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Joe III slams Dinagyang ticket scalpers

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Iloilo City Mayor Jose “Joe” Espinosa III expressed disappointment that some complimentary tickets for the Dinagyang Festival are being illegally sold at exorbintant prices.

Espinosa recently released a total of 1,000 VIP Dinagyang tickets to select individuals.

A message on Facebook through its Messenger application surfaced recently claiming that 200 of such tickets for the Iloilo City Dinagyang Grandstand on Muelle Loney Street were being sold from P1,600 to P1,800 each.

Tickets at the Maria Clara performance area, originally priced at P1,600, were being resold from P2,200 to P2,500 each, it also claimed.

“If these are proven to be true, then I am really disappointed,” Espinosa said.

“For them to sell the tickets for monetary consideration is truly disturbing and speaks a lot about their twisted values,” he added.

According to him, he already ordered City Administrator Hernando Galvez to investige the matter.