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Everything You Need to Know About the Muffler Act of 2016

Depending on where you live and how often you ply the Philippines’ clogged streets, these can be a rarity or a permanent daily fixture—motorcycles with noisy, ear-splitting, mufflers so loud they can probably wake the dead. To bike mod enthusiasts, this probably isn’t a big deal, but to the rest of the civilized world, it can be enough to bring the day to ruin.

The noise pollution on our streets can be annoying as it is, and it can even get more disruptive when loud bikes are added to the mix. Loud bikes sound that way because their owners install, remove or modify their mufflers, creating a booming sound that can be heard even from a kilometer away. When a noise can be that loud, so many people can be affected, so naturally, the argument can easily escalate from a single disgruntled neighbor to the involvement of a barangay representative, and when that happens, you know that things are getting serious.

A closer look at modified mufflers

Most of the vehicles on the road run on combustion-type engines. This means that these vehicles need to burn fuel in order to operate. This creates a lot of noise in itself, and if these engines don’t have an enclosure or muffler, these explosions can be ear-shattering, as they can go as high as 194 dB at close distance. An engine enclosure and the connected muffler helps contain these explosions and reduce them to more manageable audio levels, which should be below 85 dB.

Bikes with removed or modified mufflers on the other hand, can produce up to 120 dB up to a 15.2-meter distance. Such noise levels not only affect the quality of life of people, but can also lead to permanent hearing loss for bike riders and the people around them. Even worse, they can also lead to serious health problems (loud noise and low frequencies can fracture body parts and organs), and even prove fatal in some instances.

Loud mufflers in the Philippines

The Philippines doesn’t have an existing noise limit. The best that we have is an obsolete 1977 law which states:

“Industrial establishments shall be provided with positive noise abatement devices to tone down the noise level of equipment and machineries to acceptable limits set down by the Department of Labor and the National Pollution Control Commission.”

As you can see, it only deals with industrial establishments and doesn’t include modified motorbikes with loud mufflers, so owners of these bikes do not violate any law—yet.

A recently filed bill however, seeks to criminalize the practice. Dubbed the Muffler Act of 2016, the bill seeks to ban motorcycles and all sorts of vehicles, both public and private, from using any modified form of muffler that only serves to make the output louder. The bill also sets a noise limit for the vehicles, requiring them to be no louder than 70 decibels. The bill exempts vehicles designed for use in sports competitions and motor shows.

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Even the President hates them

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has openly expressed his disdain for these road nuisances, as he ordered the confiscation of over 200 motorbikes in Davao City while he was the sitting mayor. “Noise is a pollutant, it destroys the hearing of the people. It disturbs the public peace. It’s unlawful and by law I am allowed to abate that nuisance,” Duterte was quoted as saying. Duterte based his right to confiscate the bikes on the nuisance law, which states:

Title VIII Article 694 nuisance “is any act, omission, establishment, business, condition of property, or anything else which (1) injures or endangers the health and safety of others; (2) annoys or offends the senses.”

As the mayor of Davao City, Duterte even went so far as to implement a ban on noisy modified mufflers. A city ordinance, namely “An Ordinance for the Comprehensive Transport & Traffic Code of Davao City,” states that:

“No person shall operate a motor vehicle on a street unless such motor vehicle is equipped, at all times, with a muffler or mufflers in constant operation and of sufficient capacity for the motor and equipped with an exhaust system to prevent the escape of excessive fumes or smoke and unusual noise.”

Now that he is President of the Philippines, Duterte has a chance to implement the law nationwide, and with the Muffler Act of 2016 now filed, it is almost a reality.

So how do you feel about the Muffler Act of 2016? Agree or nay? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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62 Comments

  1. November 11, 2016 at 3:01 pm — Reply

    70db is quiet. A motorcycle engine, simply running can make 70 db measured next to the motor. Understand, an exposed motor alone makes noise.

    90 db is more standard, measured at a 45 degree from the exhaust pipe, and 7 meters away. (not one meter away, as seen)

    Pipes that are modified are the problem, the sound can be heard at my house from 1 Km away.

    A new, more efficient, mufflers can be louder, but muffled with baffles and fiber inside, and not annoying.

    Again, how and who will measure the sound, with what device and manner? One can see how one officer says OK, while another says NO.

  2. Anonymous
    November 12, 2016 at 12:48 am — Reply

    ANAK NG TINAPA BAKIT YAN NAMAN NAISIP NYO SA DAMING PWEDENG GAWIN YAN PA…

    NI PLAKA NGA DI NYO MAAYUS-AYUS

    • Girlyoudontknow
      April 3, 2018 at 9:26 pm — Reply

      Hindi mo maintindihan dahil siguro hindi mo pa nararanasan pero sa amin dito sobrang ingay nung mga motorbikes! Lata iyong tunog tapos lalo pa nilang pipihitin para lumakas. Alas diyes na ng gabi kung saan dapat nagpapahinga na kami pero rinig na rinig parin iyong ingay nila

      • Anonymous
        July 17, 2019 at 9:01 pm — Reply

        Indeed. LTO should also go to barangays where even teenagers with no license are allowed by their parents to drive,.. and they expose and use these motors during twilight or night and weekends when LTO or police are no longer around. Maybe LTO should also operate 24/7.

  3. Anonymous
    November 12, 2016 at 12:50 am — Reply

    IN-BEHALF OF SKY DRIVE NATION WE OPPOSE THAT LAW

    • Cobbler
      September 24, 2017 at 3:22 pm — Reply

      The sooner this muffler law is implemented the better. Loud motorcycle noises are an invasion of privacy. Unessessary use of the motor horn should also be included especially between the hours of sleep.

  4. November 12, 2016 at 1:48 am — Reply

    Motorcycle and motor vehicle exhaust system is a NOISE POLLUTANT, it should be restricted to an acceptable level. In the US, motor vehicles and motorcycles are inspected annually and noise level is restricted to a certain decibel reading. You cannot drive it until the proper decibel reading is certified. It is time the Philippines does something about this, it is irritating. Tricycles should be included.

    • John w Adams jr
      April 28, 2018 at 7:33 am — Reply

      Wrong in the USA Some Harley Davidson motorcycle come from the factory with no muffler

  5. Roger
    November 12, 2016 at 5:28 am — Reply

    It’s about time the Muffler Law should take effect. This law have been implemented in several countries worldwide and is proven to effectively reduce the noise pollution in big cities.

    • Anonymous
      April 15, 2017 at 2:13 pm — Reply

      i agree with you

  6. Eric Lim
    November 12, 2016 at 10:41 am — Reply

    What is the penalty for violation of this Act? How can we report the offender to authorities? And how about our privacy & security?

  7. Geir
    November 12, 2016 at 11:48 pm — Reply

    Idiotic law. Loud pipe saves life.

    • FU
      April 8, 2017 at 6:49 am — Reply

      idiot!

    • Renedas
      June 18, 2019 at 12:30 am — Reply

      You are idiotic and ignorant, How do loud pipes save lives?. Yeah its loud, people will hear it in a far away distance but the thing that saves lives is always safe driving and following the traffic signs and driving laws, not this loud and and obnoxious pipes.

      • BatshitCrazy
        August 4, 2019 at 10:59 am — Reply

        True. Maybe that’s why so many Filipinos are always found splattered all over the roads.

        They don’t follow traffic laws.

    • Angelo
      September 19, 2019 at 12:59 pm — Reply

      It does help, but it doesn’t save lives.

      Clarification:
      Knowing your presence known to your fellow drivers at all times is important given that we are vulnerable in the road. Sight is only one way of communicating that, but so does sound (by doing a beep-beep before overtaking). Since bikes are not as massive as a four wheeler, they can easily fit in a vehicle’s blind spot.

      However, the trade-off is that you will be a constant annoyance to your fellow drivers. This warrants unwanted emotions and attention to you. We all know that attention is a valuable resource in the road – the cost is safety. At that point you are a danger to everyone else, more than they a danger to you.

      Therefore, we need to strike a balance between the two, draw the line. Bikers can’t always beep or be seen, but we get heat too much already.

      Of course, the best advice is still to follow the damn law. Stop lane splitting and occupy the space of a car with a fellow rider as was taught to you in riding school.

  8. David Naylor
    November 22, 2016 at 11:13 pm — Reply

    This news is most welcome, I live on a very busy Highway in Turno, Dipolog. We hear noisy vehicles all through the night affecting our sleep and violates the peace that we should expect. Another noise pollution is karaoke in residential areas, something should be done about that as well! Thank you!

  9. Michael
    January 1, 2017 at 6:48 am — Reply

    @ Sir Mike – simple – only original factory exhaust is allowed.
    Might have to change law for that.
    Maybe sounds too loud ? Impound vehicle and check.

    Law is overdue.

    Same goes for loud music.
    Birthday party every now and then – O.K.
    But every day?

    In Germany you get in real trouble with a loud exhaust.
    If in doubt after the measurement – impound.

  10. Martin
    January 9, 2017 at 5:25 am — Reply

    Maybe 70 is a bit low, but living at a river used as a banka highway where almost none even have mufflers, I fully agree with this law. The noise is far beyond annoying, far beyond 90 dB and it would make life much more livable and the area more civilised.
    Go for it!

  11. -ecsy-
    January 29, 2017 at 10:46 am — Reply

    Make this happen, pls? NO NEED FOR DECIBELS TO MEASURE IT. Just let the manufacturers do the best mufflers considering the size, sound, etc. modifying such must be “probihited!” whats the use of your horns if you are only referring to safety? Actually there is no point of having safety to a loud mufflers bro. Youre not only causing noise pollution but definitely disturbance. Respect the sleeping and resting neighborhood especially the babies. Im sorry but I only notice one thing bout motorists using loud mufflers, just to catch attention. KSP, How poor?! Also to stop reproducing of these kind of mufflers, is the best to way to stop this narrow-mind “reason” of using annoying accs for safety. HOPE THIS WILL HAPPEN THIS 2017. -ECSY-

  12. Anti-nuisance
    February 7, 2017 at 7:07 am — Reply

    Here in our country, too much democracy is not advisable. Look at Singapore and Malaysia, they were ruled by an “iron fist” before, that is why they are economically successful. In addition, other countries develop new machines and technologies through long years of R&D while here in the Philippines, people are busy destroying (modifying) what was engineered to almost perfection – cars, motorcycles, and etc.. The worst thing is, they don’t get anything from their “investment” and are nuisance to majority of people in the surroundings.

  13. Anonymous
    March 6, 2017 at 3:03 am — Reply

    Did you know that Loud Muffler Save Lives? Ha ha ha ha.

  14. March 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm — Reply

    Well, if the loud-pipe has a mandatory wifi-connection between the rider’s helmet and their loud-pipe, let them soothe the noise ALONE, i believe that’s worth it.

    Just imagine how a fucking loud open pipe puffs a ball of air on to your face, then will pass-by your house in the middle of the night while your 6-months old is sleeping. Real annoying! REALLY ANNOYING!

  15. April 17, 2017 at 7:00 am — Reply

    I’m a motorcycle rider and I hate loud pipe. Loud pipe does not save life, your attitude on the road will save your life. All motorcycles are equipped with horn and headlights, use them. Remember, public roads are not race tracks, they are not meant for racing.

  16. Madmax
    May 18, 2017 at 12:41 pm — Reply

    The real issue here is effective and fair implementation of the law. Yesterday I saw two uniformed policemen riding their bikes with open pipe exhaust. I bet LTO officers will turn a blind eye on these uniform violators.

  17. CmdrFQR
    May 22, 2017 at 5:54 am — Reply

    Impliment the law as soon as possible please! I hate motorcycle with very noisy pipe!

  18. Batman
    June 27, 2017 at 12:39 am — Reply

    What is too loud? What level of sound is acceptable? Well for starters, muffler is what suppresses the sound of your vehicle. Depending on the type of muffler and how wide the nozzle or “butas sa dulo” is. Defines the sound intensity level of your vehicle.

    Before we dulge in to whats right and whats not. I want people to understand both sides of the party.

    Reasons why people use open pipe muffler.
    1. To get the best performance out of the vehicle – open muffler gives more power. How? Because the air inside the engine is no longer suppressed, resulting to better fuel burn. Yes its true, tride it mylself and the motor response becomes so crisp. Another one is fuel consumption. You may not know it, but having an open muff gets you more milleage. Not all people understands what happens inside an engine but ill tell, having an open muffler relieves the stress in an engine resulting in “mas tipid sa gas”.

    Take note: stock mufflers and open muffler serves the same purpose. It is to suppress sound. But some, take note “SOME” open mufflers are so wide in the tip(butas sa dulo) that it creates louder sound. So loud that its disturbing.

    2 . Lightweight – stock mufflers are heavy. Why? Because inside of it is a lot of padding to suppress the air coming out and control the sound. Whereas open muffler is lighter. Reducing weight in vehicle also means less stress in the engine to run. In return, better milleage.

    Why people dont like open mufflers.
    1. Its louder – again this topic debates about whats a desturbing sound and whats not. open mufflers tends to be louder. Some open mufflers are abusive because its so LOUD. some are not that loud. It depends on the open muffler that you are buying.this is the one and only reason why people dont like open mufflers.

    The verdict: sound can be measured in decibels. The government must allocate a decibel that is widely accepted. I suggest 95-100 decibels. Open muflers is loud only when the tip is too wide.. at 100 decibels. You can have an open pipe and boost performance. Some users just like it to be loud as f*ck. So they buy open mufflers that have wider tips or butas.. in the article i completely disagree. Open muffler should not be banned, but instead, controlled. They must provide an acceptable sound level to base on. In fact LTO is using this law to mangotong or kunan ka ng pera. In the end the law is made by man, and without man to implement it? It is no higher than us.

  19. Anonymous
    July 17, 2017 at 3:59 am — Reply

    I agree to the apprehension for loud mufflers. However, you must have a noise limit for these motorcycles/motor vehicles. But 70db is a bit low for the limit. If it turns out to be 90db, it can be fair enough. But please, the officers should bring a decibel meter with them for a fair measurement for these so called “Noise Pollution”. I strongly agreely with this law, but what I do not agree is these officers just apprehending many motocyclists without proper measurement device. Give us something we could agree to this law because it’s more than good enough for us to know that we are fairly given for our rights.

  20. PhMotorcyclist
    July 24, 2017 at 3:09 pm — Reply

    SO THIS MEANS THAT A MODIFIED PIPE IS ALLOWED AS LONG AS ITS NOISE IS INSIDE THE ALLOWED DECIBELS OF PIPES? OR ANY MODIFIED PIPE IS BANNED?

  21. Jemma
    November 3, 2017 at 4:36 pm — Reply

    Sana maimplement na po ang Muffler Act 2016 ngayong 2017. Noise pollution can be annoying. Actually, hindi naman talaga ito ang solution para maging safe sa busy streets.

  22. November 17, 2017 at 11:36 am — Reply

    how about we plan a rally all motorist just to heard by our president but we must secure permit regarding our agenda..they must revise that law regarding our rights being a motorist.
    exhaust/muffler mod. baguhin nila to hinde sagot ang confiscation hinde pera ng gov. ang pinambili natin they dont have the rights to confiscate, tapos ano? san nila dinadala yun? , then standardize nila to 90db idle 120 half throttle. kung hinde pasara na nila lahat ng audio store sa buong pilipinas kung saan lampas pa 120db minsan ang tugtog nila any way sa speaker sa market standard yata ang label na 90db sa likod ng speaker. and dapat applicable sa lahat yung noise pullution law na yan hinde lang sa mga motor. meron nga bus di lang sobrang ingay sobrang itim pa ng usok sa edsa ang buga.
    kaya dapat lahat ng club na mga motorist its time na tayo naman pakinggan ni digong, nakita naman nya ang support natin nung election until now..

  23. November 17, 2017 at 11:37 am — Reply

    and i believe muffler saves lives

  24. Jessica Cabanban
    November 30, 2017 at 5:06 am — Reply

    Yan po ang problem a q dito sa kapit bahay namin at humantonh sa away dahil po ayaw magpa bawal. Ano po ba dapat action gawin q di po pina kinggan ung kunsehal namin dito sa bragy

  25. pindu tah
    January 17, 2018 at 3:18 pm — Reply

    yan problema sa pilipinas lahat nalang tama ang sinasabi. or gusto sila e konsider palagi. sobrang ingay talaga ng open muffler, problema minsan may sakit na yung anak mo na months old palang kakatulog palang tapos may haharorot at magrebolusyon pa sa tapat nang bahay mo. eh paano kung palit kaya tayo.
    standard mufflers made by engineers who conforms international standards of course saved lives but those modified does NOT! just alibi of the violators. they are unethical!
    to those who said its helpful to the engine-NO!
    mufflers are made not just to suppress sound but it is part of the exhaust system. then what does exhaust system do.
    first on the bike’s engine it was design for all type of runs, all conditions such as weather, track, etc.-means riding the bike from luzon to mindanao will not affect the performance of the bike. the muffler also consist a resonance chamber in order for the bike to handle pressures coming OUT and coming IN to the engine.
    it does not add performance why? the power of your bike depends on the size of your engine. it will never give you power just improve acceleration sometime but TOP speed still the same. if you want more powerful why not buy 250cc. – 1000cc. or higher. those bikes are allowed for bigger opening muffler/pipe why? just do the math. . . are their sound annoying? NO! because its inline with the size of engine.
    for those who are having their muffler/pipe change. my question is How long does your Valves Last? Compare it to non-abused units.
    again in totality there’s no improved performance just your ego being boosted thinking that you have got the respect but the truth was everybody’s cursing you… thank you..
    for the dB rated on loudspeaker they mean different it is the average power handling capability of the speaker with regard to the design of speaker and box. how about peaks? frequency? they are so abusive too that must be regulated. there’s a lot to think about just do the research.

    • February 18, 2018 at 10:13 am — Reply

      You’re right with that! and nakakairita lang naman po eh yung mga maliliit at mga under bone na motor. pilit nilang pinapalakas ang tunog maski hindi naman po appropriate. kung gusto nila eh bumili sila ng 250cc and up na motor para mas malawak ang exemption nila. there should be a strong action plan about this. right procedure when conducting an inspection should be released in the public for awareness. abusado pa naman mga law enforcers natin

    • Oliver
      December 9, 2018 at 12:00 am — Reply

      kung maka comment kayo sa ingay ng motor para naman maririnig nyo ang tunog ng motor ng 2-3 minutes na parang nag kakaraoke sa gabi? ang ipag bawal nyong ingay yun mga taong nag cacause ng ingay sa gabi like tambay na nag sisigawan nag kwkwntuhan, mga nag kakaraoke sa gabi mga nag paparty ng maingay sa gabi yan ang ipag bawal hindi yun motor na dumadaan lang na maririnig mo lang ng 2-3 seconds ang ingay. this is a ridiculous rule.

  26. thess
    January 17, 2018 at 9:11 pm — Reply

    Sana nga po po itong batas na ito ay ma approve na…sobrang sakit saulo ..
    Is the law on public disturbance noise can apply to this kind of peoople using theis loud muffler?

  27. SirO
    January 29, 2018 at 8:47 pm — Reply

    I would agree with this as long as there is clear definitions of all stipulations included in the law. Because whether we like it or not, modifications are part and parcel of a motorcycle rider.. That is our life as riders.. We don’t buy a bike just because we want it, but part of it is to make it personal..

  28. Martin
    February 3, 2018 at 8:09 pm — Reply

    Under what gov’t agency is implementing this law?
    Some PUJ’s plying Cubao-Parang/SSS(Marikina) routes have this loud mufflers (ear-splitting mufflers). I hope that this will be included in oeration tangal bulok-tangal usok.

  29. oinim anallero
    February 14, 2018 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    How would you implement this law? Again we need President Duterte’s assistance

  30. Manelle
    February 22, 2018 at 12:17 am — Reply

    This law was already implemented, because my husband is the proof. His modified muffler was confiscated a few months ago. Here in Sta. Maria, Bulacan and nearby municipalities, many modified mufflers was really confiscated. But sad to say one of my neighbors here doesn’t even care about this act, and just ignore it. They got angry and make TALAK outside their house when you complain about their loud mufflers. They don’t really care about other peoples health and how they destroy the hearing of other people. I really want to make this violators be accountable of what they are unlawfully violating. Can you give me some advise about this?

  31. eric
    March 10, 2018 at 7:58 am — Reply

    When shall this bill which was proposed as an Act in Senate back in Nov. 2016 actually become LAW? Wasn’t this one of the DU30 campaign promises due to its implementation in Davao?

  32. April 4, 2018 at 11:00 am — Reply

    My mom is a senior citizen with multiple sicknesses, including diabetes, hypertension and polycythemia. Unfortunately, she also has difficulty sleeping at night. Our new neigbors, some wth their “For Registration” motorcycles would run through the eskenita waking us up. Without adequate sleep and increased stress from these noisy new neighbors at the eskenita, my mom runs the risk of getting another stroke because of her condition which increases her blood cells, including platelet count. I got angry about a week ago and told them that as far as I know that there is an ordinace that they cant do that at the eskenita. They did it again today! I saw my mom awake again after only a few hours sleep because of their noise. Its as if they are doing this intentionally. I don’t think these people like to be told what they can or cant do. My mom has lived here since infancy. These people are “nag-haharian sa eskenita” even if they’re just new to the place.

  33. April 4, 2018 at 11:08 am — Reply

    I forgot to mention….the new foreigner residents of the apartment also at the same eskenita who uses also “For Registration” motorcycles (there are two of them) and comes running their motorcycle tnrough the eskenita at unholy hours (like around 1am) and then they use their scandalously noisy sound to open and close their motorcycle. We talked to the secretary of that building at the barangay meeting…but apparently….hindi din sila mapagsabihan coz they continue using their noisy motorcyles at teh eskenita.

  34. ASDF
    May 15, 2018 at 5:11 pm — Reply

    Some exhaust and muffler modification may prove beneficial to the overall performance of the motorcycle – but mostly this would fall under a slight boost in terms of torque, some fuel efficiency, and so on.

    But I agree with most of you. As a motorcycle rider myself, some bikes are just too noisy. The slight boost in torque and fuel efficiency that some riders are pushing for can hardly be felt in traffic-prone areas. Sa tagalog po, yung onting hatak ng motor at pag-tipid sa gas ay hindi mo rin gaano mararamdaman sa mga traffic na lugar.

    If people want their bikes to be faster, they should invest in higher displacement bikes. Anything slightly above the usual 100cc-175cc range that you normally find in scooters and underbones is enough to get the speed rush that riders look for. Maybe somewhere around the 200cc-300cc range. But then again, you’d have to be in the open roads to actually feel the power of the higher displacement bike.

    In terms of safety and how louder pipes could save lives is somewhat true. Somewhat. Yes, the people can hear your bike and can direct your attention to where you’re coming from so they could wait before crossing or step aside and etc. But the tradeoff is that by using low-grade or unchecked mufflers and exhaust systems is you also pollute the air around you. The standard mufflers that came with the bike was made by manufacturers to meet standards in terms of noise and emission.

    The noise is also another point that this Bill should be further enforced. While the rider has no problems with the noise of his/her bike, the people around them generally dislike the loud noise – some cases are prevalent wherein the noise is somehow
    closely deafening.

    Para sa mga naka open-pipe na matigas pa rin ang ulo at hindi maintindihan ang punto – isipin niyo nanunuod kayo ng sine o TV tapos may nagdadaldalan sa gilid niyo o may nagkakaraoke sa kabilang bahay. ‘Di ba nakakairita? Ganyan ang nararamdaman ng ibang tao pag gusto nila matulog at mag-pahinga habang nagpapaka-Moto GP kayo sa barangay.

    Ayaw pa rin intindihin? Isipin mo may sumisigaw sa tenga mo habang nasa labas ka para lang bumili ng pagkain. Nakaka-buwisit at masakit sa tenga ‘di ba?

    In short, modified mufflers has its pros but is heavily outweighed by its cons. Unless you’re modifying your bike for racing or show purposes, stick to stock or get a modified muffler that passes all noise and emission tests.

    Sa mga makukulit na pinipilit na para sa safety yan ng ibang tao, alam naman natin na pampa-pogi niyo lang yan.

    Kung gusto niyo talaga maging ligtas ang mga kalsada, matuto kayo gumamit ng signal light, busina, blinker para sa high beam, preno, at wag magpatakbo ng mabilis sa kalsadang alam naman nating di naman talaga dapat pang-harurot o pang-karera.

  35. Anonymous
    June 21, 2018 at 1:31 am — Reply

    Paano kapag big bike? malaki na tagala ang displacement like 400cc to 1290cc exempted po ba sa batas na yan?

  36. Anon
    June 26, 2018 at 3:42 pm — Reply

    I think 70db is too low… i think 80-85db is acceptable… 70db is as loud as the hairdryer… almost every motorcycle doesn’t meet that standard… second… the muffler is not the problem.. its the noise emitted by it… there are lot of competitive mufflers (branded) around there that gives performance with less noise…

  37. Anonymous
    June 28, 2018 at 6:50 am — Reply

    Kailan ba maging batas to? Dapat sa tinga ng mayari ng motor naka tutok yong modified noisy muffler!! Ok lang modify lang nila ng pinaka maingay basta ganun ang kundisyon. Subukan nyong daanan ang bahay ng mayari ng maingay na motor sa dos oras ng gabi gmit din ang pinaka maingay na motor ewan lng kun di yan nag aboroto.

  38. Arlan
    July 10, 2018 at 3:23 pm — Reply

    How about modified muffler but hinde naman maingay? Bakit generalized nila paghuli sa mga modified mufflers? I though against lng sila sa maiingay…

  39. tanga
    July 31, 2018 at 11:04 am — Reply

    ITS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES, SO MANY IDIOT RULES…

  40. Anonymous
    July 31, 2018 at 11:07 am — Reply
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  42. Jett
    October 25, 2018 at 8:14 am — Reply

    Pano kung un motor from 125cc gagawin 160cc kasi kumatok un makina. Pwede pa dn ba gamitin un stock pipe? Baka mag over heat kasi un motor. 65km byahe ko everday. Gamit ko ngayon is evo pipe. Thanks!

  43. John Kevin
    November 18, 2018 at 9:20 am — Reply

    i hope this page live up to the “everything you know” as this page left me with questions instead of answer, i have brand new 125cc using a stock pipe, i was not apprehended due to having it but i ask people drom LTO to check it anyway and it turns out is already hitting in 80 and 90+ when trottle is turn. they just allowed me to go even if my brand new motorcycle was violating the law so my question is What is the real procedure in checking like for stock pipes they dont normally turn the throttle but for customize they turn it thus hitting 100 i mean all motorcycle will fail if this is the case, this law is confusing when there is no approve procedure in checking Db sound buti pa Police check point merong standard…i plan to change my pipe to save fuel “in the long run” from work (weight reduction) well some people wont understand that 250 php/week is still big – budget for poor people like so please dont tell me may pambili ng pipe pero walang pang gasolina “in the long run nga eh pulit ulit”

  44. Anonymous
    November 20, 2018 at 2:11 pm — Reply

    Sana hindi ma approve. Isa din ako sa mga rider na naniniwala na Safe ang may open pipe lalo na kapag na diskarga battery mo sa gitna ng pagbyahe mo. Atlis alam ng mga truck/bus na kasabay mo sa kalsada na may motor. Kapag may nag jaywalking alangan namn sigawan mo kasi wala kang busina. pihitin mo lang ng konti silinyador mo syempre. at sa mga residential area na mahilig mag tambay ang mga tao sa gitna ng daanan para mag kwentuhan o mag laro hihinto ka pa para makiusap na tumabi sila kasi di ka nila maririnig hanggat di ka lumapit. pag naka open pipe ka tatabi na agad yan pag pasok mo pa lang sa kanto. agree din naman ako sa pagbawal ng sobrang ingay. pero bawalan nyo din yung sobrang tahimik na parang ebike. delikado po na hindi aware ang tao sa kalsada sa mga motorista. lalo na yung mga mahilig bumaba sa sidewalk para malagpasan yung nasa harap nilang naglalakad dios ko po delikado yun pano kung may motor pala na medyo mabilis sa gilid na yon. Pilay kang bata ka o di kaya ay patay. E kung may open pipe atlis aware agad yung mga tao. Suggest ko lang sa mga kapwa rider ko. Wag ipahiram ang mga motor sa bata kahit anak o pamangkin o basta bata. Pansin ko ho sa mga bata ngayon ang yayabang mag drive lalo na kapag open pipe ang motor na gamit. Sila yung mahilig mag revolution o mag ingay sa mga residential area. Kung plano man nila ipermanently ban ang mga open pipe, pasara muna nila mga muffler shop nang medyo madaming negosyo ang malulugi at mga taong mawawalan ng trabaho dahil sa walang kwentang batas na yan.

  45. Hvdbergh
    December 2, 2018 at 11:58 am — Reply

    Above 80 db there is already a change on eardamage
    So the norm of 70 db is okay
    Not only bikes but also jeepneys produce to much noise and worse smoke
    Its killing people

  46. Oliver
    December 9, 2018 at 12:05 am — Reply

    this is a ridiculous rule, bakit? gaano katagal nyo ba naririning ang tunog ng motorcycle na maingay? 2-3 minutes ba na parang mga nagkakaraoke sa gabi? hahaha ang ipag bawal nyo yun mga taong nag cacause ng ingay like nag kakaraoke nag paparty nag aaway sa gabi yan ang mga ipag bawal hindi yun motor na dumadaan lang ng 2-3 sec sa harap ng Bahay nyo na maririnig nyo ang tunog ng 3 Segundo lang tapos makareklamo kayo parang laking istorbo na? this rule has no sense

  47. bobby G
    February 24, 2019 at 12:39 pm — Reply

    SMALL PENIS = BIG NOISE. Please enforce the law for noise from impotent men…. who compensate and are a nuisance to all.

  48. Asuncion Brigino
    March 17, 2019 at 2:38 pm — Reply

    Letz
    Enact this law. Motor cycles/tricycles on our barangay road seem to be in competition of who can make the loudest noise. Some are deafening.

  49. Jun romero
    March 30, 2019 at 7:05 pm — Reply

    This law should be passed asap,noise pollition,annoying,disrespectful to neighbors,almost make you want to s$#$t the m%$&#r f^&%#r..they just ride back and forth for nothing…f^%$&#g b@$+@&d.

  50. Ry corcino
    June 4, 2019 at 2:40 pm — Reply

    What if 200cc and up will be exempted for exhaust pipe. And the lower model will not. Depends in the exhaust and the driver using it. I suggest 200cc above will be exempted in open pipe but not louder dan 90db. If ever hahaha

  51. Delfinlee
    June 6, 2019 at 4:50 am — Reply

    IS THE CHICKEN PIPE LEGAL OR ILLEGAL?

    THANK YOU.

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