Bayang Barrios lauded for national anthem rendition at President Rodrigo Duterte's 1st SONA

by Nikko Tuazon
Jul 25, 2016
OPM singer Bayang Barrios performed the Philippine national anthem at President Rodrigo Duterte's 1st State of the Nation Address on Monday afternoon, July 25.


Bayang Barrios impressed viewers through her rendition of the Philippine national anthem.

The folk singer was tapped to sing the Lupang Hinirang at President Rodrigo Duterte's 1st State of the Nation Address on Monday afternoon, July 25.

Bayang, who hails from Agusan del Sur, donned a simple dress created by Joel Acebuce that features the Manobo colors red, black, blue, white, and yellow.

Bayang belted the national anthem in front of millions of Filipinos watching all over the country. Unfortunately, Bayang experienced a few technical difficulties while singing the national anthem but this didn't stop her from giving a heartfelt rendition.

In a previous interview, Bayang admitted she felt nervous about performing the Philippine national anthem.

She said, "Mas kinakabahan ako doon [sa SONA], kasi ako lang mag-isa, tapos Pambansang Awit. Di ba mahirap yung kantahin pag ikaw lang? Sana kung nakalinya kayo at marami kayong kumakanta, okay lang.

“Kasi mag-isa lang ako at lahat ng mga tao nakatingin sa iyo."

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Read: Bayang Barrios to sing Philippine National Anthem at SONA 2016

Netizens were impressed by her performance despite the technical glitches. The OPM singer even became a trending topic on Twitter after her performance.


What do netizens think of her performance? Check their tweets below:


Watch her performance of the Philippine national anthem in the video below starting at the 01:53:00 mark.




(Read: What netizens think about Brillante Mendoza directing #DU30UnangSONA)



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OPM singer Bayang Barrios performed the Philippine national anthem at President Rodrigo Duterte's 1st State of the Nation Address on Monday afternoon, July 25.
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