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Labella orders liquor ban along Pasigarbo sa Sugbu parade route on Sunday

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio August 24,2019 - 01:05 PM

Marla Alforque of Carcar City’s Kabkaban Festival was crowned this year’s Pasigabro sa Sugbu festival queen.| Gerard Vincent Francisco

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Drinking of liquor will be prohibited along the Pasigarbo sa Sugbu route on Sunday, August 25.

Anyone caught for the offense will be penalized with a fine of P500 or imprisonment of at least 12 hours as provided for in Cebu City Ordinance No. 1929 that penalizes drunkenness in public places, says Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella.

Labella said on Saturday, August 24, that he already wrote Police Colonel Gemma Vinluan, the chief of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO),  and asked the police director to implement a liquor ban along the Pasigarbo street parade route from the Cebu Provincial Capitol to the Cebu City Sports Center, the venue of the competition on Sunday.

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The ban will be implemented from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. or until the event is over, he said.

“This is to prevent people from drinking liquor during the Pasigarbo. We are expecting so many celebrants and if people started drinking alcohol, it will not be good,” Labella added.

Labella said he wanted to make sure that the provincial government organized event on Sunday will remain safe for the spectators and participants.

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Meanwhile, Labella has also directed the officials of Barangays Guadalupe, Capitol Site, Sambag I, Sambag II, and Calamba to deploy their tanods to serve as multiplier force especially along the Pasigarbo sa Sugbu parade route.

He especially wanted the tanods to help direct public utility jeepneys and private vehicles to follow the traffic rerouting scheme that will be implemented that day.

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The Cebu City Transportation Office said that traffic rerouting will be implemented in a portion of Osmeña Boulevard from the Cebu Provincial Capitol to the Cebu City Sports Center from 11 a.m. and until the activity is finished.

Contingents will converged on the right side of Don Gil Garcia St. while the right side of Osmeña Boulevard from the corner of R. R. Landon Street have been designated as the props assembly area.

A one-way traffic flow will also be implemented along J. Alcantara Street from V. Rama Avenue to P. del Rosario Street. | dcb


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