Christian Bautista apologizes for skipping lyrics of Lupang Hinirang

Christian Bautista missed a few lines while singing the Philippine national anthem (Lupang Hinirang) at an exhibition match between reigning world bantamweight champion Gerry Peñalosa and NABF bantamweight champion Bernabe Concepcion at Metropolis Mall in Alabang.

“I apologize to the Filipino people for the unforgivable lapse of memory that occurred yesterday during my rendition of the national anthem. I was recovering from a cold and the adrenalin and excitement of the moment got me through it. Unfortunately, it was the cost of a momentary lapse on my part,” he said in a statement.