Using karaokes, videokes, and other sound-producing devices in daytime was banned by the Manila City government to prevent disturbing students during their online classes.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Thursday signed City Ordinance No. 8688, that prohibits the use of karaokes and videokes, among others, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays.
This after Domagoso reportedly received multiple complaints from parents of students whose online classes were “disturbed by neighbors using karaoke machines” since the school year opened on Monday (October 5).
Students are learning from home under the blended distance learning setup after the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) crisis forced the government to temporarily suspend face-to-face classes.
The ordinance will take effect immediately, the document read.
According to the city ordinance, first time offenders will be fined P1,000 while second time violators will pay P2,000. For the third and succeeding offenses, violators will be penalized with a P3,000 fine.