Comelec sets liquor ban before May 9 polls

Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The Commission on Election is set to implement the liquor ban starting May 8 until May 9, election day.

During the liquor ban, individuals shall not be allowed to sell, furnish, offer, buy, serve, or take intoxicating liquor anywhere in the Philippines.

However, establishments such as hotels, restaurants and resorts certified by the Department of Tourism as tourism oriented may apply for exemption with Comelec. Foreigners may also be exempted from the liquor ban in such establishments.

The Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation, regional election directors, provincial election supervisors, election officers and Comelec election law enforcement team will be tasked to implement the liquor ban all over the country.