MMDA hails Comelec ruling extending liquor ban to 5 days


MANILA, Philippines—Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino welcomed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) decision to extend the nationwide liquor ban for the coming elections from two to five days.

From its previous start on May 12, the liquor ban will now commence on May 9 and will end on May 13, according to a Comelec en banc decision.

“We at the MMDA would like to thank the Comelec for taking into consideration our proposal and for seeing its merits,” Tolentino said.

MMDA earlier filed a petition asking the elections body to simultaneously enforce the liquor ban with the election gun ban that started last January 13, not only to reduce road accidents caused by drunk driving due to the proliferation of free alcoholic beverages during the election campaign period, but to reduce election-related violence as well.
While the original petition was not approved, Tolentino said the extended liquor ban is a good step to help reduce road accidents, electoral violence for “a more sober and meaningful discussion of electoral issues.”

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  • $5699914

    Daming iiyak, wah!!!!! hehehehehe
    Good decision, though!

  • jojoandrada

    Seriously … Tolentino of the MMDA has got serious ‘control’ issues. I’m not talkin about JUST this liquor ban … but on all other issues where he seeks to curtail ‘priviliges’ that people normally enjoy.


    He has this more than average or reasonable tendency to OVER REGULATE.

    • Pete

      If Pilipino people has a true sense of self discipline, then there are less regulations.  What do you think?

  • alfred sanchez

     welcome to sharia law

  • JasonBieber

    It appears the Comelec has received their one and only compliment thus far during elections season.

    What they’ve done aside from this is not properly penalize candidates for illegal activity(mostly from Team PNoy) as well as failing in fixing the problems with the faulty PCOS machines

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