Pasay bans sale of liquor to non-residents

Published March 25, 2021, 4:31 PM

by Jean Fernando

The Pasay City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale of wine and other intoxicating beverages within its window hours, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., to non-residents.

(UNSPLASH / MANILA BULLETIN)

The City Council passed and approved City Ordinance No. 6162 on March 17 amending Section 2 of Ordinance No. 6145 regulating the sale, distribution, purchase, and serving of liquor within the city from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Under the new ordinance, only Pasay residents are allowed to purchase liquor during the window hours and they are also required to show proof of their residency.

All other persons, natural or judicial, are temporarily restricted to purchase, sell or offer for sale any liquor products within the city until such time that the community quarantine is lifted in Metro Manila.

Establishments within the city such as restaurants and hotels are allowed to serve liquor within the prescribed period, but they must be consumed within the establishment only.

Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano said that as much as she wanted the city’s economy to be fully opened, she was constrained to come up with some regulations that were designed to stop the virus.

 
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