Netizens slammed Senator Manny Pacquiao for calling the Philippine National Anthem as ‘Bayang Magiliw’ instead of ‘Lupang Hinirang’.
Senator Manny Pacquiao who is also tagged as the ‘Pambansang Kamao’ for his international success as a boxer received a lot of criticisms from netizens for misquoting the Philippine National Anthem when he referred to it as ‘Bayang Magiliw’.
In an interview which was posted by DZBB’s Nimfa Ravelo, the lawmaker was stating about his plan to promote patriotism in the country especially among the younger citizens of the country.
“May naisip nga ako, gusto kong magpanukala, mag-file dito sa Senate ng bill na ibalik ‘yung patriotism natin sa school. Kasi, nawala na, eh. Karamihan sa atin, Pilipino magtraydor sa kanyang kapwa at magtraydor sa kanyang bansa. So, we should teach that, ‘yung patriotism na mayroon tayong loyalty sa ating bansa”, Pacquiao started his statement.
What was supposed to be a view to show the love for the country received different reactions from netizens when the lawmaker from Saranggani continued his statement.
“Kaya nga minsan, pag kumakanta ako ng ‘Bayang Magiliw’, naiiyak ako because mahal natin ang bansa natin dahil dito tayo, anuman ang mangyari, wala tayong ibang pupuntahan kungdi dito rin,” he said.
— Nimfa R. Ravelo (@nimfaravelo) March 7, 2018
Due to his mistake of calling the Philippine National Anthem as ‘Bayang Magiliw’ instead of ‘Lupang Hinirang’, many netizens slammed him.
Patriotism tapos ¨Lupang Hinirang¨hindi alam ang title?
— NAD (@nad0227) March 8, 2018
There is one netizen who even said that what the Senator said was an insult to Day Care students.
seriously. if your feeling down how hard life is, youtube pakyaw’s vid & you’ll realize how still blessed you are. BAYANG MAGILIW!!!!! senador??!!! BAYANG MAGILIW!!!!! hahahaha. INSULTO SA MGA DAY CARE STUDENT, DEAR SENATOR!
— baba (@ebhang) March 8, 2018
Another one slammed him for talking about patriotism when he does not even know the title of the National Anthem.
Pagaralan mo muna kung anu pamagat ng national anthem ng Pinas bago ka magpanggap na patriotic!
— Alex D’great (@8sMe_Alex) March 9, 2018
One netizen even cited that the Senator should teach himself first before relating to others the topic about patriotism.
Patriotism dw hindi nga alam Lupang Hinirang ang title ng nat’l anthem. Patriotism also tells you to PAY YOUR TAXES. Bago ka mag-espouse ng sinasabi mo turuan mo muna sarili mo. Huwag panay himod kay Duterte. Hay naku Pacq. Isa kang TRAPO!
— aksyon_na_kabataan (@aksyonNkabataan) March 8, 2018