After backlash, Cavite to loosen ban on videoke, karaoke sessions

Here’s good news for karaoke and videoke users in Cavite as they may soon be allowed to play and sing songs in these devices again.

Following public backlash, the provincial government of Cavite will issue a new ordinance that will give “some leeway” for residents to use karaoke and videoke, according to Governor Jonvic Remulla.

This came after some karaoke and videoke users and rental owners expressed online their criticisms on the total ban, as they called for the relaxation of the restriction. 

“Maglalabas po ng bagong ordinansa ang Sangguniang Panlalawigan tungkol sa isyu ng videoke ban. May leeway [nang] kaunti ngunit hindi pa rin maaari ang unli-birit,” wrote Remulla in a Facebook post on Thursday, July 22.

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Posted by Jonvic Remulla on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

He also urged the public anew not to distract others, especially those who are under work-from-home setups and online classes as well as the senior citizens “who need enough rest.” 

“Maawa naman kayo sa mga kapitbahay ninyo…Kaunting respeto naman po.” 

To recall, Remulla ordered last July 7 a 24/7 ban on the use of karaoke and videoke in the province in response to complaints of some residents being disturbed by their neighbors who use the machines until wee hours of the night. 

The governor’s directive amended the previous ordinance issued in October last year that only limited the use of karaoke and videoke from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Remulla earlier said using karaoke, which is one of the favorite pastimes of Filipinos, until late night is considered a violation of curfew meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Thumbnail photo from Unsplash by Forja2 Mx

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