Iloilo LGUs urged to ban videoke use during class hours


The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Iloilo urged local government units (LGUs) to enforce ordinances regulating noisy activities that may distract students from their online classes.

The legislative body recently adopted the resolution of SP member Dorothy Paes that enjoined LGUs to limit the use of videoke/karaoke systems, loudspeakers and other sound-producing devices in residential areas.

LGUs were also told to regulate all types of motor vehicles which have modified pipes or mufflers that create excessive and unreasonable noise. (

“To ensure students’ welfare and protect their mental health and safety during this time of pandemic, there is a need to establish preventive measures to avoid hindrances in accessing quality education,” read part of the resolution of Paes, an ex-officio member being the federation president of the Liga ng mga Barangay in the province.

In Iloilo City, Councilor Julie Grace Baronda also introduced a measure that prohibits the use of sound equipment during class hours.

Her proposed measure already passed first reading during the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s regular session on October 13.