April 28, 2013

Slumber Party at Robinson’s Galleria

The Love Yourself Project will have a special screening of Markki Stroem’s movie Slumber Party on May 21, 2013 at the Robinson’s Galleria Cinema 2 at 7:00 PM.

Slumber Party was inspired by that famous YouTube video about a group of gay friends and their reaction when Venus Raj became part of the Top 15 in Miss Universe 2010.

Markki Stroem was also nominated in the 10th Golden Screen Awards for Movies (2013) in the Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor category.

See you guys at the movies!

Slumber Party May 21 Rob Galleria

April 22, 2013

Paulo Avelino for The Bride And The Lover

Paolo Avelino 2

Paulo Avelino is set to appear as Miguel Rodriguez Jr / Jacob de Guzman in the upcoming movie The Bride And The Lover. He announced on his Twitter account that it will be shown on May 1, 2013.

Good luck on your new movie Paulo Avelino. I hope you’ll get an award for your performance in this film, like you did for the tele-serye Walang Hanggan.

Photo courtesy of Jerry Olea of Puri Titiwang Presents.

April 15, 2013

The Hassle of Getting My Back Pay from Transcom Asia

You really don’t judge a call center company by the way that they welcomed you to their office. You judge them by how fast they’ve handled the release of your back pay. By that standard, Transcom Asia is definitely a failure when it comes to handling back pay.

transcom worst in back pay

I’ve submitted my fully-signed clearance in the first week of February 2013. I was given my Non-Regularization Notice and a leaflet advising me how to make a follow-up on my back pay complete with all the instructions on how to get it as well as the duration for the release of it (45 business days).

Today is the 51st business day since I’ve submitted my completed clearance form. Prior to this, I’ve already sent them emails to the person indicated in the leaflet, who are Brian Manalo (brian.manalo@transcom.com) and a certain Emma (emma.60124@nucomm.net). I never received a reply from them. I sent another follow-up email regarding my back pay.

I also called the number indicated at that leaflet: 702-2400 extensions 38347 and 38029, which according to the leaflet is the Employee Relations. I called both numbers multiple times and I’m being directed to the Manila Recruitment – and no one is answering the phone. The leaflet also indicated that the hours to make follow-up calls are Mondays to Thursday between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. I’ve called between that duration and I’m being directed to a voicemail. So I left my name, my concern and my phone number – but I’m not expecting a call from them.

If only call center companies like Transcom Asia would release the back pay as fast as they terminated an agent, then we could probably recommend their company to our friends. All I’m saying is, Transcom Asia is so fast when it comes to terminating their agents (without even an admin hearing for a non-regular agent) but is very slow and inefficient when it comes to handling back pay.

It’s really a hassle getting my back pay from Transcom Asia. It’s no fun getting back pay here.

April 7, 2013

Vote Ang Ladlad #28 For Partylist

You don’t have to be a member of the gay and lesbian community to vote for Ang Ladlad this coming election. You just have to believe in the idea that “all men (and women) are created equal”.

Vote Ladlad

April 4, 2013

“Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Sea of Monsters”

Finally… the sequel to “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” is upon us! 20th Century Fox Philippines finally upload the international trailer of “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Sea of Monsters”.

The first Percy Jackson movie was released in 2010 and I thought that they’ll release the sequel a year after. After almost 3 years, the sequel is scheduled to be released in the Philippines on August 15, 2013. The cast are still the same with Logan Lerman reprising his role as the son of Poseidon. Without further ado, I give you, “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Sea of Monsters”!


Can’t wait to see Logan Lerman again in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Sea of Monsters