Those who are convicted of violating the proposed law could face public censure, fines between $1,000 to $2,000 and up to a year in prison.
It should be played in accordance with its original composition, a 2/4 time signature when played instrumentally and a 4/4 time signature when sang. It should be played at a temp between 100 and 120 beats per minute
All people are required to stand and face the flag during the anthem, or the band and conductor if there is no flag.
The bill, which has to be approved by the Philippines Senate and President before becoming law, does provide a stipulation for those “whose faith or religious beliefs prohibit them from singing the national anthem”: They must “show full respect” and stand at attention.
The goal of the bill is to instill patriotism and respect, Marlyn Alonte, one of the bill’s sponsors, told CNN.
“Some Filipinos …
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