Binay shuts down high-end bar

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    MAKATI Mayor Abby Binay yesterday ordered the closure of a high-end bar in the city that illegally operated and violated community quarantine guidelines last June 28.

    Around 100 guests, including celebrity KC Montero, were apprehended by authorities who raided the Skye Bar in Barangay Bel-Air. They were found to be drinking and ignoring social distancing rules.

    Binay said charges have been filed against the bar patrons for violating Executive Order No. 11, the Makati Revenue Code, RA 11332, and related Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) guidelines.

    Binay reminded bar owners in Makati that while liquor is allowed to be sold in the city, they are not yet allowed to operate under current IATF guidelines.

    “We will not tolerate those who willfully put themselves and others in harm’s way by violating laws and protocols intended to curb the pandemic and promote a COVID-free city and nation,” Binay said.

    She urged Makati residents to be vigilant and report any person or establishment violating the law through hotline 168 or Makatizen App. – Noel Talacay

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