The Mandaluyong City local government has lifted the liquor ban in the city through Ordinance No. 826, Series of 2021.
Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos
The liquor ban was first implemented last March 29 when Metro Manila and the four nearby provinces of Laguna, Rizal, Cavite, and Bulacan were placed under a bubble while the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) was in place to mitigate the surge of COVID-19 cases.
The local government said the lifting of the liquor ban was made to help adversely affected small businesses in the city and their employees.
“The city government is aware that the liquor ban in the city, though temporary in nature, has greatly affected the domestic liquor industry, especially the livelihood of employees, workers, sari-sari stores, and other small business establishments depending on it,” the local government said in its ordinance.
“After almost three months of hiatus due to the recent impositions of strict GCQ (General Community Quarantine) in the NCR Plus bubble, ECQ, and Modified ECQ (MECQ), there is a need to assist local industries, like liquor, to thrive in their businesses and contribute in refueling the economy,” it added.