95 arrested in Quezon City bar for drinking after curfew

Quezon City police arrested 95 persons for drinking in a bar past midnight on Saturday, September 26, in violation of a curfew imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In a press release, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said the 95 customers were rounded up at Guilly’s Restobar along Tomas Morato, Quezon City, at around 1:20 am on Saturday.

The QCPD said the arrested individuals “were caught in the act of drinking alcohol” and violating a liquor regulation ordinance and other health protocols. The Quezon City curfew runs from 10 pm to 5 am.

The 95 were brought to a police station after being rounded up, and will be charged for various offenses. Rappler has reached out to QCPD for more information whether they have been released, and when.

“We appeal to everyone to strictly observe the quarantine health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said the QCPD.

Despite having the world’s longest coronavirus lockdowns, the Philippines still has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia. The Philippines’ COVID-19 cases breached 300,000 on Saturday after the country reported more than 2,700 new cases. – Rappler.com