The invoice covers all points of national symbolism together with the National Anthem, flag and pledge of allegiance

The House of Representatives has authorized a invoice making it compulsory to sing the Philippine national anthem “with fervour”.

“The singing shall be mandatory and must be done with fervour,” the invoice states. The phrase “mandatory” isn’t together with in current laws.

The BBC has additionally reported that an official model of the tune has been stipulated, which should be adopted always.

Anyone breaking the foundations may face a nice of up to 100,000 pesos. Under current legal guidelines, acts that dishonour the national anthem may be punished by fines of up to 20,000 pesos.

The invoice stipulates that offenders could be issued a warning earlier than being publicly “named and shamed” in a national newspaper. “Any act which casts contempt, dishonour or ridicule upon the national anthem shall be penalised,” the invoice says.

The invoice makes a variety of different stipulations, together with that everybody should stand and salute when the primary observe of the music, Lupang Hinirang (Chosen Land or Land of the Morning), is performed – and requiring the varsity system to guarantee each scholar memorises the phrases.

It has now been despatched to the Senate for approval.

Commenting on an earlier model of the invoice in April, certainly one of its authors, Maximo Rodriguez Jr, mentioned disrespecting the national anthem usually occurred in cinemas, the place clients don’t stand for the anthem.

“The national anthem embodies and expresses the aspirations, dreams, ideals, longings, commitment and determination, nationalism and patriotism, sentiment and spirit of the people,” he mentioned.

The identical invoice, often called the revised flag and heraldic code, accommodates many different guidelines in regards to the show of the national flag, oaths of allegiance and different national symbols.

It consists of a number of proposals from a 2010 draft to criminalise improper singing of the national anthem, together with a strict requirement to maintain the timing between 100 and 120 beats per minute. The anthem was written in 1898 by Julian Felipe.


Tierra adorada
Hija del sol de Oriente,
Su fuego ardiente
En ti latiendo está.

¡Tierra de amores!
Del heroísmo cuna,
Los invasores
No te hollarán jamás.

En tu azul cielo, en tus auras,
En tus montes y en tu mar
Esplende y late el poema
De tu amada libertad.

Tu pabellón, que en las lides
La victoria iluminó,
No verá nunca apagados
Sus estrellas ni su sol.

Tierra de dichas, del sol y amores,
En tu regazo dulce es vivir.
Es una gloria para tus hijos,
Cuando te ofenden, por ti morir.

Land of the morning
Child of the solar returning
With fervor burning
Thee do our souls adore.

Land expensive and holy,
Cradle of noble heroes,
Ne’er shall invaders
Trample thy sacred shores.

Ever inside thy skies and thru thy clouds
And o’er thy hills and sea
Do we behold the radiance, really feel the throb
Of superb liberty

Thy banner expensive to all our hearts
Its solar and stars alight,
Oh, by no means shall its shining fields
Be dimmed by tyrants would possibly!

Beautiful land of affection, o land of sunshine,
In thine embrace ’tis rapture to lie
But it is glory ever, when thou artwork wronged
For us, thy sons to undergo and die

Source: philippineslifestyle