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Manila to ban on sale of liquor near campuses

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On Thursday, Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso signed an executive order mandating the rigorous enforcement of city regulations prohibiting the sale of liquor by establishments near schools.

Executive Order No. 8 mandates the Bureau of Permits and License Office (BPLO), City Treasurer's Office and business establishments to strictly observe Ordinance No. 3532 and Ordinance No. 8520 in the City of Manila.

Ordinance No. 3532 prohibits the sale of intoxicating liquor in establishments located within 200 meters of schools while Ordinance No. 8520 prohibits the sale of liquor or any alcoholic beverage to minors in any store, mall, bar, restaurant, eatery or any commercial establishment in Manila.

Domagoso noted that some malls, bars, restaurants have "flagrantly violated" these ordinances.

Citing the order, Domagoso said that "violators would be subject to administrative and criminal fees, fines, and revocation by local government of permits and licenses."

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