Charice Pempengco sings the U.S. National Anthem ‘Star Spangled Banner’ in front of 57,099 people at Los Angeles Dodgers opening day ceremony at Dodger Stadium, live last 13th of April, 2009.
Charice was actually welcomed at the baseball diamond field as a ‘phenomenal young teen whose singing has been worldwide fame and admiration’ in the said ceremony where an American Citizen singer could have traditionally be at her place.
She may not sing our national anthem on Manny Pacquiao’s bout against Ricky Hatton this coming May 2, but that doesn’t mean Charice’s globally acclaimed sensation would be tarnished just like that. Manny’s reasons were just based on mere luck on the occasion, as they say. 😉
You can watch the video here. It’s really quite moving and powerful.
Manny Pacquiao announced that his back with ABS-CBN as media partner just recently on TV Patrol. He further explained that it was his personal decision to transfer and that his upcoming match with Ricky Hatton this May 2nd will be aired through ABS-CBN Network.
However, Solar Sports expressed back with an interview in GMA 7’s 24 Oras that the contract they have with Manny Pacquiao as ‘current’ media partner is still valid and binding. Manny did send them a letter stating his transfer but Solar Sports would fight back in the court room for their rights. They say Manny Pacquiao and ABS-CBN can’t just ignore what they have in the contract.
The match of Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao versus Ricky Hatton is just a bit more than one month to go. The battle of the networks for its airing rights has just begun. To whomever it will belong, “Pambansang Kamao” will always be a people’s champ! Get ‘em down one more time! 😉