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

Solaire present, the Jilin Art troupe for a Chinese New Year show.

The leading Resort and Casino, Solaire held a one night of festivity in colors through Chinese way. This is the Jilin Art Troupe show last March 5 at The Theatre.  The two hour special is a celebration of Chinese cultures in line with Chinese Spring Festival in the Philippines.

The show features multi talents from singing, to dancing, acting and even magical performances that showcase Chinese heritage. The highlight is the Jilin way of appreciating Filipino culture, wherein they did perform Penpen De Sarapen and Bahay Kubo as a song number.


Jilin Provincial Art Troupe, is  a unique multi arts group is from the northern eastern China, aside from Solaie, they also held show in Rizal park Open Air Auditorium last March 1, Cultural Center of the Philippines last March 4, and in Cebu last March 7, and in SM Lanang in Davao City this March 9.

Jilin’s visit to the Philippines is made possible through the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China , Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, as a celebration of 40th anniversary of Philippine-China Diplomatic relations.  And in cooperation with The Theatre of Solaire Resort and Casino.

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