Pursuant to national guidelines on Coronavirus, night establishments are still not allowed to operate in Baguio City. However, while on hiatus, they may convert into “resto bars” or dine-in establishments.
According to City Permits and Licensing Division Head Allan Abayao, bars may convert their operations into “resto bars” as an alternative, wherein they can serve like dine-in establishments and serve liquor as incidental to dining.
This update was provided by the Public Information Office of the City of Baguio earlier today (Wednesday), October 21, 2020, but has already been relayed by City Permits and Licensing Division Head to the sector during a meeting held on October 16, 2020.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong is to issue an executive order defining the guidelines that will be followed in operating the resto bars. Included in the guidelines are the compliance to the health protocols and the signing of a commitment.
Furthermore, the DTI, PLD, City Health Services Office and Dept. of Labor and Employment are to conduct joint inspections of the establishments before the re-opening. Allied performances such as live band, videoke, and acoustic are also to be inspected.
However, based on the report published by the Public Information Office of the City of Baguio, those establishments which have no business permits will not be allowed to operate as resto bars.
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