Baguio bar owners fail to get court reprieve against liquor curfew
The Baguio City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 6 has denied the plea of several bar owners for a temporary restraining order on the city government’s enforcement of a liquor curfew ordinance.
In a recent resolution, Judge Cecilia Corazon Dulay-Archog found “there is no ground to do so and there is no grave or irreparable injury posing as threat to the lives or properties of the plaintiffs.”
The petitioners, including Corporate Innovators Baguio, Inc., and various bar owners represented by Baguio Association of Bars and Entertainers (Babes) president Allan Bandoy, had assailed the 2 a.m. curfew for causing heavy business losses and for being enforced through police harassment.
They also sought the payment of damages to the tune of P110,000, representing the fines the establishments had to pay despite the lack of court proceedings.