Pasay lifts month-long liquor ban

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 14 2020 02:18 PM

A sign announcing a liquor ban is posted on shelves of alcoholic drinks at a supermarket in Pasay city on April 17, 2020. Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The Pasay government lifted its month-long ban on the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in the city effective Thursday. 

The move aims to pad the sales of small businesses and help residents "deal with their anxieties", read an ordinance by the city council. 

"Consumption of any kind of alcoholic drinks is allowed as long as it is done inside of the house and physical distancing is strictly observed," it said. 

Drinking sessions are prohibited in garages, backyards or any public place, it added. 

Pasay, home to some 355,000 people, banned liquor last April 8. 

The city and the entire Metro Manila will shift to a modified lockdown that allows the slow restart of the economy starting Saturday. 

With a report from Angel Movido, ABS-CBN News