Netizens Blast Barangay Officials Over Videoke Smashing

Netizens on Facebook blasted the officials of a barangay over the smashing of a noisy videoke machine that caused trouble in the sitio.

Social media users criticized the council members, particularly the chairman, of Barangay Mambugan in Antipolo City after they ordered the destruction of a video karaoke set for alleged violation of a local ordinance prohibiting its usage after 10 PM.

On its official Facebook page, Barangay Mambugan posted pictures of the videoke machine being destroyed by a man in front of barangay workers, residents and police.




"Mga ka barangay Matagal na po inuumpisahan ang batas sa karaoke na hangang 10pm lang po.ito po ay isang example ng di tumutupad sa atin batas. ito din ay pinag simula ng gulo sa kanilang lugar," the caption read.

The photos immediately went viral as netizens express anger over the "harsh" action taken by the barangay officials. Some said they should have brought the violators to the barangay hall and slap them with appropriate penalties instead of destroying a private property. Reports say that the videoke machine, which usually costs around P60,000 per unit, was only "rented" by the erring residents.

Barangay Mambugan in a comment explained that the videoke machine was confiscated after their personnel went to the sitio three times following complaints that it caused noise and trouble.

"Tatlong beses mahigit pinuntahan po yan sa sobrang ingay.nag cause po yan ng gulo sa sitio yan kaya kinumpiska.at wala pong balak itambak yan sa barangay namin dahil baka mapag sabihan pa na pinag interesan," the post read.

They told critics not to show pity to the owner of the videoke machine but think about the sake of their neighbors who will go to work or school the following day.

"Wag kayong maawa sa may ari.at gumagamit.alam nila ang ordinansa.maawa kayo sa kapitbahay na kinabukasan ay may pasok...yun lang pag wala kang ginawang aksyon...mali...pag may ginawa kang tama.. mali pa rin..kayo na magpatupad...alam nyo ba simula nito," they added.

The September 23 post already got thousands of reactions, shares and comments on Facebook.