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National Barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan Elections 2018 shall be conducted on 14 May 2018.

In relation with the forthcoming election, and as a traditional during election day, the Commission on Elections implemented the liquor ban as early
as 12:00AM of 13 May until 11:59PM on 14 May 2018.
During this time, under the Omnibus Election Code, individuals are not allowed to sell, furnish, offer, buy, serve, or take intoxicating liquor anywhere
in the Philippines.
On the other hand, hotels, resorts, restaurants, and other establishments of the same nature that are certified by the Department of Tourism as
tourist-oriented and habitually in the business of catering to foreign tourists may be exempted from the liquor ban. Also, foreigners may also be
exempted from the liquor ban in such establishments.
Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation, regional election directors, provincial election supervisors, election officers and Comelec
election law enforcement team are tasked to implement the liquor ban all over the country
Furthermore, violating liquor ban "shall be punishable with imprisonment of not less than one year but not more than six years and shall not be subject to
probation." And the offender will be disqualified from holding public office and will be banned from voting.
It is anticipated that several checkpoints, random police patrols and inspections shall be deployed to help ensure and effective and successful
implementation of the liqour ban.
Recommendations
It is highly recommended avoid to alcohol purchase and consumption among public spaces during the duration of the liqour ban. Private alcohol
consumption or drinking inside residence is highly encouraged.
Stockpiling for private alcohol consumption, prior to the liquor ban, is highly recommended.
It is also advised to call first any bars or hotels to verify if they are a certified by the Department of Tourism as tourist-oriented and habitually in the
business of catering to foreign tourists and are exempted from the liquor ban.
Drinking in moderation is reiterated. Never drink and drive.
In the event of high alcohol intoxication, always have someone to bring you home. For Metro Manila and othe rkey cities, avail of transport-related
mobile app services such as Grab.
In the event, partner has brought a vehicle but cannot drive, consider availing LifeLine’s Driver-On-Call (Hotline 16-911) service. You can check their
areas of operations online.
In the untoward event of being apprehended for liquor ban violation, immediately seek for legal assistance. Avoid providing name of company or
organization associated with, without the presence of any legal officer.

ELECTION LAWS
OF THE PHILIPPINES
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COMELEC Resolution No. 3400
RULES ON THE LIQUOR BAN IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 14, 2001 ELECTIONS.

COMELEC RESOLUTION NO. 3400


RULES ON THE LIQUOR BAN IN CONNECTION WITH THE MAY 14, 2001 ELECTIONS.

WHEREAS, the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines provides:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary


"Sec. 261. Prohibited Acts. - The following shall be guilty of an election offense:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary

"x x x
"(dd) x x x (1) Any person who sells, furnishes, offers, buys, serves or takes intoxicating liquor on the days fixed by law for the registration of voters in the polling
place, or on the day before the election or on election day: Provided, That hotels and other establishments duly certified by the Department of Tourism as
tourist-oriented and habitually in the business of catering to foreign tourists may be exempted for justifiable reasons upon prior authority of the Commission:
Provided, That foreign tourists taking intoxicating liquor in said authorized hotels or establishments are exempted from the provisions of this sub-paragraph."

WHEREAS, violation of said prohibited acts shall be punishable with imprisonment of not less than one (1) year but not more than six (6) years and shall not be
subject to probation, and in addition, the guilty party shall suffer disqualification to hold public office and deprivation of the right of suffrage;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Commission on Elections, pursuant to the powers vested in it by the Constitution, the Omnibus Election Code, and other election laws,
has resolved to promulgate as it hereby promulgates the following implementing rules:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary

Section 1. Prohibited Acts. - It shall be unlawful for any person, including owners and managers of hotels and establishments to sell, furnish, offer, buy, serve or
take intoxicating liquor anywhere in the Philippines.

Sec. 2. Prohibition Period. - The liquor ban shall be in force and effect on the day before the election (May 13, 2001) and on election day (May 14, 2001).

Sec. 3. Exemption. - Hotels and other establishments duly certified by the Department of Tourism as tourist-oriented and habitually in the business of catering to
foreign tourists may be exempted from the liquor ban, provided they secure prior written authority upon showing that there are justifiable reasons therefor
from the action officers enumerated in Sec. 4 hereof.

Only foreign tourist taking intoxicating liquor in said authorized hotels or establishments are exempted from the prohibition.

Sec. 4. Where to apply for and secure exemption. - Applications for exemption together with supporting documents, shall be filed with, and duly acted upon by
the following. The Office of Regional Election Director, in cases of hotels and other establishments located in the National Capitol Region; Provincial Election
Supervisors with respect to establishments located in the municipalities within their respective provinces, and City Election Officers with respect to those located
within their respective cities/districts.

Sec. 5. Conditions for the grant of exemptions. Exemption may be granted only upon compliance and submission of the following:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary

a. The request/petition/application for exemption must be under oath and must contain a statement that the hotel/establishment operators/owners have not
been convicted for an election offense;

b. Certification by the Department of Tourism shall state that the requesting hotel or establishment is tourist-oriented and is habitually in the business of
catering to foreign tourists;

c. Certification by the Department of Tourism to prove that said hotel or establishment is currently licensed to do business; and

d. Certification by the Department of Tourism to prove that the individual or establishment has paid the required taxes and/or fees imposed by the government
or any of its agencies or instrumentalities.
Sec. 6. Renovation of exemption. - The exemption granted may be revoked or set aside by the Commission upon petition of any interested party on showing,
among others, that the reason upon which the exemption was made does not exist or is not justifiable, or that the requesting party or applicant has committed
misrepresentation in the application, or introduced or submitted falsified documents.
Sec. 7. Who shall implement. - The Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Regional
Election Directors, Assistant Regional Election Directors, Provincial Election Supervisors, Election Officers, and the Comelec Election Laws Enforcement Team
(ELET), if any, which will be fielded by the Commission in specific areas, shall implement this resolution.

Sec. 8. Effectivity. - This resolution shall take effect on the seventh day following its publication in two (2) daily newspapers of general circulation in the
Philippines.
Sec. 9. Dissemination. - The Education and Information Department shall cause the immediate publication of this resolution for two consecutive days in two (2)
daily newspapers of general circulation and shall furnish copies thereof to the Department of Tourism, Association of Hotels and Restaurants, Regional Election
Directors, Provincial Election Supervisors, Election Officers, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police, the National Bureau of
Investigation and the accredited Citizens Arm of the Commission.

SO ORDERED.

Ngayong nalalapit na ang eleksiyon para sa mga posisyong pang-barangay at sangguniang kabataan (SK), ipinatutupad na rin ang gun
ban at iba pang mga prohibisyon sa buong bansa.

Ikinasa na rin ang mga checkpoint sa pagsisimula ng election period noong Abril 14.

 Gun ban, checkpoints herald start of barangay, SK elections period

Sa programang "Usapang de Campanilla" sa DZMM, ipinaliwanag ni Police Chief Inspector Bryan Gregorio ng Philippine National
Police (PNP) kung ano ang mga ipinagbabawal sa ilalim ng gun ban.

Ayon kay Gregorio, mahigpit na ipinagbabawal ng awtoridad ang pagdadala ng baril sa labas ng bahay, kahit na lisensiyado pa ito.

"We would like to remind the public, even those who actually possess permit to carry firearms outside of residence, cancelled po iyan,
huwag po nilang dadalhin outside of their residence...because they will be arrested for violation of the Comelec (Commission on
Elections) gun ban," sabi ng opisyal.

Maaaring maharap sa anim na taon at isang araw na pagkakakulong ang sino mang mahuhulihan ng baril, ayon kay Gregorio.

 Retiradong pulis, huli sa gun ban sa QC

Aniya, matatapos ang gun ban sa Mayo 21 o pitong araw pagkatapos ng mismong araw ng eleksiyon sa Mayo 14.

Ngunit maaari namang mabigyan ng "exception" ang mga taong kabilang sa law enforcement agencies, opisyal ng gobyerno, at mga
personalidad na may patunay na may banta sa kanilang buhay.

Nagpapaalala rin si Gregorio sa publiko na ipatutupad ang liquor ban sa hatinggabi bago ang mismong araw ng eleksiyon.

Sa ilalim ng liquor ban, ipinagbabawal ang pag-inom ng alak sa labas ng bahay.

Panuntunan sa mga checkpoint

Samantala, ipinaliwanag din ni Gregorio ang mga panuntunan na kailangang sundin sa mga checkpoint sa buong bansa.

"Basically, ang Comelec checkpoint, maaari namang gawin ng araw o gabi kung saan sa tingin ng isang commander ay mas necessary
para ika nga mas ma-apprehend 'yung mga violators," ani Gregorio.

Ayon sa opisyal, kailangan ay may isang nakatayo na checkpoint sa bawat siyudad o lugar ngayong election period.

Kung sa gabi naman ikakasa ang checkpoint, dapat aniya ay nasa maliwanag itong lugar.

Kailangan din ay naka-uniporme ang mga opisyal na magsasagawa ng checkpoint.

"The PNP members who are conducting the checkpoint should be in proper uniform. And they should be duly-supervised by a
commissioned officer, so ang pinakamababang ranggo for example is a police inspector," ayon kay Gregorio.

Dapat din aniya ay may naka-display na signboard ang checkpoint.

"Nakalagay doon, 'Stop, Comelec Checkpoint,' nakasulat doon 'yung pangalan ng election officer na nakakasakop sa ano mang area 'yan,
nakalagay din 'yung pangalan ng police officer na in-charge din doon sa checkpoint na 'yon," sabi ng opisyal.

Iginiit din ni Gregorio na kailangan ay igalang ang mga karapatan ng mga motorista.

"Ang procedure sa checkpoint, kinakailangan visual search lang, When we say visual search, hindi 'yung nagche-checkpoint ang
maghahalungkat ng iyong gamit, ibig sabihin, titingnan niya 'yung sasakyan mo kung ano nasa loob," sabi ni Gregorio.

Ang kailangan lang gawin ng mga motorista ay patayin ang headlight, buksan ang cabin light, at ibaba ang bintana, sabi ng opisyal.

Ngunit ayon kay Gregorio, puwede ring ipabukas ng mga awtoridad ang compartment ng sasakyan at magsagawa ng "thorough search"
kapag may napansin na kahina-hinala sa loob ng sasakyan.