Almost two weeks have passed since the liquor ban was brought back into effectivity in the City of Baguio. Today, August 8, 2020, Mayor Benjamin Magalong has released an order extending the implementation of the liquor ban in the city until August 31, 2020.
Executive Order 115 series 2020
Executive Order 115 series 2020, the temporary ban on the sale, distribution, and consumption of liquor products in public places the City of Baguio, was issued on July 27, 2020 after a recent surge of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the city. This is to safeguard the health and safety of Baguio residents.
Because expanded testing is still underway, there is a possibility that the number of confirmed cases in the city may further rise, thus need to extend the effectivity of the liquor ban order in the city.
The Executive Order No. 120 series of 2020 extends the implementation of Executive Order No. 115 series 2020 until August 15, 2020.
Liquor Ban Order
As stated under EO No. 115, series of 2020, sale, and distribution of liquor products, such as beer, wine, and other intoxicating beverage products to any person within the jurisdiction of Baguio City is prohibited.
- Closure and confiscation or revocation of Business Permit or License will be ordered for persons, businesses, and establishments that will be found violating the order above.
- Persons found or caught in public consuming liquor products may be subject to sanctions as provided in the following:
- Republic Act No. 11332
- The Revised Penal Code of the Philippines
- Other applicable laws and ordinances