Filipino citizens who don’t sing their national anthem enthusiastically enough could face penalties.
Under a new proposed bill, approved by the House of Representatives on Monday, singing to the national anthem will be “mandatory and must be done with fervour.”
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If the bill is passed by the senate eventually, those failing to sing with gusto could face a hefty fine of up to 100,000 pesos, or $1,978.
All citizens also have to stand at attention during the song facing the Philippine flag if it is displayed, or if not, the band conductor, according to news outlet the Inquirer. Read more…
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