Treñas lifts liquor ban in Iloilo City
Mayor Jerry Treñas issued Executive Order No. (EO) 137-A Series of 2021, lifting the liquor ban in Iloilo City after nightlife establishments were allowed to operate at limited capacity.
The sale of liquor would now be allowed in the city after more than a year of severe restrictions like banning alcohol consumption in public places at night.
Under EO 137-A, public consumption of liquor will be limited only to persons fully vaccinated against Covid-19. (https://bit.ly/3HxSkyZ)
Establishments are also mandated to observe 50 percent indoor capacity and 70 percent outdoor capacity.
“Restaurant and other establishments which offer liquor or any alcoholic beverages shall be permitted to serve the same provided, only fully vaccinated patrons may be accommodated. For this purpose, restaurants and other permitted establishments must require vaccination cards and proof of identification from their customers before serving,” the latest directive said.
Treñas said the city government decided to lift the liquor ban due to the absence of related mandates from the government’s Covid-19 task force on alcohol consumption.
Lifting the ban, he added, will allow local businesses to recover from the impacts of the pandemic and “start the genuine recovery of our local economy.”