Supreme Court issues TRO on May 2013 Liquor Ban

The Supreme Court has issued a temporary restraining order stopping the COMELEC from enforcing the five-day liquor ban.

This means the liquor ban will only be in effect for two days (and not five) from May 12 until May 13 as it has always been since the inception of Section 261 of the Omnibus Election Code.

The move of the high court was prompted by a petition filed by Food and Beverage Inc. and International Wines and Spirits Association citing that the extension would cause their business “irreparable injury.”

This is good news to Filipino alchoholics who can’t last a day without getting drunk.