Take a look at the contents of the proposed ban of using karaoke every night

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  • A bill that aims to prohibit karaoke or videoke singing at night in residential areas is now pending in Congress
  • Atty. Noel del Prado said that one of the scopes of the bill is the prohibition of using karaoke if the area is within or close to residential houses
  • Violators of the law may face 6 months imprisonment if this bill is enacted
  • Citizens can file a civil case, damages, and unjust vexation whenever they are disturbed by the loud sound of karaoke on the neighborhood

A bill that aims to prohibit karaoke or videoke singing at night in residential areas is now pending in Congress.

Some of the provisions of House Bill 1035 or so-called “Nationwide Karaoke Ban” were assessed in “Usapang de Campanilla” of DZMM on Thursday.

Atty. Noel del Prado said that one of the scopes of the bill is the prohibition of using karaoke if the area is  within or close to residential houses.

“Kung naririnig mo ‘yung nagkakaraoke sa layong 50 feet, ibig sabihin unreasonable na siya at dapat na siyang ipagbawal,” del Prado explained. [If you hear the karaoke at a distance of 50 feet, meaning, it is already unreasonable and should be prohibited.]

He also said that violators of the law will face 6 months imprisonment once the bill is enacted.

Quezon Representative Angeline Tan, the author of the bill, said on a previous interview with DZMM that whoever uses videoke or whatever amplifying device in residential areas from 10pm til 7am will be charged of Php1,000.

Atty. Del Prado added that under the Revised Penal Code, violators may also face 1 to 30 days imprisonment and a fine of Php200. He also said that people can file a civil case, damages, and unjust vexation whenever they are disturbed by the loud sound of karaoke on the neighborhood.

Del Prado shared that there are a lot of cases of homicide and murder at the Supreme Court of which the root cause is a simple fight over videoke or karaoke.

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