Police favor 5-day extension of liquor ban-A A +A
Friday, March 15, 2013
THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) is in favor of extending the implementation of the liquor ban by the Commission on Election (Comelec) to five days instead of two, a police official said Thursday.
BCPO Operations Branch head P/SInsp. Lester Leada said their office is also waiting for an order from Manila Comelec on the implementation of the ban during the May 13 elections.
Earlier, Comelec approved to extend the liquor ban to five days from the previous two days. In a minute resolution, the Comelec en banc said the liquor ban will be in force and effective from May 9, 2013 to May 13, 2013 (Monday) Election Day.
“The five-day implementation of liquor ban is favorable to the city police that it can help minimize liquor-induced crime incidents during the May 13 elections,” he said.
He said that the city police will monitor all the business establishments and stores to ensure if they comply with the implementation of liquor ban.
He said it was observed that, in previous implementation of liquor ban, the residents of Bacolod City also followed the liquor ban during the elections. (MAP)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 15, 2013.