June 1, 2023

The city government has relaxed the modified liquor ban, adjusting the hours of coverage to 12 hours, from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m.

In Executive Order 150 s. 2021 issued on Nov. 8, Mayor Benjamin Magalong said local food and beve-rages retail businesses can operate longer but with compliance to the health protocols now that the city has fully vaccinated 71 percent of its target adult population.

“With sustained efforts to increase the number of vaccinated individuals in the city, local businesses in food and beverage retail services can now lengthen their operating hours as long as there is strict observance of prescribed health protocols,” the mayor said.

With the modified liquor ban, the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages and liquor products is prohibited from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. the following day. 

The consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed as an incident to dining in food and beverage retail establishments, provided, the maximum quantity thereof that may be served shall be as follows: 

For beer, wine, or cocktails: a maximum of four individual servings per diner; and

For liquor and distilled spirits: a maximum of two bottles per table shared by two or more people where the volume of the beverage does not exceed one liter; or a maximum of one  bottle per shared table of two or more people where the volume thereof exceeds one liter.  Neither shall be served for any individual diner.

Alcoholic beverages will continue to be disallowed inside construction sites, barracks, and stay-in training centers. – Aileen P. Refuerzo