A tourist was charged P16,000 for her braids done in Boracay, prompting a hotel owner to post her photo and ask if they had been priced right.
According to the report on "24 Oras" on Friday of GMA Regional TV One Western Visayas' Zen Quilantang, the child's parents actually had no problem with the price and so paid the braiders.
A member of the Malay Boracay Vendors Hair Braider Association said there was no overprice.
“Nakadepende po sa bisita yan dahil ang bisita po or guest may choice po yan kung afford niya itong prices or hindi,” Jomar Saan of Maboven said.
(It depends on the tourist because the tourist or guest has a choice if he or she can afford the prices or not.)
They said braiders follow a price tariff for the hair service.
It is around P200 to P1,000 and there is an additional charge for the desired design of the client. Before starting the braiding, the braiders explain to the client the price range.
The report said the local government unit found no overpricing in the incident.
“Yung bata pala ang nagpagawa nun. So noong makita ng mother ay parang pinaulit pala iyon. Ginawa talaga yun parang thread na style. At the same time tatlo ang nagtrabaho dun eh,” Malay Aklan Mayor Frolibar Bautista said.
(The child was the one who had the braids done. So when the mother saw it, she asked that the braids be redone. They reworked it so it would look like thread. At the same time, three people worked on the braids.)
“Whatever naman talaga, magtanong tayo kung magkano, di ba normal naman yan eh. Lahat yan may taripa tayo,” he added.
(You may ask around and find out that the pricing is normal. Everything has tariff.) —Sundy Locus/NB/KG, GMA News