On a whim, I scanned Amazon.com’s mp3 list for the word Philippines. One of the results returned was the Philippine National Anthem “Lupang Hinirang”. Feeling patriotic, I decided to purchase it since it may come in handy when we hold programs in school.
Guess what? People who live in the Philippines are not allowed to buy their own national anthem. -duh- go figure. Why is this so? Can the recording industry explain to me why we cannot buy our own national anthem, sung by out national treasures Ruben Tagalog and Sylvia LaTorre?