Just recently, Iloilo City Mayor recently signs Executive Order No. 75, an Executive Order implementing the General Community Quarantine in Iloilo City. It includes the General Guidelines of the Graduated and Phased Revitalization of the Local Economy of Iloilo. The period of GCQ will be from 12:01am of May 16 until 11:59pm on May 30.
Included in the Executive Order are guidelines related to the selling and consumption of alcoholic beverages. It can be recalled that the mayor has lifted the liquor ban before, only to reimpose it a day after due to many intoxication-related incidents.
Here are the guidelines on liquor:
Persons are prohibited from consuming liquor or alcoholic beverages, or any alcoholic drink containing a specific percentage of alcohol by volume or weight which may be in the form of whiskey, brandy, gin, rhum, cordial, liquor, cocktail, wine, champagne, vermouth, basi, tuba, saki, beer, ale, stout, and the like in public.
Moreover, establishments should observe the following when selling or dispensing liquor:
- Whisky, brandy, and rum should only be sold at a maximum quantity of 2 liters per day.
- Wine, champagne should only be sold at a maximum of 4 liters per day.
- Beer should be sold at a maximum quantity of 1 case per day.
- All other liquors should be sold at a maximum quantity based on alcohol content of mentioned beverages.