(SPOT.ph) A liquor ban will be imposed in some areas in the City of Manila from January 14 to 15, 2023 to ensure the peaceful celebration of the Feast of Sto. Niño.
In an executive order issued on Thursday, January 12, Manila City Mayor Honey Lacuna ordered a ban on the sale of all alcoholic beverages in the areas within the territorial jurisdiction of Sto. Niño de Tondo Parish and Sto. Niño Parish Pandacan from January 14 to 15.
City Ordinance No. 5555, which prohibits drinking of liquor and other alcoholic beverages in public places such as streets and alleys, will also be strictly implemented during the same period.
The Feast of Sto. Niño is held every January to honor the holy image of the Child Jesus, believed to be miraculous by many Filipinos. Sinulog, a festival in honor of the Sto. Niño, is held every third week of January in Cebu City.
The Manila City government also recently imposed a liquor ban in the entire city to ensure peace and order during the celebration of the feast of another religious icon, the Black Nazarene.