Liquor ban takes effect Tuesday for the annual Traslacion
by Marje Pelayo | Posted on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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
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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