The city government of Navotas lifted the liquor ban effective Friday, October 15, as the National Capital Region quarantine status was downgraded to Alert Level 3 from Alert Level 4.
The lifting of the liquor ban was specified in City Ordinance No. 2021-56 signed by the City Council and Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco.
The LGU decided to lift the ban as the Department of Health said there was a general decrease in the number of active cases of COVID-19 in Metro Manila due to “rapid and efficient detect and isolate strategies and enhanced vaccination efforts.”
With the lifting of the ban, selling of liquor and alcoholic beverages within the city will be allowed.
However, Tiangco said drinking in public places, including roads and sidewalks, is still prohibited as per Municipal Ordinance 2002-06.
“Pwedeng magbenta, bumili, o uminom sa inyong bahay o sa mga establisimyentong authorized na magserve ng alak,” Tiangco said in a Facebook post.
(Selling, buying, and drinking alcoholic beverages is allowed in homes and establishments authorized to serve liquor.)
Tiangco reminded residents to continue observing health and safety protocols to help prevent the further transmission of the virus.
The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Wednesday approved the recommendation to place NCR under Alert Level 3 beginning October 16, 2021 until October 31, 2021. —KG, GMA News
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