Charice to sing Philippine National anthem at Pacquiao-Mosley fight

International singing sensation Charice will sing the Philippine National anthem (Lupang Hinirang) in the boxing fight between Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and American Sugar Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 7 (May 8 in Manila).

Pacquiao himself handpicked the 18-year-old singer according to Pacquiao’s chief adviser, Mike Koncz. Charice expressed excitement to sing to worldwide boxing enthusiasts. The National Historical Institute (NHI) will again be listening intently if Charice complies with Republic Act 8491, or the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines.