'Grace Poe political ad' in the tune of U.S. national anthem

An alleged political ad for presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe, which uses the tune of the U.S. national anthem, has circulated online.

According to rumors, the video with the background music based on "The Star-Spangled Banner" was intentionally created by an advertising agency to piss her off.

Allegedly, Poe's camp did not pay the undisclosed advertising firm.

Aside from going viral—garnering over 650,000 views on Facebook as of 7:30 p.m. Friday night, January 8—the alleged Grace Poe political ad also sparked an online debate among social media users on whether or not using the American national anthem in a video and changing its lyrics are legal.


American National Anthem with Presidential Candidate for the P...
Ginamit ang American national anthem para sa kumakanditatong pangulo ng Pilipinas? Parang mali eh. Ang chismis ay ginawa ito ng advertising agency ni Grace Poe pangasar sa kanya dahil hindi sila nabayaran.
Posted by Backroom Politics on Wednesday, December 30, 2015