Iloilo City re-imposes liquor ban
ILOILO CITY, April 27 (PIA) – The Iloilo City government has re-imposed the prohibition of selling and consuming of alcohol within the city, barely just a day after the said prohibition was lifted.
On April 22, Iloilo City mayor Jerry Treñas signed Executive Order (EO) No. 066-A, Series of 2020, to re-impose the prohibition of selling and consuming of alcohol, citing recorded violations and abuses of certain guidelines.
The sale and consumption of any form of liquor or alcoholic beverages, or any alcoholic drink, containing a specific percentage of alcohol by volume or weight, is “absolutely prohibited,” according to the executive order.
Alcoholic drinks may come in the form of whisky, brandy, gin, rum, cordial, liquor, cocktail, wine, champagne, vermouth, basi, tuba, saki, beer, ale, stout, and the like.
Establishments, convenience stores, groceries, sari-sari stores and other small businesses that violate EO. 066-A, s. of 2020, will face appropriate penalties.
Further, individuals, who knowingly break protocol, and endanger the lives of Iloilo City residents, shall face administrative or criminal charges.
Treñas has directed the Iloilo City Public Safety and Transportation Management Office and the Philippine National Police to make sure that the ban is “effectively complied with.”
The EO may be amended depending on the developments of the status of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation in the city or changes reported by the City Health Office, Department of Health, or World Health Organization.
Meanwhile, the Iloilo City government has created and established an ad-hoc committee to formulate and prescribe policies for the gradual lifting of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in the city. (LTP/CBA/PIA6)