Lezo bans videooke, karaokes

Municipal Ordinance No. 21, Series of 2020

Through the advice of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Municipality of Lezo has passed the Municipal Ordinance No. 21, Series of 2020 prohibiting the use of karaokes, videookes, and other amplified sound systems and devices in the locality from Monday to Friday.

The use of such devices will only be allowed on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This measure was passed also through the directive from Philippine National Police (PNP) asking LGUs to enact or modify existing ordinances with regards to the use of videookes and other activities to allow students to study who are doing their schoolwork through the blended learning system measure amidst COVID-19 pandemic.

Any person who would be caught violating the said measure would suffer confiscation of the machines and a fine of P1,500.00 for the first offense, P 2,000 and P2,500.00 fines for the second and third offense respectively.

The confiscated machines and another audio system shall be kept at Lezo Municipal Police Station and shall be redeemed only by the owner or the erring household upon payment of the respective fines. If the machines are not redeemed with fifteen (15) days, they shall be sold at the auction or be destroyed.