COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City lifts liquor ban with some restrictions amid MECQ, other less stringent quarantine status

The liquor ban in Muntinlupa City is has officially been lifted but with restrictions for the duration of Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) and other less stringent community quarantines as may be declared by the national government.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi approved City Ordinance No. 2021-232 lifting the liquor ban in the city with provisions on regulation and limitations for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Under the local ordinance, city residents can only consume alcoholic beverages within their private residence. Social drinking involving individuals not living in the same residence shall still be strictly prohibited.

The sale of liquor and other intoxicating beverages shall only be during 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and will only be limited to Muntinlupa residents.

Consumption or drinking liquor in public places such as restaurants and other commercial establishments permitted to operate by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) shall be regulated: beer – maximum of 2 bottles, hard drinks – maximum of 2 glasses, and for wine and whiskey – maximum of two glasses.

Business establishments who will violate the ordinance shall be meted with the following penalties: closure of one week for first offense and revocation of business permit for second offense.

Further, violating persons who are sellers shall receive P2,000 penalty for first offense and P5,000 for second offense, while those who are buyers will be penalized with P2,500 for their first offense and P5,000 for second offense.

Members of the Muntinlupa City Police Station, Public Order and Safety Office, City Security Office, Muntinlupa Traffic and Management Bureau, Business Permit and Licensing Office, Barangay Chairpersons and their personnel, and other deputized individuals will conduct inspections in commercial establishments to ensure that the local ordinance is followed.

The City Government warns beneficiaries of the emergency assistance from the DSWD that they are prohibited to use their cash aid to purchase liquor or any alcoholic beverage. The public is encouraged to report violators for proper action.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi reminds city residents that the lifting of liquor ban is for economic reasons and that the health and safety of the public should not be compromised.

“COVID-19 is still an imminent threat so I urge everyone to be responsible and to continue observing health protocols even as quarantine measures and the liquor ban are relaxed in the implementation of MECQ,” Fresnedi said.

As of May 5, Muntinlupa City has 11,585 confirmed cases with 10,127 recoveries, 1,154 active cases, 304 reported deaths, 168 suspect cases, and 988 probable cases.

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COVID-19 Crisis: Over 200 curfew violators apprehended in Muntinlupa on first day, minors warned of withdrawal of scholarship grant

Members of Muntinlupa City PNP and barangay police have apprehended at 203 curfew violators – including 36 were minors – on the first day (March 15, 2021) of the implementation of stricter curfew hours in the city.

Muntinlupa Public Information Officer Tez Navarro said the violators were taken to barangay covered courts where they attended seminars about the unified curfew hours, health protocols, and the local COVID-19 situation.

According to PNP Muntinlupa, 22 individuals were given citation tickets for deliberate non-compliance with minimum health measures such as wearing of face mask and face shield while 36 minors were given warning.

Navarro added that minors who will violate the curfew hours shall lose their scholarship grant from the local government in their second offense while other penalties shall be charged against their parents or guardians.

Photo released by the Muntinlupa PIO related to the Metro Manila curfew.

The City Government joined other Metro Manila cities in implementing unified curfew hours from 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM adopting the Metro Manila Council MMDA Resolution No. 21-03, Series of 2021 starting March 15. Further, Muntinlupa has also enforced a total liquor ban as part of the city’s tighter COVID-19 response efforts in a bid to prevent further transmission of COVID-19.

Business establishments who will violate the liquor ban 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. For individuals, violators shall be meted with P2,500 penalty for first offense and P5,000 for second and succeeding offenses. The liquor ban and curfew hours in Muntinlupa will remain in effect until April 4.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi appealed to Muntinlupa residents to strictly follow minimum health measures and not to let their guard down amid rising cases in the city.

“COVID-19 is still here and we should continue observing health protocols such as wearing our face mask and face shield, physical distancing, and washing of hands,” the local exec said.

Two areas of concern in Muntinlupa City were placed under a two-week Extreme Localized Community Quarantine (ELCQ) from March 13 to March 28 after recording high attack rates and active cases in the recent weeks.

The City Health Office has conducted a mass testing in Cruzero St., Villa Carolina 1 in Barangay Tunasan and 124 Purok 1 in Barangay Cupang and will intensify its detection, isolation, and treatment strategies. Contact tracing of close contacts will also be facilitated.

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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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COVID-19 Crisis: Liquor ban in Muntinlupa City lifted but with restrictions amid GCQ

COVID-19 Crisis: Liquor ban in Muntinlupa City lifted but with restrictions amid GCQ

The liquor ban in Muntinlupa City has been lifted but with restrictions for the duration of General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed City Ordinance No. 2020-100 into law effectively lifting the liquor ban in the city with provisions on restrictions and guidelines for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Under the city’s ordinance, residents can only consume alcoholic beverages within the private residence of the consumer. Social drinking involving individuals not living in the same residence shall still be strictly prohibited.

The City Government warns beneficiaries of financial assistance from DSWD, other national government agencies, and the City Government that they are prohibited to use their cash aid to purchase liquor or any alcoholic beverage to ensure that the government assistance is not wasted on alcohol. Beneficiaries of government financial assistance shall sign an undertaking to refrain from consuming alcohol during the GCQ and MGCQ.

The public is encouraged to report violators to the Barangay for proper action. Violators may face disqualification to receive financial assistance from government agencies.

Business establishments selling liquor are required to keep a log book of individuals who will purchase alcoholic beverages containing information including name of buyer, address of buyer, contact details, date and time of purchase, among others.

Minors and individuals already intoxicated are still prohibited to buy alcohol in the city.

A local task force headed by Muntinlupa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and Muntinlupa Business Permits and Licensing Office has been inspecting commercial establishments and malls in the city to ensure that local ordinances, including other health protocols such as physical distancing, are followed.

Under the general community quarantine, the local government has also implemented measures for people going to Muntinlupa City Hall compound including temperature checks, “no face mask, no entry” policy, physical distancing and disinfection.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi reminds city residents to be on guard and to continue observing health protocols as quarantine measures are relaxed in the implementation of GCQ. The local exec warned the public of another spike in COVID-19 cases upon complacency in observing quarantine protocols.

Recently, a community in Barangay Alabang (Morning Breeze) has been placed on a 72-hour Extreme Localized Community Quarantine (ELCQ) starting on Wednesday to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the city.

Muntinlupa City has 236 confirmed cases with 159 recoveries, 45 active cases, 32 reported deaths, 54 suspect cases, and 353 probable cases as of June 2.


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COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City Council agrees to lift liquor ban but maintains restrictions during GCQ

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City Council agrees to lift liquor ban but maintains restrictions during GCQ

The liquor ban in Muntinlupa City is soon to be lifted after members of Muntinlupa City Council today resolved to pass an ordinance lifting the ban but with restrictions for the duration of General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).

Muntinlupa Public Information Officer Tez Navarro said the City Council is yet to finalize an ordinance lifting the liquor ban in the city with provisions on restrictions and guidelines for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

She noted that social drinking involving individuals not living in the same residence shall still be strictly prohibited. Consumption or drinking of any kind of alcoholic beverages shall only be permitted within the private residence of the consumer.

Navarro added that beneficiaries of any financial assistance given by the national and local government during the community quarantine may not use their cash aid to purchase any alcoholic beverages. Violators shall be disqualified from any existing and future financial assistance from the government.

An ordinance for the lifting of the liquor ban in Muntinlupa City will be issued within the week.

A local task force headed by Muntinlupa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and Muntinlupa Business Permits and Licensing Office has been inspecting commercial establishments and malls in the city to ensure that local ordinances and physical distancing are followed.

Under the general community quarantine, the local government has also implemented measures for people going to Muntinlupa City Hall compound including temperature checks, “no face mask, no entry” policy, physical distancing and disinfection.

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi reminds city residents to be on guard and to continue observing health protocols as quarantine measures are relaxed in the implementation of GCQ. The local exec warned the public of another spike in COVID-19 cases upon complacency in observing quarantine protocols.

While Muntinlupa City records the highest recovery rate of COVID-19 cases among Metro Manila cities at 69.68% as of May 29, Fresnedi said the City Government will continue to implement more stringent quarantine measures to entirely curb the virus in the city.

Muntinlupa City has 226 confirmed cases with 157 recoveries, 37 active cases, 32 reported deaths, 31 suspect cases, and 302 probable cases as of May 31.


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