Congratulations to Charice Pempengco for her rendition of Lupang Hinirang, the Philippine National Anthem, during the inauguration rites of President Noynoy Aquino. Even the NHI was quite pleased. Here’s the video…
Source: Charice Sings Lupang Hinirang at P.Noy Inauguration was uploaded to YouTube by TheABSCBNNews
Charice would’ve wanted to sing it at a slightly faster tempo (to match the original cadence), but perhaps she was jetlagged and lacked sleep so she opted for that slightly slower speed.
Which is fine, because it allowed even more Filipinos to sing the national anthem together with her.
It’s good to see that no artist is being threatened with an RA 8491 sanction (P20,000 fine or not more than 1 year imprisonment).