Davao City liquor ban stays, curfew lifted until June 30

Domestic Affairs

The modified guidelines on the liquor ban in Davao City will remain enforced while the curfew will remain lifted until June 30, according to Mayor Sara Z. Duterte.

Released Thursday, Executive Order (EO) 1 Series of 2022 stated that the ban on selling liquor shall be from 1:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. daily.

“As such, no person or entity shall sell liquor or any alcoholic beverages within this time period,” the EO said.

The EO emphasized that the serving of liquor for consumption in bars, restaurants, convenience stores, wet markets, videoke or karaoke bars, and other business establishments are still prohibited.

“Drinking liquor in all public places including but not limited to streets, alleys, pathways, and outside of gates [are not allowed]. Alcohol may only be served and consumed inside private properties,” Duterte said in the EO.

Meanwhile, “the curfew time in all public places is hereby lifted,” she added.

The city originally implemented a 24-hour liquor ban through Section 3 of Executive Order 23-B Series of 2020, when an enhanced community quarantine was declared on Apr. 6, 2020.

On October 25, 2021, Mayor Sara announced the lifting of a city-wide curfew effective until January 15, 2022, as well as the issuance of guidelines for a modified liquor ban.

Source: Philippines News Agency