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

Sirenna Rivera shining tru in Australian Transgender pageant.

Sirenna Rivera in her winning costume.
Another Palawena Transexual recently made a buzz in down under, the former Miss Gay El Nido 2015 is now the first runner up of Miss Transexual Australia International held last Jan 27, 2018 at St. Kilda Town Hall in Melbourne, Australia. The said pageant is on its 9th year, there are 12 candidates coming from Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Philippines.
Serinna Rivera, 27 year old is born in Baguio but grow up in the beautiful town of El Nido, in which her family own Las Cabanas resort, she study high school at Fulbright College in Puerto Princesa City. Early 2016 she move to Australia to further her study along with her Aussie fiancé. 
It is the second time that Serinna join the Miss Transexual Australia, this is after her much coveted winning as first runner up in Ms.Mardi Gras International 2017 in Sydney, she represent White Ribbon, an organization that help women who are victims of domestic violence. This is her 22nd time in joining gay/transgender pageant.
Aside from being first runner up, Serinna also take home Best in Costume to which the prizes goes to her chosen charity. There are two more Filipina Trans join in this year’s contest, Michelle Montecarlo take home 3rd runner up while Michelle Binas didn’t make it.  Serrina is now preparing for another international pageant come October of this year.  (Photos from Serinna's FB account)

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