Butuan City government to ban alcoholic beverages next month

The Butuan City Council approved the Ordinance Number 5297-2017 that limits the sale and use of liquor in the area.

According to Eldie David of the Butuan City Information Office, the ordinance just needs the signature of Mayor Ronnie Vic Lagnada before it could take effect next month.

The ordinance states that the sale of liquor in the city is allowed only until 11 in the evening, while drinking of liquor at entertainment establishments will only is allowed until one midnight.

“With the joint inspection team are the personnel of the BCPO, Business Process and Licensing Office, CSWD, and our Environmental City Enro, and even our city architects’ office and the PIO in documenting this inspection.

Based on the record of the traffic section of the Butuan City Police, 74 of the accidents recorded in 2017 were due to drunk driving. Of the said cases, five were the fatalities.

Authorities say people under the influence of alcohol cause turmoil in the city.

“This has a huge impact in our peace and order. You saw before the effect when no one gets drunk. This will hugely help our peace loving Butuanons,” Butuan City Police Station 1 Chief P/SInsp. Paul Paden said.

Once the ordinance takes effect, the personnel of the business permit and licensing division of the city will make rounds with the police to issue citation tickets to violators. – Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue

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