Martin says sorry to people ‘afraid of change’

Martin Nievera

Martin Nievera

MANILA, Philippines – A miffed Martin Nievera on Wednesday finally said sorry to those who disapproved of his rendition of the Lupang Hinirang during the Pacquiao-Hatton fight in Las Vegas last Sunday.

While maintaining that he gave his best shot in singing the Philippine national anthem, Nievera told GMANews.TV that he was issuing an apology in view of criticisms from the National Historical Institute (NHI) and a threat by a congressman from Cavite to file criminal charges against him for violation of Republic Act 8491, or the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines.

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Martin Nievera is one of the greatest singers in the Philippines so that he was the one who chose by Manny Pacquiao to sing the national anthem in the Pacquiao-Hatton match last May 3. Critics have been dismayed and disapproved the singer’s rendition.

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