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Liquor ban in public places eyed


CABARROGUIS, Quirino: Drinking in public places may soon become illegal as the regional development and peace and order councils are collaborating to pass a resolution urging local governments to strengthen liquor regulations.

The ban was considered following reports that majority of crime incidents in Region 2, which include physical injuries, are caused by intoxication.

Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) Chairman and Gov. Junie Cua of Quirino has called on local governments to craft strict measures to address the increasing number of crimes caused by “excessive drinking in public places.”

n a report, Police Sr. Supt. Alexander Santos of the Philippine National Police Region 2 office said that of the 1,482 total crime volume recorded in the region for the second quarter of this year, 784 were index crimes, mostly physical injury with 435 cases caused by drunken perpetrators.

The report also included barangay blotters which showed that most of the liquor-related crimes occurred during fiestas where drinking is usually done in public places.

Santos said that this has caused the increase of cases from more than 600 last year of the same period to 784 cases this year.

“The resolution seeks the LGU commitment in curbing criminalities caused by unregulated drinking in public places,” Cua said.

Leander C. Domingo


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