May 20, 2020

During the enhanced community quarantine, Metro Manila cities implemented a liquor ban for resellers and restaurants. Now that the National Capital Region transitioned to modified enhanced community quarantine, several cities are beginning to allow selling and distribution of alcoholic beverages again. To find whether your city has lifted the ban or not, here’s a comprehensive list complete with each local government’s guidelines.

 

Caloocan

Is the liquor ban lifted? Yes, as of May 16

Through City Ordinance No. 0869 Series of 2020 signed by Mayor Oscar Malapitan

Guidelines:

  • Resumption of sale, purchase and distribution of alcoholic beverages
  • Consumption of liquor is only allowed in private properties
  • Only a maximum of three persons drinking inside private properties
  • Physical distancing must be observed while drinking
  • Consumption of liquor in public places is prohibited
  • Selling of alcoholic beverages is only allowed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
  • Only a maximum of five bottles or cans of beer with a volume of 500 ml or less or two bottles with a volume of one liter or more than 500 ml to be sold per individual per day
  • Only a maximum of two bottles of wine with a volume of one liter or less to be sold per individual per day
  • Only a maximum of one bottle of gin, whiskey, brandy or other hard liquor with a volume of one liter or less to be sold per individual per day
  • A penalty of P500 to P1,500 is imposed upon violators

 

Las Piñas

Is the liquor ban lifted? No

 

Makati

The city did not impose a liquor ban. Residents have been allowed to purchase and drink alcoholic beverages inside their private residences only with physical distancing strictly observed.

 

Malabon

Is the liquor ban lifted? No

 

Mandaluyong

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Posted by Mandaluyong City Public Information Office on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Is the liquor ban lifted? Yes, as of May 19

Through City Ordinance No. 777 signed by Mayor Carmelita Abalos

Guidelines:

  • Resumption of sale, purchase and distribution of alcoholic beverages
  • Consumption of liquor is only allowed in private properties
  • Physical distancing must be observed while drinking
  • Consumption of liquor in public places is prohibited

 

Manila

Is the liquor ban lifted? No

 

Marikina

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Posted by Marikina PIO on Saturday, May 16, 2020

Is the liquor ban lifted? Yes, as of May 16

Through City Ordinance No. 64 signed by Mayor Marcy Teodoro

Guidelines:

  • Resumption of sale, purchase and distribution of alcoholic beverages
  • Consumption of liquor is only allowed in private properties
  • Physical distancing must be observed while drinking
  • Consumption of liquor in public places is prohibited

 

Muntinlupa

Is the liquor ban lifted? No

 

Navotas

Is the liquor ban lifted? No

 

Parañaque

Is the liquor ban lifted? Yes, as of June 1

Through Executive Order No. 2020-041 signed by Mayor Edwin Olivares

Guidelines:

  • Resumption of sale, purchase and distribution of alcoholic beverages
  • Consumption of liquor is only allowed in private properties
  • Physical distancing must be observed while drinking
  • Consumption of liquor in public places is prohibited

 

Pasay

Is the liquor ban lifted? Yes, as of May 14

Through City Ordinance No. 6107 signed by Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano

Guidelines:

  • Resumption of sale, purchase and distribution of alcoholic beverages
  • Consumption of liquor is only allowed in private properties
  • Physical distancing must be observed while drinking
  • Consumption of liquor in public places is prohibited

 

Pasig

Is the liquor ban lifted? Yes, as of May 26

Guidelines:

  • Resumption of sale, purchase and distribution of alcoholic beverages
  • Consumption of liquor is only allowed in private properties
  • Social gatherings such as inviting people to their homes are prohibited
  • Physical distancing must be observed while drinking
  • Consumption of liquor in public places is prohibited

 

Pateros

Is the liquor ban lifted? No

 

Quezon City

Is the liquor ban lifted? Yes, as of May 16

Through Executive Order No. 31 signed by Mayor Joy Belmonte

Guidelines:

  • Resumption of sale, purchase and distribution of alcoholic beverages
  • Consumption of liquor is only allowed in private properties
  • Physical distancing must be observed while drinking
  • Consumption of liquor in public places is prohibited
  • Selling of alcoholic beverages is only allowed from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Limited transactions of bottles and boxes per customers per day (visit this link for the full list of limitations)
  • Resellers and redistributors must present a valid business permit and Licensing Department-issued business permit upon purchase

 

San Juan

Is the liquor ban lifted? Yes, as of May 18

Through City Ordinance No. 36 signed by Francis Zamora

Guidelines:

  • Resumption of sale, purchase and distribution of alcoholic beverages
  • Consumption of liquor is only allowed in private properties
  • Physical distancing must be observed while drinking
  • Consumption of liquor in public places is prohibited

 

Taguig

The city did not impose a liquor ban. Residents have been allowed to purchase and drink alcoholic beverages inside their private residences only with physical distancing strictly observed.

 

Valenzuela

Is the liquor ban lifted? No

 

 

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