Martin not sorry, says Pacman liked it

MANILA, Philippines – Singer Martin Nievera on Monday said his version of the national anthem only reflected the “march feel” that the song originally had. Besides, Nievera said it was boxing legend Manny Pacquiao who had asked him to sing the anthem that way.

Nievera said he carefully studied not only the structure of the “Lupang Hinirang” but as well as its roots, even before deciding to sing it during Pacquiao’s winning match against British Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas last Sunday.

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The way Martin Nievera sang the Lupang Hinirang is good.

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