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Liquor ban begins
at midnight today


The implementation of the two-day liquor ban will take effect 12:01 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday) until midnight of Monday, Bacolod Election Registrar Mavil Majarcuon-Sia said yesterday.

Majarucon-Sia reminded the public that drinking and selling intoxicating liquor during the banning period is strictly prohibited and that the police had been instructed to apprehend violators.

She said only one business establishment in Bacolod had applied for exemption from the two-day liquor ban.

No campaigning will be allowed tomorrow, and especially on Monday which is election day, Majarucon-Sia said.

A total of 156 candidates are running for barangay captains and 1,592 candidates for kagawad in the Oct. 28 Barangay Elections in Bacolod City.

Meanwhile, Majarucon-Sia said members of the Board of Election Tellers will personally check on Saturday the election paraphernalia needed for the Barangay Elections on Monday.

Her office will release today the initial P500 transportation allowance for each member of the BET with the remaining honorarium of P2,000 will be released upon the completion of their election duties or after the elections, she said.

Majarucon-Sia said she personally followed up the funds for the 2,286 BET with the central office of the COMELEC so this could be released immediately after the conduct of the polls.

All accountable forms that will be used for the Barangay Elections on Monday will be released to the BETs at exactly 4 a.m. on the same day.

Majarucon-Sia added that her office had received numerous complaints related to election poll violations through text, phone calls and even letters, but they cannot act on them as none of the complainants submitted a sworn affidavit which is the requirement of their legal office.*CGS

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