Fans gathered at the MNL48 April Seitansai

04/14/2019
by Wilson

MNL48 April celebrants treat their fans to a day filled with fun games and cheerful performances in their Seitansai event on April 14, 2019 at Movie Stars Cafe.

As Belle will be turning a year older on April 17, Madie on April 16, and Sela on April 28, the girls performed their newest single “Bingo!,” “Igai Ni Mango”, and “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” together with the Senbatsu. The birthday celebrants also prepared special games such as “Tama Go Cheeks” and “Ms.MNL” for their fans.

But the most special part of the event is the message from Sela, Belle, and Madie’s family which made the teen idols emotional.

Madie’s parents, Zaldy Epilogo and Marinor Epilogo sent their heartfelt message to their daughter. “Hi anak, happy birthday, wish ko lang na lagi kang in good health, in good faith, and laging si Lord ang inuuna at ang wish ko pa is maging blessing ka sa lahat ng tao na nakapaligid sayo. Alam mo naman na simula pa ng day one na nag-decide kang pumasok diyan sa MNL48 fully supported ka namin ng mommy mo until now na andiyan ka na. Ingatan mo lang lagi sarili mo. Happy birthday and more power, more blessings.”

Riza Bismanos, Belle’s aunt, narrated how her niece was confident since she was a kid. “When belle was just a little girl I already saw star qualities in her, alam mo ‘yung mafi-feel mo na parang a star is born ganon siya. Very confident on stage kahit nung maliit pa siya sumasali ‘yan sa mga beauty contest. She can really light up the room with her presence during sa mga party, ganon siya. Isa siya sa nagpapasaya sa mga party namin at home, so siguro yon isa sa mga namimiss namin now that she’s really very busy with MNL48,” she said.

“From the bottom of my heart and on behalf of our family I would like to wish you a very happy birthday and that God will continue to bless you with all the things that make you happiest. Don’t forget that we will always support you and that we will always be your number one fan, and always keep your feet on the ground. Always be grateful to God for everything that he has blessed you with. We love you, happy birthday,” her aunt greeted.

“Kung meron talagang idol para sa mga kabataan masasabi ko talagang ‘tong mga anak ko lalo na yan si ineng (Sela), parang sinaunang tao ang utak niyan,” shared Mena Guia, Sela’s mother.

Lucky fans also had a chance to wish their Oshi a happy birthday, “advance happy birthday! Laban lang, support ka lagi namin, galingan mo lang,” greeted Beejay Terno to his idol Madie who will be turning 16 this year.

“I’m wishing for your success sa career mo, pagpatuloy mo ginagawa mo and please stay beautiful,” said Leonel Sanchez to Belle as she turns 18 this year.

“Happy birthday, Sela! Wish ko sayo matupad lahat ng pangarap mo at sana lagi kang masaya. Alam kong proud na proud sayo ang family mo. And lagi kang mag-smile ‘wag mo masyadong baguhin sarili mo, enjoy lang at lagi kaming andito para sayo,” Ralph Sarmiento wished to his oshi Sela.

The girls also expressed their happiness towards their fans for continuously attending events and supporting them in their idol journey.

“Thank you sa management dahil sa kanila nabigyan kami ng opportunity para i-share kung ano man meron kami. Nagiging inspirasyon na po kami sa inyong lahat, at sa lahat po ng pumunta po dito ngayon thank you po sa pagbigay ng time dito sa birthday namin. Dito sa MNL48 na feel ko ‘yung growth and appreciation ng tao. Sobra-sobrang na-aappreciate namin ‘yon at mahal na mahal namin kayo (fans). Sobrang happy ako na nakasama ko kayo,” Belle exclaimed.

Meanwhile, MNL48 will be having its third Handshake Event on April 26, 2019 and their annual General Election on April 27 at ABS-CBN Vertis Tent. Don’t miss these back-to-back events and get the latest updates of the MNL48 on its official social media accounts and website, and download the MNL48 Fan Club App available on Apple Store and Google Play for free.


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MNL48 campaigns for Second General Election and promote their latest single

04/14/2019
by John Paul

MNL48 Team L and Team NIV, together with the Second Generation candidates visited Vistamall Daang Hari and Vistamall Antipolo respectively on April 13, 2019 to promote their third single and campaign for the upcoming General Election.


Both teams performed their third single tracks “Bingo!” and “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel”, while Team L Sela, Lei, Kay, Mari and Dian gave a special performance to their fans in Daang Hari with a capella version of “Igai Ni Mango”.


Sela shared how she felt happy to perform again in Daang Hari. “Kapag nandito ako sa Daang Hari, feeling ko at home ako. Iba ‘yung vibe kapag dito yung mall tour namin, kaya I love Daang Hari.”


“Sobrang saya ko kasi taga Cavite ako and first time ko magperform dito. Salamat sainyo at nandito kayo para suportahan kami,” Kay added.



Also, Second Generation candidates Yssa, Gail, Ice, Sandra, Naomi, Frances, Emz, Rowee, Karla, Alex, Amy, Sun, Jamie, Sam, Klaire, Miho, Laney, and Dani were also present during the mall show to introduce themselves and ask for the support of MNLoves for the upcoming Second Generation General Election.


Moreover, Team NIV Abby, Ruth, Colleen, Jem and Belle invited everyone to join them on their backto-back event on April 26 and 27 for their third single Handshake Event and General Election since this will be their first time to have a mall tour in Antipolo.


Meanwhile, Alexander Bare, a new fan of MNL48 sends his appreciation to First Generation members “To be honest ilang months palang akong naging MNLoves, gusto ko lang sabihin sa First Generation na kung saan man kayo dalhin ng journey niyo, susuportahan namin kayo all the way. Kung ano man maging careers nyo even after MNL48.”


Keep on following MNL48 social media accounts to get the latest updates on the groups activity and download the MNL48 Fan Club App or visit MNL48 website to vote your Oshi.

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MNL48 brings “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” fever at Santa Isabel College

04/12/2019
by Wilson

MNL48 visits Santa Isabel College (SIC) as a guest performer at “The Search for the Ambassadors of Goodwill” event on April 11, 2019.

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Students warmly welcomed Alyssa, Nice, Gabb, Grace, Shaina, Brei, Jan, Jewel, Ella, and the group’s over-all Team Captain Alice as they performed their third single tracks “Bingo!” and “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel”.

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Moreover, the group introduced MNL48 to the SIC students and invited them to join them in their upcoming Handshake Event that will happen on April 26, 2019 at ABS-CBN Vertis Tent.

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One of the hosts of the event shared how he’s grateful that MNL48 attended their event “Iba ‘yung dalang energy ng MNL48, ilang members pa lang silang pumunta rito pero ‘yung saya na naibigay nila sa students grabe.”

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Brei expressed her feelings as she was able to visit her alma mater, “sobrang saya po, pero iba na ‘yung feeling na nandito ako ngayon kasi po nung last time na tumuntong ako dito puro mga kaklase ko po ‘yung kasama ko pero ngayon po nandito ako to represent MNL48.”

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Meanwhile, Alice shared the reason why they deserve to become part of the MNL48 Second Generation members, “As their captain, sa tingin ko karapat-dapat pa rin akong iboto ng mga tao bilang isang gabay sa grupo. Dapat niyo ring iboto ang First Generation members kasi ang dami pang mga talented na members na hindi pa nabibigyan ng opportunity na makasama sa Senbatsu.”

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“Ang dami na rin naming nasakripisyo tulad ng oras namin sa family at sa studies namin, kaya sana hindi mawala itong pangarap namin at sana mabigyan pa kami ng chance na patunayan ‘yung mga sarili namin as Second Generation members,” she added.

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Subscribe and follow the official MNL48 social media accounts and download the MNL48 Fan Club app for the latest news and updates regarding the “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” Handshake Event and Second Generation General Election.

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MNL48 members and candidates ready to fight for their dreams for the second General Election

04/10/2019
by Wilson

After the success of the First Generation “Living the Dream: The Concert”, MNL48 members are all determined to become part of the Second Generation members, asked for support for the second General Election to be held on April 27, 2019 at ABS-CBN Vertis Tent.

During the group’s mall tour at Vista Mall Tanza, Cavite on April 9, 2019, Sela asked the fans to support her and the First Generation members. “Sana po suportahan niyo ang mga Oshi niyo, we all know naman na magiging super intense ang second General Election kasi we don’t know who’s gonna take the 48 spots. But you guys have no idea how much we love and treasure you, maraming salamat po.”

MNL48 Senbatsu Rans, Sela, Belle, Mari, Faith, Sayaka, Lei, and Dana also promoted and performed their third single tracks “Bingo” and “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” at Vista Mall Tanza, Cavite on April 9, 2019.

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Second Generation candidates Ish, Trish, Yzabel, Jean, Nile, Ara, Isylle, Mela, Cole, and Yna were also present during the mall show to campaign for the first time since they were formally introduced during the MNL48 “Living the Dream: The Concert” last April 6.

“I would like to ask for your support po for this upcoming second General Election para po mapasama sa Second Generation official members. Hindi na po ako magpa-promise kasi po ipagpapatuloy ko nalang po ang magandang nasimulan ng First Generation at siyempre through our performances ay mapasaya po kayo at mainspire namin kayo,” Cole said.

Moreover, other candidates also shared why they deserve the votes of the fans. “Five facts about me po ay palaban, determinado, masikap, mapagmahal hindi lamang sa sarili at pamilya kundi sa kapwa, at higit sa lahat maka-Diyos. I hope you consider choosing me po,” Jean appealed.

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“Una po sa lahat ay meron po akong talent na pwedeng maka-inspire sa mga kabataan. So the reason why I am here is to continue my dreams and continue to be an inspiration to everyone.” Nile added. The new candidates together with the First Generation members will vie for a spot in the Top 48, to follow the AKB48 tradition of having annual election of members, where fans can vote for their Oshi for every purchase of MNL48 third single or selected MNL48 merchandise; and simply enter the code from the voting ticket at the Fan Club App or through the website to cast your vote. Voting for the Second Generation General Election is until April 26, 2019, 9PM only. https://mnl48.hallohallo.com/mnl48-second-general-...

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Meanwhile, Sela and Belle who will be celebrating their birthdays this month invited the fans to attend their Seitansai celebration on April 14, 2019.

Get the latest updates on MNL48 social media accounts and website or download the MNL48 Fan Club App for more information.

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MNL48 emotional with the success of first major concert

04/08/2019
by Wilson

Philippines’ idol group MNL48 is beyond grateful for the overwhelming support of their fans for their “Living the Dream: The Concert” held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater.

The international sister group of Japan’s AKB48 wowed their fans as they mark another milestone in their career with the success of their first major concert directed by Direk GB Sampedro.

This is the first time the idol group had a concert since their debut in 2018, and they were able to attain with their mission to bring enjoyment and made their fans proud as they showcased their growth as an artist and as a group after a year of trainings.

“Tonight marks another chapter of our life pero kahit ilang beses kami makapag-perform internationally or kung saan man, there’s no place like home because you’re our home sobrang tagos na tagos sa puso ‘yung pagmamahal niyo sa amin,” MNL48 Center Girl Sheki said addressing her message to MNLoves.

“Sobrang honorable po na we’re finally showing you with what we have worked for from the start of MNL48,” Faith added.


The event started off with energetic performances from three Japanese idol groups, 7 Bridge, Fairytales, and Sokubaku Kanojo as opening acts.

The main show gave a non-stop excitement and heart-stopping live all-out performances of the group’s hit singles “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita”, “Umiindak Na Saya” (Team L), “First Rabbit” (Team MII), “Palusot Ko’y Maybe” (Team NIV), ”Talulot Ng Sakura”, “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie”, and their Gospel Song “Amazing Grace”, and a new set of AKB48 Tagalized songs namely “Tara Na Party”, “Labrador Retriever” (Team MII), “1234 Yoroshiku” (Team NIV), “Heavy Rotation” (Senbatsu), “Aisatsukara Hajimeyou”, “Kokoro no Placard”, and “Manila48”.

The Pinoy idol group also performed their 3rd single tracks “Igai Ni Mango” (Team L), “Bingo!” (Senbatsu), and “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” (Senbatsu) during the concert.

Considering that this was the first time that MNL48 performed in a grander stage with bigger crowd, Team Captain Alice believes that this is a dream come true for all the members. “Hinintay namin and hiniling namin ito sa buong universe, itong moment na to ang pinakahihintay namin. MNL48 is worth fighting for kasi meron pong naniniwala sa amin, kayo po ‘yung nagpapalakas sa amin para ipagpatuloy ‘yung pangarap namin.”

Moreover, Sela sends her heartfelt appreciation to their fans that have been supporting them in their idol journey and to all the people behind the success of the group. “Maraming salamat po sa wisdom, patience, sa lahat lahat we’re very grateful to all the people who believed in us and continually believes in us. Dati nagdo-doubt kami kung may manunuod sa amin kasi nagsimula kami sa wala, tapos finally nandito na kami sa harap niyo, grabe po ‘yung blessings ni Lord.”

Meanwhile, a special treat was given to fans who bought the SVIP tickets, receiving a handwritten message card from one of the members, MNL48 merchandise plus a limited edition hand bag and an exclusive hi-touch moment with the members on the stage after the concert.

As voting for the Second Generation General Election started last April 1 and will end on April 26, 2019 at 9PM, the concert also gave way to introduce the 29 new candidates for the General Election to be held on April 27, 2019 at ABS-CBN Vertis Tent. The new candidates together with the 48 First Generation members will vie for a spot in the 2nd Generation Top 48, following the tradition of their sister group, AKB48 of having annual election of members to determine new ranking.

The public may vote through the MNL48 mobile application or via website https://mnl48.hallohallo.com/mnl48-second-general-... by simply entering the code from the voting ticket which can be obtained for every purchase of selected MNL48 merchandise from its website, or in any Lawson stores nationwide.

Watch the live performance of MNL48’s new single “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” during the concert and the introduction of the Second Generation candidates which was aired live on MNL48 official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/960380227344600/posts/2095675810481697?sfns=xmwa.

Visit the MNL48 website and official social media accounts for more information and download the MNL48 Fan Club app to get the latest updates.


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MNL48 releases third single “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” music video

04/06/2019
by Wilson

MNL48 premieres their 6th music video and third single "365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel" on the group’s official YouTube channel today, April 5, 2019.


As revealed during MNL48 Valentine’s Mini Live concert last February 17, MNL48 Dian, Dana and Ruth joined Sayaka, Kay, Lei, Faith, Mari, Jem, Belle, Coleen, Abby, Sela, Rans, Brei and Sheki, who remains as the Center Girl, in the new line up of Senabtsu members for the group’s newest single.

As per the music video director, Carlo Manatad shared how the management and his team came up with the idea of putting a narrative and film elements on the music video. “Hallohallo Entertainment and my team also listened to the suggestions and comments of the fans. For example the “Palusot Ko’y Maybe” music video, they liked it but they were trying to find a story form within the music video. So with this one we tried as much as possible to incorporate everything, and also with the styling of the girls, we want them to look very classy as much as possible na you’ll see them grow from being an aspirant tapos ngayon mas mature and mas confident on what they do.”

He also narrated how the concept was formed, “looking back, one year na rin kasi ‘yung MNL48 kaya I said to myself what more if they actually can do the narrative, kaya before constructing the narrative part of the music video tinanong ko mismo ‘yung members kung anong ginagawa nila not necessarily after a year pero ano ‘yung ginagawa nila at exactly March 2, 2024 at 7pm. So they gave me different answers, kaya makikita na aside from the performance of the whole video, ‘yung mga inserts of the narrative.”

“Ang concept ng music video is basically written by the girls, and we see their journey on how they started until the point na ito na sila ngayon,” he added.

Before the debut of the latest music video, the Philippines’ idol group released “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” mv teaser last March 29 on their official YouTube channel and social media pages which garnered positive and overwhelming response from their supporters.

Meanwhile, fans can already pre-order the 365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel album on Hallohallo Mall website (hallohallomall.com) before its official release for only P250.00, which comes with one (1) free voting ticket for the MNL48 Second Generation General Election and one (1) free ticket for the next handshake event.

Aside from the “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” single, the CD comes with two new Tagalized AKB48 hits - “Bingo!” and “Igaini Mano” plus instrumental versions of the three songs that fans will also enjoy.

Moreover, MNL48’s “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” music video hashtag #365ArawMNL48 quickly reached the first spot on the Philippine Twitter Trends upon its release.

Keep on following the MNL48 official social media accounts to get the latest update for the groups’ latest single and download MNL48 Fan Club App on Google Play Store and App Store.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @MNL48official

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Website: mnl48.ph

Mobile Application: MNL48 Fan Club App

​Back-to-back campus tours for MNL48

04/04/2019
by Wilson

MNL48 visits Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQ) and AMA College on April 2 and 3 respectively to invite students to the group’s “Living the Dream: The Concert” this April 6, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater.

Coleen, Gabb, Belle, Brei, Sela, Abby, and Center Girl Sheki received a warm welcome from the students of AMA and MLQ when they performed their second single hits “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie”, “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, and an a capella version of “First Rabbit ”which earned them a roaring applause from the crowd.

“Nakakatuwa po kasi iba’t ibang reaction po ‘yung natatanggap namin sa iba’t-ibang schools at lahat nakaka-overwhelm din po,” Sela describe their experience while performing at the two campus.

“Parang rollercoaster po ‘yung feeling na bawat campus tour na pinupuntahan namin kasi iba’t-iba po ‘yung level ng appreciation ng tao,” Brei added and saying that they are excited to share their first idol concert with their new and loyal fans.

As the MNL48 First Generation “Living the Dream: The Concert” is two days away, the teen idols are gearing up for their big event on Saturday.

“Andon pa rin po ‘yung everyday training like voice, dance, and personality development kasi feeling po namin na this is our time to really showcase our talent sa maraming tao sa concert namin. Excited na rin po kami na makita na lahat po ng hard work namin ay worth it kapag nandun na po kami,” Gabb said about the First Generation’s “Living the Dream: The Concert”.

Meanwhile, voting for the Second Generation General Election opened last April 1 until April 26, 2019 at 9PM. The public has the power to vote who will be the next members of MNL48 through the MNL48 Fan Club App available on Google Play and Apple Store or through the MNL48 official website’s voting page https://mnl48.hallohallo.com/mnl48-second-general-election-vote.

For every purchase of any MNL48 album or selected merchandise from Hallo Hallo Mall website, at the event venue, or in any participating Lawson stores nationwide, fans can vote between the 29 Second Generation candidates and the First Generation members who will vie for the Second General Election which will take place on April 27, 2019.

For more details about their upcoming concert and Second General Election, follow the official MNL48 social media accounts, website, and download the MNL48 Fan Club App for free.


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Website: www.mnl48.ph

Mobile App: MNL48 Fan Club App

MNL48 begins its voting for Second General Election

04/02/2019
by Wilson

After announcing the 29 new candidates who will be joining the MNL48 First Generation to vie for the official Second Generation of idols, the voting for the second General Election begins on April 1, 2019 through the MNL48 website and Fan Club App.

MNL48 has created a unique voting system for fans to support their oshi and vote for the second General Election through purchasing selected MNL48 merchandise available on Hallo Hallo Mall website, at the event venue, or in any participating Lawson stores nationwide.

For every purchase of any MNL48 album or selected merchandise, fans will receive one (1) voting ticket with a unique code that can only be used once. Registered members can vote through MNL48 Fan Club App or www.mnl48.ph, while non-members may use www.mnl48.ph to enter their ticket code/s. Each voting ticket can only be used to vote for one candidate only from April 1 to April 26, 9PM where official members will be announced on the group’s second General Election on April 27, 2019.

Fans will have to vote between the 48 members of the First Generation and the 29 new Second Generation candidates to determine who will be part of the MNL48 Second Generation. Supporters can get to know each of the 77 candidates through their profile and watch their campaign videos and photos on the group’s website and MNL48 Fan Club App available on Google Play Store and App Store.

On January 31, a total of 2,284 MNL48 hopefuls sent their entries when the group opened its registration for the idol search, but only 20 new candidates made it through the second stage of the audition process. Trish, Naomi, Frances, Jamie, Yzabel, Klaire, Sandra, Jean, Amy, Yssa, Ice, Gail, Ara, Alex, Sun, Miho, Ish, Isylle, Sam, Nile, and Kenkyuusei members Dani, Rowee, Karla, Emz, Mela, Cole, Yna, Vira, and Laney will be joining the MNL48 First Generation as official candidates for the MNL48 Second Generation.

Meanwhile, the MNL48 First Generation will be staging their first idol concert “Living the Dream: The Concert” on April 6, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater, so don’t miss their major event and follow the MNL48 official social media accounts and download the MNL48 Fan Club App for more information and updates about the tickets.


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Mobile App: MNL48 Fan Club App

MNL48 gears up for Living the Dream The Concert

04/01/2019
by Wilson

Promoting their upcoming concert “Living the Dream: The Concert” this coming April 6 at New Frontier Theater, MNL48 had their back-to-back guesting at Umagang Kay Ganda, Myx, and 95.5 Pinas FM on March 25, MOR 101.9 on March 26, and visits Global Innovative College on March 28.

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MNL48 Team NIV Jem, Ella, Alyssa, Daryl, Jaydee, Aly, Ruth, and Ecka performed their hit single “Palusot Ko’y Maybe” and “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” at Umagang Kay Ganda and afterwards visited Pinas FM 95.5 joining DJ Apple and DJ Rapido at Funbansang Hapon.

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Moreover, on the same day, MNL48 Gabb, Lei, Mari, Jan, and Faith visited ABS-CBN’s music channel, Myx for their show Daily Top 10 to share their preparations for the concert. “Mas todo po ‘yung effort na binibigay namin ngayon since it’s our major concert, and every day po by team may kaniya-kaniya po kaming trainings and kailangan po nilang abangan ‘yun kasi marami po kaming performance na hindi pa nila nakikita,” Lei said.

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In addition, Team NIV Hazel, Madie, Joyce, Lara, Ella, Alyssa, Jaydee, and Ecka had a radio guesting at MOR 101.9 on March 26, 2019 to invite everyone to join them on their concert. They also showcased an acapella version of “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” and “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”.

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Aside from their TV and radio tour, MNL48 held its first campus tour at Global Innovative College where they also performed “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie”, and “Palusot Ko’y Maybe” in front of the students. The girls also invited the audience to support them in their upcoming General Election for the Second Generation this coming April 27, 2019

For more details about their upcoming concert and 2nd General Election, follow the official MNL48 social media accounts, website, and download the MNL48 Fan Club App on Google Play Store and App Store.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: MNL48
Website: mnl48.ph
Mobile App: MNL48 Fan Club App

Fans continue to show their love for MNL48, joins March celebrants’ Seitansai

03/25/2019
by Wilson

Event after event, fans never missed the chance to show their love and support to the group as they joined celebrating the birthdays of Cess and Team Captain Alice today, March 24, 2019 at Movie Stars Café during the MNL48 March Seitansai.

Celebrating their birthdays, Cess on March 30 and Alice on March 29, the girls enjoyed playing Pinoy Henyo, and “Palusot Ko’y Maybe” Dance Challenge with their fans after their performance of their hit song “First Rabbit”, “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, and “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” with the Senbatsu members.

Mother of Team Captain Alice, Nini De Leon emphasized how much her daughter loves being an idol. “Sobrang devoted siya sa kaniyang work, kaya po kahit maraming trials sige pa rin siya. Talagang proud ako sakaniya dahil marami na siyang napatunayan, sobrang matulungin niya.”

She also added that she’s very proud to have a good daughter who always cares for the people around her. “Pag meron siyang blessings shini-share niya sa kaniyang mga kapatid. Promise daw niya sakin na bibigyan niya ako ng diploma kaya nagsisikap siya, pinagsasabay niya ‘yung MNL48 and studies niya. Gustong gusto kasi talaga niya maging idol, dream niya ‘yun e. You are so loved, napakabuti mong anak and I’m very proud. Happy birthday, wishing you all the best, I love you anak.”

Marilou Labay also shared how much they miss their daughter MNL48 Cess who always brings joy at home. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa Panginoon dahil binigyan ako ng isang anak na very talented, at mapagmahal. Napakalungkot ng bahay, ‘yan kasi ang kwela e, palatawa at makulit. Wala naman akong ibang wini-wish anak kundi maging successful ka sa career na pinasok mo. Nandito lang si mama kasama mo ako, hindi kita iiwan hanggang sa huli. Laban lang anak, wag kang tumgil sa pangarap mo dahil kasama mo kami ni daddy.”

Moreover, two of Cess’ closest friends Necca and Princess had a surprise visit during their celebration with gifts and special message for her. “Lagi niya po sinasabi before na wala siyang totoong kaibigan and sa MNL48 lang siya nakahanap ng true friend and we’re blessed po kasi kami ‘yun. Gusto lang naming malaman mo na proud kami sayo, we love you,” Necca to Cess.

Sela, on the other hand expressed her happiness on Alice being their overall Team Captain. “Nagpapasalamat kami kasi ikaw ‘yung naging captain ng MNL48 First Generation iba ‘yung pag handle mo ng stress and school. Proud kami sayo, mahal na mahal ka namin. I wish na lahat ng mga ambisyon mo sa buhay makamtan mo kasi napakabait mong tao.”

“Alam mo sobrang lungkot ko talaga kasi wala ka sa tabi ko. Para sakin ikaw ang pinaka-best captain sa lahat ng 48G,” Sheki emotionally said to Alice.

Furthermore, a special teaser surprised the fans as well as the members present at the Seitansai event where they had the first glimpse of MNL48’s upcoming 3rd Single, “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” and a short a cappella sample of the song.

“Nagpapasalamat kami kasi sa maraming dumaan na events pero nandito pa rin kayo hindi niyo pinalagpas ung Seitansai namin ni Cess, salamat po dahil sinamahan niyo kami ngayon I love you. We will also love you like you have loved us,” Alice concluded.

Meanwhile, the girls invited their fans to their upcoming concert on April 6, at The New Frontier Theater, and General Election where voting tickets are now available for every purchase of P250 worth of MNL48 merchandise. Follow the MNL48 official website and social media accounts for more information; and download the Fan Club App to get the latest updates.


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