MNL48 clinches to be part of the ‘Tabing Ilog the Musical’

02/11/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

Aside from music, TV shows and movies, the Philippine idol group MNL48 is set to conquer the bigger stage of the musical entertainment as MNL48 Abby, Belle and Brei were officially announced to portray the well-known ‘barkada’ (characters) from the ABS-CBN’s TV series turned musical ‘Tabing Ilog the Musical’ last February 06, 2020 at the ABS-CBN Dolphy Theater.


As the event officially revealed the casts for the musical, MNL48 Abby and MNL48 Belle as ‘George’ (originally played by Jodi Sta. Maria) and MNL48 Brei as the new character ‘Sammy’, alongside with their co-actors from ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother, Star Hunt artists, as well as film and theater actors like Agot Isidro, Gab Pangilinan, Vino Manalot, Paolo O’hara and others, opened the press conference by performing a musical snippet from their show, ‘Tabing Ilog the Musical.’

Truth be told, MNL48 Brei confessed that she hasn’t watched any theater musical and this will be her first time, “Never pa po ako nakapanood ng musical theater pero sobrang nae-excite po ako nung nalaman ko po na nakapasok dito tsaka malaking adjustment din po para sa’kin kahit na po gustong-gusto ko ‘yung pag-kanta kasi hindi po ako sanay sa malalaking movement ‘yun po ‘yung kinakatakot ko kasi hindi po ako malaki pero sobrang excited po ako na gawin ‘to kasama sila”.


One of the wishes from her bucket list has been marked as MNL48 Belle shared that being in a musical is her dream, “Sobrang inspiring po na ma-experience ‘yung theater and isa po ito sa mga dream ko before and I’m so overwhelmed para po maka-pasok dito”. Indeed, musical is way different from MNL48’s nature, but MNL48 Abby expressed that even though musical is very challenging, they are striving hard to prove that they can do more, “Challenging siya kasi as an MNL48 member po, nagpe-perform po kami and hindi bago sa amin ang pag-sayaw at ang pag-kanta po and medyo kinakabahan kami ngayon pero andito po kami para gawin ‘yung aming goal na maipakita na ang MNL48 member po ay may mga kaya pang gawin”.


Tabing Ilog the Musical, a stage adaptation of the ABS-CBN’s teen drama series ‘Tabing Ilog’ that depicts romance, friendship and facing real life social issues, retells the story of the wellloved series with a modern and innovative take directed by Topper Fabregas, written by Jade Castro and musical direction by Vincent de Jesus with their creative team.

Watch the press conference of the ‘Tabing Ilog the Musical’ here:

Tabing Ilog the Musical will run in March, 2020 at ABS-CBN’s Dolphy Theater and tickets are available exclusively at ktx.ph. Just follow the official social media pages of MNL48 and don’t forget to download the fan club app on google playstore and app store.

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MNL48 opens registration for MNL48’s Third Generation

02/04/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

Do you have what it takes to be the next idol?

The Philippine idol group MNL48 officially opened the registration to join the search for the MNL48 Third Generation members last January 31, 2020 on ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime.

As first announced on MNL48's official social media pages, the registration for the Third Generation started on January 31, 2020 at 12:00NN and ends on February 29, 2020 at 9:00PM.

The requirements were also announced alongside with the mechanics on the official website of MNL48. So, who are qualified to join the search?

  • Female
  • Single
  • Must be 15 to 20 years old within the registration date
  • Philippine Resident
  • Must not have contract in any other commercial and talent management.

However, the registration for the Third Generation is different from the process of the two generations in the past. This year, the aspirants should register solely through the official website of MNL48 at https://mnl48.hallohallo.com/. MNL48 Fan Club App members will also be redirected to the registration page by clicking the ‘entry here’ button on the homepage.

After the registration and screening process, aspirants who will be chosen from the first screening will move on to the next stage that will be announced soon. So, follow MNL48’s official social media pages and official website to get the latest updates.

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MNL48 Team L and First Gen members levels up the ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’ Theatre Show

02/04/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

The weekend was a blast as MNL48 welcomed this month with two ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’ theatre shows, Team L performing on Saturday (February 1st) and First Generation members on Sunday (February 2nd) at Movie Stars Cafe.


New songs, new themes, and new costumes are three of what makes the theatre shows worth the watch; the venue was filled with colourful light sticks, booming fan chants, and an expectant crowd. It surely was a sight and an enjoyable experience for MNLoves as they saw their idols get on stage with never-before-seen performances, which the girls have been getting ready for in a long time.


MNL48 Kay, the Team L captain, shared their preparations for this theatre show. “‘Yung buong December nag-practice talaga kami at pinaghandaan namin, like every day, sa isang araw sobrang haba ng practice namin, like 6 hours. Hindi po kami natutulog ng maaga minsan kasi [aaralin namin ang] lyrics, then voice training, dance training, and may kasamang exercise, like jogging. “Sobrang nakakagaan sa loob na mapakita namin sa fans finally ‘yung pinaghandaan namin simula last year. At napansin ko sobrang laki ng improvement ng bawat members kasi as a team captain, nag-oobserve ako ng skills nila tapos ngayon nakita ko yung pag-iimprove nila kaya sobrang saya po,” she added.


The three teams of MNL48 have experienced performing as teams for the first time on their team concert series last October 2019. This time, on their theatre shows, gives them an opportunity to form their bond as teams even stronger. “Lahat po kami nag-effort dito, nagtulungan po kami kaya sobrang malaking bagay po itong theatre show para maging isa yung team at magkasundo sa bawat bagay,” MNL48 Kay concluded.


On the following day, fans were thrilled to see the 16 members of the First Generation united again for the theatre show. This was a chance for the members to showcase their improvements and how far they’ve become in two years of training as idols. As the theatre show went successful, MNL48 Grace expressed how proud she was seeing the first generation members killed the theatre show, “First Gen theatre show is different po talaga kasi bukod sa iba't ibang team nanggaling ‘yung members, ngayon lang po ulit nagsama-sama ‘yung 1st gen members sa stage after a long time po. ‘Yung pinag-practice po namin for the last two years ngayon lang namin nagawa as 1st gen. Sobrang masaya ako na naka-sama ako sa first batch ng 1st gen to perform theatre show.”


Besides getting to hear the new theatre songs and seeing the exclusive performances, fans who attended the shows were also lucky to meet their idols up close during the Hi-Touch session as well as the merchandise selling.


The party doesn’t stop as more theatre shows are happening this month! Witness the show of the Second Generation members on February 9th, Sunday, at Movie Stars Cafe. To know more about the upcoming schedules, follow the official social media pages of MNL48 and watch them live daily on Kumu for other announcements.

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MNL48 Theatre Show Setlist

Tara Na Party! / Dear My Teacher / May Lasong Mansanas / Umiindak na Saya / Classmate / Christmas Eve / Bawal na Halik / Tala / Talulot ng Sakura / Bughaw na Kalangitan

ENCORE: (Team L) MNL48 / Igai Ni Mango / High Tension

ENCORE: (First Gen) MNL48 / Aitakatta / Pag-Ibig Fortune Cookie

MNL48 visits ABS-CBN Studio Experience

01/30/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

The Philippine idol group MNL48 brought MNLoves to the world of entertainment in Studio XP Live!, a three-day variety event held at the ABS-CBN Studio Experience in TriNoma last January 24, 25 and 26, 2020.


MNL48 took over the studio by teams; Team NIV on the 24th, Team L on 25th, and Team MII on 26th accordingly, opening each event by performing their hits such as ‘Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie’, ‘Igai Ni Mango’, ‘Aitakatta – Gustong Makita’, ‘Talulot Ng Sakura’, ‘Umiindak Na Saya’, and their latest single ‘High Tension’ at the Kapamilya Theatre. Fans got the chance to bond and do activities together inside the studio city of ABS-CBN.




After the show, MNL48 went to different booths like The Voice, PBB House, It’s Showtime, Minute to Win It and such where fans got the chance to play games and try numerous activities with the girls.


With the thrill and fun vibe, MNL48 Sheki shared her experience throughout the day, “Sobrang saya po kasi first time ko and ng iba dito, tapos ang challenging pa po ng mga ginagawa tulad ng mga task ni ‘Kuya’. Ang extraordinary po ng mga nangyayari kasi di ko po inaasahan, sobrang saya po talaga.”



ABS-CBN Studio Experience is located in Level 4 of TriNoma, where varieties of booths are found; one of them from ‘Pinoy Big Brother’, where people can experience being a housemate and accomplish tasks given by ‘Kuya’. In ‘It’s Showtime’ booth, people get to take the responsibilities of a director, while in ‘StarLab’ gives visitors a chance to meet Tito Boy through a fast talk segment. Not only that, people can also play games and do thrilling activities in ‘Minute to Win It’, as well as showing off one's singing talents and convincing the coaches from ‘The Voice’ to be recruited as their member. Through these, ABS-CBN aims for Kapamilyas to experience what is inside their world of entertainment. The gates are open to public from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am – 8pm and tickets are avaible on-site.


Meanwhile, don't miss MNL48 on their jam-packed Party Ga Hajimaru Yo Theater Show this month of February, starting off with Team L on February 1st, 2020 at Movie Stars Cafe, which will be followed by MNL48’s 1st Generation members on February 2nd and 2nd Generation members on February 9th.

Follow MNL48’s official social media pages for more details and other dates of Party Ga Hajimaru Yo Theater Show, and check out the official app and website to stay updated.

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MNL48 Faith bids her fans farewell

01/28/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

As Faith had always been a part of the Senbatsu in each single, fans were emotional to witness her last appearance as an MNL48 member in her Sayonara Mini Live on January 26th, 2020 at Movie Stars Café.


She performed a medley of all their main singles, with the Senbatsu members of each one, which were both an entertainment and a nostalgic moment for them and the fans. She also gave her audience song and dance numbers on some foreign music, and of course, her personal favorite, AKB48’s ‘Kokoro no Placard’ in Filipino (Plakard ng Aking Puso). The crowd erupted into loud shouts of joy as two former MNL48 members appeared too, Nice and Ash, whom Faith, as it turned out, secretly invited to join her perform on stage for the last time.


Together with other MNL48 members, Faith performed ‘Talulot ng Sakura’, a song depicting change and facing the future with hope. The song was personally special for her, as she told the audience that it was the first song she ever practiced as a member and was then the last song she sings on stage.


For her, being in MNL48 changed her life in a way that she had gained confidence. “I believe naman na everybody has their own star and meron tayong maipapakita, pero the Faith back then wasn’t able to show herself masyado kasi nahihiya siya,” she remarked. “She’s like always that shy girl, random, and very quirky. In MNL48 I was able to be confident enough to be quirky as I am now, [and I don’t shy away anymore] sa mga gusto kong gawin. I learned to take every opportunity kasi ‘yung chance isang beses lang siya dumarating sa life.”


“What I will miss the most is spending time with my sisters sa MNL48, ‘yung random moments and ‘yung mga times na kami-kami lang, [as well as] learning ‘yung mga new songs [that are yet to be released],” she expressed. Aside from that, she also shared her most memorable experience in being an MNL48 idol. “‘Yung pinaka-memorable sa’kin is when I went to Bangkok for the [2019 AKB48 Group] Asia Festival because it was my first time to go overseas [for work]. I got to spend time with my sisters sa ibang groups and sobrang nakakatuwa to share our different cultures, kasi I really like learning languages and other cultures kaya that was a big opportunity for me. And I made good friends na hindi ko ine-expect; we still stay in touch and I feel like we’ll see each other pa.”


As she departs from the idol group industry to take on a different career path, here’s her final message that she wanted to get across to her fans: “I hope that they won’t be too sad kasi nakikita ko sa social media sobrang na-surprise sila sa announcement ko and everything still feels surreal for each one of us kaya if ever mag-sink in na I hope na hindi naman masyadong malungkot. ‘Yung mga sinabi kong messages during my concert and du’n sa songs na pinerform ko, I hope ‘yun ‘yung maging batayan nila na don’t be too sad because it’s just me trying to move forward in life. And you’ll see me around, I’ll still be the Faith that you guys love. I love you guys, thank you so much for all the support, hindi masasayang ‘yon.”


Faith, being one of the consistent top members, will surely be missed by MNLoves and her Feitoverse. Notwithstanding, the rest of MNL48 continues their journey as this coming month of February is packed with their new theatre shows and other events! Check the official social media pages for the dates and more announcements, and remember to catch the girls’ live streams daily on Kumu.

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MNL48 Team MII hypes up the Party Ga Hajimaru Yo Theater Show

01/27/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

After the success of Team NIV’s theater show last January 18, The Philippine idol group MNL48 Team MII pumped up the crowd as they filled the theater with euphoric vibes and excitement at their Party Ga Hajimaru Yo Theater Show last January 25, 2020.


As the show finally began, MNL48 Team MII Sheki, Jamie, Alice, Rans, Faith, Jan, Emz, Yzabel, Dana, Laney, Klaire, Cole, Shaira, Andi, Princess and Gia started the show strong as they performed their hits ‘Talutot Ng Sakura’ ‘Christmas Eve’ ‘MNL48’ ‘Labrador Retriever’ ‘Umiindak Na Saya’ and ‘Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie’.



To hype the event more, the idol group performed their theater songs such as ‘Tara Na Party!’ ‘Dear My Teacher’ ‘May Lasong Mansanas’ ‘Classmate’ ‘Bawal Na Halik’ ‘Tala’ and ‘Bughaw Na Kalangitan’.


With her first and last Theater Show, MNL48 Faith expressed how thankful she was for the opportunity to perform before her graduation, “Everything was memorable and at the same time nakaka-lungkot po, because I prepared so much for this but it has to end to be my first and last. Masayang Masaya po ako kasi I have this opportunity to perform po before my graduation”.


Meanwhile, MNL48 Team L will be having their Party Ga Hajimaru Yo Theater Show on February 01, 2020 at Movie Stars Cafe for a performance that will entice MNLoves more. Make sure to follow MNL48’s social media accounts for more information and don’t forget to visit the official the official website and download the app to be in the loop and get the latest updates.

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MNL48 Theater Show Setlist

Tara Na Party / Dear My Teacher / May Lasong Mansanas / Umiindak Na Saya / Classmate / Christmas Eve / Bawal Na Halik / Tala / Talulot Ng Sakura / Bughaw Na Kalangitan ENCORE: MNL48 / Labrador Retriever / Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie

Official Statement: Kenkyuusei Sam promoted as MNL48 official member

01/26/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) is happy to announce the promotion of Sam from Kenkyuusei (trainee) to MNL48 second year official member. MNL48 Sam will now be part of Team MII.

In a statement, Sam is truly grateful for the opportunity given to her by the management and her supporters. “Una po sa lahat, maraming salamat po sa girls, management and lalo na po sa fans para sa opportunity na ‘to and sa pagtitiwala po sa kakayahan ko. Dahil po dito, mas gagalingan at huhusayan ko pa po para hindi po masayang lahat po ng effort ko at effort niyo. Maraming salamat po.”

As the group welcomes the new year full of hope and enthusiasm, MNL48 members are all grateful for the immense support and dedication of their fans since the beginning.

Thank you.

HHE Management

Team NIV kicks off MNL48’s Theater Show ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’

01/22/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

After the successful projects and events last year, The Philippine idol group MNL48 started the new year with a bang as Team NIV kicked off their first ever theater show titled ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’ last January 18, 2020 at Movie Stars Cafe.


MNL48 Theater titled 'Party Ga Hajimaru Yo' which means 'Let's Party!' is the group's first theater show since their debut following their international sister group AKB48’s ‘idols you can meet’ concept wherein shows and concerts were being held daily for fans. Moreover, MNL48 Theater is uniquely different from any other events as they bring about exclusive songs, new costumes and new performances from each team (Team MII, Team NIV, and Team L).


To set the mood of the theater show, team NIV – Aly, Abby, Jem, Rowee, Coleen, Brei, Ruth, Lara, Belle, Joyce, Alyssa, Miho, Ecka, Jaydee and Daryll – hyped the fans up by performing their hits ‘Talutot Ng Sakura’ ‘Umiindak Na Saya’ ‘MNL48’ ‘Christmas Eve’ and ‘Tara Na Party’.


Meanwhile, the crowd went wild and the light sticks were up as the girls performed their newest songs exclusive just for the theater show – such as ‘Dear My Teacher’ ‘May Lasong Mansanas’ ‘Classmate’ ‘Bawal Na Halik’ ‘Tala’ and ‘Bughaw Na Kalangitan’ – wearing their new and stylish costume that highlighted their elegance and beauty on stage.


And to entice the fans even more, Team NIV dropped a surprising announcement when they officially welcomed Kenkyuusei Karla as the newest member of MNL48. “Maraming salamat posa sumuporta sa’kin since gen 1 hanggang ngayon po, and finally official member na po ako ng MNL48. Gagawin ko po ang best ko as MNL48 po.” MNL48 Karla enthused.


With the success of the event, Team NIV’s captain MNL48 Ecka expressed her gratitude towards their beloved fans (MNLoves), “In behalf of Team NIV nagpapasalamat ako sa pagpunta ninyo dito. Sa walang sawa na pagsuporta sa amin, hindi lamang sa Team NIV, lalo na sa buong MNL48. Lahat ng effort, puyat at pagod ay nawala dahil sa mga fan chants at palakpakan ninyo.”


After the outstanding theater show, the event allowed fans to high-five, not only their oshis but with every Team NIV in their hi-touch session. And to end the show, MNL48 Ecka concluded the show with her genuine appreciation to the fans “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for being here today and to your unending support sa MNL48. Sana ay suportahan nyo kaming lahat bilang isang grupo. MNL48 TEAM NIV.. Maraming Salamat Po!”


As the first-ever MNL48’s Party Ga Hajimaru Yo theater show continues, Team MII and Team L were set to conquer the remaining shows so catch them on January 25 and February 01 at Movie Stars Cafe and make sure to follow MNL48’s official social media accounts for more information and visit the official website and download the app to be in the loop and get the latest updates.


MNL48 Theater Show Setlist

Tara Na Party! / Christmas Eve / Classmate / Bawal Na Halik / Tala / Dear My Teacher / May Lasong Mansanas / Bughaw Na Kalangitan /

ENCORE: MNL48 / Umiindak Na Saya / Talutot Ng Sakura

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​MNL48 holds double celebration for this year’s Seijin Shiki and January Seitansai

01/22/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

Fans were in awe as MNL48 members Sela, Sheki, Kyla, Alyssa, Miho, Ecka, Daryll, Ella, Gia, and Nile entered the stage of Movie Stars Café on January 19th, 2020 in their beautiful and colorful kimonos in celebration of Seijin Shiki, also known as the Coming of Age ceremony, which is annually held in Japan for the youth who are turning 20 this year.


The new adults not only performed their popular hits but they also talked about what changes they observed as they reach the age of maturity and what goals and future plans they have for themselves. This event was particularly special for the fans as they got to see how their idols grow into what they have become.

“Yung goal and future plan ko is syempre kailangan maabot na ng MNL48 ang top talaga. Gusto kong makita na nandu’n tayo eh, ‘yung parang established na talaga,” MNL48 Sheki told the crowd who then shouted their agreement.


MNL48 Alyssa expressed her heartfelt gratitude towards their fans for the never ending support they give. “Grabe yung loyalty na ibinibigay ng mga fans, parang kulang pa yung mga naiibigay namin sa kanila, ganu’n talaga yung feeling kaya sobrang thankful po namin na nandito po kayo sa event namin na ‘to.”


“Sa buong MNL48 family po thank you so much. And of course 3 years na ko nandito sa MNL48, nakita po namin na since the beginning hanggang ngayon, ‘yung suporta niyo po para sa’min, parang kasabay niyo na po kami sa pagtanda. Thank you so much MNLoves for always having our backs. Sana po in the future sabay-sabay po nating makita yung success ng MNL48,” MNL48 Sela said, earning a tremendous cheer from the audience.

On the same day, January Seitansai was also held at the same venue. MNL48 members Aly, Jan, Grace, and Klaire rocked the stage as they gave the audience new and exciting performances.


This being MNL48 Klaire’s first Seitansai, she was moved by the heartwarming support and love that she got from the fans. She showed her appreciation after her song and dance number.


This month’s birthday celebrants surely made that day a party by singing lively J-pop songs and dancing to some AKB48 music, such as the famous and upbeat ‘Heavy Rotation’ single, which enlivened the fans. MNL48 Jan and Klaire showed off their personally-designed costumes while MNL48 Aly and Grace fashioned their stunning outfits, all of them leaving the crowd enchanted.


After the blowing of candles and birthday wishes, fans of course didn’t pass the chance to greet the celebrants personally and get a picture taken with them during the cheki session, as the girls are beyond grateful and happy to be celebrating their birthdays with their beloved supporters.


Catch MNL48 perform live on ABS-CBN Studio Experience this January 24, 25, and 26 at the Kapamilya Theatre! Team MII will also be having their theatre show on the 25th at Movie Stars Café. Don’t miss these one of a kind experiences so make sure to get your tickets, and download the official app and follow MNL48’s official social media pages for any important updates and announcements on their upcoming events.

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Official Statement: Kenkyuusei Karla promoted as MNL48 official member

01/18/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) is happy to announce the promotion of Karla from Kenkyuusei (trainee) to MNL48 second year official member. MNL48 Karla will now be part of Team NIV.

In a statement, Karla is truly grateful for the opportunity given to her by the management and her supporters. “Nagpapasalamat po ako sa management dahil napili po nila ako bilang isang official member ng MNL48 and most specially sa mga sumusuporta sa’kin lalo na kapag may events. Kung hindi po dahil sa kanila hindi po ako makakarating sa pagiging member ng MNL48. Kaya po ngayon, mas gagalingan at huhusayan ko pa po para sa mga nagtiwala at patuloy pong nagmamahal.”

As the group welcomes the new year full of hope and enthusiasm, MNL48 members are all grateful for the immense support and dedication of their fans since the beginning.

Thank you.

HHE Management