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No liquor ban in Cebu Province
By: Lianne Llesol | Published Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The Cebu Provincial Government will not impose a liquor ban, assured Governor Gwen Garcia in a press conference Tuesday, February 2.

She said that even when the Province was under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the Capitol only banned public drinking, not a total liquor ban.

“Kana man gud liquor ban, that means ang atong mga tindahan namaligya ug liquor o bino, atong establishments nga mao sad ang gi-baligya ug gi-serve mawad-an na sad na ug negosyo, maundang nasad,” the governor expressed. 

Garcia said there’s nothing wrong with drinking inside one’s home as nobody is bothering anyone. She also acknowledged the people’s need to de-stress.

“What is wrong with drinking inside your own house? You are not bothering anybody. Ang lisod ug wala ka’y mapalit. And we know very well nga some need alcohol to unwind, to relax. It calms the nerves, karon pa nga daghan kaayo ang stressed aning panic-pandemic,” Garcia said.

According to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), restaurants and other establishments in areas under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), such as the Province of Cebu, can sell and serve alcoholic beverages as long as they follow the maximum servings allowed by local government guidelines.

“Taliwala sa atong giagian, ang Probinsya sa Sugbo karon gitagaan gyud ug prayoridad ang inyong panginabuhi. Kay ang panginabuhi maoy makatabang sa kinabuhi,” the governor told the Cebuanos. (Lianne Llesol)