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Drinking alcohol allowed on non-curfew hours: Fresnedi tweaks Muntinlupa’s liquor ordinance

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Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has approved the amendment to the city ordinance on liquor to allow the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages during non-curfew hours.

Under City Ordinance No. 2021-246, alcoholic beverages can be sold and consumed beyond 12 midnight.

Fresnedi said the decision to ease the regulation on the sale of liquor aims to gradually open the economy and promote economic growth. However, the local exec has reminded city residents that the initiative is for economic reasons and that health and safety should not be compromised.

“While we introduce the easing of limitations on the sale and consumption of liquor, I implore everyone to be responsible and to continue observing health protocols such as wearing of face masks and face shield, following physical distancing, and frequent hand washing,” he said.

Under the new ordinance, the sale of liquor and other alcoholic beverages to minors and those already intoxicated shall still be prohibited.

Further, social drinking involving individuals not living in the same residence nor member of the same household is still not allowed, even when done inside a private residence.