The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is hoping that the liquor ban will help appease the growing tension, especially in the local arena, as the Election Day draws nearer.
"If you notice, there are many incidents of peace and order situation in recent days. So maybe the liquor ban would at least minimize more incidents of election-related violence," Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said in an interview.
Last Saturday, at least 12 supporters of mayoral candidate Rica Tinga were hurt when they were attacked by masked men, allegedly city hall employees, while they were campaigning near Taguig City Hall.
Also, the campaign rally of Manila mayoral bet, former President Joseph Estrada, and running mate, Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, was marred by violence after unidentified men threw empty bottles and rocks on stage resulting to several injuries.