Navotas city gov’t prohibits sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages during ECQ

Published April 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Joseph Pedrajas

The local government of Navotas City temporarily prohibits the sale, purchase, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in the city during the period of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

This came after Mayor Toby Tiangco issued Executive Order No. 027, which bans “any person, including owners and managers of public markets, stalls, supermarkets, convenience stores, and sari-sari stores to sell, furnish, offer, buy, serve, or drink liquor in any of the city’s public spaces during the enhanced community quarantine and its foregoing extensions.”

According to Tiangco, “some constituents remain stubborn and continue to challenge the practice of social distancing and rules on home quarantine. He said that they think “drinking sessions among neighbors are a harmless way of passing time.” Tiangco noted that his order seeks “to prevent public gatherings and avoid further spread of coronavirus disease” as well as “to dissuade our people from spending the social amelioration fund they will be receiving to buy alcoholic drinks.”

The mayor warned that those who will be caught violating the order will be “charged accordingly.” Barangay officials and members of the city traffic and public management office, Task Force Disiplina and Navotas Police are directed to implement the order.