/ 8 October 2020

MANILA Mayor Franciso ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso today signed an ordinance prohibiting the daytime use of videoke and karaoke machines to avoid disturbing online classes.

Signed alongside with Vice Mayor Maria Shielah ‘Honey’ Lacuna-Pangan and Manila City Council Majority Floor Leader Joel Chua, Ordinance 8688 seeks to address the complaints of parents of students that their children’s online classes were “disturbed by neighbors using karaoke machines.”

Effective immediately, the ordinance will be enforced from Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Violators will be fined P1,000 and P2,000 for the first and second offense, and P3,000 for the third and succeeding offenses.

Village officials and the police were tasked with its implementation.

Recently, Navotas City Mayor Tobias ‘Toby’ Tiangco issued a similar ordinance banning the use of karaoke or videoke machines as it disrupts distance learning.