Lapu mayor to public: Report vendors overcharging customers

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LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Junard "Ahong" Chan has urged the public to report to his office vendors in the city who are charging customers excessive prices.

Chan made the statement on social media on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, two days after the incident on Virgin Island in Panglao, Bohol, wherein a group of tourists reportedly paid P26,100 for the seafood they had ordered from vendors in the area.

"Kung kamo adunay mabantayan nga nagpalabi og overpricing sa ilang mga tinda, ma-local o foreign tourists man, ayaw mo pagpanuko sa pagreport sa akong opisina kay andam ra ang atong business licensing team nga mo-atiman kanila," he said.

Chan, however, said that the city's inspectors have so far been closely monitoring for any overpricing of products, particularly to tourists.

He said they are doing this since they are happy that the tourism industry in the city has slowly returned to its normal state with several tourists coming in after the ill-effects of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

"Atong gusto kay magbalik2 gyud sila sa pagbisita diri pinaagi sa paghatag kanila og nindot nga vacation experience nga makiangayon ra pod ang ilang magasto. In the end, kita ra man gihapon tanan ang makapahimulos niini kay magpadayon ang atong mga panginabuhian," Chan added.

Chan said he was saddened by what happened in Panglao, which is one of the top tourist destinations in the country.

He said Lapu-Lapu City is somewhat affected since some tourists would pass through the Mactan Cebu International Airport and ride a fastcraft in going to Bohol.

Chan said, though, that he is happy that the local government in Bohol and other agencies concerned are quick to respond to the matter. (MKG)

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