Establishments in Bacolod City has stopped selling liquor or any form of alcoholic beverages on August 1, 2020 is in lieu to Executive Order 50.
However, an extension of the liquor ban has been released under E.O. 53 by Mayor Evelio Leonardia on Sunday. The E.O. 53 extended the liquor ban in the city until the end of the month, August 31, 2020.
“Selling and buying of liquor or any form alcoholic beverages from the producers, distributors, retailers/wholesalers, restaurants, refreshment parlors, pubs, night clubs, sari-sari stores, and other similar entities is prohibited in the duration of the EO or until further notice,” Section 6 of EO 53 stated.
The liquor ban has covered the consumption of alcoholic beverages in all public places; sidewalks, side streets, alleys, streets, roads, and even open private areas/spaces without fences enclosures.
Leonardia said the continuity of the MGCQ requires that Bacolodnons adopt some necessary lifestyle changes because the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) still poses a threat worldwide.
“Bacolodnons still have to take necessary health precautions under the MGCQ while it aims to eventually graduate into the ‘new normal’ while allowing some normalcy back into our community life,” he added.
Leonardia first issued EO 25 in March, which prohibited the selling of liquor in the city as one of their ways to combat the pandemic.