I am a subscriber of SureSeats.com, Ayala Malls Cinemas online ticketing system. SureSeats is 100-percent designed, developed, owned, and operated by myAyala.com, Inc., the E-Commerce arm of the Ayala Group of Companies.
On May 12, 2006, I purchased on two separate transactions a Five Hundred Philippine Pesos (PhP 500.00) and One Thousand Philippine Pesos (PhP 1000.00) load. This load can be used to purchase movie tickets online. On May 22, I bought two movie tickets online worth Three Hundred Philippine pesos (PhP 300.00).
Last November 28, I accessed the SureSeats.com site to buy 3 movie tickets using the remaining One Thousand Two Hundred Philippine Pesos (PhP 1,200.00) credited to my account. But to my surprise, the remaining amount was confiscated by SureSeats.com.
I called up the Customer Service and I was informed that my money has indeed been confiscated by SureSeats.com because I have not accessed my account in six (6) months. I was also informed that this rule was indicated in the Membership Rules and as a subscriber to their system, I have implicitly agreed to this rule and as such there’s nothing I can do about it.
I have spoken to a lot of my friends and most of them have similar experiences of their money being confiscated by SureSeats.com. And the money have been confiscated by myAyala and yet no receipts were issued. This may be tax evasion on a grand scale.
This practice of MyAyala does a lot of harm to the other Filipino e-commerce vendors because after an experience like this, people will not trust e-commerce sites anymore thus slowing the rate of e-commerce adoption among Filipinos.
I am sure you will find other people with similar experiences as mine.
A stock clerk was sent to clean up a storeroom in Maui , Hawaii .When he got back, he was complaining that the storeroom was really filthy and that he had noticed dried mouse/rat droppings in some areas.!
A couple of days later, he started to feel like he was coming down with a stomach flu, complained of sore joints and headaches, and began to vomit.
He went to bed and never really got up again. Within two days he was severely ill and weak. His blood sugar count was down to 66, and his face and eyeballs were yellow. He was rushed to the emergency at Pali-Momi, where he was diagnosed to be suffering from massive organ failure. He died shortly before midnight.
No one would have made the connection between his job and his death, had it not been for a doctor who specifically asked if he had been in a warehouse or exposed to dried rat/mouse droppings at anytime. They said there is a virus (much like the Hanta virus) that lives in dried rat and mouse droppings.Once dried, these droppings are like dust and can easily be breathed in or ingested if a person does not wear protective gear or fails to wash face and hands thoroughly.
An autopsy was performed on the clerk to verify the doctor’s suspicions…This is why it is extremely important to ALWAYS carefully rinse off the tops of canned sodas or foods, and to wipe off pasta packaging, cereal boxes, and so on.
Almost everything you buy in a supermarket was stored in a warehouse at one time or another, and stores themselves often have rodents.Most of us remember to wash vegetables and fruits but never think of boxes and cans.
The ugly truth is, even the most modern, upper-class, super store has rats and mice. And their warehouse most assuredly does!