Comelec to implement 5-day poll liquor ban
Camille Diola (The Philippine Star) - March 13, 2013 - 4:19pm

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) extended May's two-day election liquor ban to five days.

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes, Jr. told reporters on Wednesday that alcohol will be banned from May 9 leading to the national elections day on May 13.

Brillantes said the prohibition should help prevent alcohol-induced crimes and incidents during preparations for the local and national mid-term polls.

Comelec granted the extended ban as requested by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) last January.

According to Comelec Minute Resolution 13-0322, drinking, purchasing and selling intoxicating liquids are prohibited especially in public places.

Establishments accredited by the Department of Tourism such as five-star hotels, however, are exempted from the said ban.

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