Vol. 1 Issue 3, March 2016, page 1
Selling of liquor and beverages by business establishments in Flora after 10 o’clock in the evening will soon be prohibited after the Sangguniang Bayan amended an existing ordinance and approved during the regular session last February 22.
Violators will be fined P500 for first offense, P1000 for second offense and P2500 for third offense and a cancellation of its license to operate.
This came up after the august body rejected a request resolution from the Philippine National Police banning the sale and use of liquor/intoxicants during harvest time within Flora.
IPMR Richard De San Jose said he could not allow this to happen because this would only be the time for people to enjoy since this is the only season when they have available cash.
Instead, he proposed to improved the existing laws like heavier penalties to both buyers and sellers and instruct the police to strictly enforce the law.
The existing law is the banning on the sale of liquors to minor. Another ordinance is the curfew hours that prohibit minors to stray around town after 10 p.m.
Special occasions like birthdays, weddings and other reasonable affairs are exempted from the new ordinance but the drinking of liquor must be done within or inside the residence or compound where the affair is held.