City gov’t drops boom on Lanai Restobar, recommends immediate closure

PHOTO CAPTION: City COVID-19 Team spokesperson Jeck Conlu (inset) personally witnessed how Lanai Restobar openly violated the minimum health protocols of the city government, which is enough reason for them to recommend its immediate closure./iNews (N. Glenn Aragon/Photos courtesy of Jeck Conlu’s FB page and Radyo Bandera Iloilo)

ILOILO CITY–The leadership of the city government has had enough of restaurant bars that continuously violate the city’s minimum health protocols set for business establishments for them to operate amid the still real threat of COVID-19. And for consistently breaking the rules, Lanai RestoBar located at the Smallville Complex in Mandurriao is being recommended by the enforcement team for closure for a still undisclosed period of time.

According to City COVID-19 Team spokesperson Jeck Conlu, some of the grounds cited in recommending Lanai Restobar’s immediate closure were its continuous failure to ensure proper physical distancing among its customers, allowing customers to take off their face masks inside their establishment, and accommodating more than the allowed 70% venue capacity.

Conlu, who is also concurrent chief of the Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) tasked to help personnel from the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) and the City Compliance Team (CCT) to ensure compliance among restobars in the city, said he and the inspection team personally witnessed the said violations when he went to the Smallville Complex for a visit.

Meanwhile, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas, Lanai Restobar has a known record of violations even before most of the establishments in the said area closed down due to heightened cases of COVID-19 since last year.

Aside from the erring Lanai Restobar, the management of The Cave and MO2 will also be summoned to the Mayor’s Office because of infractions against the city’s minimum health protocols. (N. Glenn Aragon/iNews)

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