Liquor arrest

  • Minor among 38 nabbed during election period

Despite the reminders of authorities about the liquor ban during the election period – starting on the eve of elections until yesterday, several individuals were arrested in different areas of the city.

As of press time, the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) received reports from the three police precincts in the city on the arrest of 38 individuals for violations of the liquor ban.

In the Talomo area, Talomo Police Precinct commander Chief Insp. Ronald Lao said they rounded a total of 30 individuals – 21 males, eight females and one minor – for violation of the election liquor ban in different barangays on Sunday.

Chief. Insp Emerson Pugong, the Sasa Police Precinct chief, said five persons were apprehended in Saint Anthony Village, Barangay Angliongto on Sunday night.

In Toril, precinct commander Chief Insp. Jerome De Guzman said three persons were also arrested at 12:45 a.m. yesterday in Barangay Lubogan.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) resolution 10246 (Section 261 (dd) of the Omnibus Election Code) prohibits the selling, furnishing, offering, buying, and serving or taking intoxicating liquor.

The prohibition on buying, selling, and consuming intoxicating alcoholic drinks came into effect Saturday midnight until midnight of Monday.