P800K-worth “bora-bora” mufflers destroyed

Sep. 21, 2015

DAVAO CITY – The City Government of Tagum destroyed Monday an estimate of 500 modified mufflers, locally known as “bora-bora” which were impounded by the Tagum City Police from April this year.

The mufflers valued at P800,000 were flattened by a steamroller type of heavy equipment during the flag raising ceremony.

The installation and use of modified mufflers on motorcycles create excessive and irritating sound resulting to noise pollution, which is in violation of RA 4135 which states that “no motor vehicle shall be operated in such manner as to cause it to emit or make any unnecessary or disagreeable odor, smoke or noise.” (davaotoday.com)

PR 1 Photo caption: BORA-BORA. Some 500 modified mufflers locally known as “bora-bora” were destroyed in Tagum City on Monday. The mufflers were impounded by the Tagum City Police between April and September this year. (Contributed photo by CIO Tagum)

  • Cris Ayonon

    They should do this in Manila too…

  • Cris Ayonon

    If Duterte runs and wins, i hope he does this first.

  • JC Tin

    It’s RA 4136, Article 4, Section 34, Paragraph J. Mufflers. – Every motor vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine shall be equipped with a muffler, and whenever said motor vehicle passes through a street of any city, municipality, or thickly populated district or barrio, the muffler shall not be cut out or disconnected. No motor vehicle shall be operated in such a manner as to cause it to emit or make any unnecessary or disagreeable odor, smoke or noise.

    RA 4135 – An Act Granting Pablo R. Halili a Franchise for an Electric Light, Heat and Power System in the Municipality of Cabiao, Province of Nueva Ecija. Congress of the Philippines. 20 June 1964

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