Council proposes glass-bottle ban

Kalibo is set to see an Ati-Atihan celebration with beverages being served in plastic cups as the town council has proposed an ordinance banning the serving of drinks in glass containers in order to prevent injuries among revelers who turn rowdy during the festivities.

Councilors Phillip Kimpo, Buen Joy French Villanueva and Daisy Briones have sponsored the said proposed legislation.

The proposed legislation do not totally ban the sale of beverages in glass bottles as the selling of it are allowed inside the establishments. However, bringing of such beverages in glass containers outside the streets will be prohibited.

Police records show that in this year’s Ati-Atihan, a total of glass bottle related injuries were recorded.

Ati-Atihan 2017 is set on January 6 to 15. IMT