Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla announced that the videoke ban in Cavite would be further extended.
On his Facebook Live, Remulla said that videoke would be banned not only at night but 24/7.
There is an ordinance today in Cavite that only 5 pm to 8 pm allows videotaping.
According to Remulla, the policy is for those who work from home and students who take online classes.
According to the governor, this will be good for them to reduce noise while working or studying.
Some videoke renters are planning to sell their videoke units if they are not profitable.
Some hope that the time will come when the use of videoke will be allowed again, while others said that they would lose many customers in Cavite, so they will just look for other customers in Las Piñas, Parañaque, and Pasay.
Videoke ban in Cavite will be 24/7
There is no official ordinance yet to make the ban on videoke in Cavite 24/7. Still, according to Gov. Remulla, he has already instructed the police to monitor and strictly enforce the ordinance on the limited use of videoke.
Associated Labor Unions (ALU) – Trade Union Congress of the Philippines spokesperson Alan Tanjusay explained that videoke noise is a disturbance for those studying or working online.
“Bawas stress din ang matahimik na lugar sa mga manggangawa at mga online students and teachers dahil hirap na nga silang makakuha ng signal… Ay dadagdagan pa ng ingay ng videoke o karaoke kaya malaking tulong po ang ganitong panukala,” he said.
In May 2018, a House of Representatives committee filed a bill to impose a videoke ban in the Philippines.
The bill authored by Congresswoman Angelina Tan aims to crack down on noise pollution caused by sound-amplifying equipment in residential areas.