Tuesday, May 10, 2011

PNP to act on noise complaints against disco bars in Boracay

BORACAY ISLAND, Malay Aklan- The new police chief of the Boracay Special Tourists Police Office (BSTPO) is bent on enforcing the town’s anti-noise ordinance in response to various complaints by resort owners and guests here.

It was earlier learned that several resort owners complained that several of their guests have to leave their rented rooms in the middle of the night due to uncontrollable noise coming from disco bars here.

"We are now preparing to file charges against erring disco bar operators," said BSTPO chief, Supt. Samuel Nacion.

The fine for violation of the anti-noise ordinance was set at only P2,500.

Stakeholders said that while the Malay ordinance only limits disco sounds to 40 decibels, the volume of some of the disco bars along Balabag area has reached 71 decibels.

The decibels indicate the ratio of a physical quantity (usually power or intensity) relative to a specified or implied reference level. Decibel is usually used as a measurement in science and engineering, mostly in acoustics and electronics.

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