Joey Ayala performed his version of ‘Lupang Hinirang,’ the national anthem of the Philippines during an event somewhere in Diliman, Quezon City. In the video, the renowned musician told that he tampered the rhythm and some of the lyrics of Lupang Hinirang that he presented to the audience of the event. He also cites some mispronunciation of lines and corrected it.
According to Joey Ayala, the last line in the song ‘ang mamatay ng dahil sayo’ has some psychological damage to the Filipinos. It has negative impact to the mind of students, which is why when they finished their study, they immediately wanted to leave the country and seek greener pasture in foreign land. He suggested that the last line be replaced with positive phrase like ‘ang magmahal ng dahil sa ‘yo.’
Watch Joey Ayala’s version of ‘Lupang Hinirang’ (Chosen Land) below:
The video was shared on Youtube on November 15,2014. As of the writing the clip has now 1Million views, received ten thousand likes, and 1000 plus comments.