I am not a fan of martin nievera. And in fact I hate him and how he sings. However, when he sang the Philippine national anthem for manny pacquiao’s game, I felt proud for the guy. He gave his all complete with the philipine color inspired ear piece and a Francis Magalona 3 stars and a sun shirt! Then the next day, I see on the news about an NHI personnel who is planning to fine and jail Martin! Fucking crap! How could he think of such thing! What hypocrisy! The hoopla is even close to biblical! The NHI guy reminds me of the Pharisees. Following thousands of written rules but totally missing the real point why there were laws. Jesus came and summarized everything in two. Love God with all your heart and all your soul and love your neighbor as you love yourself. And there are many ways to show love for God and neighbors. The point in the case of Martin is to show love for Country. Which I Believe he did so effectively in his own way. He hit the point. He showed his love for our country, his nationalism in his own way. The NHI guy is so Pharisee for me. So engrossed with his rules and laws but totally missing the point. Missing the point why we sing our national anthem.
I’m proud of you man!!! Mabuhay ka!! Galing ng pagkakanta mo ng Lupang Hinirang!