BY ROGER M. BALANZA
The days are numbered for ‘Frank Sinatras’ who torture neighbors with their loud, lousy singing on audio components or videoke machines.
Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he is refining his proposed anti-nuisance ordinance to include loud singing, a perennial object of complaints against videoke bars.
Duterte earlier proposed his anti-noise ordinance following complaints against “bora-bora,” motorcycles whose mufflers bark loud, ear-splitting roars.
The vice mayor said he is putting stronger teeth to his proposal to include loud singing even in housing subdivisions.
I am warning those who say they can do anything inside their house who will challenge the ordinance, he said at the Ato Ni Bay television program on Skycable on Tuesday.
The right to freedom of hapiness is subject to the right of others, he said, meaning that neighborhood calm should be amply protected against lousy, loud singing that torture the ears.