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ASIN was formed in 1977; the nucleus of which was the duo- Mike Pillora Jr. and Cesar Bañares Jr., who were plying the folk joints and pub houses in Manila as “Mike and Cesar”. A year later, Lolita Carbon was recruited by the duo to fill in the missing middle voice and eventually became the third member. Mike named their trio “Salt of the Earth”; after the song popularized by Joan Baez, and composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richard. More than just a song title, Mike based the name of their group on the essence of the phrase which the Holy Book had intended it to be — the lowly, the needy, the wavering millions who are humble in birth, and the hard working people — the real salt of the Earth.