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Drinking in public still prohibited, says RCB


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, PHILIPPINES — The RCB (Regulatory Compliance Board) reminds the people once again that the consumption of alcoholic beverages is still prohibited in public plazas, parks, roads, sidewalks, and alleys.

This warning was enforced by the RCB through the ‘regular monitoring of the Inspectorate Team in the city in public places, streets, and bridges where many are still caught violating the guidelines.

Individuals who violate this guideline may be fined or punished under City Ordinance No. 13855-2020.

The inspection and monitoring of the RCB will also continue in the establishments, especially the bars, resto-bars, KTV bars and similar places, to ensure that the city’s ordinances, including the minimum public health standards, are implemented.

No loud music late at night — RCB

The Regulatory Compliance Board (RCB) on Wednesday facilitated an agreement between officials of a condo complex and two nightspots in which the bars were prohibited from playing music on or before the stroke of midnight.

The agreement was reached between representatives of Avida Towers-Aspira, Station 29 and Lokal Grill in Wednesday afternoon’s mediation hearing held at the RCB conference room.  

This came amid complaints about the loud music emanating from both Station 29 and Lokal Grill by occupants of Avida Towers-Aspira, said to occur even during the weekends.

While the representatives of Station 29 and Lokal Grill were asked to tone down their live band music even before midnight, RCB chairman Attorney Jose Edgardo Uy reminded the nightspot representatives about the statement of commitment they previously agreed upon in a dialogue between the board and nightspot owners. One of the conditions included no loud music that disturbs nearby residents.

“We don’t want to reach that point in which we have to penalize the establishments with closure…a business permit is not a privilege since it can be revoked (if found violating the law),” Uy said.  

Representatives of Station 29 later apologized for the disturbance, along with a Lokal Grill representative and an Avida Towers-Aspira official, who signed the agreement.

The agreement stipulates that unless their sites are sound-proofed, Station 29 and Lokal Grill are prohibited from playing music in their open areas at midnight. The prohibition also extends to strobe lights during late evenings, disturbing nearby residents. – WhatALife!/Zed

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