Mayor Sara issues modified guidelines on liquor ban; lifts curfew in Davao City


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has issued an executive order providing for the modified guidelines on liquor ban and the lifting of curfew within the city.

“There is a need to ease and loosen restrictions following the decrease in the number of (Covid-19) cases reported and the active vaccination rollout within the city,” said Duterte-Carpio in EO No. 59, series of 2021.

As of Oct. 25, 2021, she noted that the city has vaccinated 71.77 percent of its target population for first dose and 62.19 percent for second dose.

Under the EO, the mayor said the ban in selling liquor shall be from 1:00 AM to 8:00 AM every day. As such, no person or entity shall sell liquor or any alcoholic beverages within this time period.

Duterte-Carpio, however, is prohibiting the serving of liquor for consumption in bars, restaurants, sari-sari stores, palengke (wet market), video, and other business establishments; and drinking liquor in all public places including but not limited to streets, alleys, pathways, and outside of gates.

She said that alcohol may only be served and consumed inside private properties.

“The curfew in all public places is hereby lifted,” the mayor said.

The EO, which was issued Monday, October 25, shall take effect from 12:01 AM of Oct. 26, 2021 to 11:59 PM of Jan. 15, 2022.