Nearly 100 customers and employees of a bar in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, were arrested for allegedly having a party early Saturday morning.
According to Police Lt. Col. Noli Abalos, chief of the Kamuning Police Station, they received information that many were drinking inside the bar even after the curfew.
During the police patrol, they also noticed that there were many parked vehicles outside the bar, and there was still noise inside.
When the police first entered, they saw many people inside the bar, and that physical distancing was no longer being followed.
Ninety-three people were caught, including employees and foreign customers.
Police say those caught are likely to face multiple complaints such as violations of curfew ordinances, liquor ban, physical distancing, not wearing a face shield, and mass gathering.
“Makinig tayo sa protocol. Alam naman natin na bawal. Antayin natin kung kailan mag-go ang gobyerno, ang dami na natin affected na COVID,” said Abalos.
(Let’s listen to the protocol. We know it is forbidden. Let’s wait for the government to give us a go. Many of us are already affected by COVID.)
Almost 100 people having party in Quezon City arrested
Those arrested at the party were taken to the Barangay South Triangle covered court but were also sent home after issuing tickets. The bar management is facing a possible case.
Police are appealing to all bar owners, not just in Tomas Morato, to follow health protocols, especially amid the pandemic.
In June, Radio DJ and TV host KC Montero and around 100 people were arrested in Makati City over alleged violation of social distancing protocols.
Makati City police arrested KC Montero at posh roof deck lounge bar Skye Bar in Barangay Salcedo Village. They allegedly did not follow social distancing protocols amid the general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Authorities said arrested individuals were caught drinking liquor, and several were not observing social distancing.
The owner and employees of the establishment were also arrested. There was no party held in the restaurant, the owner said.