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Mayor Isko Moreno To Implement Liquor Ban From January 8-10, 2022 Amid Feast of Black Nazarene

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said that the local government unit will impose a liquor ban from January 8 to January 10, 2022.

On Wednesday (January 5, 2022), Mayor Isko Moreno announced that he already signed executive order prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages from 6: 00 pm of January 8 until 6: 00 am of January 10.

Moreno announced the liquor ban across the National Capital Region during the high light of the festivities for the Black Nazarene. He also thanked Quiapo Church for granting his request.

Mayor Isko Moreno

The City Mayor asked the Church to cancel the traditional Traslacion for the year 2022 or procession of the image of the Black Nazarene due to the surging cases of COVID-19 in the country.

“I just signed an executive order prohibiting the sale of liquor and other alcoholic beverage beverages, I am directing to strictly implement Ordinance 5555 sa panahon ng kapistahan ng Nazareno,” Moreno said.

Quiapo will hold only online Masses for the occasion to avoid the possible transmission of the virus. The Church will be also close from January 3 to 6, 2022 in compliance with the health protocols.

The mayor also encouraged the devotees to pray on their own since they caanot go to Church for the meantime. The Black Nazarene procession got suspended for the second year in a row.

“Ako naman ay naniniwala naman ako na kayo ay mga responsableng indibidwal pa rin, bagamat mas talagang sa hirap at pagsubok na pinagdadaaanan natin ngayong panahon na ito, alam ko umaangkla na lamang tayo sa ating pananampalataya sa Diyos,” Moreno added.

Mayor Isko Moreno

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