Filipinos must sing anthem properly, or cough up

By Andy Rice 5 October 2010

The House of Representatives in the Phillipines has approved a bill detailing the manner in which the national anthem is to be sung (to a marching tempo, at a speed of 100 beats to 120 beats a minute). Citizens must stand to attention when the anthem is played, and sing with fervour. If the country's Senate passes the bill, citizens that fail to observe the new law could be fined more than $2,000. We wonder if government officials have their metronomes at the ready to catch out offenders? Read more: BBC News


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