Sunday, May 03, 2009
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Another blog blackout break...

Did you see that Pacquiao-Hatton fight? Manny and Freddy Roach were simply brilliant and really shut the mouths of Hatton and Mayweather, Sr.

A total failure of intelligence on the part of the Hatton camp. And a total lack thereof.

They were preparing for Manny's left but did not anticipate Manny developing a devastating right hook? They better just shut their mouths up from now on.

And if ever Mayweather, Jr. decides to fight Manny in the future, he better get a new trainer and dump his smart-aleck-but-cannot-deliver father quickly.

In another aspect of the event, I believe Martin Nievera should be banned from the Philippines for being persona non grata.

He has no right to re-arrange the Philippine National Anthem and sing it as he did. That's sacrilege. That's just as, or even worse than forgetting the lyrics like Christian Bautista. And I even think it's now illegal do that. And I'm pretty sure he did not clear that version with the Historical Commission because they would have disapproved that in a heartbeat.

I can't believe how he repays the country that has been good to him, that has given him much fame and fortune. He repays that country by screwing up with the Anthem.

He should return the money he got for that. He should even pay a penalty.

He's more than persona non grata. He's persona ingrata!

With a little research, I found out Martin Nievera violated Section 37 of Republic Act 8491 (known as the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines) that states:

SEC. 37. The rendition of the National Anthem, whether played or sung, shall be in accordance with the musical arrangement and composition of Julian Felipe.

And the penalty is stated in Section 50 of the same law:

SEC. 50. Any person or juridical entity which violates any of the provisions of this Act shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than Five thousand pesos (P5,000) nor more than Twenty thousand pesos (P20,000), or by imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, or both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court: Provided, That for any second and additional offenses, both fine and imprisonment shall always be imposed: Provided, further, That in case the violation is committed by a juridical person, its President or Chief Executive Officer thereof shall be liable.

Now back to blog-blackout...

3 Objection(s):

At 8:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blog blackout... why??? i love your blog. i read it everyday :-(

At 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually I agree with you. I think it was sooo desperate for Martin Nievera to do that. It's like he turned the country's national anthem into his own diva moment. Nakakainis. And have you seen his face? Parang kumakanta ng Be My Lady. Ano baaaa. Worse, he's stubbornly refusing to apologize even if he not only bastardized the national anthem, he actually did it in violation of a law, which he knows exists naman, after all those singers have been reprimanded before. Ewan ko kung malaki ang ulo nya o nagpapapansin sya dahil palaos na sya.

At 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope the blog blackout will end soon. I LOVE YOUr blog.


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