Pasig lifts liquor ban

THE Pasig City government has announced the lifting of its liquor ban and reminded residents that drinking in public places are still prohibited.

The City Public Information Office in its official Facebook page announced on Tuesday that the City Council has passed an ordinance lifting the ban on alcoholic beverages in Pasig.

Following the lifting of liquor ban, the local government reminded the public that it is still prohibited to consume alcoholic drinks in public places.

In a Twitter post, Mayor Vico Sotto cited affected local businesses and workers for lifting the ban.

“We are lifting because businesses and workers are also affected by the ban,” Sotto said.

“Kung inom ng inom na po kayo, sa loob na lang muna ng bahay at ‘wag imbitahin ang buong barangay ,” he added.

Social gatherings and dine-in services in restaurants and bars in Pasig also remain prohibited.

Violators of the ordinance will face appropriate sanctions.

Several local government units in Metro Manila have earlier lifted their liquor ban as it transitioned into Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) last week.

Among those that lifted the ban on alcoholic drinks are Pasay City, Quezon City, Marikina City, San Juan City, Mandaluyong City, and Las Piñas City.