Moreno orders liquors in convenience stores near schools removed

Maris Federez   •   July 26, 2019   •   2654

Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Friday, July 26, conducted a surprise liquor inspection in Mendiola a day after he signed an executive order banning the sale of liquor in stores located within 200 meters of educational institutions.
(Photos by Christian Turingan/MPIO)

Manila mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso called out a convenience store near several universities along Mendiola Street in Manila for selling liquors.

This, following the enforcement of the mayor’s Executive Order No. 17 that he signed on Thursday, July 25, which mandates the strict implementation of city ordinances prohibiting the establishments near schools from selling liquor.

A statement released by the office of the mayor on Thursday said the executive order mandates the Bureau of Permits and License Office (BPLO), City Treasurer’s Office as well as business establishments to strictly observe these ordinances.

It added that the executive order signed by Domagoso noted that some malls, bars, restaurants have “flagrantly violated” Ordinance No. 3532 and Ordinance No. 8520 in the City of Manila.

Ordinance No. 3532 prohibits the sale of intoxicating liquor in establishments located within 200 meters of schools.

Ordinance No. 8520, meanwhile, prohibits the sale of liquor or any alcoholic beverage to minors in any store, mall, bar, restaurant, eatery or any commercial establishment in Manila.

Armed with the EO, the local chief executive ordered the liquors be removed from the store’s shelves.

Juanito Kabisan, the store supervisor said the order will cause them to lose ten thousand pesos every month.

Yet, he added, that there’s nothing they can do but abide by the directive; otherwise, they will face closure.

“Wala po kaming magagawa. Desisyon po ni Mayor ‘yon e [There’s nothing we can do (about this). It’s the mayor’s decision],” said Kabisan.

“Tuloy pa rin ‘yung negosyo nila. Wala namang masama, kaya lang hindi na sila ina-allow katulad ng binigay naming pribilehiyo na dati rati noong mga nagdaang panahon na may nagtitinda ng alak malapit sa mga paaralan [It’s business as usual. Nothing wrong about it. But they will not only be allowed the same privilege as in the past where they can sell liquors near schools],” Moreno said.

Moreno’s order gained the approval of the students. They say this move will keep young people from temptations that alcoholic drinks may bring upon them. (with reports from April Cenedoza) /mbmf

Curfew at liquor ban sa Davao City, pinalawig sa kabila ng pagbaba ng COVID-19 cases

Robie de Guzman   •   March 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Pinalawig pa ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Davao City ang pagpapatupad ng curfew at liquor ban sa lungsod hanggang sa buwan ng Mayo sa kabila ng pagbaba ng kaso ng COVID-19.

Sa ilalim ng Executive Order 12A na inilabas nitong Miyerkules, mananatili hanggang Mayo 31 ang liquor ban at curfew upang maiwasan ang inuman at pagtitipon ng mga tao na ilan sa mga mga dahilan ng pagkalat ng COVID-19.

Ayon kay Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, hindi dapat magpabaya ang publiko dahil nananatili pa rin ang banta ng coronavirus.

“We are still waiting for the possible second wave. At kung mangyari ang second wave ibabalik pa rin nating ang liquor ban at curfew. So ipagpapatuloy na lng natin ‘yan sa ngayon para hindi siya makapag-create ng confusion,” ani Duterte.

Sa Marso 31 orihinal na nakatalagang magtapos ang 24/7 liquor ban at ang curfew hours na mula alas-9 ng gabi hanggang alas-4 ng madaling araw.

Hindi naman sakop ng curfew ang mga may trabaho at nag-o-operate ng negosyo, batay sa kautusan.

Sa ngayon ay mayroong 258 na aktibong mga kaso ng COVID-19 sa lungsod. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Lucille Lloren)

Six Manila villages under 4-day granular lockdown

Robie de Guzman   •   March 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Six villages in the City of Manila are now under lockdown amid increasing cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

At midnight of March 17, the local government locked down Barangays 185, 374, 521, 628, 675, and 847.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said residents in the said barangays shall be strictly confined to their homes and are prohibited from going outside.

The lockdown order, however, exempts health workers, military personnel, service workers, utility workers, barangay officials, and media practitioners accredited by the Presidential Communications Operations Office and the Inter-Agency Task Force.

Domagoso signed on Monday Executive Order No. 07 to conduct disease surveillance, massive contact tracing, and verification or testing and rapid risk assessment as part of “the city’s response measures to the imminent danger posed by the resurgence of COVID-19.”

“Ang mga barangay na sumusunod ay napapasailalim sa apat na araw na lockdown. Brgy. 185, 374, 521, 628, 675, at 847. Sila po ay may mga sampu mahigit na kaso ng COVID-19 sa barangay,” Mayor Isko said.

Local authorities warned to slap sanctions against violators.

The granular lockdown on six barangays will be imposed until March 20. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Marvin Calas)

QC imposes two-week liquor ban starting March 15

Marje Pelayo   •   March 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Quezon City government has imposed a liquor ban as an additional measure to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the city.

Apart from the reimplementation of a two-week liquor ban, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has issued supplemental guidelines imposing protocols which include the reiteration of public safety hours, strict compliance to health protocols in workplaces, and mandatory use of the Kyusi Pass digital contact tracing app.

The guidelines which will take effect on March 15 to March 31 covers workplaces, public areas, and business establishments.

“The drastic increase of cases is very alarming. We want to stop the transmission as early as now so that we no longer have to implement another nationwide lockdown,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

She also stressed the following measures will be implemented for the duration of two weeks:

– All retail sales of alcoholic beverages are suspended.
– All gyms, spas and internet cafes are closed.
– All barangays may again issue quarantine passes to their residents to limit movement. However, a barangay may not close down any establishment without the approval of the city government.

Returning Overseas Filipinos (OFs) staying in hotels and other accommodation establishments in the city organized by the national government or private entities must report to the Office of the City Administrator for documentation and monitoring, and for guidance on health, security, and logistics protocols. All OFs are required to complete the mandatory quarantine period of at least 14 days regardless of the RT-PCR test result.

All member offices of the city’s law and order cluster, regulatory departments, the barangays, and the QCPD and its police stations shall continue enforcing the protocols contained in these guidelines.

QCitizens may review the full list of guidelines in the Quezon City government website www.quezoncity.gov.ph.

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