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Manila police favor keeping city liquor ban

Paula Antolin

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A delay in the lifting of the liquor ban in the City of Manila, despite the enforcement of general community quarantine, is expected to benefit the community.

Manila Police District (MPD) director P/Brig. Gen. Rolly Miranda expressed his full support to the decision of Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso to delay the suspension of the liquor ban, since this will translate to less crimes caused by drunkenness.

“It is better if Manila has a liquor ban,” Miranda said.

The MPD is the chief implementer of all existing laws in the city, including ordinances.

The MPD chief reminded Manileños that the curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. is still in effect.

“Remember that curfew is still in effect, and we are duty bound to arrest all those who will violate the city ordinance in the city,” he clarified.

Domagoso earlier said lifting the liquor ban was the least of his priorities at the moment, as he would want to focus the city’s efforts at addressing the spread of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Miranda reported that two escapees from the Del Pan quarantine center had been captured yesterday.

The patients in quarantine escaped at 7:30 a.m.

They were identified as Ceasar Adriatco, 25, a resident of Pasig Line Street, Sta. Ana, Manila, and Jerick Savallon, 19, a resident of San Andres, Manila.

Both men were recovered at their residences in the Sta. Ana area.

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