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.

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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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Fans and MNL48 members gather at May Seitansai

05/27/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

MNL48 Ecka, Thea and Rowee are grateful to celebrate their birthdays as Second Year members with their fans and friends at the Seitansai event on May 25, 2019 at Movie Stars Café.

As they turn a year older this month of May, Ecka on May 5, Thea on May 8, and Rowee on May 26, the idols prepared energetic performances of their hit tracks “Bingo!”, “Igai Ni Mango” and “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel”, together with the third single Senbatsu.

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The celebrants also treated their fans with a special solo performance of their favorite songs. Rowee showcased her singing prowess with “The Climb”, “Wings” and “Torete”; and “A million Dreams” and Japanese song “Best friend” for Thea. Ecka had an impersonation of her co-members, lyrical dance of “Lay Me Down” and an acoustic version of “Dilemma”.

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The event became even more memorable when the idol’s closest friends also gave their special message to Ecka, Thea and Rowee.

Coleen narrated how they became close and shared that she‘s lucky to have an ate like Rowee. “Before MNL48 close na talaga kami ni ate Rowee nasi nagkasama kami sa isang group. Napakamatampuhin niya pero kahit galit nakangiti yan. Parang hindi mo siya makikitang malungkot. Cheerful siya, thank you kasi nagiging ate ka sakin, lalo na kapag may nagawa akong hindi maganda sinasabihan niya ako. Thank you ate, I love you.”

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“Thank you dahil lagi kang nandiyan sa tabi ko at go with the flow ka sa mga trip namin. Hindi ako makapaniwala na tayo tayo pa rin ang magkakasama simula nung nangangarap palang tayo, hanggang sa ngayon. Pero kahit ganito ako ka-bully, love na love ka namin,” Kay emotionally said to Thea.

Sela then expressed how grateful she is to have Ecka in her life. “I’m so grateful na nagkaroon ako ng isang kaibigan na ganito kabait. Alam niyo kung gaano ka-genuine si Ecka. Simula top 75, I’m so thankful that you’re always there, kahit sa mga hardships kaya thankful ako kay Lord na binigyan niya ako ng kagaya mo.”

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“Sobrang tuwa niya po na nandito po kayong lahat. Kilala po namin siya na binuhos niya po lahat ng capabilities niya and ‘yung craft niya pinapakita niya sa aming lahat. Ngayong birthday mo gusto naming malaman mo na naa-appreciate ka namin,” Belle added.

“Thank you po MNLoves, binigyan niyo po ng kulay ‘yung birthday namin, kayo ‘yung pinakamagandang gift na natanggap namin,” Ecka concluded.

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Meanwhile, MNL48 will be having the second day of their “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” Handshake event this coming June, so stay updated on MNL48 through its social media accounts, website and mobile app.

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Official Statement: MNL48 First Generation Essel is now part of Tokyo Girls Collection Senbatsu and MNL48 kenkyuusei

05/23/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) is pleased to announce that former MNL48 First Generation member Essel is now officially part of Tokyo Girls Collection (TGC) Senbatsu and MNL48 Kenkyuusei (Trainee), to replace the position of MNL48 Ella who was promoted as official Second Year member of the idol group.


HHE is delighted to welcome her back to the MNL48 family, and we look forward to the success of TGC shop that will soon open in the Philippines.


Thank you.



HHE

Official Statement: Kenkyuusei Ella to join MNL48 as official second year member

05/23/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

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


As the group embarks on a new chapter, MNL48 members are all looking forward to do their best and work together to reach new heights for the fans who continuously give them their love and support.


Thank you.



HHE

Official Statement: Quincy will no longer be part of MNL48 second year.

05/23/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) would like to officially announce the separation of Quincy to MNL48 due to personal reasons that we, HHE and MNL48 members, respect and understand.


We are grateful for the talent and dedication she shared with us and we wish her all the best in everything she has planned.


Moving forward, we thank the fans for their continued support and belief in the group. We are hopeful for what’s in store for MNL48’s future especially now that the group is currently working on their fourth single to be released soon and gearing up for their upcoming events, activities and projects.


Again, on behalf of all MNL48 members, thank you and we will see you at their next event!



HHE

MNL48 continuously promotes their “365 araw ng Eroplanong Papel” album

05/20/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

The “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” fever continues as MNL48 held their first mall show as official second year members on May 19, 2019 at Starmall San Jose Del Monte Bulacan after their recently concluded General Election last April 27.

Third Single Senbatsu Sheki, Brei, Rans, Coleen, Abby, Jem, Mari, and Lei performed the group’s hit tracks “Bingo!”, “Igai Ni Mango” and “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel”, and invited the fans to attend the 2nd day of their Handshake Event that will happen this coming June.

“It’s so nice to be here, namiss namin kayo. Akala namin nung last mall show ‘yun na ‘yung last, pero hindi pa pala dahil tuloy tuloy pa rin ‘yung promotions ng “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” kaya we’re so thankful,” Sheki said.

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Looking forward to their next encounter with the fans, Rans also shared that she felt really excited upon hearing the mall show. “Nakakatuwa po na nag-perform ulit kami sa mall show, ang tagal naming walang events, ngayon lang ulit namin makikita ‘yung fans namin, nakakamiss talaga. Ngayon kasi sabi nga namin new beginning, new chapter and mas gagalingan talaga namin this year.”

Coleen further narrated that she’s expecting that the 2nd day of their Handshake Event will be filled with laughter and happiness compared to the last one. .“Nung nakaraang Handshake event medyo malungkot kami nun, maraming umiiyak kasi magtatapos na ‘yung first generation ng MNL48. That time naiiisip ko na itong mga kasama ko ngayon magiiba na next time, kaya this time ine-expect ko na magiging masaya and mas dadami ‘yung fans namin kasi nadagdagan po kami ng members.”

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Moreover, MNL48 was invited at MYX music awards last May 15 where Sheki, Aly, Abby, Coleen, Rans, Brei and Gabb attended the star-studded event. “Sobrang saya po na nakasama po kami sa MYX music awards, sobrang pleasure po na na-invite kami sa ganung event and dahil po ‘yun sa inyo kasi patuloy niyo po kaming sinusuportahan and sana po nandun ulit kami next year,” Rans said.

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Meanwhile, MNL48 just started their new online show, “Interactive Live” where fans can get to know more about their idols with their fun talks and exciting activities. Surprise announcements of the next episodes will be posted on their official Facebook page, so follow their social media accounts to get the latest updates. Fans may also visit their website and download the MNL48 Fan Club App for more information.

“It’s a good year for us and we look forward sa mga magaganda pang mangyayari this year,” Rans concluded.

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MNL48’s new online show introduces the Second Year members

05/15/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

MNL48 launched its new online show called MNL48 Interactive Live where the teen idols will be able to connect with their fans on May 11, 2019 through their official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The MNL48 Interactive Live will have different activities such as exciting challenges and Q&A with the fans, to get know the Second Year members more especially the new idols.

As their first episode of the MNL48 Interactive Live, the Second Year’s Kami 7 Alice, Jamie, Sayaka, Sheki, Abby, Sela, and Center Girl Aly welcomed and thanked their fans who joined them during the online show. Excited to talk to their idols again, the fans also congratulated the girls and expressed their support towards the Second Year members.

With more than 180 shares and 10,000 views of their pilot episode on Facebook, Aly shared that although she feels the pressure of being the face of MNL48, her motivation to do her duties well as Center Girl still prevails as she begins a new chapter in her life.

Moreover, for Jamie who joined the MNL48 for the first time at rank 6, being part of the idol group felt like she’s at cloud nine. “I’m so happy to be here. Di pa rin ako makapaniwala pero dahil andiyan kayo [mga members] para i-guide ako, sobrang saya lang,” she said looking forward to grow with the other members as she starts her idol journey at MNL48.

Following their pilot episode, Aly, Gabb, Lara, along with some of new idols Yzabel, Ice, and Klaire were also able to hang out with their fans and expressed their happiness of being part of MNL48’s Second Year during the online show which aired on May 13, 2019.

“Gagawin ko ‘yung best ko sa lahat ng performance. Hindi ko ine-expect na makakapasok ako kasi super dami natin [candidates], ang iniisip ko na lang kung makakapasok po ako it’s better po sa akin ‘yon, kung hindi naman po baka hindi pa sa akin ‘yon,” said Klaire, adding that their trainings are not that easy but she is dedicated to learn and improve her skills and talents.

Yzabel also expressed her gratitude towards her supporters for giving her a chance to join MNL48. “Thank you so much MNLoves for helping me reach the cut. I’m very thankful and honored na you guys thought that I have potential, you guys believed in us kahit sobrang bago kami, we will work hard and we will prove our worth,” she said.

Watch the first and second episode of their newest online show “MNL48 Interactive Live” on

their Facebook page or YouTube channel to get to know the Second Year members and interact with them:

Unlike their previous daily online shows where fans can watch the livestream from Mondays to Saturdays, 6PM through their Facebook page and YouTube channel, this time, MNL48 will only have surprise announcements of when to stay tuned to catch the next MNL48 Interactive Live episodes.

Meanwhile, catch the MNL48 Second Year members perform live at their mall shows at Starmall San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on May 19, 2019 and at Marikina Riverbanks Center on May 26, 2019.


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Former MNL48 members bid goodbye to their idol journey

05/02/2019
by MNL48 Philippines

After the second General Election named their Top 48 members, MNL48 former members and Kenkyuusei were emotional during their Graduation Ceremony on May 1, 2019 at Movie Stars Cafe.

Performing their hit songs for one last time Ella, Gia, Jewel, Essel, Erica, Cassey, Madie, Necca, Nice, Princess, Vira, Mela, Yna, Karla, Hazel, and Sha bid their goodbyes to their fans.

“Masaya po ako kasi simula kauna-unahan hanggang huli, It’s Showtime days palang hanggang ngayon nandito kayo hanggang sa kahuli-hulihan ng journey namin,” said Ella, who ranked at the eighth spot during the first General Election last 2018.

Thankful for the fans that poured their effort and time for the group, Gia, who was in the 28th rank in the first General Election, appreciated their supporters for joining them for the last time. “We just want to say thank you po sa lahat ng nilaan niyong time para sa amin kahit anong mangyari ibibgay po namin ‘yung best namin para mapatunayan namin na worthy po kami of your time. Thank you po, hindi namin ineexpect na ‘yung salitang ‘fan’ pala ay susuklian pa ng mas higit pa sa pagiging fan, kaya sobra po kaming blessed.”

First Generation Center Girl, Sheki also gave an emotional speech for the graduates during the event. “Gusto ko lang sabihin sa inyo na maraming maraming salamat. You’ve done a lot for MNL48 para mapaangat ‘yung group. Lahat kayo may Center Girl spirit, sad lang na hindi ko lang kayo nakita lahat na mag Center Girl sa mga feature singles natin. Isipin niyo na lang na may plano si Lord para sa inyo, may nakatakda sa inyo. Gusto ko lang sabihin na hindi dito nagtatapos lahat.”

Still emotional from the second General Election, Martin Roy Regala will continue to support her oshi Gia in her journey. “When they ended with ‘Talulot ng Sakura’ parang fitting naman dahil it’s a graduation song pero mas emotional sa akin ‘yung ‘365 Araw ng Eroplanog Papel’ kasi it’s my favorite song and si Gia pa ‘yung center nung performance. Mabilis akong umiyak, mababaw luha ko, when I saw them cry, nagpipigil lang ako,” he expressed.

Long-time fan Brenan was also heartbroken to say goodbye to his oshi Nice, “sad po kasi ayoko pong makita na matapos ‘yung journey po nila, ayoko po silang maalis pero sana po hindi na siya sad. Don’t lose hope po marami pa pong chances may reason po baka po may mas magandang opportunity po for you.”

The fans were also able to shake hands with the 16 First Generation members and Kenkyuusei graduates for the last time. “Sinabi ko po sa kaniya na maging happy po siya kasi andito lang po kami para sa kaniya,” Brenan added when he met up close with his oshi.

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