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6/28/2017

Filipinos May Soon Be Legally Required To Sing National Anthem With Gusto When Played In Public

Filed under: General — Dana @ 2:33 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Philipine officials not only want the citizenry to enthusiastically sing the National Anthem when it’s played in public, but they are also determined to see the practice become the law of the land:

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.

Further:

Citizens must also adhere to official music for the song and are warned that ‘any act which casts contempt, dishonour or ridicule upon the national anthem shall be penalised.’

The Times then notes that while a number of countries, including the U.S., place a high value on their national anthems, few have actual laws on the books with severe penalties. India, China, and Thailand were cited. But they are not the only ones:

Russia fines citizens for the offense of mocking its national anthem, and its government is considering adding criminal charges of up to one year of imprisonment or hard labor for the “deliberate distortion of the musical arrangement or lyrics of the national anthem of the Russian Federation.”

In Japan, some public school teachers in recent years have refused to stand for that nation’s anthem, objecting to its connection to Japan’s former military regime. Japan’s Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that schools could force teachers to sing the anthem, but punishments for teachers refusing to sing can’t be excessive.

While the NYT’s report rightfully points to the public outcry over Colin Kaepernick’s habitual refusal to stand during the anthem before N.F.L. games as proof of how much we value our national anthem, I think a more important point to be made is, that unlike citizens in other nations, Kaepernick was able to freely exercise his First Amendment rights and remain parked on a bench or take a knee in protest when the anthem was played without fear of the government punishing him for it. A star spangled banner o’er the land of the free, indeed.

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)

–Dana

55 Responses to “Filipinos May Soon Be Legally Required To Sing National Anthem With Gusto When Played In Public”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (023079)

  2. do these Japanese public school teachers seriously think their young charges are in danger of becoming enthusiastically committed to the revival of a robust spirit of Japanese militarism because of a sing song

    or are they just being obnoxious

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  3. I agree Dana. We’re pucking Americans we can do what we want. Take a knee, curse the anthem, crap on cop cars, identify as a women and piss in a girl’s bathroom sink if you want.

    Just don’t ever, ever refuse to bake a wedding cake for a gay. Then the entire wrath of the United States of America will befall your worthless ass!

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  4. If you provide Filipino beer the gusto will take care of itself…..

    …..except in the sharia neighborhoods, where it will a whole ‘nother sort of gusto.

    harkin (6fe2b1)

  5. It’s the Philippines happyfeet, not Japan. Just sayin.

    Ipso Fatso (7e1c8e)

  6. Gusto! The sound to make Manila famous!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=issw82u_Z_4

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  7. i was talking about this part Mr. Fatso

    In Japan, some public school teachers in recent years have refused to stand for that nation’s anthem, objecting to its connection to Japan’s former military regime. Japan’s Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that schools could force teachers to sing the anthem, but punishments for teachers refusing to sing can’t be excessive.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  8. Other sections of the Filipino law provide that the age of consent is now 12 and all children under the age of 12 are now 12; the official language of the Philippines is Swedish; and all Filipinos are required to change their underwear twice a day and pursuant to that underwear shall be worn on the outside so that it can be checked.

    nk (dbc370)

  9. Ah a fellow fan of bananas

    narciso (d1f714)

  10. i’m a fan of their spaghetti

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  11. Will there be death squads, ahem, pardon me, vigilantes, to shoot people with weak voices? And what happens if they forget the words?

    nk (dbc370)

  12. The Schlitz has hit the fans.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  13. So who Will be our Duterte? “This is how you get President Duterte” has over taken “This is…get President Trump” on the Instapundit.

    urbanleftbehind (ee6f14)

  14. Well you have too look at that in the context of previous president mapagal, a legacy and her predecessor Joe estrada the chuck Norris of the isles also the navy rebellion by triana

    narciso (d1f714)

  15. This was the time of the juramentados the johadusts of their day.

    narciso (d1f714)

  16. It gave us the .45ACP and the Colt 1911. Progress. The bells at Notre Dame Cathedral owe their existence to advances in metallurgy discovered when casting cannons, too.

    Did you know that the only difference between the .38 Short Colt that Doc Holliday’s revolver was chambered for and helped tame the West post-Civil War, and the .38 Long Colt that was found to be ineffectual in combat in the Philippines, is the length of the bullet?

    nk (dbc370)

  17. I am more worried about putting Churches in Saudi Arabia personally speaking.

    Blah (44eaa0)

  18. No I did not. I would make a joke about shorter is better, but I want to keep at least one thread Donald-free.

    kishnevi (d097a6)

  19. The Japanese school teachers bit actually doesn’t bother me. When you take the king’s coin you do the king’s bidding and all that. I would, however, see it quite a lot different if the court ruled that students could be punished for non-participation.

    Soronel Haetir (86a46e)

  20. Kishnevi,

    It’s a funny thing: I make concerted efforts to post about things that don’t involve Trump because there are actually other things going on in the world not about him, and yet, it never fails that he eventually makes an appearance in every single comment thread, no matter what the subject. He simply will not be ignored!

    Dana (023079)

  21. Well there are some similarities, in general terms though trump is closer to netanyahu or uribr, figure despised by a good chunk of their intelligentsia

    http://www.heritage.org/americas/commentary/how-dissidents-are-responding-trumps-change-cuba-policy

    narciso (d1f714)

  22. I feel that way about Sweet Home Alabama.

    AZ Bob (f7a491)

  23. They see the disintegration of America and make drastic bulwarks against it happening in their countries. These bulwarks will be put in place against a lot of leftist ideas and you’ll see a lot of that coming so prepare to be outraged!. Especially with the pervert sexual stuff and the anti-national stuff. It’s kind of encouraging that at least some countries will put up a fight. Yeah, I know some not nice things happen during that. Things they’ll cry “Hitler!” about. That’s okay. No such thing as perfection when it comes to preservation.

    jcurtis (7a4c3b)

  24. Crap. Duterte is looking to make himself dictator for life, like Marcos, and the first thing those cocksuckers do is wrap themselves in the flag. All of them. From banana republic tinpots to the Hitlers, Stalins and Putins. If you’re against the Leader, you’re against the nation. That’s why nationalism has become a dirty word.

    nk (dbc370)

  25. So that’s godwin in the 30 yard line

    narciso (d1f714)

  26. It’s not Godwin, when it’s about the Philippines. That place has no more resemblance to a western democracy than the Latin American country of your choice.

    nk (dbc370)

  27. And what kind of a dumbass do you have to be to prefer a government who kills you on its allegation (and nothing more) that you’re a meth dealer to one that fines you for not baking a gay wedding cake? Talking to you, jcurtis.

    nk (dbc370)

  28. Hey, nk, not sure the false choices are much of an argument.

    How about neither?

    Steven Malynn (d29fc3)

  29. It doesn’t seem to be a false choice for jcurtis @26, Steven. If I read too much in that comment, what do you expect at midnight (Chicago time) on the day I took my 15-year old to the Secretary of State for her learner’s driving permit?

    nk (dbc370)

  30. God help you if you went to the Laramie Secy of State, nk. Tomorrow will be panic mode at all those DL facilities.

    urbanleftbehind (c93ddd)

  31. Bridgeview. And I forgot to pick up a Rules of the Road while we were there, so I’m going to Elston for one in a couple of hours. What do you mean by panic mode? Should I look out for anything?

    nk (dbc370)

  32. People might believe rumors that the DL facilities might turn off the lights after COB on Friday (illinois budget woes, especially since the Powerball dropped the state).

    urbanleftbehind (c93ddd)

  33. Don’t get tempted to go up the curb at 4300 N and Elston, if memory serves me right, of course tomorrow at noon would be prone.

    urbanleftbehind (c93ddd)

  34. Here’s a story that will brighten the heart of Bobstewartathome if he’s still around.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/us/politics/fbi-agent-indicted-oregon.html

    nk (dbc370)

  35. That’s why nationalism has become a dirty word.

    I disagree, nk. The reason nationalism has become a dirty word is because leftists have taught our children to believe it is. Just like discrimination is a bad word. In an attempt to separate themselves from their fellow travelers, The National Socialist German Workers Party the left made being a nationalist with a small N into a racist rather than what the American word really means: a patriot primarily concerned with the well being of America. Just like people used to be proud of discriminating taste, style and even friends because it showed the ability to discern between the good and bad or the tops and the dregs of things. Now it just is a dog whistle for *racist*. A nationalist is the opposite of a globalist. Nothing more, nothing less. Just my opinion.

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  36. the filipeeners are the ones where all those inmates at that prison got together and remade the Thriller video

    i loved that it was the feel good video of the year

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  37. maybe they should change the anthem to Thriller

    that would be so cool

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  38. Greetings:

    Anak nang putang.

    11B40 (6abb5c)

  39. People need to watch the words they use lest they are misinterpreted. For example, the guys pictured at the link below wanted to bring their fledgling South American restaurant business into the US as an alien franchise. But aside from all the usual BS from the deep state agents of protectionism they faced an unprecedented assault by the Southern Poverty Law Center and were ultimately denied a trade mark for their name and hence Americans lost thousands of potential jobs.

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7Nzr4wo8VIM/WVPfTA6OxXI/AAAAAAABi_c/rJ0YqXc6FwEZPtd71Uje4r3vNbuFVJ8igCLcBGAs/s1600/Lol_18e7c0_1638953.jpg

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  40. 38. I think nationalism was brought into discredit already by World War I.

    People had been educated in every country to support their country – the schoolbooks had that kind of propaganda since the mid to late 19th century.

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  41. I guess it was a rice and bean establishment, sabores De frijoles wiuldnt quite work, althiygh it does rhyme.

    narciso (d1f714)

  42. Actually, Reverend, theyd have been all good if they said “Flavas” instead of Flavors, hell Jesse Jackson could have shook them down for all the inner city outlets going to his sons (the younger sons have the A-B beer distributorship form much of Chicago’s north side, as a result of his finger shaking no doubt).

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  43. Sometimes the nationalism was not for their country but for what organizations claimed should be their country. This made for coflict.

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  44. Which kind of rice and beans or ALL…I know a few ex-Chicago AMDs who relocated to Florida that wont even think about ditching the tomato-infused rice/pinto for the the white rice/black bean combo.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  45. Nationalism is really uncritical (or as of duty) support for whatever the government or the people speaking for the “people” want to do. Often, also disregard for all other people.

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  46. I just laugh at how stupid the left can get with their words. I recall when some politician (a Republican no doubt) got in trouble for using the word *niggardly* to describe a cheapskate. You would have thought he shot a Republican Congressman with all the hoop-de-loo. Or when George Allen used the term *macaca*. It’s a monkey for heaven’s sake. Like I discovered the true meaning to Trump’s word *confefe* below:

    https://2.bp.blogspot.com/–WytuumXcV4/WVAHQS9fYGI/AAAAAAABi4c/hWC72wNHGCAo4J1KmpZ-ZW-QJlCvAAJ0ACLcBGAs/s640/DDF3XeUXoAE9iLQ.jpg

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  47. *coyfefe*

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  48. No, the DC municipal apparatchik who called his department’s budget “niggardly” was a Democrat political appointee. (What else in DC?) That’s why he was easy to bully. And calling a dark person a “monkey” in front of microphones and TV cameras was not the only way George Allen stepped on his dick. He also questioned the kid’s Virginia’s roots, when the case was that the kid had been born in Virginia and it was George Allen who was the carpetbagger. From Whittier, California of all places.

    nk (dbc370)

  49. Please, Reverend, Allen was aware of the context beyond referring to a monkey with regard to the term macaca as a result of his wife’s French Pied-Noir (colonists of Algeria) forebears.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  50. Malaka.

    nk (dbc370)

  51. From the files of Oh S%$*!:

    http://www.yahoo.com/news/tillerson-lashes-white-house-aide-084320610.html?.tsrc=fauxdal

    Forgive me for blatant ethnic stereotyping, but Tillerson might be sleeping with fishes after that one.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  52. Please, urbanleftbehind, I’m no more able to read the mind of Mr. Allen than you are so I am no more certain of his meaning than you. But since we are neither in Algeria nor Portugal (another place where macaca is a slang term) I would assume he meant it as an off-the-cuff meaning it literally *monkey*, as in bothersome fool. I assume it would not be as dark or sinister if he were a leftist.

    nk, I learned the restaurant business from a Greek and for the first year I worked for the guy I thought my name in Greek was Malaga. Imagine my suprise!

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

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