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Not sure where to drop this latest news, so chose here. It's the latest regarding karaoke regulations in Manila:

Students urged their respective local government units to craft similar student-friendly policies as the Manila city government begins to crack down on excessive neighborhood noise amid the official start of distance learning this week.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Thursday signed an ordinance banning daytime karaoke and videoke, as well as other sound-producing devices, from Mondays to Saturdays following multiple complaints from parents whose children are studying from home.

Ordinance No. 8688 prohibits Manila residents from using the mentioned equipment from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in a bid to reduce the environmental noise in local communities and neighborhoods and help students focus on their learning.

The ban comes after some parents complained that their children were “disturbed by neighbors using karaoke machines” as distance learning commences through online classes, printed modules and radio and television learning.

Those who violate the ordinance for the first time will be penalized with a P1,000 fine while second-time offenders will be fined for P2,000.

Third and succeeding violators will be fined P3,000.

The ordinance is effective immediately and authorities are notified to implement the policy.

The initiative came after the interior department and police leadership urged LGUs to enact ordinances prohibiting videoke and “other loud, distracting noises” as distance learning commences.

Students outside Manila, meanwhile, are hopeful their respective local leaders would enact similar policies that can help them adjust to the new method of learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“SANA DITO DIN SA BATANGAS! ‘YUN HO NAKA-SPEAKER PA YUNG KAPITBAHAY NAMIN SA ONLINE CLASS??? OKAY BA ‘YON?” exclaimed a Twitter user in response to reports of Manila’s new ordinance.

“Sana ganito rin sa Puerto Princesa, hindi kasi maiiwasan ,may mga bastos na kapitbahay,” another online user wrote with a laughing emoji.

“Louder, Caloocan, baka naman,” exclaimed another student.

“@franciszamora30 BAKA NAMAN, GALAW GALAW,” wrote a Twitter user who tagged San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora.

“Poblacion, anuna??? ‘Yung kapitbahay namin evey Sunday may pa-karaoke,” another online user lamented.

The academic year officially began last Monday with the Department of Education implementing distance learning. Students are expected to take classes from home as physical classes remain suspended due to the threat of COVID-19.

However, not all homes are designed for conducive learning, which has prompted some students to call for “academic freeze” or a temporary halt at classes until digital problems are resolved such as internet connections and access to electronic gadgets.

Meanwhile, Filipinos have a penchant for singing in karaoke machines which BBC Travel notes have become a “national pastime” in the country previously labeled as one of the “happiest” nations in the world.

 

 

Tom, I moved this into a new topic hope you don't mind.

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Just send the kids back to school and take care of those who are actually at risk....so avoiding all of this impractical and unrealistic nonsense . 

 

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On 10/9/2020 at 2:09 AM, Tommy T. said:

Ordinance No. 8688 prohibits Manila residents from using the mentioned equipment from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in a bid to reduce the environmental noise in local communities and neighborhoods and help students focus on their learning.

 

I would be even happier if it was the opposite, ban from 5 p.m. until 7 a.m. :thumbsup: 

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Not just Manila. Cebu now has a curfew. 

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They make more noise making these rules than enforcing them.

 

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2 hours ago, sonjack2847 said:

They make more noise making these rules than enforcing them

Business as usual here. My city just developed a bike/motorcycle lane on our busiest main road. With fines for violators,,,1000 peso for cars, bikes and scooters that violate it.

But it is "contactless apprehension" (cctv) Just how many scooters actually have plates...I have never seen a bicycle with one :571c66d400c8c_1(103)::hystery:

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11 hours ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

Not just Manila. Cebu now has a curfew. 

So no singing is allowed in cebu city but I can put my boom box in full volume and that's ok?

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5 hours ago, jaybee said:

So no singing is allowed in cebu city but I can put my boom box in full volume and that's ok?

Are they implying something about the quality of your singing voice jaybee?  :mocking: 

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11 hours ago, jaybee said:

So no singing is allowed in cebu city but I can put my boom box in full volume and that's ok?

Why do you think that? Its noise that could disturb students online learning so up to you if you want to test it but if your in Florida then no need. 

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Meanwhile....only in the Philippines:

Jeepney goes slowly past my shack, full of large pigs, all squealing, and accompanied by blaring rock music.  lol 

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