Mayor Isko shuts down 7 bars in Manila due to liquor-ban violation

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 2, 2019   •   1792

Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso | Courtesy: Manila PIO

Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso has shut down seven bars near De La Salle University in Manila for violating the liqiour ban.

Moreno, with the Manila Police District (MPD), conducted a liquor-ban inspection on Thursday night (August 1) around La Salle area.

READ: Moreno orders liquors in convenience stores near schools removed

On July 25, Moreno announced the strict implementation of Ordinance No. 3532 which prohibits the establishments 200 meters near schools from selling liquor.—AAC

Curfew at liquor ban sa Davao City, pinalawig sa kabila ng pagbaba ng COVID-19 cases

Robie de Guzman   •   March 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Pinalawig pa ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Davao City ang pagpapatupad ng curfew at liquor ban sa lungsod hanggang sa buwan ng Mayo sa kabila ng pagbaba ng kaso ng COVID-19.

Sa ilalim ng Executive Order 12A na inilabas nitong Miyerkules, mananatili hanggang Mayo 31 ang liquor ban at curfew upang maiwasan ang inuman at pagtitipon ng mga tao na ilan sa mga mga dahilan ng pagkalat ng COVID-19.

Ayon kay Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, hindi dapat magpabaya ang publiko dahil nananatili pa rin ang banta ng coronavirus.

“We are still waiting for the possible second wave. At kung mangyari ang second wave ibabalik pa rin nating ang liquor ban at curfew. So ipagpapatuloy na lng natin ‘yan sa ngayon para hindi siya makapag-create ng confusion,” ani Duterte.

Sa Marso 31 orihinal na nakatalagang magtapos ang 24/7 liquor ban at ang curfew hours na mula alas-9 ng gabi hanggang alas-4 ng madaling araw.

Hindi naman sakop ng curfew ang mga may trabaho at nag-o-operate ng negosyo, batay sa kautusan.

Sa ngayon ay mayroong 258 na aktibong mga kaso ng COVID-19 sa lungsod. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Lucille Lloren)

Mayor Isko authorizes heads of barangays in Manila to declare lockdown

Marje Pelayo   •   March 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso  signed on Wednesday (March 24) an executive order authorizing heads of barangays to declare lockdown in their areas subject to certain conditions.

Under Executive Order No. 12, Domagoso said that barangay officials could declare lockdown in their respective areas of authority given that the number of COVID-19 active cases are 10 or more.

The order states that “within three hours from its issuance, the order placing the barangay, or portion thereof, under Critical Zone Containment shall be forwarded to the City Mayor for his confirmation.”

“The Punong Barangay shall give a two-day prior notice to his constituents and businesses/other stakeholders operating in the barangay,” it added.

The Manila Health Department shall likewise verify the existence of COVID-19 active cases before the barangay could start its lockdown.

All residents under the barangays to be placed under lockdown shall be strictly confined to their residences and are prohibited from going outside their homes, Domagoso said.

The order meanwhile exempts the following:

  • health workers
  • military personnel
  • service workers (pharmacies, drug stores, and funeral homes), utility workers (energy, cable, internet, telecommunication companies, water, sanitation, and critical transport facilities including port operation)
    essential workers (goods delivery, food delivery, banking and money services)
  • barangay officials (Chairpersons, Barangay Secretary, Barangay Treasurers, Kagawads, and Executive Officers)
  • media practitioners accredited by the Presidential Communications Operations Office and the Inter-Agency Task Force

The Mayor also ordered police station commanders covering the said barangays to employ and deploy officers and personnel in strategic locations and areas necessary for the effective implementation of the lockdown.

For the recent week, a total number of 29 barangays, one street, and one cluster lockdown have been placed under four-day lockdown.

As of Wednesday, the city has logged 3,667 active COVID-19 cases with a running total of 31,383 recoveries and 866 deaths.

Mayor Isko suspends Lenten activities in Manila

Marje Pelayo   •   March 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The city government of Manila has suspended all activities related to the observance of the Catholic church’s Holy Week.

In an interview on Friday (March 19), Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso said all rituals and public gatherings in connection with the said religious holiday is not allowed in the city.

Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Manila, Domagoso said that it was only logical to prevent large public gatherings that could easily turn into superspreader events.

“Ang importante sa Semana Santa, ‘yung relasyon natin sa Diyos sa panahon kung saan siya nagbayad ng dugo para sa ating mga kasalanan. Magnilay-nilay tayo,” Mayor Isko said.

Domagoso said that the city government of Manila will continue to strictly enforce health protocols and implement granular lockdowns.

Currently, six barangays are under a four-day lockdown which include Barangay 185 Zone 16 (Tondo 2); Barangay 374 Zone 38 (Sta. Cruz); Barangay 521 Zone 52 (Sampaloc); Barangay 628 Zone 63 (Sta. Mesa); Barangay 675 Zone 74 (Paco); and Barangay 847 Zone 92 (Pandacan).

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