COMO E FÁCIL FALAR DE QUEM NÃO ESTA PRESENTE E SE POÇA DEFENDER:
Recentemente numa entrevista dada pelo Sr. José Eustáquio (Presidente da ACAPO – Aliança dos Clubes e Associações Portuguesas do Ontário, Canada) á Gente da Nossa, a titulo de promoção das Festividades do Dia de Portugal em Toronto, em que lhe foi feita a pergunta de, porque que anunciaram que JF vinha ao Dia De Portugal em Toronto, ate anuciaram e puseram lá a foto de Jorge Ferreira (JF) etc. e que agora já não vem, a razão desta mudança ?, este responde que não gostou das exigências de JF e do momento que JF pediu contracto assinado e deposito com a totalidade do valor por transferência bancária, ai JF duvidou de nos e por isso também duvidáramos de JF.

CORRECÇÃO: Sr. Eustáquio, PRIMEIRO: Eu não pedi a totalidade do valor, quanto a transferência bancária, foi uma opção simplesmente, mas sim, que me mandassem o contracto assinado e um cheque com um simples deposito equivalente as minhas despesas iniciais, ou ate uma transferencia bancaria porque teria de marcar viagens, uma de Santa Maria Açores e outra da Florida, dois músicos meus que vivem nestas localidades, por isso há precauções a tomar porque há responsabilidades.

SEGUNDO: Assinar um contracto, e assumir uma responsabilidade, tanto de um lado como do outro, só não assina quem não quer assumir responsabilidades ou não se quer comprometer, eu assino sempre os meus contractos porque só assim sinto que estou comprometido naquilo que estou de acordo.

TERCEIRO: Exigiu que me assinassem o contracto e me mandassem o referido deposito porque a ultima vez que ai fui actuar para a mesma organização (ACAPO – Aliança dos Clubes e Associações Portuguesas do Ontário, Canada) com o mesmo responsável a cabeça, (Sr. José Eustáquio), não fiz contracto, acreditando simplesmente numa palavra que me foi dada, nao me pagaram a totalidade do combinado. e me ficaram a dever o meu cachet, sim, o meu cachet,,, mais qualquer coisa,,, os músicos receberam porque eu paguei, mas o meu cachet mais qualquer coisa, esse ainda estou a espera de o receber.

Por isso Sr. Eustáquio, não fique chateado nem ofendido comigo pelo facto de eu ter exigido contracto assinado e deposito a cabeça porque,, como se costuma dizer (gato escaldado, de agua fria tem medo).
Confeso que tenho ouvido falar mil e uma coisas boas da ACAPO, tenho a certeza que as pessoas que fazem parte dessa organização, são pessoas competentes e honradas, só que me fizeram esta, e isso nunca irei esquecer porque tudo indica que recebem fundos bastantes e não têm necessidade de ficarem a dever um centavo a ninguém.
Mas quem sabe,,, a organização as tantas nem tem conhecimento destes pormenores e influídos pelo seu presidente continuam também censurando do nome Jorge Ferreira
Por isso aqui fica o meu esclarecimento e para qualquer duvida que poça surgir, a ACAPO tem todos os meus os contactos, faço assim, porque não tenho nada a esconder.
Um bem haja a todos e espero que este esclarecimento venha a satisfazer a todos que especulavam deste assunto
Desejo a todos um feliz fim de semana de celebrações do dia de Portugal em Toronto, e em volta do Mundo da diáspora
Jorge Ferreira

IN PLAIN ENGLISH >>>
HOW EASY IT IS TO TALK ABOUT SOMEONE THAT’S NOT PRESENT TO DEFEND HIMSELF
Just recently, Mr. Jose Eustaquio, the president of (ACAPO) an alliance of the Portuguese Clubs and Associations of Ontario, Canada) had an interview on the Portuguese TV program “Gente Da Nossa” where he was asked why Jorge Ferreira JF was one of the acts for the day of Portugal celebrations in Toronto an all of a sudden his name and photo disappears from de adds you originally had, so what happen ?, Mr. Eustaquio replies>>> well, JF exedurated on what he asked of us on the contract, and the fact that he asked for a signed contract and a bank transfer with the total value, we all got very pissed and so right there it ment that he did not trust us which in this case why should we trust him, so we cancel his performance.

CORRECTION: Lets back up a little here, shall we,,, FIRST: I did not ask for a deposit based on the total, and a bank transfer was only an option, I simply asked for a signed contract and a deposit of an equal value of my initial expenses because I have responsibility’s, which in this case involves two air tickets, being one from Santa Maria, Azores and another from Florida, two of my musicians live in these locations, not to say that I still have to rent a vehicle that can handle 12 passengers plus bags of cloths and gear such as Guitars, Amps, Keyboards etc. etc. for the show, ,,, probably, two vehicles plus gas and at least one full meal during the trip

SECOND: When a person signs a contract, it means that, that person is willing to take on the responsibility’s he said he would now stated in writing on that contract, and off course it serves both ways, a signed contract is also a sign of commitment from both sides,,,, frankly,,, after I sign a contract I’m more relaxed because I no that the other side is also committed to what the contract says.

THIRD: Not only I demanded a signed contract, a deposit as explained, but I also demanded the rest of the total to be paid at my arrival in Toronto, Canada, because the last time I performed for the same organization “ACAPO” with the same president it was a last minute booking and I did not want to take on the responsibility because of to much work to organize this at the last moment, contact all the musicians, get them out of whatever plans they had, make sure they can all go etc, etc, but he begged and begged and so I went, after all was done, I did not get paid the full amount we agreed up on, in fact the amount I received wasn’t even enough to pay for the musicians, so it means I paid to perform and till today, I’m still waiting to get the rest of the amount we agreed up on which would have been my cut from that gig plus, its been many years but I never forgot what this organization did to me.

So, Mr. Eustaquio, don’t be pissed because I wanted the contract signed plus all the other things along with it, but I got burned one to many times, one of those times was with you so I just wanted to make sure it didn’t happen again, especially twice with the same person.
I keep hearing very good things about ACAPO, and I’m sure all the members are very homered and respected people among the communities where they live, but to me ,,, it’s a very hard thing to swallow from that organization,,, or maybe,,, just maybe,,, the committee doesn’t even know about these happenings and so they go by what they hear from their president and his suggestions ,,, if this is the case, then I’m sorry to be the first to inform you, on the other hand if you all new about this, then “ACAPO” should apologize to all the communities it represents because “ACAPO” from what everyone hears, receives enough founds from the communities to cover all expenses they go through, so therefore, you do not have a need to do these things.
As for me, save the apologies, just pay me what you owe me but don’t forget to ad on the inflation of so many years plus interest, do that and you will never hear from me again. DO NOT, and I will keep on posting away.