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

Official Statement: HHE to terminate Dani from MNL48 due to violations

01/13/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

HalloHallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) would like to formally announce that Dani has been terminated from MNL48 today, January 13, 2020 due to a major violation.

We would like to reiterate that HHE gives serious attention to all rules and regulations established to each member that were discussed to them and their guardians upon signing of their contracts. By outright disregarding and violating the regulations set by HHE, the management has to take immediate and necessary actions to properly address this matter.

HHE Management

Official Statement: MNL48 Faith to take her final bow as MNL48 member

01/13/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) would like to formally announce the graduation of MNL48 member, Faith as she will take her final bow on January 26 after being with MNL48 for almost 2 years.

As revealed by Faith last December 22 during MNL48’s Christmas mini show, Faith will be leaving the group due to personal reasons.

“I am grateful for those who understood and respected my decision, I am also sorry to those whom have been saddened by the news. This is a difficult decision that I have thought of for a long time. It took tears, searching, and a lot of thinking. Eventually, I arrived to the decision that made my heart most comfortable.” Said Faith in a statement to her fans.

“To the members, coaches and staff, thank you very much for all the memories we have shared. I want to thank every coaches and staff that showed genuine concern for their artists. I would also be very happy if you can come see me off at my graduation concert on January 26, 2020, Sunday at Movie Stars Café. Thank you po.” Faith continued.

HHE would thank Faith for the talent and commitment she shared with us and would like to wish her all the best as she moves forward to the next chapter of her life.

With this, HHE and MNL48 are all looking forward and hopeful to the promising year of 2020 and would like to thank all the fans for their love and support.

Thank you.

HHE Management

MNL48 Abby represents Philippines on Japan’s biggest TV music show

01/13/2020
by MNL48 Philippines


Being the ace of AKB48’s overseas sister group, Abby of MNL48 brings Filipino pride to the 70th NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen, a musical TV show in Japan broadcasted by NHK World Channel, held in NHK Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo last December 31st of 2019.

MNL48 Abby performed Koisuru Fortune Cookie with her fellow ace members of the other overseas sister groups – namely JKT48, BNK48, AKB48 Team SH, AKB48 Team TP, SGO48, CGM48, and DEL48 – as well as Japan’s local groups which are SKE48, NBM48, HKT48, NGT48, STU48, and of course, AKB48 and its Team 8.


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She also got to sing a line in the Philippine version of the said hit song, Pag-Ibig Fortune Cookie:

“Kawaii na babaeng mukha pang modelo.”

Being the third Filipino icon to be invited as guest performer in the year-end song festival, following Gary Valenciano in 1990 and Smokey Mountain in 1991, MNL48 Abby states that “it’s a privilege to be the representative of MNL48 not just the group but the Philippines also. I think that was the one of most memorable moments of my life.”

“I think the language barrier,” she says was the challenge that she faced during her stay there in Japan. “But still, with the help of other people and the translator [device], we had that chance to communicate very well. And I believe that our music is also our language because we have that one goal and it is to give happiness to all the people who are watching us.”

“My overall experience was really awesome, because performing in one stage with the big stars is really overwhelming, and we all know that NHK annual Kohaku Uta Gassen is Japan’s biggest television music show. And as a performer, ‘you should always leave a good mark,’” MNL48 Abby concludes.


Besides the rehearsals and the introduction of World Senbatsu members at the AKB48 Theatre, MNL48 Abby also didn’t pass the opportunity to visit the renowned Tower Records in Shibuya and of course, didn’t forget to take a photo which she posted on Instagram with the caption: “I just visited the Tower Records and met some staff including Takano-san. Are you guys excited? Hmm! Follow the MNL48 official accounts for more updates! ❤❤” With her bringing the name of MNL48 and representing the Philippines, this is yet another milestone for the idol group.

This is just the start of MNL48’s growing success as they continue their journey this year with more projects and exclusive events! See them again this coming January 19th, 2020 for the Seijin Shiki Mini Live and January Seitansai. Make sure to follow them on their official social media accounts for fresh updates and announcements, and catch them live daily on Kumu.

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MNL48 wraps up 2019 with an amazing Year-end Festival

01/08/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

After the success of numerous events in 2019, the Philippine idol group MNL48 ended the decade with a bang as the girls celebrated the day with the fans at their last show for 2019 ‘MNL48’s Year-end Festival’ at Movie Stars Cafe last December 28, 2019.


MNL48 – Yzabelle, Rans, Sheki, Jaime, Karla, Coleen, Brie, Jem, Miho, Ella, Gabb, Dian, Sela, Mari, Nile, Trish, Sam, Andi, Jan, Gia and Alice – graced the event and took over the fun with their beloved MNLoves (MNL48 Fans) in the exclusive booths inside the event – 2-shot with MNL48 Event wherein the girls will take photos with fans using their own cell phones, Janken Game Booth, Pokemon Game, MNL48 Card Game, MNL48 Bazaar and more – that aimed to give thanks to all who supported MNL48 through the whole year.


As the event and fun went over, MNL48 Ella expressed her gratitude towards fans, “Sobrang happy kasi second year na po namin and kasi nag-symbolized po ‘yung nangyari na ’to na sobrang solid ng MNL48 and MNLoves. Next year po sana mas madami at mas Masaya po”.


In 2019, MNL48 graced, performed and showed the versatility of skills in various events from international – the most awaited, AKB48’s Group Asia Festival 2019, launching of MNL48’s first international film ‘Seikimatsu Blue’ in Japan, Tokyo Game Show, the most popular TV show program in Japan ‘70th Kouhaku Uta Gassen on NHK World Channel’ etc. – to local stages; the biggest J Culture festival in the Philippines, Coslandia 2019, Japan Fiesta 2019 organized by the Japan Embassy, Launching of the newest game of Nintendo ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’, Fumiya’s concert and more as well as radio and TV guestings; It’s Showtime, ASAP Natin ‘to, Umagang Kay Ganda, Matanglawin, Myx and so on.


Moreover, the idol group in store more surprises in 2020 as they recently signed contract with the Philippines’ largest entertainment and media company, ABS – CBN and lately dropped the bomb on social media about the upcoming film – Whether the Weather is fine directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad – starring MNL48 Rans alongside with the biggest names in the entertainment and film industry Mr Daniel Padilla and Ms Charo Santos-Concio.


But fans couldn’t forget the amazing, breathtaking and numerous concerts and shows MNL48 done this year, including the release of their 3 singles such as ‘365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel’ ‘Ikaw Ang Melody’ and their newest single ‘High Tension’, 5 music videos including ‘Palusot Ko’y Maybe’, ‘365 ng Eroplanong Papel’, ‘Igai Ni Mango’ ‘Ikaw Ang Melody’ and ‘Gingham Check’, the back to back mall tours of the three singles, most-awaited events like Seitansai and Handshakes, the girls’ first ever documentary-film ‘ICYMI- I See Me’ and international film ‘Seikimatsu Blue’.


Indeed, the idol group took over 2019 showcasing their talent and charms and as they take another step onto 2020, more projects, bigger staging from international and local events, new music and more awaits them including their first ever theater performance at ‘MNL48 Party ga Hajimaru Yo’.

As MNL48 conquered 2019, the girls are excited to do more and surpass limitations starting it with the kick off of their first ever theatre performance of ‘MNL48 Party ga Hajimaru yo’ in January, 2020 at Movie Stars Cafe so just follow their official social media pages, visit their official website and download the MNL48 official app now for more updates.

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MNL48 brings joy to the faces of MNLoves at the MNL48 Christmas Live Mini Concert: Give Love on Christmas Day

01/08/2020
by MNL48 Philippines

The Philippine idol group MNL48 brought the bestest holiday gift ever as the girls showed the warmest love to MNLoves (MNL48 fans) performing their hits at the MNL48 Christmas Live Mini Concert: Give Love on Christmas Day, last December 22, 2019 at Movie Stars Cafe.


As the concert finally started, the place was brightened by colorful light sticks, filled with joyful vibes and packed with a huge number of fans as seats were left unoccupied. Aside from that, MNL48 set the mood and started up the hype as they performed popular Christmas hits.


As expected, the event went successful and MNL48 Sela expressed how grateful she was for the concert, “We’re very happy po sa naging outcome ng aming mini concert dahil hindi po expected na maraming pupunta and dahil matagal na naming itong napag-handaan, at syempre ‘yung mga production namin hindi siya ‘yung usual na ginagawa namin. Sana po next year ay mas tumatag ang samahan ng MNL48 and MNloves.”


Continuing the solid and amazing concert of MNL48, the idol group performed their hits ‘Manila 48’ ‘Bingo!’ ‘First Rabbit’ ‘1234 Yoroshiku’ ‘Igai Ni Mango’ ‘Aitakatta – Gustong Makita’ ‘365 Araw ng Eroplanong papel’ ‘Ikaw Ang Melody’ and their newest single ‘High Tension’.


On the other hand, the room was filled with sadness as MNL48 Faith announced her graduation during the event, “MNLoves, Masaya ako sa naging journey ko dito sa MNL48. Mami-miss ko lahat, ‘yung girls and lalo na kayo. Sabi niyo naman sa’kin na you will support me kahit anong path ang i-take ko, kaya maraming salamat!”.


To bring back the smile on everyone’s faces, MNL48 closed the event with a bang as the girls performed their lively and colorful single ‘Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie’. Indeed, the concert was one of their bests and unforgettable as they took everyone in the room with their roller coaster ride of emotions.


Don’t worry because MNL48 has surprises before the year 2019 ends, so catch them on MNL48’s yearend Festival this coming December 28, 2019 at Movie Stars Cafe. For more updates and latest happenings follow MNL48's official social media pages and website, and download the MNL48 Fan Club App available on Google Play Store and App Store to get more information.

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MNL48 takes over the fun at the launching of Pokemon Sword and Shield at the Robinsons Galleria South

12/17/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

The Philippine idol group MNL48 was back for another round of fun and intense battle as the girls hyped up the crowd with their hits and went head to head against their new opponents in the grand launch of the first mainline Pokemon game of Nintendo Switch, ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ last December 14, 2019 at the Robinsons Galleria South, Laguna.


To set the mood of the event, MNL48 - Aly, Sela, Abby, Sheki, Jamie, Gabb, Jem, Coleen, Belle, Amy, Yssa, Dian, Dana, Laney, Cole and Shaina – performed some of their hits ‘Aitakatta – Gustong Makita’ ‘Bingo!’ ‘First Rabbit’ ‘Manila 48’ ‘Paluso’t Ko’y Maybe’ ‘Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie’ ‘Ikaw Ang Melody’ and their newest single ‘High Tension’.


As the most-awaited Pokemon battle finally came, 16 members of MNL48 was divided into four teams – Pokemon team 1; Dana, Jem, Sela and Jaime, Pokemon Team 2; Belle, Yssa, Abby and Amy, Pokemon team 3; Sheki, Dian, Cole and Coleen and Pokemon Team 4; Gabb, Shaina, Aly and Laney – to battle against the frontliners of the gaming industry of the Philippines called ‘The Rumble Royale’, composed of gamers such as Suzzysaur, Myrtle, Rockhart, and Claro The Third.


Asked how she felt after battling against an expert Pokemon gamer, MNL48 Jem shared her thoughts about the game and her sentiments for gamers like the Royal Rumble Talents.

“The feeling was different kasi last time po, nag-laban kami against each member of MNL48 but this time ang kalaban namin ay legit gamers that has wider knowledge about Pokemon. Ang nangyari ay natalo kami sa unang

game na user po ng grass type Pokemon, but hindi ko pinagsisihan ‘yung mga nangyari kasi I told myself that it’s time for gamers to shine because this was their field and they’re best at it po.” Jem expressed.


After the four rounds of Pokemon battle, it was no surprise that the expertise in all kinds of game of the Rumble Royale took their spot in the championship as winners against MNL48. However, the girls showed determination and sportsmanship in the game and it was seen in their faces that they truly enjoyed the fun and game.


‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ – developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokemon Company and Nintendo – was released last November 15, 2019 worldwide as the first mainline Pokemon game of Nintendo Switch. Moreover, the game has its new features such as Dynamax wherein you will be witnessing your Pokemons in a larger image and Gigantamax which limited Pokemons will have their own version of Dynamax and more new introduced Pokemons as well.

MNL48 was not done yet in conquering the world of Pokemon as MNL48 Team 1 – Sela, Jem, Dana and Jamie – will visit an international Pokemon Center in Singapore as their prize for winning the Pokemon battle against their MNL48 member last November 17 at Robinsons Magnolia.

See them on stage again this December 20 at the Movie Stars Cafe Theater for their first ever Theater Performance ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’ with Team MII and catch them on their Christmas Mini Live Concert ‘Give love on Christmas Day!’ on December 22 and 2-shot event on December 28 at Movie Stars Cafe. Follow their official social media pages, visit their official website, and download the MNL48 official app now for more updates.

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MNL48 inspires the students of Tuloy Foundation at the J-Melody Concert

12/12/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

The Philippine idol group, MNL48, brought the warmest of yuletide season as they inspired and motivated the students of Tuloy Foundation at the J-Melody Concert last December 11, 2019 at Don Bosco School Alabang, Muntinlupa City.


MNL48 – Gabb, Yssa, Belle, Jamie, Cole, Sheki, Abby, Sela, Aly and Dian – performed ‘Aitakatta – Gustong Makita’, their fifth single ‘High Tension’ with its coupling song ‘Green Flash’ and AKB48’s ‘Koisuru Fortune Cookie’.


J-Melody Concert – hosted by the Japan Embassy – an event held to promote J-Culture in the Philippines and in partnership with Tuloy Foundation – a program that has 250 residents, which consists of street children who were abandoned, neglected and abused and non residents which means children who have their families but cannot support them financially for education, has a mission to foster and provide them quality education – to inspire and encourage street children to dream high and strive harder achieving their goals in life including the arts of performances.


Aside from MNL48, other guest performer includes the Shamisen player, a Japanese traditional instrument, Mr Keisho Ohno as he taught the students of the history and technicalities of Shamisen and hyped up the crowd performing traditional Japanese music like ‘Tsugaru Jongara Shinbushi’, ‘Tsugaru Aiya Bushi’ ‘Tsugaru Tanto Bushi’ and modern music like ‘Sakura Fubuki’ ‘007: James Bond’s theme’ ‘Seiya’ and more.


As a person who dreams high and strive harder reaching her goals, MNL48 Sheki shared what motivated her entering the world of MNL48, “What motivated me to enter MNL48 are my dreams; I really wanted to showcase my talent and be part of something that has a purpose and that is to inspire people to achieve their dreams in life. Being part of MNL48 is not just being part of a girl group but being in a family that makes you grow more as a person. This taught me to strive hard and work hard because we became as a medium for youth and other people, for them to do good and be the best version of themselves.”

J-Melody Concert was just one of MNL48’s exciting events this December as the group will end 2019 with series of events including their first ever Theater Performance ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’ with Team L on December 17, 2019 at Movie Stars Cafe and their ‘High Tension’ mall show at Fisher Mall, Malabon on December 13, 2019.

To know more about MNL48's upcoming events make sure to follow their official social media pages, visit their official website, and download the MNL48 official app now.


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MNL48 December Seitansai celebrants show gratitude to fans for their love and support

12/12/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

Fan chants, cheers, colorful light sticks, and so much excitement filled Movie Stars Café as December Seitansai celebrants MNL48 Faith, Brei, Lara, Tin, Amy, and Frances had a bedazzling birthday bash on December 8th, 2019, hyping up their fans for this month’s celebration.

The girls yet again succeeded in giving their fans impressive performances as they showed their talents in singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments. They surely pulled it off when they performed Japanese music and some AKB48 songs for their fans.

Frances was emotional after her performance and wanted to thank her fans that supported and cheered for her, “Ilang beses po ako nag-breakdown para dito, kasi this is my first time po magcelebrate. Kahit may pagkukulang, napuna niyo naman dahil pumunta talaga kayo dito, thank you so much.” Sharing her preparations for this event, she mentioned, “Tinulungan po talaga ako ng mga senpais ko po, sa Team L po – sina Ate Grace, Ate Kyla – tinulungan po talaga nila ako makahanap ng ipeperform and thank God, naging okay din...”

Amy was beaming with happiness as she tells the crowd, “Itong performance kong ‘to mukhang hindi pinaghandaan pero isa lang po masasabi ko sa inyo, ito pong performance na ginawa ko po ngayon, para sa inyo po talaga ‘yon,” she said, getting loud cheers from MNLoves. “Lahat po kasi ng ginagawa ko, iniisip ko po talaga kayo na sana, sana po talaga natuwa kayo sa performance ko. Ginawa ko po ‘to para sa inyo. Para sa inyo po lahat po ‘yan.”

Tin, the Empress of the Dance Floor, also killed it on stage with superb dance moves. Despite being away from her family, she was thankful that she was there to celebrate her eighteenth birthday with her fans. “Super thank you po sa lahat and sa lahat po ng MNLoves na pumunta po ngayon para i-celebrate po ang birthday naming December Seitansai, super thank you po kasi kahit wala po yung family ko dito sa Manila, nandyan naman po kayo to serve as my family and super thank you po talaga kasi pinapakita niyo po yung love and support niyo po para sa amin every day kaya maraming, maraming salamat MNLoves.”

Lara, on the other hand, amazed the audience with her mad skills in playing some of their MNL48 hits on the electric guitar, ‘Palusot Ko’y Maybe’ being one of them.


Brei, also known as the Bullylit of the group, was thankful for the support she got from her fans that day. “Sobrang nakakawala po kayo ng lagnat sa totoo lang nung nakita ko kayo. Pinagpawisan na ako, wala na ‘kong sakit. Maraming salamat po, sana nag-enjoy kayo sa performance ko.”

Faith took the opportunity to express her gratitude as well to her sisters who backed her up in her dance number; her apparent improvement on dancing was noticed and appreciated by her fans which meant a lot to her. “Thank you so much po Feitoverse and MNLoves, I hope that you liked my performances for this year's Seitansai. Sobrang nakakatuwa, yesterday I saw yung mga posts niyo and greetings for my birthday. Sa mga nakaka-appreciate, thank you so much.”

The event concluded with Team NIV’s ‘1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku!,’ a coupling song from the MNL48’s newest single, ‘High Tension,’ which was performed by the Senbatsu members.



See MNL48 again this coming December 13th, 2019 at Fisher Mall Malabon for their 5th Single ‘High Tension’ mall show. Catch the girls daily on KUMU Live and make sure to follow MNL48’s official social media pages to keep up with the latest announcements!

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Massive crowd of fans forgather to support MNL48 at Alabang Mall Show

12/05/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

MNL48 Senbatsu members were astonished to see fans crowded during their fifth single mall show at Starmall Alabang on November 23rd, 2019. The fans’ cheers and chants filled the event center of the mall as MNL48 Gabb, Aly, Dian, Yzabel, Laney, Rans, Alice, Kay, and Faith once again impressed the audience with their performance of ‘High Tension’ and its coupling song, ‘Green Flash.’

With the Christmas season just around the corner, the girls also serenaded the fans with their lovely rendition of ‘Paskong Kasama Ka.’ It was a captivating moment when their endearing voices had the fans swaying along to the mellow tune. As the girls didn’t expect the crowd to be that huge, MNL48 Yzabel wanted thank everyone who came to support them at the mall show and welcomed their new fans to the family.

Fans also had the chance to see the members up close during their merchandise selling after the performances. Continue streaming ‘High Tension’ Coslandia special video on YouTube and catch them live daily on KUMU livestreams. Don’t forget to follow their official social media pages to keep up with the announcements and latest happenings of MNL48.



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