Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Feedbacks after Martin sang our National Anthem
The National Historial Institute said that Martin Nievera owes an apology for his “pop” version of Lupang Hinirang during the Pacquiao-Hatton match last Sunday. The Traditionalists said that Our National Anthem is very "untouchable" it should be sang properly the way it should be. The liberals say it was very artistic and was not in any way disrespectful of our national dignity. However, Martin testified that he will never make any public apology because there's no way for him to say sorry for what he did. He also justify that Manny Pacquiao chose him and trusted him to sing the National Anthem for his fight.The elite group of artists who previously sang in Pacman’s bouts were Karylle, Kyla, Geneva Cruz, Jasmine Villegas, Ciara Sotto, Nicole Judalena and Regine Velasquez. This was first time that we heard a male voice sang our national song in Las Vegas’ boxing ring.