Baguio: Business operators warned for serving liquors


The government will shut down business establishments, particularly food establishments, secretly serving liquor to their customers and for continuously violating the existing restrictions imposed by the inter-agency task force for the management of emerging infectious diseases under Alert Level 2, the La Trinidad government warned.

Mayor Romeo K. Salda claimed that his office had been receiving many complaints from concerned residents on some bars secretly serving liquor to their customers as evidenced by the proliferation of intoxicated individuals loitering in the town proper.

“while it is true that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the municipality is on a down trend, it should not serve as a basis for residents and business owners to be complacent on the situation as the same might cause another surge in cases that might again compromise the local health care system,” Salda added.

Earlier, the local government allowed bars to temporarily operate as restaurants as part of the ongoing efforts to gradually and safely allow the local economy to be revived but not to serve liquor since it is not yet allowed under the prevailing community quarantine restrictions.

Salda added that bar and restaurant owners met with some local officials and concerned department heads where they agreed to strictly comply with the implementation of existing restrictions to prevent them from being closed.

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