Joey Ayala’s version of ‘Lupang Hinirang’

17 Nov

BY IRA AGTING

MANILA, Philippines – In a TEDxDiliman forum held October 13, veteran OPM singer-songwriter Joey Ayala presented what could “possibly” be the “correct way” of singing “Lupang Hinirang,” the Philippine National Anthem.

The video of his performance was uploded November 15, and has since made rounds on social media.

“I tampered with the National Anthem… this is an illegal act we share,” he told the audience.

According to Republic Act No. 8491, “The rendition of the National Anthem, whether played or sung, shall be in accordance with the musical arrangement and composition of Julian Felipe.”

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