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Philippines seeks movie mobile ban

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Moviegoers who talk on mobile phones while a film is playing face ejection from the cinema and fines of up to 3,000 pesos (2,200 baht) if a new bill is passed into law in the Philippines. 

Audiences attending events at cinemas, concert halls, auditoriums and other public performance spaces are required to turn phones, tablets, two-way radios and other electronic devices to off, vibrate or silent mode under Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s “Silent Mode Act”.

Offenders who "really have to take this call" would be ushered out of the venue by staff and fined 500 pesos (360 baht) for a first offence, 1,000 pesos (720 baht) for a second offence, and 3,000 pesos (2,200 baht)  for a third offense, according to GMA News.

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