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Itogon LGU uses confiscated gin  to disinfect vehicles,grounds  

March 14, 2021 Uncategorized

ITOGON, Benguet, June 17(PIA) — The municipal government here used gin to disinfect and clean the municipal grounds and vehicles in Poblacion here over the weekend.

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

Aside from the grounds, the gin was also used to disinfect some vehicles being used by frontliners in their daily operations to fight the COVID-19 virus. 

Itogon municipal officials led by Mayor Victorio Palangdan pour bottles of gin in  a container  for  disinfecting and cleaning of the Itogon municipal grounds  and vehicles  over the weekend. (Itogon LGU photos)

The Itogon Municipal Police Station led by PMaj. 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 even boxes of alcoholic drinks despite the liquor ban imposed as part of the COVID-19 measures.

 Meanwhile,  with the municipality recording  five confirmed COVID-19 cases as of June 15, 2020, 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 COVID-19 virus.(JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)

 

Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan sprays gin at the municipal grounds in Poblacion, Itogon, Benguet. The disinfectant being used came from the confiscated alcoholic drinks by the Itogon PNP since the start of the  enhance community quarantine. (Itogon LGU photos)

 

 

source https://pia.gov.ph/news/articles/1044816

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