Everybody wants a killer design, especially after seeing one that they lust over. Problem is, nobody wants to pay for it.-Pearsonified, On Much For A Design
Starting today, I will be listing down here names of COMPANIES/ ENTITIES who did not pay (even a single cent) for the projects they made me produce. They are usually the very meticulous ones and demands more of your time yet when payment time comes, they act as if they do not know you.
GLOBALWINGS CORPORATION INC.
(an export-import group located at Rivergate Building, Maxilom Avenue in Cebu, headed by a certain Mr Behram Baluch and represented by Jose Marie dela Torre asked me to design a logo for their company. They made me produce 5 studies and approved 3 of them. After approval they again asked me to improve on their new design based on my studies. Knowing that they already made a choice of logo, I submitted to them a proposed Contract of Services. I never heard from them despite my emails and text messages.)
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR/ BOHOL INVESTMENT PROMOTION CENTER
(The BIPC under Gov Erico Aumentado asked me to re-design their Chocolate Hills promotional materials for the New Seven Wonders of Nature Campaign last July 2008 but until now, five months after, they have not paid what is due me for a simple reason of government red tape)
GEN4 LEISURE REAL ESTATE CONSULTING
(A consultancy firm based in Tagbilaran owned by Mr Walter Sultan, also the owner of Travel Village, a travel agency. Mr Sultan asked me to make 3 studies each for his logo, business card, letterhead, and mailing envelope and approved the final studies ready for printing.)
(A mining company based in Mindanao managed by co-ownerMr Clovis Llorente. Mr Llorente claimed his papers were not yet approved by the mining board hence he did not yet use the logo I designed for his company. But a first-hand information told me they have started operations 3 years ago in Mt Diwalwal. I provided 3 studies and after revisions, finalized the approved one.)
(A teacher from La Consolacion College in Liloan, Cebu asked me to design their school newsletter's masthead. After several studies and revisions including the scanning of their school pictures, he did not came back.)
I started writing when I was in high school but never learned the art. To practice, I wrote to my school papers and our local politicians. School papers published my articles. Politicians ignored them.
I started blogging in 2006 and has been blogging since then. Still I need to improve. Maybe because my drinking sessions and my writing skills were not a good combination. Balancing a pen on my right hand and a glass of vodka on my left hand, as I have been told, is not doing well.
And all these makes my life stories rather exciting.
HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU. The smallest primate stares back at nosy tourists. One of the permitted breeding centers in Loboc allows guests to see upclose and personal a nocturnal animal during the day in Bohol.
"Why should people be afraid that we use a few small pellets of uranium at the nuclear power plant in Bataan [Philippines]? Don't they know that we're surrounded by uranium? We have the world's fourth largest deposits of uranium. Yes, we're all radioactive -- must be the reason why we have so many faith healers!" -- on nuclear-generated power, February 1985