Joey Salceda sinita Singapore sa ‘exclusive’ Taylor Swift concert

Hindi nagustuhan ni Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda ang umano'y exclusive deal ng Singapore para sa concert ni Taylor Swift.

Hindi nagustuhan ni Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda ang umano’y exclusive deal ng Singapore para sa concert ni Taylor Swift.

Hinimok ni Salceda ang Department of Foreign Affairs na magpadala ng note verable sa Singaporeaan Embassy para magpaliwanag tungkol sa kumakalat na balitang naglabas ng $3 million grant ang naturang bansa sa AEG, ang production company na may hawak sa concert ni Swift.

Ito’y para sa kanila lang mangyari ang ‘The Eras Tour’ sa Southeast Asia.

“Some $3 million in grants were allegedly given by the Singapore government to AEG to host the concert in Singapore. The catch was that they do not host it elsewhere in the region,” lahad ni Salceda.

Giit ni Salceda, tiba-tiba umano ang Singapore dahil tumaas ng $60 million ang revenue ng naturang bansa dahil sa concert.

“I give it to them that the policy worked. Regional demand for Singaporean hotels and airlines was up 30 percent over the period. I estimate that the exclusivity term caused an increase in industry revenues by $60 million. So, the grant produced 30 times more in economic activity,” lahad ng mambabatas.

Tingin ni Salceda, nakasama ito sa ibang kalapit-bansa ng Singapore.

“But it was at the expense of neighboring countries, which could not attract their own foreign concert goers, and whose fans had to go to Singapore. I doubt the exclusivity terms were on the grant contract itself,” sambit pa ni Salceda.

“I don’t think we should just let things like this pass. We should still officially register our opposition. It also runs contrary to the principle of consensus-based relations and solidarity on which the ASEAN was founded,” aniya pa.