Tuesday, March 16, 2010

NHI filed complaint to Arnel Pineda's rendition of National Anthem

Journey rocker, Arnel Pineda is the center of attention after the boxing fight of MannyPacquiao  and Joshua Clottey, NHI (National Historical Institute) said that they would file a complaint against the rock singer's wrong rendition of Lupang Hinirang, the Philippine National Anthem. Arnel sung in the welterweight fight of Manny Pacquiao last Sunday, March 14, 2010 against the Ghana Boxer Joshua Clottey.

According to them, Arnel didn’t follow the country's Republic Act 8491 (under Section 37) or the Flag and Heraldic Code, this states that the song should be sung according to its original music arrangement of Julian Felipe, the original composer of the national anthem. Violators may be fined P5,000 to P20,000 or jailed for a year."

NHI is a branch of government which ensures that the national anthem, Philippine flag and the national symbols are respected.

Embedded below is the video of Arnel Pineda’s rendition of Philippine National Anthem.


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