Bacolod city gov’t imposes liquor ban

first_imgLeonardia disclosed the citygovernment has been receiving reports of violation of social distancingmeasures in karaoke and videoke bars, and internet cafés and gaming stations,where persons, particularly minors and youth, converge and socialize withoutregard to the declared health regulations combating COVID-19. In EO No. 25, Section 1 prescribesthat the selling/serving by any business establishment or any person ofliquors, alcoholic beverages, coconut wine, and other nature wines and the likewhich causes intoxication is prohibited while Section 2 states the consumptionof liquor and any alcoholic beverage in public is also prohibited. Moreover, Section 3 states all karaokeand videoke bars and establishments, internet cafés or gaming stations,including Pisonet businesses, are closed to the public. On March 15, Leonardia placed the cityunder a general community quarantine, restricted all land, sea and air travelto and from Bacolod, and enforced curfew hours from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. “There is now an urgent necessity forthe implementation of more stringent forms of social distancing to prevent thetransmission of Covid-19 and it is the intention of the city government toundertake more specific measures to effectively protect its citizens,” themayor stated on his order. Leonardia reiterated the selling,serving and consumption of liquor and other similarly intoxicating drinksencourage gatherings and close contact among people. These defeat theobjectives of community quarantine, he stressed. This after Mayor Evelio Leonardiaissued Executive Order (EO) No. 25. BACOLOD City – The localgovernment unit of this city has prohibited the selling of liquor and orderedthe closure of videoke bars and internet stations as part of its preventivemeasures to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The mayor also suspended the holdingof mass gatherings and public events involving a large number of attendees. (With PNA/PN)last_img

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