MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – There are ordinances already in place banning karaoke singing in residential areas during prescribed window periods as part of the noise and nuisance campaign launched by local governments.
Today, Senator Robin Padilla filed a bill that will prohibit out-of-tune Karaoke singing in neighborhoods as well as in commercial videoke bars. If passed, the bill will cover the entire country.
Artists and music producers have already indicated full support for the proposal which they said is long overdue.
The bill imposes penalties of P1,000 fine for the first offense plus a mandatory 6-month jail time for repeat offenders.