Manila — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the Philippines reminded the public on Friday that a liquor ban will be in place for October 27 and 28 for the upcoming 2013 barangay elections.
The ban includes the selling, buying, serving and taking of intoxicating liquor on Sunday and Monday, election day.
“Starting 12:01 of October 27 until midnight of October 28, an election liquor ban will be implemented nationwide except in the Province of Bohol and in Zamboanga City,” said Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez in a statement, according to Philippine news reports.
Bohol and Zamboanga City are not covered by the ban because the barangay polls there were postponed until November 25, 2013, he explained.
The Comelec and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are also implementing a gun ban for the upcoming barangay elections.
All PNP personnel were placed on full alert on Friday in preparation for the polls. Image/rappler.com