“La Diva” to sing Philippine national anthem in Pacquiao – Cotto fight

The pop girl group “La Diva,” which is composed of Jonalyn Viray, Aicelle Santos, and Maricris Garcia will sing the Philippine national anthem (Lupang Hinirang) in Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s fight against Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico on November 14, 2009 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The group auditioned in the early part of this year as well as other artists from ABS-CBN and GMA 7 and Pacquiao was particularly impressed by “La Diva” when he saw them perform. The Filipino boxing superstar also assured that the said group will sing the national anthem according to what the law prescribes to avoid another controversy.