Mayor Sara denies talks to repeal liquor ban order

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said there is no discussion to amend or repeal Executive Order (EO) No. 59 on liquor ban and reminded Dabawenyos that consumption of liquor is still within private properties.

“There is no discussion yet to repeal or amend the Executive Order. Sa pagkakaron, ang consumption sa liquor is within private properties only,” the mayor said on Monday during the Special Hour with Mayor Inday Sara Duterte via Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR).

Mayor Sara has modified the liquor ban guidelines in Davao City effective 12:01 a.m. of October 26, 2021, to 11:59 p.m. on January 15, 2022, through EO No. 59, otherwise known as “An Order Providing for the Modified Guidelines on Liquor Ban and the Lifting of Curfew Within the City,” on Monday, October 25, 2021.

The new liquor ban is from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. thus no person or entity shall sell liquor or any alcoholic beverages during this period.

Mayor Sara said alcoholic beverages may only be served and consumed inside private properties.

The EO also prohibited the serving of liquor for consumption in bars, restaurants, sari-sari stores, palengke (wet market), videoke, and other business establishments; and drinking liquor in all public places, including, but not limited to streets, alleys, pathways, and outside of gates.

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