COVID-19 Crisis: Liquor ban and curfew in Muntinlupa City in effect until April 4, 2021

As a result of the rising number of cases of COVID-19, the City Government of Muntinlupa joined the other Metro Manila cities in enforcing a liquor ban and unified curfew hours from 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM which became effective since yesterday. The said measures will remain until April 4, 2021.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi announced the imposition of liquor ban in Muntinlupa as part of the city’s tighter COVID-19 response efforts. He said the initiative aims to prevent gathering opportunities of city residents and minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Fresnedi is set to sign an amended ordinance prohibiting the sale, trade, delivery, and consumption of liquor and other alcoholic beverages in the city.

Under the updated ordinance, violating business establishments shall receive suspension of business permit and closure for one (1) week for first offense and revocation of its business permit or license for second and succeeding offenses.

Individuals who will violate the liquor ban will be meted with P2,500 penalty for first offense and P5,000 for second and succeeding offenses.  

Violators who are government employees will face administrative charges with penalties. While penalties for minors (below 18 years old) shall be charged against their parents or guardians and those who are part of the local scholarship program may lose their grant.

Members of PNP Muntinlupa, Public Order and Safety Office, City Security Office, Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau, Business Permits and Licensing Office, and Barangay Chairpersons shall take the lead in enforcing the liquor ban. Local homeowners’ associations, including security guards, will also be deputized to augment operations.

The Muntinlupa City Council also approved the imposition of curfew hours from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM beginning March 15, 2021 until April 4, 2021 adopting the Metro Manila Council MMDA Resolution No. 21-03, Series of 2021. Exempted individuals in the curfew include APOR, medical frontliners, essential workers, local fishermen, Kabalikat sa Kalinisan (street sweepers), delivery drivers with essential goods, and other individuals as determined by PNP and IATF.

Recently, Cruzero St., Villa Carolina 1 in Barangay Tunasan and 124 Purok 1 in Barangay Putatan were placed under a two-week Extreme Localized Community Quarantine (ELCQ) from March 13 to March 28.

Muntinlupa City Health Officer (CHO) Dra. Tet Tuliao said that the areas has become areas of concern after recording a high attack rate of 150 per 1,000 individual population from February 27 to March 6. CHO is set to conduct a mass testing in the community and will intensify its detection, isolation, and treatment strategies. Contact tracing of close contacts will also be facilitated.

As of March 14, Muntinlupa City has 5,891 confirmed cases with 5,492 recoveries, 222 active cases, 177 reported deaths, 67 suspect cases, and 414 probable cases.

Curfew schedule. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)
Liquor ban details. (source – Muntinlupa PIO)

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The above information was provided by the City Government of Muntinlupa for the purpose of public information and transparency. Some parts were edited for this website.

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