Sukad karon: Liquor ban reimposed in Cebu City

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Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has re-imposed the ban on drinking of alcoholic beverages in restaurants, establishments, and public places.

Labella’s decision came after the Cebu City Police Office reported continuous violations from various food and liquor establishments on the limited serving for alcoholic beverages.

Because people refuse to avoid drinking, especially in private gatherings, this has become one of the reasons for the rise of coronavirus disease cases in the past month, according to the mayor. (

In his Executive Order No. (EO) 117, Labella prohibits restaurants, hotels, resorts, convenience stores, sari-sari stores, and other establishments from serving liquor for the entire duration of the community quarantine.

“Many of them have already caused this spike because there is no more control. So I have decided that even if we are under the (Modified General Community Quarantine), to issue another liquor ban in public spaces including restaurants starting [today, February 3],” he said.

Violating the EO would mean paying fines for the individuals who will be caught drinking in public spaces and losing their business and operations permit for erring establishments.