I applaud the efforts of Reigno Jose Dilao, the young teenager who apologized to the world for what happened yesterday. Let's not leave the poor kid out on the limb. We should also do our part in helping to clear the name of our country of this unfortunate debacle. Let's learn from our mistakes and bounce back quickly. One man does not stand for the Filipino people. We are 90 million strong and we remain proud, happy, and hopeful. 

Now, let's all rise for "Lupang Hinirang" the Philippine National Anthem! 
Bayang Magiliw...1. 2. Ready? Sing! 

This GMA HD Lupang Hinirang station ID could not have come at a better time. It's a great overview of our past. Thanks for posting your work, Direk Paul Ticzon. I love the details: like how Lapu-lapu wore tons of gold accessories. So chic! I have some notes on some obvious mistakes, but I'll leave that for another day.

English Translation of Philippine National Anthem: 

Beloved country,
Pearl of the Orient,
The heart's fervor,
In your bosom is ever alive.

Chosen Land,
You are the cradle of the brave,
To the conquerors,
You shall never surrender.

Through the seas and mountains,
Through the air and your azure skies,
There is splendor in the poem
And songs of beloved freedom.

The sparkle of your flag
Is shining victory.
Its stars and sun
Forever will never dim.

Land of glory, the sun of our affections,
Life is heaven in your arms;
When someone oppresses you, it is our pleasure
To die for you.

I still love you Philippines!
Hopefully, those who know Filipinos and those who have visited our islands will agree.