Millions of Filipino voters were expected to cast their votes last Monday for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. While the government is encouraging registered voters to head to their designated precincts, Filipinos were also reminded to follow the Omnibus Election Code.
The Omnibus Election Code contains a list of the prohibitions the day before and the actual day of the election. Those who will be found guilty of any violation according to the code may face up to six years in prison. Meanwhile, candidates who will not follow the Omnibus Election Code will be disqualified from the public office. They will also be stripped of the right to suffrage.
Last Sunday, the house-to-house visits, campaign jingles, and other forms of getting the votes of the people are prohibited. This also includes giving or contributing money, whether it is directly or indirectly.
The dreaded liquor ban also took effect last Sunday. All establishments and citizens were banned from selling, furnishing, offering, buying, serving or taking intoxicating liquor.
Although most establishments and people are following this order, there are some stores who take this seriously and to a whole new level.
An angry social media user turned to Facebook to share his disappointment after a store refused to sell them a bottle of root beer.
According to Bert Lim, after exercising their right to vote, he and his wife visited the nearest mall. They went to the grocery to buy some snacks but the cashier refused to sell them a bottle of root beer.
Due to his anger, he even asked to talk to a supervisor who also argued with him that root beer is indeed not available because of the liquor ban.
I argued Na hindi komo sinabing rootbeer ay may halo syang beer just as a hotdog ay walang halong dog.
I challenged the supervisor Na tingnan Ang contents ng rootbeer kng may alcohol, or better yet, they could Google it.
Eventually, Bert and his wife were able to buy a bottle and quench their thirst. But he cannot hide his disappointment so he decided to share the story on Facebook.
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