Hours before the implementation of liquor ban for the upcoming Midterm election, a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) was released by the Supreme Court.
Malay Comelec Officer, Felicianos Barrios clarified that the liquor ban was reverted to its original 2 day duration, which is in the early morning of May 12 until the midnight of May 13, 2013.
The Comelec previously released Resolution No. 9582 making the duration of the liquor ban to be five days.
However, according to Barrios, after the petition submitted by liquor companies to the Supreme Court, the court released the TRO.
Under the liquor ban selling, purchasing, serving and drinking of alcohol is prohibited, unless the establishment is accredited by the Department of Tourism and had applied for exemption to the Comelec.
Nevertheless, foreign tourists who are drinking are not included in the resolution therefore they are free to drink even during elections day.