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#1 ChairC


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Posted 17 November 2006 - 07:32 AM

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Sarah sings national anthem at Pacquiao-Morales bout
By Ricky Lo
The Philippine Star 11/17/2006

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A singing champion performs for a boxing champion.

Sarah Geronimo has been asked to sing the Philippine National Anthem at the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales fight on Saturday, Nov. 18 (Sunday, Nov. 19, Manila time) at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Although Sarah is already in the US on a concert tour, under US immigration law, she canít just go on stage and sing the Philippine National Anthem. Sarah needed another working/entertainer visa especially for the Pacquiao/Morales fight. This is because an artist cannot come to the US on a working visa to perform for one show or producer, and later decide to perform, even just one song, at another show, as this would violate her visa.

Vic Del Rosario, CEO of Viva Entertainment, who manages Sarah, did not want to take any chances of Sarah being accused of violating her visa. So when this opportunity came up just days before the fight, he turned to the same lawyer who helped another Viva star, Regine Velasquez (when she was charged with human smuggling by the American Embassy in 2000).

With less than five days left for immigration lawyer and STAR columnist Michael Gurfinkel to prepare, file and get the petition approved, (made even more difficult with the intervening Veteranís Day holiday and weekend, leaving only two days to get the approval in time for the fight), the Attorney to the Stars was able to pull it through for the singing champ.

Sarah, who once only dreamed of winning a singing contest, will face her biggest international audience ever, and hopes to make her kababayan proud of her.

"Iíll pray very hard that Kuya Manny wins," she says, "I am sure he will. Pinoy yata yan."

She thanks Manny for giving her the opportunity to sing, and Gurfinkel for making it possible to do so on such short notice, and in record time.

Philstar - 17Nov06

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:01 AM

Shootttt Sa Sunday na 2...
Sana Maging Okay ang lahat...
Sana makanta ni bebe ng maayos ang nat. anthme...
Sana Manalo si Pacman............
Sana maayos na ang lahat ng dapat ayusin bout sa documents ni bebe....
Good Luck Bebe.. Kayang-kaya mo yan, Kaw pa! .... :T

:yey: Go SARAH... Go PACMAN :yey:

Thanks 4 D'article Kuya C & MJ Hernandez

Edited by la_li_lo, 17 November 2006 - 09:16 AM.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:43 AM

good look to both sarah and pacquiao. hopefully sum1 will be able to watch this live or on tv and record and upload it onto youtube. i would really love to hear sarah sing out national anthem

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 01:43 PM

Thanks ChairC for sharing.

Good luck to both Bebe Sarah and Manny P.....the Pinoys are proud of you!!!

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:53 PM

thanks kuya

bukas na ito bakbakan na go princess sarah im sure kakaiba ang sout niya bukas

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 05:02 PM

waaah! tomorrow na ito! this is it!

buti naman naayos lahat ng papers ni ate sarah before the fight. :) sana ate sarah would perform the national anthem at her best (sigurado naman iyon) and siyempre heartfelt to make all the Filipinos around the world proud. im sure kayang kaya mo naman iyon, goodluck and godbless ate sarah.

and sana manalo si manny. para na rin sa ating bansa. :)

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 05:18 PM

thanks 4 sharing. :th_GoSG:

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 05:31 PM

:6: thanks 4 sharing..
wow, ang galing naman..
u makes us proud again sarah,,,, :astig:

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 06:17 PM

and thanks poh kay manny for choosing ate sarah to sing the national anthem. that alone is an honor na, sa dami ba naman ng singers sa philippines. thanks for believing on our princess.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 07:17 PM

will they be showing this on tv here in toronto canada???? i think its one fo those special channels right .. like digital?? cuz i saw pacquia on tv for like a split second while i was channel surfing..

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 07:21 PM

Thanks for sharing kuya C!

:astig: SARAH!!! Proud na proud kami sayo :6:

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 07:50 PM

yup this is it the final showdown between Pacquiao and Morales?

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