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Liquor ban takes effect Tuesday for the annual Traslacion

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

The Quiapo Church in Manila where millions of Black Nazarene devotees flock to in an annual procession.

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) will start the implementation of the liquor ban in Quiapo, Manila on Tuesday (January 8) at 8:00 o’clock in the evening until the annual procession is over.

According to PNP Chief DG Oscar Albayalde, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has been on full alert status for the security of the event.

The PNP calls on those who will join the procession to support the measures to be imposed by authorities.

Despite the expected surge of participants in the annual ‘Traslacion’, the PNP said they have not monitored potential threats to the occasion on Wednesday.

“We have not monitored any significant security issue that may possibly affect the otherwise peaceful and orderly celebration of the feast of the black Nazarene in Manila this year including other annual religious festivities celebrated in January,” Albayalde assured. – Marje Pelayo / UNTV News and Rescue

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PNP apprehends over 300 liquor ban violators

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Monday, May 13th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has apprehended at least 321 individuals in Metro Manila for violating the liquor ban in relation with Monday’s midterm elections.

The liquor ban is effective from 12:01 a.m. of May 12 until midnight of May 13.

The ban includes drinking and selling of alcohol in stores.

READ: PNP: Liquor ban for May 13 polls to start on Sunday

The PNP said most of those arrested were from Quezon City with 200 apprehensions; 46 from Caloocan, Malabon, Valenzuela and Navotas; 28 others were netted in Pasay, Makati, Las Piñas, Parañaque, Taguig and Pateros while the rest were nabbed in Manila, San Juan, Pasig and Marikina.

Most of the persons arrested were caught in the act of engaging in a drinking session.

Aside from liquor ban, police also monitored alleged vote-buying incidents in parts of Metro Manila.

Around 134 persons were arrested for alleged vote-buying, and more than half a million pesos were recovered in seven operations that were launched by authorities. (with details from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

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PNP: Liquor ban for May 13 polls to start on Sunday

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Friday, May 10th, 2019

A 48-hour liquor ban will be imposed from May 12 to 13 in time for the Midterm National and Local Elections on Monday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.

The PNP said the liquor ban would take effect from 12:01 a.m. of May 12 until 12 midnight of May 13.

The ban includes drinking and selling of alcohol in stores.

“Ito ay bahagi ng ating security preparation na ipinatutupad para magkaroon tayo ng mapayapa at maayos na halalan sa Lunes,” PNP spokesperson Col. Bernard Banac said in a press briefing on Thursday.

Aside from the liquor ban, the PNP has been enforcing a gun ban, prohibiting the transportation or bearing of firearms and other deadly weapons during the election period from January 13 to June 12.

As of May 8, a total of 5,316 individuals have been arrested for violating the election gun ban, and more than 4,000 firearms and 42,000 other deadly weapons were confiscated.

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Metro Manila hospitals on Code White alert from Jan. 7 to 10 for Traslacion

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Image grabbed from Traslacion2019 fb page

MANILA, Philippines – All hospitals in Metro Manila are now on code white alert from Tuesday (January 7) to Thursday (January 10).

This is in preparation for potential patients from the expected surge of participants in the annual Traslacion in Quiapo on Wednesday (January 9).

Under code white alert, all medical staff, doctors, and nurses are on call for emergency situations and all leave privileges are cancelled.

According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, a total of 13 medical teams were set up in strategic areas where the procession will pass by.

Each station is manned by doctors, nurses and paramedics from DOH accredited hospitals in Metro Manila. – UNTV News ans Rescue

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