Charice to sing during Pacquiao - Mosley fight

International singing sensation and Hollywood actress Charice Pempengco will sing the Philippine National Anthem prior to the main event in the Manny Pacquiao versus Shane Mosley world welterweight championship fight on May 7, 2011 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, reports on Tuesday said.

According to reports, it was Pacquiao who personally chose Charice.

Last year during the inauguration of President Benigno Aquino III, Charice sang “Lupang Hinirang” in accordance with the original musical arrangement and composition of Juan Felipe.

Sources said it earned Charice the appreciation of the National Historical Institute and critics of past singers who changed the anthem's arrangement during boxing bouts, the most noted was concert king Martin Nievera.