Cebu City to Impose Liquor Ban Again Starting February 3

Liquor Ban to be Reimposed Again in Cebu City Starting February 3

Cebu City is set to implement the liquor ban once again starting February 3, 2021 to prevent the possible spike of COVID-19 cases.

Mayor Edgardo Labella announced the implementation of liquor ban in the town after the Cebu City Police Office reported the violations of numerous food and liquor establishments limited serving of liquors.

The CCPO conducts multiple Oplan Bulabog operations and caught numerous establishments violating the limitation of two servings per customer only. The Business Permit and Licensing Office has released at least 14 liquor permit suspensions since January last year.

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However, some residents refused to avoid drinking amid the coronavirus pandemic, which leads to spike of COVID-19 cases over the past few months.

Labella issued the Executive Order (EO) No. 117 prohibiting restaurants, hotels, resorts, convenience stores, sari-sari stores, and other business establishments to sell liquors during the community quarantine period.

“Many of them have already caused this spike because there is no more control. So I have decided that even if we are under the MGCQ (Modified General Community Quarantine ), to issue another liquor ban in public spaces including restaurants starting tomorrow,” Labella said.

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The EO prohibits drinking outside homes. Violators would pay a fine of P500 to P3, 000 with court charges and imprisonment. Establishments that will violate the ban may lose their operation permit.

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