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20 November 2017 13:37 (South Africa)

Filipinos must sing anthem properly, or cough up

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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