July 14, 2024

ITOGON, Benguet – The municipal government has used gin to disinfect and clean the municipal grounds and vehicles in Barangay Poblacion.

Local officials led by Mayor Victorio Palangdan and Vice Mayor Adriano Carantes  initiated the disinfection and cleansing of the municipal grounds in Poblacion, using the bottles of gin confiscated by the police from violators of liquor ban in the municipality.

Aside from the grounds, the Itogon Municipal Police Station led by Maj. Rommel Sawatang has confiscated 40 boxes or 960 bottles of 2×2 gin, which he turned over to the local government unit.

The boxes of alcoholic drinks were confiscated from at least 40 violators of the liquor ban in this mining town since the start of the enhanced community quarantine in March.

Sawatang said many residents tried to bring into the municipality bottles and boxes of alcoholic drinks despite the liquor ban imposed as part of the Covid-19 measures.

Authorities continue to remind the public to stay at home as long as possible and follow all the necessary protocols and guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. – Redjie M. Cawis