Vigan City imposes liquor ban

VIGAN City, Ilocos Sur -- The city government of Vigan imposed a  liquor ban effective today until  the duration of Luzon-wide  enhanced community quarantine.

In an order, Mayor Juan Carlo Medina ordered the prohibition of the sale, distribution, and consumption of intoxicating beverages such as beer, liquors, wines, among others until such time that the community quarantine is lifted.

The move was recommended by the  Public Safety Division and the Philippine National Police and approved by the COVID-19 Task Force in a meeting. 

Earlier, Vigan City clamped a curfew on the city from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. 

“There is a need to control the sale and consumption of intoxicating substance to ensure peace and order, and promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the residents of Vigan City,” the order stated. 

Violation of the provisions of the EO may result in the suspension of an establishment’s permit to operate their business. 

Aside from Vigan City, other local government units in Ilocos Sur that have  imposed the liquor ban include Magsingal, Narvacan, Salcedo, San Juan and Santo Domingo.