Issue of February 11, 2018

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City council grants reprieve to stores that serve liquor
by Rimaliza A. Opiña

The city council granted the request of night establishments in Baguio to lift the time limit on the serving of liquor beginning this month until May.

The three-month reprieve is meant to accommodate tourists who are expected to flock to Baguio for the Panagbenga and summer vacation.

The resolution granting the three-month reprieve will be submitted to Mayor Mauricio Domogan for his approval.

Pending before the city council is the proposed ordinance prescribing that all  midnight establishments close at 2 a.m. At present, the uniform closing is midnight.

The Baguio City Police Office recommended for the city council to retain the same time, but the Baguio Association of Bars and Entertainers (Babes) asked the council to amend the closing time to 2 a.m.

The BCPO said maintaining the midnight closing time would greatly help the police in their peace and order campaign. 

Under Ordinance 88-2009, establishments with dancing are allowed to operate from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. while those without dancing are mandated to operate from 3 p.m. to midnight and liquor retail is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Babes said the midnight closing time is not enough for them to earn income as well as to recoup operational expenses.

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PWU Baguio
Technical Education & Skills Development Authority – CAR
University of Baguio

Baguio Central University
Baguio Country Club
Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc.
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Department of Health – CAR
John Hay Management Corporation
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
New Media Services
Pag–IBIG Fund
Pines City Colleges
Sangguniang Panlungsod

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Water District
Choobi Choobi
Congressman Mark O. Go
Councilor Leandro B. Yangot Jr.
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Department of Science and Technology
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
Ganza & Solibao Restaurants
Gen. Benjie B. Magalong
GMS Technology
Governor Crescencio C. Pacalso
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Nagomi Spa
Narda’s / Sunflower Ridge
Northern Luzon School for the Visually Impaired, Inc.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori, Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Police Regional Office – CAR
Regional Development Council – CAR and National Economic and Development Authority – CAR
Regional Tripartate Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
SN Aboitiz
Tony Boy Tabora
Veterans Bank

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