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Panelo proposes free SEA Games tickets for students

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By Prince Golez

Students should be given free admission to the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games events, Palace Spokesman Salvador Panelo said.

“Sinasuggest natin ‘yan sa organizers. We strongly suggest na bigyan nila ng either libre or 50 percent,” Panelo said in a press briefing Thursday.

“Kung ako tatanungin mo, personally, they should allow students na libre or kung hindi kaya ng libre eh 50% discount. Happy compromise,” he added.

Earlier, Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas President Monico Puentevella, also former Philippine Olympic Committee chairman and Philippine Sports commissioner, called on President Rodrigo Duterte to make all tickets free of charge.

The funds for the country’s SEA Games hosting, he added, should be enough to subsidize the tickets of the games.

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