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INQUIRER.net poll: 45-day liquor ban not too long

MANILA, Philippines—It seems people are experiencing crime fatigue.

This observation is reflected in the results of the informal poll of the INQUIRER.net that asked readers whether they thought a 45-day liquor ban imposed during the election period would be too long. At present, the ban on liquor is enforced only on the eve of the election and on Election Day itself.

Of the total 2,198 votes, 1,333, or 60.65 percent, thought the proposed 45-day ban is not too long, while only 865 (39.35 percent) thought otherwise.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino is the main proponent of the 45-day liquor ban in connection with the May 13 elections. He thinks that there will be fewer crimes and accidents during the election period if the 45-day liquor ban is enforced.

“The unfettered consumption of alcoholic beverages nationwide especially during this period does not aid intelligent discussion of election issues by our citizens,” Tolentino said in formally asking the Commission on Elections to extend the liquor ban from two to 45 days.

The Comelec, however, is cool to the idea.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    “The Comelec, however, is cool to the idea.”

    Let’s drink to that! 

    • mad_as_Hamlet

      “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we vote!”

      No to liquor ban! Anytime, anywhere, anymore. There’s no sense  to “if you drink, do not vote” and “if you vote, do not drink.”

      Besides, such a ban is really unconstitutional.  Under the Constitution, no person shall be deprived of wine, women, and song without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the Spirit.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

        Absolutely correct! hehehe

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    why not 90 day ban?  this greatly reduces the need for an mmda and a police force gunning each other.

  • http://twitter.com/NshThakur M Thakur

    Is liquor the reason people don’t vote wisely?

    How about mandatory high school-level education for all youth? How improving the current public education system?

  • Ommm

     “The unfettered consumption of alcoholic beverages nationwide especially
    during this period does not aid intelligent discussion of election
    issues by our citizens,”

    Just an eloquent way of surmising, the only possible way our elected government came to be was because most people must have been drunk when they voted last time… untrue…

    People only got drunk when they faced the list of corrupt self serving fools…then they lost hope.

  • divictes

       Your aim is better
           When you’re sober.

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