Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN JOEL NAPOLEON M CORONEL said that fourteen persons including two (2) minors were already arrested for violation of liquor ban, early dawn (May 12) in Apalit, Pampanga.
At around 3:30 AM, personnel of Apalit Municipal Police Station conducted mobile patrolling along McArthur Highway, Bgry. Sulipan, Apalit, Pampanga and noticed that the Artline Comedy Bar was still operating despite the implementation of the 48-hour liquor ban in line with the May 13, 2019 mid-term elections. Authorities asked the owner to present any pertinent documents exempting the bar from said ban but the owner failed to show any. As a result, all customers including two (2) minors who were drinking liquor together with the owner and cashier were apprehended and brought to Apalit police station for investigation.
Afterwards, the two (2) minors were turned over to Apalit Municipal Social Welfare and Development (MSWD) for proper disposition while other violators were subjected to alcohol test and appropriate case for Violation of Omnibus Election Code (Liquor Ban) is being prepared against them.
Arrested persons were identified as Mayleen MENESES y Reyes, owner of Artline Comedy Bar and a resident of Brgy. Sta. Maria, Macabebe, Pampanga; Jashper MANANSALA y Gutierrez, cashier of Artline Comedy Bar and a resident of Brgy. Sta. Maria, Macabebe, Pampanga;. Keneth VERGARA, resident of Brgy. Sampaloc, Apalit, Pampanga; Rainer Mark VERGARA y Macalino and Richard GAMORO y Tubig, both residents of Brgy. San Juan, San Simon, Pampanga; Wilfredo VASALLO y Vergara, Richard BERNAL y Barameda; Rogelio PUBLICO y Turigoso; Isidore King TURIRIT y Velasco; Melody TEOPE y Carranza and Analiza GERONA, all residents of Sampaloc, Apalit, Pampanga; and, Robert David y Parungao, resident of Sta. Monica, San Simon, Pampanga.
The 48-hour liquor ban was implemented starting midnight today, May 12 and will continue until 11:59 PM, tomorrow May 13, Monday. This covers the prohibition against drinking and selling of liquor.