Liquor ban in Valenzuela City extended ‘indefinitely’
MANILA, Philippines — The prevailing liquor ban in Valenzuela City has been extended “indefinitely.”
In an advisory posted Friday on Facebook, the city government reminded constituents that buying and selling or trading, even drinking, of alcoholic drinks remain prohibited in the locality.
Valenzuela City’s liquor ban was supposed to last only until the end of the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila on April 4.
“The #LiquorBan in Valenzuela City is EXTENDED indefinitely. The sale, purchase, delivery, and consumption of alcoholic beverages are STILL prohibited in Valenzuela City,” the local government said.
ADVISORY: The #LiquorBan in Valenzuela City is EXTENDED indefinitely. The sale, purchase, delivery, and consumption of alcoholic beverages are STILL prohibited in Valenzuela City.
Posted by Valenzuela City on Thursday, April 1, 2021
Earlier, the local government unit passed City Ordinance No. 681, Series of 2020, or the “Stay Sober Ordinance.”
READ: Valenzuela imposes liquor ban during enhanced community quarantine period
Aside from illegalizing the sale, purchase, delivery, and consumption of alcoholic beverages, the city law also prohibits any person to “appear, traverse, or loiter in public places within the City of Valenzuela while under the influence of alcohol.”
Those who will disobey the ordinance – both the individual and business establishment – will be fined P5,000 per violation as authorities will likewise confiscate the alcoholic beverages.
Businesses duly registered with the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) of Valenzuela City shall also be penalized with revocation of their permits.
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