Man gets arrested for not standing while “Lupang Hinirang” plays in movie theater

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A man was arrested on Saturday in Clark, Pampanga for not standing while the Philippine national anthem was being played in a movie theater.

The suspect was identified as Bayle Einstein Gonzales, 20, who refused to stand even when he was told twice by Charge D’Affaires to Iraq Elmer Cato, who also happened to be in the cinema.

According to Cato, Gonzales just continued eating popcorn instead of standing.

Cato asked help from the authorities after the movie to arrest Gonzales.

Gonzales denied the allegations. He will face charges of violating the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines and could be fined P5,000 to P20,000 and jailed for not more than a year.

In September, Filipinos were furious over Pinay transgender’s sexy dancing, hand on genital while ‘Lupang Hinirang’ plays.

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