Malabon removes liquor ban
Malabon City lifted its liquor ban, which was initially imposed during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), as Metro Manila shifts to less strict quarantine restrictions.
Mayor Lenlen Oreta has signed Executive No. 20-05-31-020, which orders the lifting of an ordinance prohibiting the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
The order, however, maintains that the selling of liquor will have to follow certain conditions.
These include “selling of alcoholic beverages shall only be allowed within the operating hours of the establishment” and “restaurants, bars, and other similar establishments are still prohibited to serve liquor in their establishments.”
The local government also imposed certain restrictions on the consumption of alcoholic beverages such as prohibiting “drinking outside the premises of [one’s] house, including public places,” “drinking during any mass gathering,” and “being intoxicated in public.”
The Business Permits and Licensing Office of Malabon City, barangay officials, and the city police are tasked to enforce the order.