August 4, 2023- In a concerted effort to address concerns raised by parents and to ensure the safety of minors, the Bacolod Permits and Licensing Office, in collaboration with Police Station 6, City Legal Office and the Department of Social Services and Development Office, conducted a joint operation on Friday.
The operation focused on 11 stalls along Lizares Street, allegedly found serving liquor to customers, whom were suspected to be minors; DSSD Head Sally Abelarde and a team of social workers, aimed to root out the illegal sale of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals.
Police Station 6 Officer-in-charge, Police Lieutenant Dax Santillan, actively participated in the operation, emphasizing the importance of adhering to laws prohibiting the sale of alcohol to minors.
PLt. Santillan issued a stern warning to underage individuals to carry their identification for their own safety.
The inspection was particularly focused on establishments located in close proximity to schools, responding to complaints from concerned parents regarding the sale of prohibited alcoholic drinks.
With the upcoming opening of the school year, this operation serves both as a precautionary measure and a reminder to students that purchasing alcohol in public establishments is strictly forbidden.
This operation underscores the commitment of the city to enforce regulations, ensuring the welfare of the youth and promoting responsible business practices.
Stall owners without proper business permits are set to face sanctions, highlighting the collective effort to maintain a safe and lawful environment for the community.
(Source: Bacolod City Public Information Office)