Tracing the Philippine National Anthem

Rappler.com
Is the meaning of the Philippine national anthem lost in translation?  Rappler takes a look at the roots of “Lupang Hinirang” to find the original written in Spanish, translated to English, morphing through the years before becoming what Filipinos now sing today.  Not surprisingly, the song reflects the Philippine’s colonial past.  The question now is does it have meaning for this generation? 

Read more and listen to the original Spanish version on Rappler.