Boracay LGU Speaks on P16-K Price Tag for Tourist’s Braids

Here’s the reaction of the LGU of Malay, Aklan in Boracay on the P16-K price tag for tourist’s braids

BORACAY – The local government unit of Malay in Aklan has finally spoken up on the controversial P16-K price tag for tourist’s braids.

Boracay LGU on braids
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It was on August 7, 2022, when a hotel manager in Boracay complained after one of his guests was charged P16,000 for the hair braiding of his daughter.

“I’m the manager of Levantin, a small hotel in Bulabog. This happened to one of our guests and we are also complaining about it here in the Boracay community,” the hotel manager said.

Jomar Saan, a member of the Malay Boracay Vendors Hair Braider Association denied overpricing in the hair service.

“Nakadepende po sa bisita yan, dahil ang bisita po or guest may choice po yan kung afford niya itong prices or hindi,” he said.

According to him, they are following a price tariff for hair braiding that usually costs from P200 to P1,000, however, there is an additional charge for the desired design of the client.

Before starting the braiding, the braiders explain to the client how much will it cost especially if there’s an additional design.

Meanwhile, the local government unit of Malay, Aklan said that there’s no overpricing.

Watch the report in the video provided below:

Mayor Floribar Bautista of Malay, Aklan said that it’s possible the client’s braid would cost as much as sixteen thousand pesos for example if per strand cost P100 and the client had 160 strands braided.

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