The Talisay City government destroyed 119 open-pipe motorcycle mufflers on Tuesday, May 23, that had been confiscated for causing noise pollution.
Talisay City Ordinance 589 Series of 2018 prohibits public and private vehicles from using noisy mufflers and sets penalties.
They used a backhoe to crush the mufflers, Executive Assistant Jerome Bagtas, Traffic Management Authority deputy chief, said.
The ordinance sets the following penalties for the use of noisy mufflers: a fine P500 for first offense, P1,000 – second offense, P3,000 and confiscation of muffler – third offense, and P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than three months or both depending on the discretion of the court for succeeding offenses.*