Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte and Benguet Rep. Eric Yap have just filed House Bill 1753, also known as the Anti-Underage Drinking Act on Monday, July 11, seeking to prohibit young people under the age of 21 from drinking alcoholic drinks. The current legal drinking age in the country is 18.

The said bill seeks to impose a minimum legal drinking age in the country, and also provide for penal sanctions against any person or private entities caught in violation of the legislation to contain the availability of alcohol to “unqualified individuals” defined as persons under 21 years of age, or those aged 21 but are unable to fully take care or protect themselves from abuse, neglect, cruelty, exploitation, or discrimination because of a physical or mental disability or condition.

More details in the link below.

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