THE Cebu City police will again strictly ban the holding of karaoke and videoke sessions in residential areas from Monday to Saturday as classes for the new school year have started since Sept. 13, 2021.
For this reason, barangay officials have been urged to help in reprimanding people making noise during class time.
According to Lt. Col. Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operation of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), the police will now include in their “Safe Back to School” program the ban on karaoke and videoke sessions in barangays.
The personnel will go around the city to remind the public about the ban that prohibits the holding of karaoke and videoke sessions from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.
Last year, CCPO Director Col. Josefino Ligan first enforced the ban on videoke during class hours so as not to disturb students taking online classes, including those studying the printed modules.
Cebu City has an anti-noise ordinance, which the CCPO is implementing.
The police claimed that many parents were glad because their children were able to study without disturbance from neighbors who like to sing.
Parilla said individuals who do not comply with the anti-noise ordinance could be prosecuted. (AYB / KAL)