Beerhouses, bars excluded from the 6PM-9PM selling of alcoholic beverages

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Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued Executive Order No. 3, series of 2021 allowing hotels, restaurants and similar dine-in establishments to serve and sell alcoholic beverages from 6PM-9PM, but the EO clarifies that beerhouses, karaoke bars and nightclubs are excluded from the list of allowed establishments.

The EO further states that any establishments whose primary business is only serving and/or selling of liquors or alcoholic drinks are not covered by this latest guidelines in compliance with paragraph D of the National Inter-Agency Task Force Resolution No. 56, series of 2020.

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Leonardia arrived at the decision to allow dine-in establishments to serve liquors after meeting with various business operators in the city who made such appeal.

The mayor added that this gradual permission is also align with the government’s action plan to strategically balance the health and economic activities.

The EO was signed by Leonardia yesterday, February 9, and will take effective immediately with a strict reminder to business operators to observe minimum health protocols considering of the continuing threat of COVID-19.

Establishments are also mandated to use the online contact tracing app, BaCTrac, to record entries of customers in their respective establishments.