THE Regulatory and Complaint Board (RCB) reminds owners of bars and clubs to be always mindful, not only of minors, but also of students - still in uniforms - entering their establishments.
Recently, the RCB inspection team were surprised with the number of students who were inside of said places being caught drinking even during class hours.
Lawyer Edgardo Uy, RCB chairperson, said they firmly reminded business operators in an inspection Tuesday of their responsibility to identify their guests.
“Gipahinumdoman nato ang mga estudyante bisan sobra 18 na sila nga dili maayo mag-inom, imbis magtuon para sa kaugmaon, dinhi na hinuon mag-istambay sa imnanan,” Uy said.
(We remind students even those beyond 18 years old that drinking is not good. Instead of studying for their future, they are loitering in bars)
“Ilang ingon wala pud klase, pero bisan paman, dili angayan usikan ang oras sa inom-inom,” he added.
(They say they don’t have classes, but even if [there are no classes], it doesn’t mean they should waste their time drinking [liquor])
Uy said operators should advise students of legal age to change clothes before entering any kind of drinking establishments.
“Lisod kaayo dunay makita studyante, ang impression nga naka-uniform possible basin minors so ang silingan moreklamo nga gipasagdan,” he said.
Meanwhile, during the inspection, the RCB rescued at least two minors who were caught inside a certain drinking establishment.
Although they were not drinking, they were still rescued for entering the bar and were brought to city hall for the appropriate interventions.
The Cagayan de Oro City Comprehensive Children’s Welfare Code of 2018 states that minors are not allowed inside bars, clubs, cafes. Minors are also prohibited from buying alcoholic drinks.