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Published on: Apr 27, 2012 - 6:00am

Martin Nievera earned the ire of the National Historical Institute because of how he sang the national anthem.


6. Martin Nievera's "Lupang Hinirang" rendition

What happened: On May 3, 2009, Nievera sang the "Lupang Hinirang" for the Manny Pacquiao-Ricky Hatton fight. He didn't flub the lyrics or sing off-key, but the National Historical Institute (NHI) said he sang it wrong. That meant he didn't sing it in the manner prescribed in Section 37 of Republic Act No. 8491, the 1998 Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines.

Aftermath: According to an report, the NHI had criticized other singers—such as Kyla, Lani Misalucha, Sarah Geronimo for putting in their own flourishes to the "Lupang Hinirang." But it seemed that by the time it was Nievera's turn, the NHI had already reached boiling point. Nievera just shrugged off the criticism and chalked it up to experience.

Award: Mr. Live and Let Live (What else could he do? His perfomance was already over and done with.)

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  • Wanda
    Christian Bautista deserves to be no. 1 on this list! It's a shame for a Filipino singer to forget the lyrics of Lupang Hinirang
    May 07 2012 @ 03:06pm     Reply  
  • bane
    I'm just curious; how should the national anthem really be sung? o.O
    May 07 2012 @ 02:33pm     Reply  
  • red
    bwahahaha! more more more! go make more mistakes!
    Apr 27 2012 @ 10:21pm     Reply  
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