Netizens lambasted a Party List Representative for being disrespectful to the National Anthem of the Philippines
A viral and trending video on the internet shows a Congressman without notice even playing the National Anthem of the Philippines and still busy with his work.
This happened at the ABSCBN hearing
There is a law to obey, with respect to the National Anthem of the Philippines, here is the law’s content
Section 35. The National Anthem is entitled Lupang Hinirang.
Section 36. The National Anthem shall always be sung in the national language within or without the country. The following shall be the lyrics of the National Anthem:
Perlas ng Silanganan
Alab ng puso,
Sa Dibdib mo’y buhay.
Duyan ka ng magiting,
Di ka pasisiil.
Sa dagat at bundok,
Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw,
May dilag ang tula,
At awit sa paglayang minamahal.
Ang kislap ng watawat mo’y
Tagumpay na nagniningning,
Ang bituin at araw niya,
Kailan pa ma’y di magdidilim,
Lupa ng araw ng luwalhati’t pagsinta,
Buhay ay langit sa piling mo,
Aming ligaya na pag may mang-aapi,
Ang mamatay ng dahil sa iyo.
Section 37. The rendition of the National Anthem, whether played or sung, shall be in accordance with the musical arrangement and composition of Julian Felipe.
Section 38. When the National Anthem is played at a public gathering, whether by a band or by singing or both, or reproduced by any means, the attending public shall sing the anthem. The singing must be done with fervor.
As a sign of respect, all persons shall stand at attention and face the Philippine flag, if there is one displayed, and if there is none, they shall face the band or the conductor. At the first note, all persons shall execute a salute by placing their right palms over their left chests. Those in military, scouting, citizens military training and security guard uniforms shall give the salute prescribed by their regulations. The salute shall be completed upon the last note of the anthem.
The anthem shall not be played and sung for mere recreation, amusement or entertainment purposes except on the following occasions:
a) International competitions where the Philippines is the host or has a representative;
b) Local competitions;
c) During the “signing off” and “signing on” of radio broadcasting and television stations;
d) Before the initial and last screening of films and before the opening of theater performances; and
e) Other occasions as may be allowed by the Institute.
Section 39. All officials and employees of the national and local government, and any agency or instrumentality thereof, including government-owned or controlled corporations, privately-owned entities or offices displaying the national flag and government institutions of learning are hereby directed to comply strictly with the rules prescribed for the rendition of the anthem. Failure to observe the rules shall be a ground for administrative discipline.
Netizens quickly lambasted the Party-list Representative for being disrespectful to the National Anthem of the Philippines
Here are some of their sentiments:
lakas makapuna nang mali ng iba pero sarili nya di nya mayos…bwaka ng ina… busy maglista ng mga violations "kuno" ng abs… basta tlga mga tuta ni dutae— ???KUBYERTA MAN⚓⚓⚓ (@iandwane1) July 1, 2020
i've heard of people being jailed for not rising when the anthem was played in a cinema. so can we lock this turd up and throw the keys away?— general iroh (@zukosuncle) July 1, 2020
Bastos na mambabatas! Walang galang!— 1amsuperselasor@18RD (@1amselasor18) July 1, 2020