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  • Chito Miranda vehemently dis­agrees with a proposed legislation that would slap equity fees on for­eign acts to protect the welfare of local artists like himself. In a series of tweets on Sun­day, the Parokya ni Edgar vocalist aired his opposition to The Origi­nal Pilipino Music Development Act of 2014 or House Bill 4218 filed recently by Ifugao Represen­tative Teddy Baguilat Jr.

    The OPM bill enjoys the full support of the Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-aawit, the professional singers guild led by singer-actor Ogie Alcasid, which also carries the OPM acronym.
    But ultimately, he said the onus falls on Filipino artists to produce compelling music to engage the local audience.

    The next morning, Chito re­considered the tone of his rant and acknowledged that the pro­ponents of the OPM bill have good intentions for the music industry.
    This prompted OPM presi­dent Ogie to reach out to him with this tweet.

    Chito replied positively, cit­ing the efforts of colleagues Vin Dancel, a lawyer as well as the frontman of the band Peryodiko, and singer-songwriter Noel Ca­bangon (who is also the OPM vice president for external affairs) to engage him in a dialogue. Chito began his rant with this tweet. He argued that it is not the fault of foreign acts if OPM artists do not enjoy enough patronage from the local audience.

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