Mayor Uy imposes 24-hour liquor ban in Samal Island


Island Garden City of Samal Mayor Al David T. Uy has ordered a 24-hour liquor ban for about one month in the island.

Under Executive Order No. 305, series of 2021, Uy said there is an “urgent need” to implement additional preventive measures to curb the rising number of coronavirus disease cases in the island.

“It is hereby declared that a 24-hour liquor ban be imposed in the entire Island Garden City of Samal beginning July 30, 2021 until August 30, 2021. No liquor, alcoholic drinks or beverage shall be sold, served or consumed 24 hours of the day within the aforesaid period,” he said.

Uy directed the Philippine National Police (PNP), Task Force Samal, Civilian Volunteer Organization, and Barangay Officials to conduct surveillance and monitoring and to strictly implement the provisions of the EO.

“Any person under the influence of liquor caught outside of their residence shall automatically undergo an Antigen Test or RTPCR Test,” he said.

Uy said violator of the EO shall be dealt with under existing laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations.

He added that the business permit of business establishments violating any provision of the Order shall be immediately subjected to revocation proceedings.

Samal has been under general community quarantine with heightened restrictions.