Martin finds allies in party-list lawmakers

martin2MANILA, Philippines - Lawmakers on Tuesday moved to have the law on how the national anthem should be sung reviewed after Martin Nievera’s rendition during the Pacquiao-Hatton boxing match drew flak over the weekend.

House Resolution 1137, filed by Rep. Teodoro Casiño (Bayan Muna), calls for the review of Republic Act 8491, or the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines, to determine whether restrictions on the manner of singing “Lupang Hinirang” should be relaxed or strengthened “given the realities on the ground.”

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Martin’s rendition of our National Anthem is good though some say it was fast or it wasn’t right. He did his best. I still idolize him for being a good person.

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