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3 QC resto-bars closed for violating IATF protocols

July 17, 2021 Melnie Ragasa-limena 312 views

Three restaurant-bars were shut down and 39 violators were issued Ordinance Violator Receipts (OVRs) for violating the Quezon City government’s health and safety measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ordered close yesterday are Batcave Food/Music Bar, located along Visayas Avenue Quezon City; KARMA lounge located at No. 238 Tomas Morato Extension, Bgy. South Triangle, Quezon City; and Guilly’s Island Restaurant and Bar, at No. 27 Tomas Morato Avenue corner Scout Albano, Bgy. South Triangle, Quezon City for violating the “Quezon City Memorandum on General Community Quarantine (GCQ) Guidelines, with duration period from June 16, 2021, until subject is applicable from the duration and amended by new guidelines.”

Operatives of Quezon City Police District (QCPD) and the Business Permits and Licensing Department last Thursday night inspected the three establishments as part of measures to ensure strict compliance of Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) protocols, and further conducted visitation to all resto bars operating within the area of Quezon City.

There were 39 violators of IATF protocols at Guilly’s Island Restaurant and bar that were apprehended for various health and safety violations, such as the protocols on social distancing and wearing of face mask and face shield while still under GCQ with some restrictions; violation on the liquor ordinances; and operating with an expired business permit.

They were released upon documentation, after receiving their respective OVRs and subsequently advised to go home and find time to settle their fines at the QC Treasury Office.

“The shutdown of three resto bars and the issuance of Ordinance Violation Receipts to 39 Violators are clear manifestations that they deliberately violated the IATF protocols and Quezon City Ordinances. Further, we reminded the public to continue to adhere to the local health policies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus,” said Police Brig. Gen. Antonio Candido Yarra, QCPD director.