The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday urged local government units to enact ordinances that will prohibit videoke sessions and other distracting activities so that online learners would not be disturbed.
In a statement, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año explained that loud sounds during online class hours and independent study periods could disturb students in doing their school activities.
“Bilang mga disiplinado at responsableng mga magulang at mamamayan, tulungan natin ang ating mga estudyante na mabigyan ng tahimik at payapa na kapaligiran para sila ay makapag-aral ng mabuti sa kani-kanilang mga tahanan,” Año said.
The DILG is supporting the call of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan for barangay officials to come up with resolutions that will ban noisy activities in communities, including videoke.
Año further called on localities to ban activities such as cockfighting, bingo, betting stations, drinking sprees, and other forms