Time limit for disco operation reiterated

BAGUIO CITY – a proposed resolution of Councilor Philian Louise Weygan-Allan has been approved by the City council Monday here bringing to the front erring nightclubs and bars not complying with city ordinances.

City ordinance No. 88 series of 2009 which amended the Liquor ordinance of the city limits the operation of establishments and amusement centers in the city.

To strengthen its implementation, Councilor Weygan-Allan filed a resolution requesting the city's permits and licensing division to issue notices and warnings to every establishment for the non-compliance of said ordinance.

Said notices and warnings will also be furnished to the city council for monitoring.

Allan said, 'earlier reports which have reached her office reveal that some KTV bars and nightclubs are operating 24 hours which is in violation of the said city ordinance'.

'The list also shows other establishments operating without a business permit', she said.

City Ordinance 88, s2009 primarily section 9 provides the time of operation of this night establishments which states that establishments with dancing are to operate until 2 am only.

These establishments include night clubs and day clubs, cocktail lounges, beer gardens and houses, bars, duly-accredited tourist-oriented hotel with restaurant, bar or disco, cabaret, dance hall and disco pubs.

Estasblishments without dancing will operate until 12 midnight only.

Included are ordinary beer gardens, cocktail lounges, bars, folk house, dens, restaurants, coffee shops, internet cafes.

Retail liquor dealers and liquor stores are allowed to operate till 9 pm.

Owners, operators, proprietors, managers or persons in charge of any establishment violating said ordinance will be meted with a P2,000 fine for the first offense, P4,000 for the second offense with closure of establishment and revocation of business permit and P5,000 for the third and subsequent offenses with permanent closure of establishment with imprisonment.

Allan said, the measure is for the general welfare of the city and its constituents.

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