There will be a liquor ban in Muntinlupa under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) status from Aug. 6 to 20.
Majority Floor Leader and lawyer Raul Corro told the Manila Bulletin that Muntinlupa has an existing ordinance on liquor ban.
Ordinance No. 2021-216 was enacted last March 15 “banning the sale, delivery, and consumption in public places of liquor and other alcoholic beverages during community quarantine in Muntinlupa City due to the COVID-19 pandemic and amending for this purpose Ordinance No. 2020-111.”
Business establishments that violate the ordinance will be closed for one week for the first offense and their business permits will be revoked for the second offense.
Persons who are caught selling liquor and other alcoholic beverages will be fined P2,000 for the first offense and P5,000 for the second.
Persons who are considered buyers or consumers will be meted P2,500 for the first offense and P5,000 for the second offense.
Metro Manila mayors agreed to impose a unified curfew from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. during ECQ, according to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benjamin Abalos Jr.
The Muntinlupa City government said vaccination will continue under ECQ. As of Aug. 2, Muntinlupa has administered 321,352 vaccines. Of the total, 183,704 individuals received their first dose, of 47.6 percent of the target population of 385,725, while 137,648 are now fully vaccinated, or 35.7 percent of the target.
The Muntinlupa police have set up a quarantine control point at the Muntinlupa-San Pedro, Laguna boundary and only authorized persons outside their residence (APORs) will be allowed to pass through.