Mayor Isko reminds Manileños, liquor ban still in place
CALOOCAN CITY, June 3 (PIA) –Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Tuesday, June 2, threatened to shut down convenience stores who will sell alcoholic beverages amid the implementation of a liquor ban.
Domagoso said a liquor ban is still being implemented despite the city’s transition to General Community Quarantine.
The mayor reminded business owners in Manila that the sale of alcoholic beverages is merely a privilege granted by the city government.
“Sa mga convenience store na nagtitinda ng alak, kapag nagtinda kayo ng alak na pansamantala naming pinagbabawal dahil yan ay pribilehiyo lang na ibinigay sa inyo at vinaviolate ninyo ito, isasara po namin kayo,” Domagoso said.
“Halimbawa naman mga grocery store, huwag po kayo magbabakasakali you closing your business. We’re going to shut it down. We’re very strict with this,” the Mayor added.
To recall, the mayor issued an executive order prohibiting the distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages in the nation’s capital amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Hindi natin kailangan ngayon yan. Ang kailangan natin pagkakaisa, payapa’t panatag na komunidad,” he said.
Domagoso appealed for the public’s understanding and urged them to use the financial aid to buy basic necessities instead of liquor.
“Sana po maunawaan niyo po ako, tutal bisyo lang naman ito, ang hinihingi ko lang naman ay pansamantala,” he said.
“Itong mga salapi na ito na binibigay na ayuda eh yan po ay para meron kayong pambili ng pagkain,” he added. (PIO Manila/PIA-NCR)