The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be implementing a liquor ban or the prohibition of any person including owners and managers of hotels and establishments to sell, offer, buy, serve, or take intoxicating liquor anywhere in the Philippines especially in public places five days before election day.
The ban will be in effect from 12AM of May 9 to 11:59PM of May 13. For the alchoholics out there, there is still hope as you can still buy all the alcohol you want before May 9 and drink them in the privacy of your own home until May 13.
You can also drink in hotels and tourist-oriented businesses certified by the Department of Tourism. Foreign tourists may also take alcoholic beverages in exempted establishments.
The ban aims to lessen scuffles arising from drinking sprees during election when emotions are high and the government apparently wants you to be sober when you cast your votes come election day on May 13. Violators of the liquor ban may face up to 6 years in jail.