By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
Pasig City lifted its liquor ban on May 26, Tuesday, noting that drinking in public places remains prohibited.
In its official Facebook page, the City Public Information Office said the City Council has passed an ordinance lifting the ban on alcoholic beverages in Pasig.
The local government reminded the public that it is still prohibited to consume alcoholic drinks in public places.
In a Twitter post, Mayor Vico Sotto cited affected local businesses and workers for lifting the ban. “We are lifting because businesses and workers are also affected by the ban,” Sotto said.
“Kung inom na inom na po kayo, sa loob na lang muna ng bahay at ‘wag imbitahin ang buong barangay (If you are craving for a drink, just drink inside your house and don’t invite the whole village),” he added.
Social gatherings and dine-in services in restaurants and bars in Pasig also remains prohibited.
“Ang lalabag sa ordinansa ay may kaukulang parusa (Violators of the ordinance will face appropriate sanctions),” the City Public Information Office said.
Several local government units in Metro Manila have earlier lifted their liquor ban as it transitioned into Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) last week.
Among those that lifted the ban on alcoholic drinks are Pasay City, Quezon City, Marikina City, San Juan City, Mandaluyong City, and Las Piñas City.