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Iloilo City lifts liquor ban but…

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Mayor Jerry Treñas has lifted the ban on the sale of liquor and alcoholic beverages as Iloilo City transitioned from enhanced community quarantine to general community quarantine (GCQ).

The ban was lifted by Executive Order No. (EO) 075 which set the guidelines of the GCQ in the city.

He allowed the regulated sale and consumption of liquor in the city, said Treñas. (https://bit.ly/2Za1OwD)

Under Section 9 of EO 75, persons are prohibited from consuming liquor or alcoholic beverages in public places. Drinking in establishments, barangay roads, streets, and sidewalks is also strictly prohibited.

Establishments should observe limits on selling or dispensing of liquor based on the EO, according to the mayor.

For alcoholic drinks such as whisky, brandy, gin, and rum, it can only be sold at a maximum quantity of two liters per day. Wine and champagne, on one hand, should only be sold at a maximum quantity of four liters per day.

Beer should only be sold at a maximum quantity of one case per day while all other forms of liquor should be sold at a maximum quantity based on the alcohol content of the aforementioned alcoholic beverages.

Appropriate penalties will be imposed on establishment and individuals who violate the EO.