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

PLDT Global celebrates Global Filipino Heroes with music on Independence Day

To celebrate the Philippine Independence Day, technology services company PLDT Global Corporation will hold a free online concert dubbed as “Musikalayaan” dedicated to overseas Filipino around the world.

Headlining the concert are top OPM artists Luke Mejares, Nina, and Ice Seguerra. They will be singing songs about love and freedom dedicated to the Global Filipinos. The event will also feature stories of OFWs who served as frontliners and volunteers in their respective communities to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Through this event, we want to provide global Filipinos a venue to connect and celebrate Independence Day through music and stories,” said Albert V. Villa-Real, Chief Commercial Officer at PLDT Global. “This is also a way for us to recognize our kababayans who went the extra mile and showed the true meaning of bayanihan during this time of crisis,” he added.

Viewers can visit the PLDT Global Facebook Page on June 14, 2020, at 6:00 PM (Philippine Standard Time). Filipinos from other countries can also join in at these times: United Arab Emirates at 2:00 PM; United Kingdom at 11:00 AM; and California, USA at 3:00 AM. (PR)

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