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Time to toma! Joy Belmonte lifts liquor ban in QC

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Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has signed an executive order lifting the liquor ban in the city as Metro Manila transitions to a more relaxed modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).

Under Quezon City Executive Order No. 31, liquor can be sold by licensed sellers between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. daily. The volume of alcohol that could be purchased by a person 18 years of age or older will also be limited.

The consumption of liquor is only allowed within private residences for the duration of the MECQ.

Belmonte warned that sanctions await those who violate the EO on the sale and consumption of alcohol.

“Any person, entity, or establishment found to be in violation of the provisions of this Order shall be meted sanctions, including but not limited to, closure, suspension, or revocation of its permit or license, or in the case of unlawful consumption, possible arrest, and the filing of criminal charges under Republic Act No. 11332, or any other applicable law or ordinance,” the order read.