Makati LGU shuts down resto for operating without permit

Published October 26, 2021, 12:43 PM

by Patrick Garcia

The Makati Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) padlocked an establishment in the city on Tuesday after the local government unit (LGU) found out that it was operating without business permit.

In a Facebook post, the BPLO said it shut down the 007 Bar.

“The continuing crackdown has been ordered by Mayor Abby (Makati City Mayor Abby Binay) to restore order and discipline in Makati and protect the interest of legitimate businesses, Makatizens, and the general public,” the LGU said.

The BPLO also closed a number of establishments, mostly restaurants, in previous weeks after finding out that they were violating COVID-19 quarantine policies.

More restaurants and other establishments were allowed to open after the national government placed Metro Manila under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) Alert Level 3 last Oct. 16 as it aims to give the economy a much needed boost after being adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The quarantine status will last until Oct. 31.