By Jean Fernando
The Parañaque City Business Permit and Licensing Office has ordered all business establishments in the city last March 17 suspending the permit of selling alcoholic and intoxicating beverages while Luzon is under the enhanced community quarantine.
In a memorandum issued by Atty. Lanie Malaya, chief of the city Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) to all business establishments, the ban on selling alcoholic and intoxicating beverages is effective immediately.
Malaya said the suspension of selling and serving of liquor will last up to April 14 or until the enhanced community quarantine is earlier lifted or suspended.
Malaya’s memorandum also told business establishments that non-compliance shall warrant the imposition of any and all penalties and sanctions under Parañaque City Ordinance 92-02 or an ordinance levying or liquor license on businesses that manufacture, distribute, sell and serve alcohol drinks within the City of Parañaque and prescribing the rates thereof such as but not limited to penal sanctions and fees and revocation and suspension of liquor license and permit.
The BPLO chief also stated in her memorandum that the same violation also warrants the imposition of penalties under the City Ordinance 19-29 or the revised revenue code of the City of Parañaque which prescribes separate penal and administrative fines and sanctions/ cancellation of business permit.
Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez meanwhile called on the retailers and consumers in the city to strictly adhere to the guidelines of the Department of Trade and Industry in buying non-food and food items.
Olivarez told the city residents to call and report any violations to the following COVID-19 hotline numbers: 8-820PQUE(7783); 0961-096-62-49 for Smart and 0956-394-01-76 for Globe. (Jean Fernando)