The Bataan provincial government said that the provincial liquor ban passed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, one way to counter the spread of COVID-19, is still in effect. The provincial board presided by Vice Gov. Cris Garcia adopted the liquor ban resolution on May 6, 2020. The said ordinance was unanimously approved by the members of the SP led by Garcia and will continue to be effective until such time the provincial board would adopt another resolution ceasing the implementation of the liquor ban, according to the advisory issued by the provincial government.
“For the purpose of strict physical distancing and promoting health practices that I authored the provincial liquor ban ordinance”, earlier said Board Member Popoy Del Rosario. “I always take guidance from Vice Gov. Garcia and my other colleagues at the provincial board in drafting ordinances I am authoring”, he also said. The provincial ordinance on liquor ban supersedes similar ordinances passed at the municipal level. The provincial government reiterated its call to local residents to broaden understanding and strictly follow regulations and protocols from the government in fighting the corona virus pandemic.