MNL48 announced new Senbatsu members for upcoming second single
After the success of their debut single, MNL48 is gearing up to release their upcoming single to be released soon and with that, new Senbatsu members were announced today.
Brei, Belle, Coleen, Rans, Lei, Mari, Jan and Kay will be joining Ella, Faith, Alyssa, Jem, Gabb, Sela, Abby and Sheki who remains to be the Center Girl, for MNL48’s next single as the new Senbatsu members.
According to Sheki, she couldn’t believe that she would still be chosen as the Center Girl. “I feel so blessed that I’m still the Center Girl for this next single. I’m very happy that there are still some people who believe in me and my capabilities to inspire through my talent and of course, our beautiful music. As the first Center Girl of MNL48, I want to leave a mark.”
New Senbatsu members Rans and Coleen were also surprised about the announcement considering that they both came from Kenkyuusei.
“When I heard about the next single, all of us were crying because for me, it was unexpected. I started out as a trainee or Kenkyuusei and then later on, I got promoted as an official member and became part of Team MII. Now, I’m part of the second single of MNL48. I’m super happy and I will do my best to inspire people,” MNL48 Rans said.
MNL48 Coleen also expressed her excitement to be part of the new Senbatsu, “I’m super happy and surprised because I was not expecting it since I’m still new in MNL48 since I started out as a trainee. I feel blessed and thankful that I was one of the chosen members to take part of this second single.”
Coslandia Program Guide [Eton Centris Walk]
12:00 Noon - Event Registration
1:00 PM - MaxBox
3:00 PM - Movie Stars Café All-Stars
3:20 PM - Cosplay Fashion Show
4:30 PM - Alice Project Performance
4:45 PM- Pastel PH Performance
5:00 PM - Hime Kaizen Performance
6:00 PM - Jewel & Friends Performance
6:15 PM - MNL48 Performance
6:50 PM - Osaki7
6:45 PM - Yeah Bye
7:00 PM - Fudorakko
7:15 PM - Love Live
8:00 PM - Close
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Coslandia Program Guide [Movie Stars Cafe]
3:00 PM - Registration
5:15 PM - Meet & Greet with Pastel PH
5:35 PM - Meet & Greet with Hime Kaizen
5:45 PM - Meet & Greet with Japh Dolls
6:20 PM - Meet & Greet with Aidoru Sozai
6:40 PM - Coslandia Free Ramp
8:30 PM - Surprise Guest Performance
9:00 PM - Awarding of Grand Winners
10:00 PM - DJ Police (Live stream at Shibuya)
12MN - Close
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First Philippine Children’s Summit successfully held in Quezon City
Hallo Hallo Alliance in collaboration with Action and Gate of Assets Foundation celebrate the power of children at the Philippine Children’s Summit 2018 on October 27 which brought smiles, inspiration and learning to 10,000 Filipino children who attended the big event.
MNL48, the Filipino version of Japan's highest-selling all-girl idol group AKB48, together with Kapamilya star Mark Neumann, Action’s Chikara Kids who came all the way from Zambales, Step Up movie star Mari Koda, and Movie Stars Café artists had a lively and entertaining sing and dance performances especially prepared to bring entertainment to the children from different public schools and Alternative Learning Programs (ALS) in Quezon City.
Mr. Hajime Yokoto, Action President, talked about happiness and attitude in achieving success. “Dapat talaga maging masipag, maging mababait na bata sa kapwa, at walang kaaway para maraming tutulong sa atin.”
Hashtags Maru, Kid and Rayt were also present during the event to bring joy to the kids and to distribute the laptops donated to the Department of Education (DepEd) by Hallo Hallo Alliance. “Nakakatuwa naman kasi malaking tulong yan sa lahat ng mga kabataang nag-aaral ngayon lalo na online diba, kapag kailangan mag-research,” Maru said.
Joining the special day on behalf of Superintendent of DepEd Quezon City Division Office, Dr. Elizabeth Quesada, was Mr. Philip Austria who emphasized what children can do in the society. “Isipin natin kapag nagsama-sama ang mga kabataan sa isang maganda at maayos na paglilingkod, mararating din natin ang pinapangrap nating buhay dito sa Pilipinas.”
Comparing these children to a tree which starts with a small seed, he also noted that people should not take for granted what children can do. “Layunin ng Philippine Children’s Summit na pahalagahan ang mga kabataan, ang susunod na bida ng Pilipinas dahil dito magpapatuloy ang magagandang sinimulan sa bansa. So tandaan ninyo na minsan lamang tayo maging bata, anuman ang mag problema o paghihirap lahat yan importante patungo sa daan natin sa tagumpay.”
A 12-year-old fourth year high school from Toro Hills shares an inspirational message to her co-students present at the venue. Starting her speech with the question, “ano nga ba ang maaari kong gawin upang maging maunlad ang Pilipinas? Sa unang tingin ay parang napakasimpleng tanong lang ‘yan ngunit kung pag-iisipan lang ng mabuti ay napakahirap nitong gawin.”
Irish Hazel emphasized that taking your studies seriously would definitely help lower down the unemployment rate in the country. “Ako bilang isang bata, ang aking magagawa ay limitado ngunit buo ang aking paniniwala na ito ay magbubunga ng maganda at pang matagalan. Isa sa pangunahing sangkap sa maunlad na bansa ay magkaroon ng disiplina sa sarili, mag bahagi ng kaalaman at mag-aral ng mabuti upang makapagtapos at magkaroon ng magandang trabaho, malaking ambag ito sa ekonomiya ng bansa,” she said.
“Kapwa ko kabataan tayo ay magtulungan, buksan ang mga daungan upang maikalat ng bawat isa ang taglay na kakayahan, kaalaman at talento tungo sa ikauunlad ng bansa,” she concluded.
MNL48 Center Girl Sheki, on the other hand, expressed her sincerest gratitude towards the students who came and challenges them to take an action. “Thank you po kasi binigyan niyo kami ng oras para mapanuod kami. Ang purpose talaga ng event na ‘to is to empower youth. Kaya po laging sinasabi na tayo ang pag-asa ng bayan, bakit hindi natin patunayan?”
The company hopes that such event will continue every year to provide a fun and inspiring day to the children to give them a break from their day to day activities with the help and support of different
MNL48 releases “Talulot ng Sakura” music video on Myx Premiere
After the success of MNL48’s first music video Aitakatta – Gustong Makita which garnered more than half a million views on Facebook and YouTube, Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. together with Star Music releases MNL48’s second music video “Talulot ng Sakura” on Myx Premiere today, October 27.
The second single’s official music video featuring the Senbatsu members Sheki, Abby, Sela, Tin, Alice, Ella, Ash, Gabb, Jem, Sayaka, Faith, Lara, Grace, Quincy, Alyssa, and Erica was first seen on an exclusive viewing during a blog conference held at ABS-CBN last October 26 where the press got the first glimpse of the video and had the opportunity to ask the girls some questions
The music video, which was taken at Movie Stars Café and La Mesa Eco Park drawn inspiration from the official music video of AKB48's original version, "Sakuara no Hanabiratachi”.
“It’s quite similar po sa AKB48 song na pinakita po ‘yung paghihirap namin, ‘yung mga ups and downs sa journey po namin. ‘Yung sa music video naman po medyo light po, calm ‘yung theme. Halo halo po talaga, nakakatawa na nakakaiyak,” Sela said.
Sela also shared her excitement and happiness that their second music video is already out. “’Yung naging outcome po ng Aitakatta – Gustong Makita music video maganda po, nagustuhan ng karamihan. Dito po sa Talulot ng Sakura, I don’t want to get my hopes up, pero I know magugustuhan din nila ito dahil makaka-relate po sila. Super happy and grateful lang po talaga kami, sobrang heart-warming po ‘yung pag tanggap ng mga tao.”
Center Girl Sheki also narrated why she felt emotional while shooting their music video. “Nung nagsh-shoot po kasi kami diba po nasa nature ako, tahimik lang tapos talagang iniisip ko ‘yung lahat ng naging paghihirap namin sa MNL48 kasi hindi po talaga ganun kadali. Ngayon po unti unti na po namin naaabot ‘yung dreams namin,” she concluded.
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Hallo Hallo Alliance together with MNL48 joins Philippine Children’s Summit 2018
Hallo Hallo Alliance in collaboration with Action and Gate of Assets Foundation will organize the first Philippine Children Summit 2018 with the theme “Celebrating the Power of Children” at Quezon City Memorial Circle on October 27, 2018 to bring inspiration, learning and entertainment to 10,000 Filipino kids.
MNL48, the Filipino version of Japan's highest-selling all-girl sing and dance group AKB48, and other special guests will also join the event to inspire the children with their stories and performances. Aside from the song and dance number, selected children will be given an opportunity to share their dreams, talents, and thoughts on stage, where the program will start from 9am until 3pm..
The three organizations will gather 10,000 children aged 16 years old and below from public schools and Alternative Learning Programs (ALS) in Quezon City, aiming to empower these children to demand change in the society.
Moreover, in line with its mission to bring joy and to help these kids bring out the best that they can be, Hallo Hallo Alliance will donate 200 laptops to the Department of Education to be distributed to participating schools, to guide these children toward a more productive and easier learning system.
Participating schools include Batasan Hills National High School, Lagro High School, Balara High School, Carlos P. Garcia High School, Quezon City High School, San Antonio Elementary School, Camp Crame Elementary School, Sto. Cristo Elementary School, Toro Hills Elementary School, and many more.
The company hopes that such event will continue every year to provide a fun and inspiring day to the children to give them a break from their day to day activities with the help and support of different organizations in the Philippines.
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MNL48 joins Himig Handog 2018, performs “Dalawang Pag-ibig Niya” on ASAP
Photo courtesy of ASAP official’s instagram account
MNL48 officially battles with Kapamilya actress Maris Racal, Janine Berdin, and Angeline Quinto with Kritiko, on the last week of Himig Handog 2018 competition on October 21 live on ABS-CBN’s longestrunning Sunday musical-variety show, ASAP.
Maris, Janine, Angeline with Kritiko, and MNL48 members together with former contestants of ABSCBN’s Your Face Sounds Familiar Sheena Belarmino and Krystal Brimmer wowed the audience while singing their pieces “Sugarol”, “Mas Mabuti Pa”, “Kababata”, and “Dalawang Pag-ibig Niya” live on the ASAP stage.
MNL48 Center Girl Sheki felt overwhelmed that they were chosen to interpret the song considering that many people are dreaming to become part of the competition. “Sobrang saya po na napabilang kami sa Himig Handog, nagulat nalang po kami na sa dinami-dami ng pwedeng interpreters, napili kami. Ngayon ang dami na po naming achievements, parang after ng first single sunod-sunod na po ‘yung mga blessings.”
“Hindi po ganun kadali maging part nuon kasi sobrang dami ng mga entries, pero isa po kami sa mga binigyan ng pagkakataon ng Star Music. Nakakatuwa na may opportunity din na makipag-collaborate po kami sa ibang artists,” she added.
Although it was a bit surprising for Sheki that she was chosen to do the rap part in their song, she shared that it was a dream come true and hopes to further enhance her newly-discovered talent. “Masaya po ako kasi dati po talaga dream ko ‘yun, gusto ko po talaga ma-try lahat kasi po diba nag sing and dance po ako, sabi ko gusto ko total package. Tapos ‘yun, dinidinig ni Lord ang panalangin ko.”
Moreover, the girls believe that they were able to give meaning to Bernard Reforsado’s “Dalawang Pagibig Niya” on their performance since it is about teenage love and admiration. “Talagang makaka-relate po ‘yung mga millennial, siyempre natural po sakanila ‘yung magkagusto and magka-crush.”
Himig Handog 2018 grand winner will be determined by panel of judges such as the country’s pop rock superstar Ms. Yeng Constantino, World class singer Mr. Jed Madela, one of the most in-demand DJs of MOR 101.9 DJ Toni, Multi-awarded song writer and producer Mr. Jungee Marcelo, and ASAP’s very own creative manager Mr. Dido Camara.
The 9th Himig Handog, with a theme “Love Songs and Love Stories”, also include other interpreters namely Eumee for “Hati Na Lang Tayo Sakanya”, BoybandPH for “Para Sa Tabi”, JM de Guzman for “Sa Mga Bituin Na Lang Ibubulong”, Jonalyn Viray for “Tinatapos Ko Na”, Agsunta for “Wakasan”, and Sam Mangubat for “Wala Kang Alam”.
Himig Handog is a multimedia OPM song writing competition where every year, thousands of composers around the country send their entries to Star Music, ABS-CBN’s recording company. Chosen entries will be sung by selected Kapamilya singers and artists.
Watch their performance on ASAP here:
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MNL48 celebrates first ever Seitansai
MNL48 October birthday celebrants Ruth, Jaydee, Rans, Ella, Erica and Mari were overwhelmed by the love and support of their fans as they celebrate their birthdays during the first Seitansai event held at Movie Stars Café on October 14, 2018.
It was a special day for both the celebrants Jaydee (October 2), Ruth (October 10), Mari (October 14), Rans (October 18), Erica (October 19), and Ella (October 30) and their fans. The girls prepared a very special performance of “Umiindak na Saya” and “Talulot ng Sakura” together with the Senbatsu members as their way of extending their gratitude to their fans who came and showed their support.
Aside from performances, the event was also filled with fun activities where the idols took time to get along with their fans and supporters playing Aitakatta – Gustong Makita dance contest, MNL48 trivia game, and the much-awaited grand raffle where two lucky fans won an exclusive thank you card from MNL48 Center Girl Sheki and Team Captain Alice.
One of the highlights of the event was the touching messages from the celebrants’ closest friends among the MNL48 members and the celebrants’ birthday wishes and heart-felt thank you to their supporters.
One of October celebrants Ruth emotionally expressed how grateful she is to all the group’s supporters. “Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng pumunta, sana po patuloy pa po namin kayong mapasaya. Sana mas maging successful pa ‘yung MNL48 and patuloy niyo po kaming suportahan and sana po lagi po kayong masaya kasi your happiness is also my happiness.”
Often called as twins, Sela sends her sincere message to Mari, who also shared how adorable their relationship is. “Cute po ni Mari kasi sinasabi niya sakin gusto niya ako maging ate. Mari happy happy birthday! Ngayong 16 years old ka na, I know broad na ‘yung knowledge mo, and we trust you na lahat ng decisions mo sa buhay ay magiging okay.”
Moreover, Jaydee wishes to receive more blessings and opportunities for her and for MNL48 as a group respectively. “Maraming maraming salamat po sa lahat ng dumalo sa Seitansai, sana marami pa pong blessing and opportunities na ibibigay sa MNL48 and sakin po.”
Ella, on the other hand noted her appreciation to all the fans who came to support them. “Thank you po talaga sa lahat ng nag punta sobrang naappreciate po namin lahat ng efforts niyo na kahit Sunday po ngayon and family day sinamahan niyo pa rin po kami dito,” she said.
Furthermore, Abby assured Erica that she will always be there for her whenever she wants to share something or just to have a small talk with her. “Sana mas marami ka pang mapasayang tao, basta nandito lang ako lagi para sayo,” Abby said.
Rans also shared the stage with Alice and Sheki performing their own version of “Talulot ng Sakura” as requested by co-members and fans. Sheki then admitted that her relationship with Rans before their Japan trip was awkward but she eventually got close to her.
“Sana wag ka talaga magbabago kasi nung andun na kami sa Japan nakilala namin siya and magaling talaga siya makisama kaya ‘yung ugali mo na yun ang magdadala sayo sa success,” Sheki said.
To end the program, Center Girl Sheki overwhelmingly thanked all the people behind MNL48 and to God on behalf of her co-members. “Thank you po sa lahat ng pumunta,nakakatuwa po na andito po kayo para samahan kami palagi. Sobrang lakas po ng support niyo sa amin events man or sa botohan and sa lahat. Hindi po namin ine-expect ‘yung support na binigay niyo sa debut album namin. Kaya sana po patuloy niyo lang po suportahan ang MNL48, balang araw magpe-perform tayo sa Philippine Arena,” she concluded.
Stay updated by following the official website and social media accounts of MNL48 for next month’s Seitansai, and other upcoming events such as Handshake event, Halloween party and many more.
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MNL48 proves that they can sing live on Wish 107.5
On October 4, 2018, MNL48 proved once again that they are more than just pretty faces as they showcased their angelic vocals during their live guesting on Wish 107.5. Known for their all-out sing and dance peformances, Senbatsu members Sheki, Sela, Alice, Gabb, Faith, and Alyssa visited the Wish Bus for the first time to sing their debut single “Aitakatta - Gustong Makita” and “Talulot ng Sakura” for a special live performances.
Their Wish 107.5 guesting is part of the group’s radio tour to promote their debut album - out now digitally on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and Amazon while physical copies can be pre-odered at Hallo Hallo Mall set to be released this October.
Get the latest updates of MNL48 upcoming TV and Radio guestings by following its official website and social media accounts:
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Aitakatta – Gustong Makita debut album bags No. 1 Spot on iTunes Top Albums
A day after the digital release of MNL48 Aitakatta – Gustong Makita debut album on September 28, the album of the all-girl idol group climbs up fast to No. 1 spot on iTunes Top Albums.
Aside from iTunes, MNL48 also released on Spotify, Amazon, and Apple Music on Friday, and immediately made it to the top with more listeners streaming and purchasing the album online, where it also made its way to the New Music Friday Playlist on Spotify.
To coincide with the digital release of Aitakatta - Gustong Makita, the official music video was broadcasted on Pinoy MYX later in the evening. Furthermore, the single aired live for the first time in radio at ABS-CBN's music radio station, MOR 101.9 For Life with MNL48 Senbatsu members Abby, Sela, Ash, Sayaka, and Faith as guests last September 26.
More good news is coming as MNL48 announced that the girls will be joining this year’s Himig Handog as interpreters, along with Sheena Belarmino and Krystal Brimner for the song 'Dalawang Pag-ibig Niya'.
Fans can now pre-order a copy of the album on Hallo Hallo Mall (http://mall.hallohallo.com/) website for only Php 250.00, where each CD has 1 FREE ticket event for the fans to use on the next handshake event soon.
Supporters got the chance to first listen to the Tagalog versions of the AKB48’s biggest hits two months ago when the girls performed on It’s Showtime.
Visit the MNL48 website and follow its official social media accounts for more updates of the members’ events and guesting. Meanwhile, stream and listen to MNL48 debut album through the links below.
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