THE permits of a club located on General Maxilom Ave. in Cebu City are at risk of being suspended after authorities found out it held an event that looked like a disco over the weekend.
The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will meet with the management of the club involved on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 for an investigation.
The Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) has issued a show cause order to the management of the club to explain the incident.
Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, EOC deputy chief implementer, said revocation of liquor permit and business permit are the possible penalties of the club operator.
Garganera said the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the BPLO will be involved in the investigation.
BPLO head Jared Limquiaco said establishments are only allowed to serve and sell liquor, but holding a disco is still prohibited.
He said the City however, cannot just order the establishment to be closed down without due process.
He said if the establishment commits one more violation, the authorities will be forced to order its closure due to its “propensity to disobey the guidelines.”
The EOC and BPLO did not name the establishment but in a Facebook post of the ClubHolic, a bar located on Gen. Maxilom Ave., it stated that its management has an appointment with officials of the local government unit to “discuss how to make its service better and to ensure everyone’s safety is at hand.”
The ClubHolic also posted a photo of the special permit issued to them by the City Government dated May 7, showing that its area has a maximum capacity of 300 persons and live entertainment is allowed.
Under Executive Order No. 130, establishments must accommodate only up to 50 percent of their maximum capacity of seated customers at any given time, regardless of the floor area.
If an establishment wants to hold live entertainment, it needs a clearance from the EOC which would then be indicated in the special permit, the EO states. (JJL)