PNP at LGU, mahigpit na ipatutupad ang liquor ban sa May 8 at 9
admin • April 19, 2016 • 2919
FILE PHOTO: Liquor bar (REUTERS)
MANILA, Philippines — Mahigpit na ipatutupad ng Philippine National Police (PNP) at mga local government unit (LGU) ang liquor ban bago at sa mismong araw ng eleksyon sa susunod na buwan batay na rin sa nakasaad sa Omnibus Election Code (OEC).
Ayon kay PNP-PIO Chief P/CSupt. Wilben Mayor, kabilang sa mga babantayan ng pulisya ay ang bentahan at pagsisilbi ng alak sa iba’t-ibang establisyemento.
Ang liquor ban ay ipinatutupad upang maiwasan ang kaguluhan at pagboto ng mga botante habang nasa ilalim ng impluwensya ng alak.
Hinihikayat naman ng PNP ang publiko na isumbong sa kanila ang mga makikitang lalabag sa liquor ban sa pamamagitan ng kanilang hotline na 0917-8475757.
MANILA, Philippines – Convenience and grocery stores in Manila that will sell alcoholic beverages amid the implementation of a liquor ban will be shut down, City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso warned.
Domagoso said the order prohibiting the sale and distribution of liquor will remain in place despite the city’s transition to general community quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also reminded business owners that the sale of alcoholic beverages is merely a privilege granted by the city government.
“Sa mga convenience store na nagtitinda ng alak, kapag nagtinda kayo ng alak na pansamantala naming pinagbabawal dahil yan ay pribilehiyo lang na ibinigay sa inyo at bina-violate ninyo ito, isasara po namin kayo,” Mayor Isko said.
The liquor ban is provided under Executive Order No. 18 issued by Domagoso in accordance with the President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 922 which declares the country under state of public health emergency due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Mayor Isko also appealed for the public’s understanding and urged them to use the government’s financial aid to buy basic necessities instead of liquor.
“Hindi natin kailangan ngayon yan. Ang kailangan natin pagkakaisa, payapa’t panatag na komunidad,” Mayor Isko said.
“Sana po maunawaan niyo po ako, tutal bisyo lang naman ito, ang hinihingi ko lang naman ay pansamantala. Itong mga salapi na ito na binibigay na ayuda eh yan po ay para meron kayong pambili ng pagkain,” he added. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Dante Amento)
MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker has filed a bill in the House of Representatives seeking for the immediate disqualification of convicted individuals, including those found guilty of subversion, moral turpitude and corruption, from seeking or holding public office even while their case appeal is pending.
In filing House Bill No. 92, Samar First District Representative Edgar Mary Sarmiento proposes to amend certain provisions of the Omnibus Election Code, particularly Sections 12 and 68, to automatically disqualify anyone from seeking or holding any government post upon conviction by the anti-graft court.
“Most people do not know this but individuals already convicted by the Sandiganbayan are still free to run for public office just so long as they file for an appeal of their ruling,” he said in a Facebook post.
“These individuals should prove their innocence first before being allowed to run for public office,” he added.
The bill seeks to disqualify an individual from being a candidate if a court decides that he or she is guilty of subversion, insurrection, rebellion, any offense having a penalty of more than 18 months, or for a crime of moral turpitude, even if the case is on appeal.
It also proposes to bar an individual from seeking public office if he or she is found guilty by any court and is penalized with temporary or perpetual disqualification, even if the case is on appeal.
Those found guilty by any court of the following shall also be disqualified from being a candidate even while the appeal is pending:
Given money to corrupt voters
Committed acts of terrorism to enhance candidacy
Spend amount in excess of what is allowed by the law
Received prohibited contributions
Other election offenses under the Omnibus Election Code
The individual may be deemed qualified again if the case is overturned and the high court decides that he is not guilty of charges.
Sarmiento believes the proposal is a reasonable prohibition for those who want to serve the public, especially those who are looked up to as leaders of the community.
“Crimes of graft, corruption and the more serious of offense of plunder are betrayals of public trust. While people deserve a second chance, the bar for good behavior must be set higher for those who are sworn to serve the public with integrity, dedication and competence,” he said.
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