Sayaka takes her final bow as MNL48

06/10/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

MNL48 Sayaka bids her bitter sweet good bye to her fans and co-members during her Sayonara mini live on June 9, 2019 at Movie Stars Café.

The announcement was made official after Sayaka had a surprise announcement of her departure last June 3, which made her co-idols speechless during their interactive Live, She explained that they’ve (she and her family) decided to officially leave the idol group to migrate to Japan.

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The fans shed their tears when Sayaka shared the stage with her fellow members for the last time, emotionally performing the group’s hit tracks “Labrador Retriever”, “First Rabbit”, “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel”, “Talulot Ng Sakura”, “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita”, “145 Bou”, “Moroku Odoru”, and “Bokunote”.

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Being proud as the team captain of Team MII, Alice shared that Sayaka contributed a lot in their team and in MNL48 especially with the idols to learn more about the Japanese culture. “From the very beginning super dedicated talaga siya sa ginagawa niya and super saya niya kasi gusto lang niya magpasaya ng tao. Nagpapasalamat kami kasi isa ka sa pinakamalakas sa Tram MII, sa pinakainner part ng kaniyang heart. Sobrang dami niyang naiambag sa group kasi super responsible and effort talaga siya sa lahat ng bagay. We will support you all the way, kasi once an MNL48 member, always an MNL48 member.”

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“Isa siya sa pinakasweet na girl sa MNL48, as in pati mga members Oshi na rin siya. Excited na kami sa mangyayari sa future plans mo sana maging successful ka,” Sheki said.

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In addition, Sayaka is hoping that Team MII will have their own song in their upcoming single and encouraged them to always do their best. “Galingan niyo ha, makinig kayong mabuti sa mga Senpai niyo, wag kayo male-late and magpakatatag kayo. Sana next single meron na tayong kanta ha, kahit wala. Ibigay niyo lagi ‘yung best niyo.”

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Moreover, one of her closest friends in MNL48, Kyla expressed that Sayaka will definitely be missed by her fans and co-members. “Isa po siya sa pinakasincere and pure na taong nakilala ko, pag nakaaama niyo po siya magiging full of happiness ‘yung place, bright lang. Mamimiss namin ang ingay mo sa mansion. You’ll always be our happy pill.”

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As Sayaka took her final bow to her fans, she assured them that a new version of herself will come back in the future. “Loveski, gusto ko pa po sanang lumaban kasama niyo sa MNL48 journey ko, pero sabi ko nga I want to change the world without changing myself. I want to keep shining and dreaming. I want to challenge muself in a bigger world where I can inspire more and more people. Balang araw, I will come back but updated version of me na. Thank you so much po sa pagmamahal na ibinigay ninyo sa akin, hindi ko makakalimutan lahat ng pinagsamahan natin.”

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“Siyempre gusto kong magpasalamat kay chief, coach Angel, coach Mia sa mga advices, sa mga RMs po na kahit ang kulit kulit namin ang haba ng pasensiya. Kay Sir Paulo, Nanay Gio, thank you so much po winelcome niyo ako sa MNL48 family. Girls wag naman kayong sad, thank you. Kahit naman titigil na ako sa MNL48, kahit nasa malayo ako, parang guardian angel niyo naman ako,” she concluded.

To formally end the event, a Cheki or photo-op was held where fans were also given the chance to shake hands with Sayaka after the autograph session for the last time.

Meanwhile, MNL48 will be having their second and third day of Handshake Event this coming June 29 and July 7 at Movie Stars Café. Visit the MNL48 website and social media accounts for more information and download the MNL48 Fan Club App to get the latest updates.

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MNL48 launches “Igai Ni Mango” music video

06/10/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

After the success of “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” single, MNL48 premiered “Igai Ni Mango” music video starring Team L Second Year members on the group’s official YouTube channel on June 8, 2019.

“Igai Ni Mango” is the coupling song of MNL48’s third single and the 21st single of their international sister group SKE48. The music video was shot in several locations inside one of the popular amusement parks in the Philippines, Star City.

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“The concept of the music video was a reminder for all teenagers to enjoy their teenage life in this fast-paced era. We want to give a young and wholesome music video to the fans that’s why instead of shooting it on the beach just like the other group did, we decided to shoot it on amusement park to show that there’s another way to enjoy your summer break,” Zeph Burgos, the director of the music video and the creative head of MNL48 said.

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As a Center Girl for the music video, Sela expressed how she felt happy that Team L was chosen to perform the song, “Nakakatuwa kasi minsan lang naman namin ma-experience ito kasi most of the time puro lang kami trabaho, wala na kaming time para makapagunwind. Pero ngayon itong music video ay isang malaking blessing saming Team L kas nagka-chance kami na makapag-saya at tinuring narin namin itong part ng isang malaking memory namin dito sa MNL48.”

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“’Yung experience po namin sa music video is very bizarre kasi hindi namin naramdaman na nag-work kami. Naramdaman lang namin na nag-saya kami at nag-bonding lang kaming buong team L,” Sela added

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Moreover, Yssa narrated her experience doing a music video for the first time since she just entered the idol group. “Para sakin po unforgettable po ito kasi po sobrang saya ko na finally natupad na po ‘yung pangarap ko na matagal ko na pong hinihintay. Nakakapagod pero alam po namin na sobrang worth it po lahat ng hirap namin dito sa music video na ito.”

Meanwhile, MNL48’s “Igai Ni Mango” music video hashtag #MNL48IgaiNiMango quickly reached the top spot on the Philippine Twitter Trends upon its release.

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Watch “Igai Ni Mango” music video here:

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MNL48 goes to Lawson branches in South

06/09/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

MNL48 Sela, Thea, Belle, Emz, and Center Girl Aly greeted their fans in their Lawson tour in Laguna, Muntinlupa, and Las Piñas City on June 8, 2019.

Lawson’s branch in Southwoods Mall, Laguna, Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa, and Village Square in Las Piñas City were packed with MNL48 fans to support their oshi and meet them up close.

“Super saya po kasi di po namin in-expect na ganon po karami ‘yung pupunta and lagi silang present sa tatlong branches ng Lawson kaya nakaka-overwhelm na andon sila lagi para suportahan kami,” Thea said about her first Lawson tour.

Emz also agreed with Thea, describing their Lawson tour as “exciting”. “Ito po kasing Lawson tour, it’s another way of communication between us and the fans, aside from the mall shows, para makita at makilala kami. Sobrang nakakatuwa din po na binigyan kami ng chance na ma-experience ‘yung pagiging cashier,” she said as they also worked behind the counter.

The girls also expressed their support for their fellow members Abby, Brei, Coleen, and Kay who also visited It’s Showtime Online last Wednesday, June 5, to promote their upcoming film Seikimatsu Blue.

Meanwhile, the group launched their seventh music video “Igai Ni Mango” starring Team L on their official YouTube page and made it to the no.1 Philippine Trends on Twitter. The group has prepared many more activities and events this June, so make sure to follow and subscribe to their social media accounts.



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Official Statement: MNL48 welcomes back Kenkyuusei Princess as official second year member

06/03/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) would like to formally announce the promotion of Princess from Kenkyuusei (trainee) to MNL48 second year official member. MNL48 Princess will now be part of the Next Girls at rank 48 and will join the Team MII.

Together with MNL48 Princess, HHE and the rest of MNL48 are all excited for the group’s upcoming projects and events for this month and for the next half of 2019. We have so much to look forward to and we can’t wait to share them all especially to the fans whose been supporting and believing the girls since day one.


Again, we thank you for the love and support

HHE

Official Statement: MNL48’s Sayaka officially leaves the idol group

06/03/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) would like to formally announce Sayaka’s departure from MNL48. With a heavy heart, Sayaka and her family have decided to officially leave the idol group to relocate in Japan and pursue other personal endeavors.

In her statement to fans, Sayaka wishes her fans to stay positive and to keep supporting MNL48 despite her exit. “Mnloveski, sana wag kayong malungkot kahit wala na ako, hindi naman sa wala, part pa rin ako ng MNL48 pero ga-graduate na ako. Pero pwede pa rin naman nila ako makita and maging happy pill pa rin nila. Sana maging happy pa rin kayo, nandiyan naman yung mga ibang sisters ko.

Sa mga co-members ko, sisters ko, gusto ko galingan niyo pa kasi maraming nangangailangan ng happiness so gusto ko ibigay niyo yung best niyo everytime na magpeperform kayo, gusto ko ibigay niyo yung puso niyo para saknila para sulit lagi yung effort nila.”

HHE is grateful for the dedication and commitment she shared into the idol group’s growth and success. We sincerely wish her all the best in her life and future plans.

Taking this opportunity, HHE and MNL48 members would like to thank the fans for their understanding, respect and continued support. With this, we will be moving forward with high hopes for the group’s bright future.


Thank you.

HHE

MNL48 visits Lawson Convenience Stores in QC, Mandaluyong, and Manila

06/03/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

Promoting their third single “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel”, the teen idols dropped by in some of the Lawson branches around Metro Manila on May 31 and June 1, 2019.

Cess, Ecka, Miho, Jan, and Ella visited Lawson branch at Amberland in Pasig, Grand Central, and RBC Sheridan in Mandaluyong on May 31, while Coleen, Brei, Alice, Yzabel, and Center Girl Aly went to the branch in Eton Cyberpod, Legarda, and Manila Doctors the following day.

“Sobrang nakatuwa po kasi hindi ko po ine-expect na may pupunta po sa akin kasi bago pa lang po ako, hindi ko po alam na madami na palang sumusuporta sa akin na to the point na pupuntahan po nila lahat ng branches ng Lawson,” Miho described her first Lawson tour and meeting the fans who also visited all three branches.

“I’m happy po that I had a chance to join this Lawson tour kasi we don’t have enough activities to bond with those who support us since new members po kami,” Yzabel shared.

Aly was also excited to visit Lawson to meet their new and loyal fans. “MNLoves, thank you for coming to our Lawson tour and thank you po sa efforts na makita po kami. Sana po makapunta din po kayo sa susunod na Lawson tour namin.”

Stay tuned for the group’s next Lawson visit and follow their official social media accounts for further announcements of the date and branches.

Meanwhile, MNL48 will be having their second day of 365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel Handshake Event in June, so grab a copy of their third single with one FREE handshake event ticket at any Lawson stores nationwide or on www.mnl48.ph.


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Malabon fans unite for 365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel mall tour

06/03/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

MNL48 Lara, Gabb, Ash, Alice, and Center Girl Aly performed “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” and “Bingo” to promote their third album at FisherMall Malabon on May 31, 2019.

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MNL48 over-all Team Captain Alice sends her appreciation to everyone as this wastheir first time to showcase their talent at FisherMall Malabon, “Sa totoo po kinabahan kami kasi itong hometown na ito ay kay Faith, Jan and Amy and at the same time we felt blessed kasi kami ‘yung binigyan ng chance na makapag-perform dito sa Malabon. Sobrang happy po kami kasi sinuportahan po kami ng MNLoves at pati na rin yung mga tao rin po sa paligid naming na nakinood at naki-saya po sa amin”.

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Moreover, Alice told their fans to look forward on their upcoming music video of Igai Ni Mango and their fourth single this July.

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Team L member Gabb shared how she felt happy to be part of the groups’ next music video, “Masaya po ako na kaming Team L ang nabigyan ng chance para gawin ang MV ng Igai Ni Mango kasi pinaghirapan po namin ito mula sa lyrics hanggang syllabication. Sigurado po akong matutuwa ang mga fans sa surpresa naming ito dahil ang laki po ng pinaghandaan namin dito together with the management po”.

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During the group’s mall tour, the girls invited everyone to watch their online show “MNL48 Interactive Live” on MNL48 official social media pages and join them on their second day Handshake Event of their third single this June.

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MNL48 joins World Health Organization to urge Filipinos not to use Tobacco

05/31/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

Staying true to their mission of being good role models to inspire young men and women, MNL48 Sheki, Brei, Rans, Sela, Abby, Coleen, Belle, Jem, Faith, Lei, Kay, Sayaka, Dian, Dana and Ruth participated in World Health Organization's (WHO) World No Tobacco Day 2019 at Paco Arena Events and Sports Center on May 31, 2019.

WHO, in partnership with the Department of Health Metro Manila organized a basketball clinic attended by almost a hundred youth, aiming not just to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco to people’s health, but also to encourage them to strengthen their immunity by engaging themselves in sports.

Considering that children are said to be the hope of our nation, OIC-Director of the Department of Health Metro Manila Center for Health Development, Dr. Corazon Flores appealed to them not to get involved to tobacco use. “We want to encourage you, kayo po ang pag-asa ng bayan, wag niyo hayaan na maudyukan kayo ng masama. We encourage everyone to do activities kasi sisigla ang katawan natin at bibilis ang pag hinga. The more we enjoy what we’re doing, the more we will live long and healthier life. Let’s protect our bodies from diseases and our environment in pollution.”

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As the Philippines’ idol group supports the campaign, MNL48 are delighted to share their talents to the youth performing their hit tracks “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” and “Bingo!”.

“Thank you World Health Organization for inviting us and it’s an honor po na maging part ng ganitong event and siyempre makapag-perform in front of you. Kami po we sing and dance kaya super important po sa amin ‘yung maging healthy ‘yung lungs namin, kaya we encourage you po to support no tobacco,” Sheki said.

In addition, Jem shared that being able to become one of the advocates of World Health Organization is a privilege for the group to show that they have the qualities of a true idol.

“Sobrang saya po na napasama po kami ditp kasi feeling ko ngayon sobrang na-serve po namin ‘yung responsibility namin as an idol. ‘Yung sa iba po pure entertainment lang po ‘yung purpose namin, dito we entertain people and at the same time parang naging advocate po kami. Parang we are working for such great goal for this event, para po makapag-influence po sa mga Filipinos lalo na po sa mga kabataan.”

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“You need to remember na as long as you’re young, you need to take care of yourself. Lahat po ng body parts natin is important expecially ‘yung lungs natin because we use it every time we breathe, so pag nahirapan tayo huminga we cannot live a happy life,” Jem concluded reminding everyone not to use tobacco.

Watch the MNL48 campaign here: https://twitter.com/WHOPhilippines/status/11295711...

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MNL48 Abby is set to star in a Japanese film adaption of Seikimatsu Blue

05/30/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

The popular manga series “Seikimatsu Blue” of Wani Books in Japan will turn into a live-action Japanese film starring Philippines’ idol group member, MNL48 Abby, in her first international acting project as announced today, May 30, 2019.

The film adaptation of the hit manga series will be directed by Japanese director, Tetsuya Hashi, whose works include “Tadouryoku the Movie” and MNL48’s second music video “Talulot Ng Sakura”.

The production of the movie will take place in Japan beginning this June and is expected to be completed in September as the film is scheduled to be exhibited as one of the entries in an independent film festival in the Philippines in December 2019.

Playing the main character, MNL48 Abby is beyond ecstatic to land her first leading role in a Japanese film. She has been preparing for her character and will be flying soon to Japan to start filming for the movie. “Bukod po sa singing and dancing, forte ko po talaga ang acting kaya sobrang natutuwa po ako. Sobrang laking blessing siya, kaya mas china-challenge ko po ‘yung sarili ko kasi we’re representing the group, kailangan namin gawin talaga ang best namin.”

Although she already had experiences in acting, Abby admitted that “Seikimatsu Blue” will be more challenging since they need to speak in fluent Japanese language or Nihongo. “Kasi sobrang hirap po talaga ‘yung accent ng Japanese, nakakahiya naman kapag hindi mo nagawa ng maayos, lalo na ako ‘yung lead character, so everyday po talaga ako nag-aaral ng Japanese, and naga-act in front of camera.”

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A casting audition and screening was held early this year where MNL48 members were given a chance to audition for the film’s leads, aside from Abby, MNL48 Brei and Coleen will also be part of the film playing supporting roles as Abby’s sisters while MNL48 Kay will be part of the casts

MNL48 Coleen said that she’s happy to share this milestone with her fellow members but still felt nervous when she found out that she will be part of the film. “Kinabahan po talaga ako, kailangan daw po kasi magaling sa Japanese. Naisip ko rin po na baka mahirapan ako makipag-interact sa kanila sa shoot kasi may language barrier and dapat po talaga magawa namin ng maayos ‘yung roles namin.”

“Pero of course po super excited, lalo na makatrabaho ‘yung mga tao dun kasi first time ko po gagawa ng movie tapos international film pa, kaya sobrang saya po, nag-aaral po ako and nanunuod ng Japanese movies para ma-familiarize po,” Coleen added.

Moreover, although Brei is into Japanese songs, being part of the film was unexpected for her. “Sobrang hindi ko po ine-expect siguro po nakita nila ‘yung pronunciation ko okay kasi mahilig ako sa mga Japanese songs, na kahit papaano maaaral naman, sobrang saya lang po,” she said describing her audition experience in the film.

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Based from the original creation of the manga artist, Hirota Shintaro, Seikimatsu Blue’s story will begin with a girl named Kousaka, a normal student and her encounter with a strange-shaped monster called “Daiou” after helping her classmate, Toumine who was being bullied which led to the destruction of the world in July 1999.

Meanwhile, popular Japanese idol groups are expected to gather in one stage on September 14, 2019 at Shinjuku Alta Key Studio in Japan in celebration for the film’s completion. Some of the performers include MNL48, Fairytails, Himekoi Eden, Wi-Fi-5, 1-Girls, GracoRex NEO, Reverse Tokyo, Sokubakukanojyo, Tsubasa Hazuki, and Chie Yamanaka. An audition for the film’s performers will also be held this May to June; additional idols that will take part during the live event will be announced soon.

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For more details and update about the upcoming film, you may visit Seikimatsu Blue’s official website at http://seikimatsu.blue/ or follow the MNL48 official social media pages and website or download the MNL48 Fan Club app to get the latest MNL48 updates.

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Fans sing along to MNL48’s “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel”

05/27/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

Promoting their third single, MNL48 visits Marikina Riverbanks Center for the second time on May 25, 2019.

Sela, Mari, Faith, Lei, Kay, Dian, Dana, and Ruth wowed their fans with their performance of their third single hit songs “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” and “Bingo!”

Overwhelmed with the bigger turnout of fans, Team L Captain Kay said that their supporters grew even more since their first time performing at Marikina Riverbanks. “Yung iba po galing pang probinsya tapos pumunta pa talaga dito para lang makita kami, sobrang nakakataba ng puso na makita namin silang supportive sa MNL48, ramdam po namin ‘yung love nila.”

“Nagpapasalamat kami sa support nila as always, never nila kaming iniwan, andiyan pa rin sila and mas lalong lumalaki ‘yung fandom,” shared Lei, thanking their fans for continuously supporting the group’s events and activities from the beginning of their idol journey.

Meanwhile, MNL48 will be having their second “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” Handshake Event on June 2019, so make sure to purchase their third single CD with one FREE handshake event ticket and follow their official social media accounts for further announcements.


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