US until now. 

Thank you very much Fashion PULIS for posting this letter. I hope this story serves as a lesson to all your readers. More power to you!

Sincerely,
Michelle 

113 comments:

  1. oh my. sino to? kafamily naiisip ko.. si she's going na hindi na pala aalis?

    jen

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  2. kapal naman ng mukha... grabe!

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  3. 12mn? so early FP huh?? i'll wait for others' comments nalang. sleep muna zzzz


    GS

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  4. Who is this. VERY INTRUIGING

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  5. FIRST! echos hahaha

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  6. is this sunshine???

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  7. eaRly BirD pa! wait nalang ng Mga Comments..kaLoKa!

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  8. medyo mahirap ah. sino ba lately nagpuntang states? usually kafamily lang naman.

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  9. Isip nga tayo ng mag-Ina... I heard that a certain singer from kapuso had a concert in the us and she went with her mom... Kapuso sya. Si j ba tinutukoy? Kapal naman nila Kung Sino man yan.

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  10. Over ha Hindi nakakatuwa.

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  11. Bakit nagbusiness class pa wala naman palang datung!!?!

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  12. does the singer and her mom need glutathione?? ;)

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  13. OMG, kapal ng face. di ko "Kinaya"

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  14. Business class pero wa naman datung

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  15. Some people tend to give celebs special treatment. Lesson learned. This is what happens when you treat them with special treatment. Treat people equally!

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  16. Oo yun din naisip ko yung kailangan ng glutathione at papaya soap!

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  17. baka c J of Ka HEarT Hu needs GlutA??

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  18. Naku wala na bang pag-ibig? Lol!

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  19. Hindi siguro sikat ito. Pero I heard from a friend that a certain singer went to the us J nga ang starting letter nito. At Kapuso, mom nya si E singer dati. Nacancel daw yung two shows tama ba?

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  20. Grabe naman settle your bill naman whoever you are baka lalo kayo umitim nyan.

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  21. Ano ba wag mang-gaya kasi ang nanay nya hindi related sa husband ni no other woman

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  22. teka so kaheart? wala na bang pagibig singer? hmmmmm.

    tsk nka business class pa ahay. mahirap ng habulin ung bayad niyan

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  23. kirAra lang ang DraMa?

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  24. Oo naman di related si hubby ni no other woman kay mother na di makabayad ng utang. Eh maraming pera si hubby ni no other woman Kayang kaya nya bayaran yan kung sakali. Pero teka di ba may bagong show Itong Si J na magtuturo sya sa mga aspiring singer then they will compete. Sa Kapuso. Yun na!

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  25. I know this... agre-- need nila mag-Glutha. not related kay D ng No other Woman... ay! ayaw ko maging ganyan ka kulot.

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  26. Ay kahiya naman. Punta punta ng Tate wala naman palang bala.ano ba yun. Kawawa naman yung nanay kasi pasama sama pa. Ayan stuck sya dun, sabagay diba gusto naman nila dun. Hahaha.

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  27. Mean mo naman 1:24am. Baka makarma ka. Inisip siguro nila na may pag-asa pa silang pumuti pag nahanginan ng hangin mula sa Tate. Harharhar.

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  28. Hindi na siguro magbabayad yun eh mukang aside from maitim makapal pa

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  29. Bakit ayaw magbayad kung si j ito? May shows naman sya ah.

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  30. Tama ba itong mga clues fp? Baka naman hindi.

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  31. FP, kung di man sila binayaran dun sa concert eh di mag sabi sana that they'll pay in installment na lang kasi nga di sila nabayaran diba. why deadma? or turn your back from your unpaid plane tickets?

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  32. Tanong lang. Bakit ang mga hindi pagbabayad ng dapat bayaran e kailangang i-BI pa? Hindi ba pwedeng diretso demanda na agad ang gawin ng airline/travel agency na ito? Confused lang ako kasi bakit parang pinoprotektahan pa ang mga may sala by not naming them? Diretso demanda na para public knowledge na agad. Just wondering...

    - Dan

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  33. Sunshine o no sunshine kase dark?

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  34. @1:42 AM Oct. 7 -- I agree with you.

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  35. C manager dapat ang managot dyan kasi xa ang kausap at xa din ng sabi re: cheque kumbakit hndi cla nabayaran c manager din dapat ang ma mroblema ng bongga! Makapal daw ang mukha baka c sunshine nga :)

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  36. @Anonymous 1:42am

    Kung Sa tate nangyari toh bka pwede pa magdemandahan pero asa pinas tayo so i guess areglo mangyayari dito. Alam nman ng marami how justice works in the phils. Pera pera lang yan. And its gonna take awhile till matapos yung kaso. Kung may alam ka lang sa justice system natin.

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  37. Leaving on a jet planeOctober 7, 2011 at 3:45 AM

    Negra ba ito? Kung negra, wala ng iba!

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  38. How can this serve as a lesson to all? The letter writer obviously wants to embarrass the singer so that the latter would pay for the plane tickets.

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  39. I agree with October 7, 2011 12:57am. That's a lesson for them to learn. The hardway lang nga.

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  40. Sa 'sanglibo mong halik ako ay puputi! :)

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  41. Medyo tanders na ba tong mag-ina? Business class pa talaga! For cancelled shows di ba guaranteed ni producer at least ang transportation dapat and may bayad pa din because nagpunta ang artist dun - usually that's stipulated in the contract so impossible that the singer got nada from the cancelled shows. Umutang na lang sya sa bestfriend nyang singer din, yun siguradong kayang bayaran ang business class tickets hehe

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  42. Baka naman hindi alam nung singer kasi yung manager lang yung kausap nila. Give the singer the benefit of the doubt. Kung si J ito na nanay niya si E mukhang di naman sila ganyan. Baka di lng nila alam.

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  43. i gues kung si sunshine eto, siguro naman may pmbayad naman to... eh kase naman bakit need ang pa business class pa?

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  44. Wait lang bkit si singer and her mon ang na cocondem dito?eh sbe sa BI si manager ang naubusan ng cheque kaya pagbalik na lang nya babayaran,so dapat si manager ang habulin not the singer and the mom!!!!

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  45. Alam mo kasi naman ang mga pinoy pag celebrities ang sini serve nila agad special treatment ang binibigay kaya lalong lumalaki ang ulo. treat them as ordinary people anyway pare pareho lang naman ang bayad natin ah. Baka sakali magbago ang mga ugali nila. Let this be a lesson to all in the business of ticketing, catering, or any other line of businesses that to treat everybody equal a few exceptions for valued clients siyempre. Huwag masilaw sa kasikatan nila baka sikat lang yan dami namang utang buti pa ang di sikat maraming pera.

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  46. oooppsss. hinay hinay lang, yung manager po ang may problema. Siya ang dapat mag-settle na unpaid tickets, hindi yung singer at yung mother....
    Good Morning... :)

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  47. Anon October 7, 2011 1:42 AM, re: "Confused lang ako kasi bakit parang pinoprotektahan pa ang mga may sala by not naming them? Diretso demanda na para public knowledge na agad. Just wondering..." ---- There's such a thing as libel. and i agree with you when you said to file a case against the mgr rather than this BI.

    AnonOctober 7, 2011 7:54 AM, i completely agree..

    And i think, the reason why the travel co trusted them was becoz someone close to the airline vouched for the manager..

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  48. This is lessob learned for the travel company, kung old clients who are known to pay okay lang. Pero if ganito lang na may nag refer, dpat naging careful kayo.

    Let's not condemn the singer and mom, for all we know, no idea sila sa utang. Or baka binigay nila pambayad kay manager tpos di nagbayad.

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  49. Ay parang hindi ganito ang tunay na story, ang alam ko yun US promoter ang nagbigay ng PDC checks sa travel agency dito sa manila not the manager of the singer. In fact pati ang mag-inang singers hindi pa rin bayad. Bakit sa BI ang hinahabol ng travel agency ay yun manager, parang mali yata FP! Pls investigate naman kawawa naman yun manager.

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  50. Puro opinyon! walang clue! fail ang search sa singer filipina opm june 2011~

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  51. Hahaha! Wow i never knew this could happen! Major embarrassment! I wonder who this artist is.

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  52. I know managers act in behalf of celebrities impossible hindi alam ng negrang magIna

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  53. Of course natural na habulin ang celebrities bec sila ang may pangalan. Beside it's impossible that the mother and daughter doesnt know. Hindi nga nakauwi Si E DiBa?!! So alam nila yon, they should fix it.

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  54. Hmm hindi nga basta basta pautang ala bang nag guaranty. Sure meron yan! Malaking halaga yon du biro!

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  55. 10:01 kasi di naman sikat. Gusto mo ba manood ng concert ng ganun itsura?

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  56. October 7, 2011 9:56 AM ikaw kaya muna mag investigate bago mo sabihin kawawa ang manager. And where did you get that PDC checks story? Obviously you don't even know the story. The reason it's posted here is because the letter sender is seeking help from FP because he may be able to help.

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  57. I agree with 11:45. You should know first the story. Maghahabol ba Kung walang hahabulin? Ikaw ba nakatanggap ng cheke aber!??!

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  58. BUSINESS CLASS WALA NAMAN BUSINESS!!! HEHEHEHEEHE!!

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  59. Dito sa pilipinas pag celebrity kahit di nmn super sikat basta may name ng konti special treatment agad.. Sila yung mga economy lang ang ticket pero binibigyan ng passes for the use of business/first class lounge.. Di namn sila pinagkakaguluhan para gamitin yun.. Pero pag ordinary economy passengers lang naku kung makatingin mga staff sa airport parang ang baba mong tao Ni hindi ka makasilip sa lounge.. And may instances pa na inaupgrade nila sa business class wothout any extra fees ang mga celeb pero di nila mabigay un sa mga loyal customers nila kahit pa elite ka na or platinum member.. Sana gawin nila yun kahit sa mga regular fliers kasi tayo naman totoo nagbabayad yung mga celebs karaniwan complimentary lang.. Ganyan din kahit sa mga concerts dito! Vip na nga tickets mo amounting to 10k++ each pero pagdating dun may VVIP pa pala! Eh libre naman tickets na yun! Pero sila mas nasa unahan! Unfair! Kaya yan lesson sa mga agency to treat people fairly!
    Yun lang po.. Hehe naghinga lang ng sama ng loob.. Hehe

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  60. How can this serve as a lesson to all? The letter writer obviously wants to embarrass the singer so that the latter would pay for the plane tickets.
    October 7, 2011 4:57 AM

    For Php440,000, wouldn't you do the same? Demand letters ignored, the manager/singer can't be contacted etc. Now tell me, what's a better way to get their attention?

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  61. Pag hindi kasi kaya, wag pilitin. Ang dami kasi mahilig magpretend. Kaya siguro hindi na maganda takbo ng career. Que manager or talent pa yan, pag ganyan minamalas! At sa travel agency naman, pag negosyo, disiplina lang sa pagpapatakbo ng business. Kaya ka nga nagnegosyo at hindi nag-charity work. O ngayon di kailangan nyo irecoup yung amt na nilabas nyo. Nawalan na nga kayo ng profit, nalugi pa kayo. Sus.

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  62. duh? syempre ang ibiBI dito yung mag-inang artista. bakit? kilala b ng mga tao yung manager? para mo makilala kung sino yung manager, syempre dapat kilala mo muna kung sinong yung artistang hinahandle na. from that, mas mapapadali ang pag-gugoogle mo.

    basta ako im sure.. either kapuso or kafamily lang yang mag-ina. walang talent sa kapatid na worth ishowcase sa ibang bansa. bwahahahahaha..

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  63. "Ang iyong komento ay makikita matapos ang pag-apruba."
    *taray! first time kong magcomment dito sa FP. may ganyang screening process pa palang nagaganap. hmp! naexcite pa nman ako. kala ko maviview ko na agad ung comment ko. hmp! che!

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  64. more clues!!i always watch tfc kapamilya!! pls

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  65. don't have any clues, pero kkhiya un ah. Malaki laki din un.

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  66. Hay I feel for the travel agent. If you do business it's inevitable na magpautang normal lang yun especially if somebody vouched for them. I mean who would think that they can't pay that amount?! May show naman Si J, so yun gusto lang man-DAYA ? O makaisa?! Its unfair to judge that people give special treatment to celebrities actually some think that they are cheap ESP those who act as if they own the world, yun pala freebie lng lagi. It's so cheap another social climbing and nagpipilit story typical of a no delicadeza celebrity.

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  67. Kapuso itong singer wala naman negra sa kapamilya.

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  68. At nagbusiness class pa ang itech kapal din nila ni mader. Di ko mawari na wala itong kadatungan.
    Cheap pala nyan tagal na sa industriya ala pang pera, ganyan talga mga artista waldas. Palibhasa madali pera sa kanila kaya bilis din mawala.

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  69. Lesson learned wag maniwala sa dramang naubos o nawala cheke luma tugtugin na yan. Maybe sa simula pa lng wala na balak bayad mga yan. That's my opinion.

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  70. Baka naman puede naman hulugan para makabayad. Pero Mali talga Yung Hindi sumasagot sa tawag kasi ikaw ang may utang at nakinabang. Tama Si Mitch Cabillon camaclang sa post nya. Tao kayong kumuha at gumamit ng ticket. Tao rin Dapat kayo na humarap sa obligasyon ninyo. Singer ka pa naman at protege dapat maging magandang halimbawa ka. Di lng sa tv.

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  71. It's unthinkable that J can't pay that amount. Baka nga madAYA lang. Ahahahahaha!

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  72. the manager ignored the demand letter.. why didnt u just sue them?

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  73. I can somehow understand why the agency has not yet sued the parties involved. Litigation is costly and can drag on for years. Albeit lawyers' fees would exceed the amount to be recovered. They should pay up definitely.

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  74. Idemanda nyo na lang. Anong lesson sa mga reader pa ang sinasabi ng sumulat. Haaay

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  75. True ang sinabi ni Oct 7, 2011 12:19PM. I am an elite member and was at the business class line of the check in counter and infront of me is a celebrity and co, I thought that they are on business class but to my surprise their tickets are economy and was given a mabuhay pass for the use of the lounge at tatlo sila ha not only that I didn't see them at the economy section of the plane. I would know coz I was seated near the entrance of the plane. It is just so unfair.

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  76. hi michelle, i know who the manager is medyo bitch nga and mukhang pera. infairness, tag hirap talaga yang J singer na yan, umuutang pa yan because his husband does not have a decent job. yun na! bakit kailangang, puso ay masaktan, hindi na maintindihin....haay!

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  77. LOL giving P440,000 worth of tickets to someone you don't know and letting them use it before they pay you? Even your closest friends can screw you over. Sheer stupidity. Sue them already.

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  78. Buti nga sa inyo! Masyado kasi kayong nagbibigay ng preferential treatment sa celebrities. Kung ordinaryong tayo yan, kahit 1 way papuntang cebu from manila, di nyo papautangin! Hahahaha!

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  79. If you want them to pay you back . You have to give better clues

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  80. lamonika, di pa ba enuf yung clues for you? re. bayad whether you like it or not whoever uses the ticket is liable. sayo naka issue eh. anyway ano kwenta ng PDC kung walang pondo?!! papel lang yun noh.

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  81. re. pautang - it is normal basta matino kausap. yun lang nga too bad natapat sila sa hindi okay. manager dapat maglabas muna ng pera to protect her/his talent. kung sa iba kasi hindi na ito aabot sa blog ni FP. since pera lang naman ang issue.

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  82. pay up so there will be no issue at all...

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  83. hay kacheapan ito ha.

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  84. bakit ang focus yung singer? hindi ba ang manager ang may kasalanan at ayaw magbayad?

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  85. 4:59 really wala palang work ang asawa ni j. Kaya pala hirap.

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  86. Why the singer? It's because she has a reputation to protect unlike the manager who is unknown.

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  87. PATUKA NA LANG SILA SA AHAS 

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  88. "Her mother, on the other hand, decided to stay there for a little longer."

    ---nanay, alam mo namang walang kinita ang anak mo at malamang walang pambayad, bakit ka pa nagpaiwan?

    pero... since si manager ang nakipagtransact, it's her fault. unless the singer told her too dba?

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  89. Correct ka dyan bakit nga ba nagpaiwan pa si mother? Ano ba yun? Baka di sya makabalik. Managers transact in behalf of their talents, so I guess the singer knows.

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  90. nakakadisappoint lang yung mga comments about glutathione and "negra" na para bang may atraso sa kanila mismo yung mga na-BI dito.

    ang anonymity nga naman, oo.

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  91. Kakaawa din si mama tanda tanda nasangkot pa sa gulo. Dali naman nitong hulaan. Singer is j na di fair at si mama ay may initials na e. Kaapelyido ni mama si hubby sa pelikulang no other woman na pinagaagawan. Sa heart station si J. Protege. Yun na clues sana maligaya na kayo.

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  92. Kung makapanlait naman kayo parang ke yaman yaman niyo at ka ganda ganda! di naman kasalanan ni singer yan, mag basa nga kayo ng maigi.

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  93. Wala na bang pag-ibig magbayad ng plane ticket? Hehehe :)

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  94. the manager should be liable.. but i think alam nung singer ito (imposible namang di nia alam) and since it's her name that will be at stake dapat gumawa sia ng paraan to settle or kahit makipag usap manlang dba?

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  95. fp whats your email add?just want to share some stories that u may like to BI..:)

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  96. Dear Anonymous 1:43,
    Send your stories to michaelsylim@gmail.com. I will be waiting. =)

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  97. Kaya nga! Who would have thought the singer was the 1 to blame even the manager arranged the tix for them.. The letter sender surely knows who to use inorder to get heard.

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  98. @anon oct7 9:46pm

    Totally agree with you! But damages are done im sure may naipon nman ung singer from her noontime shows para maibyad na ang nararapat. Pero isipin din natin diba ang talents ang nagproprotekta saknla is mga managers nila? Maybe she thought of it that way but instead cya pa ngayun amd diniin sa kasalanang d nman nya ginawa. Im pretty sure she doesnt know about it. Why in the hell of her falling career would she think of destroying her name?

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  99. to the commenter who said papel lang ang pdc, just so you know mas madali kasi kasuhan pag may bouncing checks kaya usually yan ang hinihingi for loans, rent, etc... :)

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  100. ito rin ba ung nasa bclass kaya gusto din ni mudra nasa bclass din? kapal ng muks! itago nalng natin sa namesung na Security Guard!

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  101. Lol! Security guard...

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  102. Tungkol sa pdc yes may halaga sya kung maghahabla. Pero in terms of cash value wala papel lang talga kung alang pond0.

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  103. J kakasuhan ng travel agent PIK PAK BOOM Ni Sol Gorgonio (Pilipino Star Ngayon) Updated October 09, 2011 BOOM : Itinatanggi ni J na may pagkakautang ito sa isang travel agency na kinunan nila ng mga tickets papuntang Amerika. Ang producer ng show niya ang nag-book ng kanilang plane ticket at ito dapat ang magbabayad. Pero ayon sa travel agent na kinunan nila ng tickets, tumalbog ang tseke ng producer kaya ipapa-cancel na sana ng travel agency ang kanilang ticket pabalik ng Maynila. Pero si J mismo ang nakiusap na huwag i-cancel dahil hahabol ito sa taping. Nangako ito pati ang manager niyang si M na sila mismo ang maniningil sa producer pero wala namang nangyari. Ayon sa travel agent, kung hindi nila ito gagawan ng paraan na mabayaran ang mga kinuhang tickets, mapipilitan siyang magsampa ng demanda laban sa producer pati sina J at ng manager nito dahil sila naman ang gumamit ng ticket. Mahigit P300,000 ang halaga ng mga tickets na kinuha nila dahil kasama ring umalis ang ina ni J na si E. Ang laging sinasabi ng kampo ni J, hindi rin kasi sila binayaran ng producer.

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  104. I love these off-beat stories you publish. Cool;.

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  105. Bakit kasi show ng show ang mga laocean deep ?

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  106. Hahaha this is so funny. grabe salamat sa inyo guys nawala stress ko, napatawa nyo ko :)

    ang masasabi ko lang nakakaloka naman yan, i can't believed na wala pala silang pera noh. pero nakakaawa din naman sila kung tutuusin kasi nasisira name ng singer, although kasalanan din kasi kung bakit kailangan taguan yung Travel agency di ba? sana maayos na yan. i hope maging okay din ang lahat.

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  107. I saw the trailer of the issue in startalk today. Ang galing fp baka da iyo kinuha ito. :)) ill be watching it later

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  108. It was shown at the start of startalk a few weeks back but I think the whole story wasn't shown, I heard from a friend that the manager tried to call the agent as well as the show so it won't ruin the reputation of her alaga. The case will push through Accdng to sources bec they haven't settled the amount. It's such a shame that they don't know what HIYA means.

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  109. I wonder who the star is. Can you please post updates about this.

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  110. lumabas na yata eto sa balita. they are suing na yata

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