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

2018 Thirteen Artists Awardees Revealed.

The 13 Artists. Zeus Bascon, Cian Dayrit, Janos Dela Cruz, Carlo Gabuco, Dina Gadia, Guerrero Habulan, Doktor Karayom, Raffy Napay, Archie Oclos, Shireen Seno, Lynyrd Paras. (Not In Photo: Bea Camacho and Eisa Jocson.)
 It is an ominous and omen-like numeric title that popular superstition would probably avoid, but it has proven to be stronger than its own ghosts as the Cultural Center of the Philippines revealed 13 Artists Awards for 2018. Now on its 17th year of conferment, Thirteen Artists Awards (TAA) it means as it sounds, has given special recognition and citation in the field of contemporary visual art to 185 artists since the program started in 1970.
The 2018 Thirteen Artists awardees are Zeus Bascon, Bea Camacho, Cian Dayrit, Janos DelaCruz, Carlo Gabuco, Dina Gadia, Guerrero Habulan, Eisa Jocson, Doktor Karayom, Raffy Napay, Archie Oclos, Lynyrd Paras and Shireen Seno. They were officially named at the press conference held at Museo Ng Kalinangan Pilipino Hall on 14 March 2018 at 12 noon. Chris Millado (CCP Vice President and Artistic Director) made a welcoming remark, Irene Rada (Corporate Communication Division Chief) made a rousing introduction, Rica Estrada (OIC, Visual Arts and Music Division) made an introduction about the awards and the jurors and Noel Cuizon (2018 TAA Juror and previous awardee) made the announcement of awardees.
Winners will receive a cash grant to defray cost of materials for producing new work for a group exhibition at the Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery). The exhibit opening on 18 October 2018 will be highlighted with the formal recognition of winners. This year’s exhibition will be curated by Ronald Achacoso and the trophy will be designed by Eric Zamuco, both TAA awardees (2000 and 2003, respectively).

For more information, contact the Visual Arts & Museum Division, Production & Exhibition Department at landlines (632) 8321125 local 1504/1505, or (632) 8323702, mobile (0920) 4700690, email ccp.exhibits@gmail.com, or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph

Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha. 

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