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PHL new law? Sing N. Anthem w/ spirit or face jail time

Filipinos would be required to sing the national anthem when it is played in public — and to do so with enthusiasm — under a bill that the House of Representatives of the Philippines approved on Monday.

If the bill, which will be considered by the Senate, is approved and signed into law, a failure to sing the anthem, “Lupang Hinirang,” with sufficient energy would be punishable by up to year in prison and a fine of 50,000 to 100,000 pesos, or about $1,000 to $2,000. A second offense would include both a fine and prison time, and violators would be penalized by “public censure” in a newspaper.

“The singing shall be mandatory and must be done with fervor,” the bill states.

The law would also mandate the tempo of any public performance of the anthem — it must fall between 100 and 120 beats per minute. Schools would be required to ensure all students have memorized the song.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/world/asia/philippines-may-get-new-law-sing-national-anthem-with-spirit-or-face-prison-time.html

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  • HermesTrismegistusHermesTrismegistus PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    pano kung puyat at nagising ng 5 am at flagceremony na?
  • textboytextboy PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Am all for love of country, but is this much legislation needed to regulate how it's displayed? I have no rhythm and am tone deaf, and my mangling in good faith of the national anthem is far more offensive than the renditions of professional singers who give their personal interpretation of it.
  • ObjectionObjection PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Haha
    Nationalism on the rise
    Bout time
  • joerizjoeriz PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    In 2007, Thai lawmakers considered a bill that would require motorists to stop their cars when the anthem was played, but it was not passed.

    A train passing by a school playing the Mational Anthem tried to stop, got derailed and crash into a business area, causing fire!

    A helicopter flying over a stadium where the National Anthem is played, stopped, cut off its engine and dropped, killing all aboard!

    An ambulance on the way to the hospital with a passenger that suffered a heart attack, stopped for some moments while the National Anthem is being played on their radio. The patient was DOA.

    A deaf-mute was imprisoned for not making hand signs of the National Anthem with enthusiasm and fervor.

    The person with emphysema and can only talk thru a hole in his throat was fined.

    Even Marcos did not have such law during his Martial Law!
  • crazy legscrazy legs PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    The House of Representatives have too much time on their hands. They have ISIS in Mindanao, terrorism, EJK, drugs, crime, poverty, traffic, overpopulation, corruption in govt. etc. etc. but those can wait. We need to sing the National Anthem with enthusiasm and sufficient energy. Uminom na kayo ng red bull para me energy. Kailangan ba magdala ng karaoke machine? Dahil mahilig si Pinoy at Pinay ng karaoke kaya dapat me karaoke o videoke.

    This is something you would have to deal with if you live in North Korea not in a democratic country.

    Corrupt authorities would easily use this law to attack their enemies or people they don't like. All they have to say is the person was lacking "sufficient energy" and "enthusiasm." They are subjective terms so its hard to disprove if you get charged by some corrupt person.
  • Gide0nGide0n PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Meanwhile in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan... a Vizconde-like massacre happened last night.

    Unahin nyo muna ang death penalty bago ang mga walang kakwenta-kwentang bills.
  • Gide0n wrote: »
    Meanwhile in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan... a Vizconde-like massacre happened last night.

    Unahin nyo muna ang death penalty bago ang mga walang kakwenta-kwentang bills.

    Wala namang bisa ang parusang bitay sa pagbawas ng krimen!

    [#]IsipPaMore[/#] [#]SentidoKumon[/#]
  • JUST_JT_JUST_JT_ PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Pag naging law ito sasakay ako nam LRT sa umaga tas patutugtugin ko am bayang magiliw sa B&O A1 bluetooth speaker ko. Am saya nam byahe neto
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