Barbie Almalbis honors animal rights advocate on new single “An AsPin’s Song”

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Ahead of her highly anticipated full-length album to be released next year, Filipina singer-songwriter Barbie Almalbis has officially dropped a heartfelt tribute to her grandaunt Nita Hontiveros-Lichauco, or Tata, as she is fondly referred to. Entitled “ An AsPin’s Song ,” the track assumes the role of a beloved indigenous mixed-breed dog in the Philippines, which has nothing but utmost love and appreciation for the late animal rights supporter and activist. Having served The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) for the entirety of her life, Tata was instrumental in empowering people for countless volunteer opportunities that involved rescue, protection and sheltering of strayed and abused animals. Barbie recalls, “Tata was a gifted musician and a champion for animals. She was the President of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society, which she reorganized in 1986, after having been one of its youngest volunteers in the ’50s. I had always wanted to write the song she requested, bu

CAFE SCIENCETIFIQUE AT THE MIND MUSEUM.

Why Should Pinoy Bother With Science? 
By Evo Joel Contrivida

In celebration of Andres Bonifacio 150th year, the establish Cafe Sciencetifique of The Mind Museum in Taguig City, present a very timing forum and discussion about science in this  world changing climate and how Filipinos should coop up, last November 30, 2013 at the Canopy Plaza of the said museum.

Present as panelist are Renato Solidum of Philvolcs, Gemma Narisma of Manila Observatory, Gerry Bagtasa of UP-IESM, and Ba Racoma of Project Noah from PAG-ASA, and Maribel Garcia of the Mind Museum.  In the recent calamities that hit Philippines, the panelist unanimously agree that majority of Filipinos are superstitious in nature, and lack of knowledge about the  science of different catastrophe plus not being familiar as well with latest gadgets or technology that could be an instrument for survival. This lack of details is one way probe that we Pinoys are lack of Disaster Imagination that could lead to being unprepared.


Panelist encourage everyone to be alert and aware, experts are always in the news explaining and discussing datas and information for whatever disaster is coming in, so we can prepare and avoid many losses.

Cafe Sciencetifique is worldwide movement to bring science to the public through conversations. This is free to the public. The Mind Museum is a project of Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc, it's the first world class science museum in the Philippines.







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