Local governments have begun to regulate karaoke sessions during the day to prevent distracting or disturbing students while they attend online classes from their homes. Earlier, the Department of Local and Interior Government urged LGUs to enact ordinances that prohibit loud noise so learners can focus.
San Juan residents will be allowed to hold videoke sessions from Monday to Saturday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Sunday, residents can sing their hearts out from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m, Mayor Francis Zamora said.
Those who violate the videoke curfew will be fined P3,000 for the first offense and P5,000 and/or up to 3 months imprisonment for the second and succeeding offenses.
Last week, Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno said residents would be banned from using videoke machines starting 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays. Aside from videoke and karaoke machines, the use of other loud sound devices and gadgets will also be prohibited.
First-time violators will pay a fine of P1,000, while the second violation is worth P2,000. Third and succeeding offenses will be fined P3,000.
Karaoke or videoke sessions in the entire province of Cavite will only be allowed during 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
In a follow-up tweet, Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla said all amplified audio devices within residential and public roads are prohibited as well.
A fine of P1,000 awaits those who violate the city ordinance. Imprisonment of up to 30 days may apply upon discretion of the local court.