Karaoke singing beyond curfew hours banned in Cavite

Photo: Kenny Timmer/Unsplash
Photo: Kenny Timmer/Unsplash

It’s tough to shelter at home, so, understandably, some Filipinos would choose to spend their time belting out hits on their home karaoke. In Cavite, however, residents were warned today that singing “My Way” beyond curfew hours is prohibited, even if done within the confines of one’s home.

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Governor Jonvic Remulla said this in a statement, adding that karaoke singers are making it hard for residents to sleep early at night, which could compromise their immune system and put them at risk for COVID-19.

“These past few months, one of the common complaints from our province mates is the non-stop use of karaoke, videoke, or KTV. This is the favorite hobby of those who have nothing to do from the evening until dawn,” he said in English and Filipino.

“I’m sorry, but even if you say that you [are doing this] inside your own home, the noise that this causes is considered a violation of our curfew hours,” he said.

Cavite prohibits residents from going out from 8pm to 5am. Remulla advised residents to report violators by calling the police “so that this will end, and there will be fewer noisy people who sing, especially drunkards and those who are out of tune.”

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Karaoke singing is a favorite pastime in the Philippines. Pinoys are so passionate about it that sometimes, people even fight over who gets to sing first. There have also been several deaths caused by fights induced by the song “My Way.” In one case, a man was stabbed to death in 2018 when he stopped his neighbor from singing the Frank Sinatra classic.



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