04/17/2019 MNL48 campaigns for Second General Election and promote their latest single img1.jpg

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.

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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.

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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.

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

04/15/2019 Fans gathered at the MNL48 April Seitansai img1.jpg

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.

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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.

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“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.

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

04/11/2019 MNL48 releases third single “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel” music video img1.jpg

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.

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

04/10/2019 MNL48 members and candidates ready to fight for their dreams for the second General Election img1.jpg

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.


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. Vote here


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.

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

04/09/2019 MNL48 emotional with the success of first major concert img1.jpg

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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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The public may vote through the MNL48 mobile application or via website (click here) 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 (click here).


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

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

04/08/2019 Hallo Hallo Job participates on Adamson University Semestral Job Fair 2019 img1.jpg

Adamson University (AdU), a Catholic Vincentian educational institution organizes its semestral job fair for graduating Adamsonians and students looking for their on-the-job training at their ST Quadrangle on April 4, 2019.


Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) together with over 80 other companies in BPO industry, Insurance, Finance, Food and Beverages, Manufacturing, Manpower agency and Real Estate provide hundreds of entry-level job vacancies to qualified students who’s waiting for their graduation on June 2019.


AdU offers courses in Engineering, Science, Business Administration, Architecture, Pharmacy, Education, Liberal Arts, and Nursing. The academe also offers Pre-school, Grade School, Junior High School, Senior High School, and Graduate School in Psychology, Business Administration, Information technology and Education.


Mr. Richmond Yap, AdU Guidance Director thanked all the exhibitors who joined them to make their event possible. “First we would like to thank all our industry partners who are here today. We also thank you because you believe on the graduates of our university.”


“We are doing this because this is also part of the students' learning in the university, outside their classroom; they have to learn the actual process of job application.” Mr. Yap shared that they are doing this career fair every April and November to give their students an opportunity to apply what they learned in studying at Adu.


Meanwhile, students who missed the chance to apply during the university job fair may check Hallo Hallo Job official Social Media accounts (@HalloHalloJob) and website (job.hallohallo.com).

04/08/2019 Hallo Hallo Job offers career opportunities to PUP-Taguig graduating students img1.jpg

Public Employment Service Office (PESO) invites Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) and more than 50 other companies to Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Taguig (PUP-T) Job Quest 2019 on April 5, to bring job vacancies to the university’s graduating students.

An approximate of 400 students will be graduating on the month of May with different outstanding courses such as Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Marketing Management and a lot more for employers to choose from at the event.

One of the major functions of the University is research, which they think as a key component of scholarship and teaching. PUP-T also believes that education is the instrument for the development of the citizenry, and the enhancement of nation building.


Officer-in-charge of PESO Taguig, Mr. Norman Mirabel emphasized that one of the priority projects of incumbent Mayor of Taguig City Laarni Lopez Cayetano is to minimize and reduce the employment rate in the city. He noted that it is important to know how to turn your valuable ideas into exciting and viable opportunities.

“PUP graduates, you will not only be highly employable but also enterprising, band Entrepreneurial because of your life skills, knowledge and personal attributes to match the eye of the employers Just have the attitude, initiative and ability to recognize opportunities and be confident to face them,” he said addressing to the graduates.

Mirabel further elaborated that the reason why a lot of people are unemployed is because of their attitude in applying for work. “Ang ating applicants ay choosy po, nandiyan na ang ating mga employers, sana applyan niyo silang lahat. Opportunity knocks once, grab it kasi hindi na mauulit ‘yun. Do your best and God will do the rest.”

“Sa mga employers, choose wisely and ‘yung may loyalty sa trabaho hindi naghahanap lang dahil wala siyang magawa,” he ended.

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One of the students who applied for the position of Account Executive in Hallo Hallo Job shared that she’s planning to work before taking her board exam to be financially prepared.

“Gusto ko po talaga mag hanap muna ng job para ‘yung parents ko hindi na sila mahihirapan magisip saan kukuha ng money na kakailanganin ko,” Kristine Nolledo said, a graduating student of Secondary Education Major in English.


Some of the companies who joined are Ace Hardware, Bench, China Bank, Empire East Land Holdings, P.J Lhuillier, Miniso, Toyota, SM Hypermarket Bicutan, SM Supermarket Aura, BDO, and a lot more.

Meanwhile, see more job vacancies at job.hallohallo.com or follow its official Facebook account for more job postings.

04/05/2019 Back-to-back campus tours for MNL48 img1.jpg

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.

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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 click here.

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.

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

04/03/2019 Hallo Hallo Mall Launches Its New Look img1.jpg

Online shoppers were treated to something new with the unveiling of Hallo Hallo Mall’s web design upgrade today, April 2, 2019. The redesign takes Hallo Hallo Mall (HHM) to the next level with a fresh layout and a better user interface, making online shopping faster and easier for everyone. With a few clicks, customers can enjoy browsing through over 2,000 shops and official stores such as Nike, Canon, Sanrio, Asus, Oppo and Imarflex.


Since its launch in 2012, the website has gone through several changes to make each user’s shopping experience even more seamless and hassle-free. To keep up with the ever-changing and fast paced digital world, the new page shows off an optimized search tab, reorganized and straightforward categories, easy access to best selling items, and a whole lot more.


Of course, users can still enjoy the exclusive and well-loved features unique to HHM. Countless of benefits await when you sign up as a member; a few examples of the said benefits include the nationwide free shipping, paying orders using Hallo Points (HP) in place of cash, getting first dibs on branded items with huge mark downs from the Countdown Discount Sale, and earning HP by sharing through social media with the Affiliate Program.

Though the appearance of the site has changed, we make sure our reliable service and dedication in bringing the customers the best and the latest in the market remains the same.

Visit the all –new Hallo Hallo Mall now and fill your cart with over 75,000 items from gadgets, home and living, fashion to beauty, and check out great discounts, promos and deals!

04/02/2019 MNL48 begins its voting for Second General Election img1.jpg

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.

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

04/01/2019 MNL48 gears up for “Living the Dream: The Concert” with back-to-back guestings img1.jpg

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.


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.


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.


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”.


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.

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

03/26/2019 Hallo Hallo Job joins PESO job fair for senior high graduates img1.jpg

Hallo Hallo Job joins Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and the City Government of Taguig to provide more employment opportunities at Taguig City Hall on March 25, 2019.

The weekly job fair of the City Government of Taguig holds a special program for the employment of fresh graduates of 2019. With 35 exhibitors present at the “Trabaho sa Taguig para sa mga taga-Taguig” job fair, Hallo Hallo Job had a chance to offer vacancies from Hallohallo Inc. and its alliance Hallohallo Entertainment Inc., Circus International Philippines Inc., and Tavolozza Inc.


Graduating students James and Kristel are looking for summer jobs to apply before taking their college degree on July. “Currently, gusto ko lang maging service crew o kaya naman sa call center agent kasi may pangrap pa naman ako for college so parang gagawin ko lang ‘tong stepping stone para masuportahan ko ‘yung sarili ko at the same time makakapag-aral ako,” James shared, adding that he was able to find two job vacancies that offered him part-time and full-time shifts.

“Nag-try lang po ako ngayon para malaman ko kung totoo or legit ‘yung may part-time, at para sabihan ko rin ‘yung mga kaibigan ko na pwede mag part-time sa ibang work sa ibang companies,” Christel said, sharing that she will also attend other PESO’s job fairs this week.


Hallo Hallo Job will also participate in PESO’s next job fair event on March 27 and 29, 2019 in Taguig.

Meanwhile, job hunters may easily find more career opportunities by creating their own portfolio or account through the Hallo Hallo Job website (job.hallohallo.com) where thousands of job openings from different companies are listed on the website.

03/25/2019 Fans continue to show their love for MNL48, joins March celebrants’ Seitansai img1.jpg

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.

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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.

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

03/18/2019 Bigger turnout for Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie Handshake Event Day 2 img1.jpg

Second day of the MNL48’s “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” Handshake Event did not disappoint as more fans joined the group at Centris Elements on March 17, 2019.

MNL48 fans, also called MNLoves, had another chance to interact and shake hands with their Oshi for as long as 10 seconds, and watch the idol group perform their hit tracks “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, “First Rabbit”, “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie”, and “Manila48”.

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Grateful for all their fans’ support for their second Handshake Event, Quincy thanked the MNLoves. “To be the first batch of members to hold your hands, it’s been an honor. Gusto po naming magpasalamat sa lahat ng pumunta sa Handshake Event namin simula first day hanggang ngayong last day. On behalf of all the members of first generation, no matter what happens we will always be together. Maraming salamat po!”

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Rans also agreed with Quincy and appreciated the fans lining up for each of the MNL48 member, “maraming salamat po sa lahat ng pumila sa amin, at suportahan niyo po kami sa Second General Election. Kita-kita po tayo sa next event,” she claimed.

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An avid MNL48 fan shared her special and memorable interaction with each MNL48 member during the event. “With this one, since you get to handshake each of them individually, it gets more special po because you get to have this one on one interaction with your oshi. It’s very special,” Alex Arquiza shared, attending the group’s handshake event for the second time.


As the “Idols you can meet” concept is being established here in the Philippines, she also expressed how these handshake events have helped her create a friendship with her kami-oshi, Faith. “Yung pinaka-main reason why [siya ang kami-oshi ko is] because the bond that I have created with her over the past, kasi I regularly attend events when I can, pag palagi ko siya nakikita we always talk na in a way parang nagde-develop na siya ng friendship parang ganon po, except that it’s an idol and fan relationship. Naka-create na kami ng ganoong bond so walang point for me to just switch oshi, siya na talaga kami-oshi ko.”


MNL48 is just weeks away from their first idol concert MNL48 First Generation “Living the Dream: The Concert” at the New Frontier Theater, so make sure to follow MNL48 official social media accounts and download the MNL48 Fan Club App available on Google Play Store and App Store for the latest news and updates.

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

03/13/2019 Hallo Hallo Job participates in University of Makati Mega Job Fair 2019 img1.jpg

Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) joins University of Makati’s annual career fair in partnership with the Philippine Daily Inquirer Job Market to encourage students to grab the opportunities served by their school on March 11, 2019.

The program officially started with a ribbon cutting with the presence of the university’s Executive Vice President Mr. Raymundo Arcega, Philippine Daily Inquirer representatives, Job Fair Exhibitors and Public Employment Service Office (PESO) representatives


Hallo Hallo Job, together with 20 other companies accredited by the Department of Labor and Employment presented hundreds of job vacancies to qualified students. HHJ offers careers from Hallohallo Inc., Circus International, and Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. which are all part of its alliance.

“To our students, grab this opportunity kasi ga-graduate na kayo, dapat three months after graduation may trabaho na kayo. Wag niyo na isipin na magpapahinga pa kayo. Kasi ako personally hindi ko alam ang gagawin ko sa tatlong buwang pahinga, Hindi siya practical kasi ang dami dami niyo nang competitors sa mundong ito. So this is our way of teaching our students that you should have work after graduation immediately,” Ms. Bulos, one of the university officials said.


She added that they are hoping that next year’s job fair will be transferred to a bigger venue so that more DOLE-accredited companies may participate in their career fair so students will have more chances of getting hired.

Also, on behalf of PESO, Ms. Bulos invited the exhibitors and students to come at the city wide job fair which will be held on June 2019 at Circuit Makati.


Meanwhile, students who missed the chance to apply during the job fair may check Hallo Hallo Allaince’s job vacancies on its official Facebook account (@HalloHalloJob) and website job.hallohallo.com.

03/11/2019 MNL48 holds its “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” Handshake event at Centris Elements img1.jpg

Promoting “Idols you can meet” culture here in the Philippines, MNL48 holds its first day of Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie Handshake event at Centris Elements on March 10, 2019.


Following the tradition of the highest-selling J-pop phenomenon and their sister group AKB48, fans who availed their Platinum hit single “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” of MNL48 will get a chance to be up close and shake hands their chosen oshi for 10 seconds compared from the “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita” Handshake event which is only five seconds.


The event started off as Team MII, Team L and Kenkyuusei perform “First Rabbit” followed by the performance of “Palusot Ko’t Maybe” by Team NIV and their Gold and Platinum hit single "Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie". The group also dedicated their new theater song, “Manila 48”, to their fans.


Also, Center Girl Sheki wishes all their fans to have a chance to shake hands with all the MNL48 members. The three-time Center Girl invited the MNLoves to join and support them on their upcoming concert MNL48 First Generation “Living the Dream: The Concert” at New Frontier theater on April 6, 2019.


Many emotions have been felt as fans shake their Idol’s hand for the second time and one of the them shared his thoughts how he felt happy for this event. “Actually ang dali lang ng tanong pero para sa isang fan ang hirap nya sagutin kasi sobrang saya and nakakakaba pa rin na kahit second time mo na, it still feels na parang first time mo parin kasi Idol nay un e, parang in a quarter yun na ‘yung interaction nyo na sobrang close” Lee Yoo Lazarra said.


“For now kasi ginawa na nilang 10 seconds, mas matagal compared sa first time na five seconds. Mas matagal tong PFC Handshake so ang haba nung time na nakausap ko ‘yung Oshi ko which is sobrang saya at nakaka-overwhelmed” he added.


Meanwhile MNL48 Necca expressed her gratitude to everyone who joined them today. “Thank you so much po MNLoves, specially to those people na nakipag-handshake sa bawat isa saamin. I hope to see you all again sa mga upcoming events and specially sa firsst ever concert namin na Living the Dream: The concert na gaganapin sa New Frontier Theater. We hope to see you there”.

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Colleen, the center of “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, acknowledge all the efforts that their supporters exert on their previous events and mall shows. “Nagpapasalamat po kami sa pagpapakita nyo po ng unending love and support saaming lahat. We hope to see you po on our second-day handshake next Sunday.”


Looking back, MNL48 together with Kenkyuusei had their first Handshake Event as an official first generation members and trainees last November 25, 2018 at Movie Stars Cafe for “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita” single


Download the MNL48 Fan Club App available on Google Play Store and App Store and follow MNL48 official social media accounts for the latest news and updates about the group’s upcoming activities and appearance.

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

03/07/2019 MNL48 to hold the first idol concert in the Philippines img1.jpg

Philippines’ idol group MNL48 will stage their first ever major concert on April 6, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater.

During the press conference held today, March 6, 2019 at Movie Stars Café, MNL48 Sheki, Abby, Sela, Rans, Coleen, Brei, Belle, Gabb, Ella, Jan, Dian, Kay, Coleen, Jem, Lei, Mari, and Alyssa expressed their happiness that a lot of fans are eager to get the best seats in the theater to watch them perform in their biggest concert.

“To be honest, we are beyond grateful and happy dahil sa mga fans namin and excited to show other countries and Filipinos na ito ‘yung talentong Pilipino,” Dian said in the press conference.


It was in the group’s official social media pages last February 1, that the “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” idols revealed that they will finally be holding their first concert since their breakthrough in 2018 which will be entitled “Living the Dream: The Concert”.

The show will also be the first idol concert in the country and thousands of fans are expected to join the JPOP-inspired concert to be directed by Direk GB Sampedro.

“Since this is their first major concert, expect them to do other things. They’ll be launching new number, new costume, and new songs; expect everyone to have fun. I find it exciting kasi iba siya sa ginagawa natin dito sa Pilipinas, para akong nag di-direct ng international concert,” Direk Sampedro explained how the concert will be different from the usual MNL48 events.


The international sister group of Japan’s AKB48, who has been wowing fans not just in the Philippines but across Asia with their talent, music, and performances, will showcase their growth as an artist and group as they will perform their hit singles like “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita”, “Talulot Ng Sakura, “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” and more in an all-out production at a grander stage.

Moreover, the concert is MNL48 First Generation’s gift to their supportive fans, dubbed as MNLoves, who’s been with the group since day one.

MNL48 Center Girl Sheki expressed her happiness that their dreams are finally coming true. “Super excited po kaming lahat kasi dati pinapangarap lang po namin na makapag-conert in front of many people. Sobrang special po siya kasi buong First Generation po ang magpe-perform ng sama-sama with our MNLoves, kaya sobrang thankful po kami na magkakaroon kami ng ganitong event.”

Sheki further narrated how much preparations they are going through for the upcoming concert. “Ipapakita namin na may ibubuga ang MNL48 sa music and idol industry para rin makapag-leave kami ng mark sa araw na ‘yun na hinding-hindi nila makakalimutan.”


Abby also explained how their performance in the recent AKB48 Group Asia Festival held in Bangkok helped them prepare in their upcoming concert. “Sobrang laki ng natulong sakin ‘nung concert sa Bangkok, sobrang daming ideas and lakas ng loob as an idol ‘yung nakuha ko doon, and mas na-inspire ako na makapagbigay saya sa ibang tao. Mas na-boost din po ‘yung confidence ko, na-realize ko na being an idol is about giving all your heart na walang takot na maipakita kung sino ka and malabas ‘yung best sayo.

"Also, we did our best to perform in front of Thai people and other nationalities, what more pa this major concert namin na magpe-perform po kami in front of you," Jem added.


Team Captain Alice said that they added more effort in their rehearsals because of MNL48’s Asia Festival experience. “Todo practice na po kami kasi gusto din po naming ma-meet ‘yung expectations ng mga manunuod sa amin pero dapat nage-enjoy pa rin po kami sa ginagawa namin.”

“And speaking of concert po, siyempre nakita po ng MNLoves ‘yung growth naming mga members. From scratch po na ginawa namin or nangyari noong It’s Showtime days, ito na po ‘yung idols na ine-expect niyo, para mapakita rin namin kung anong kaya pang i-offer ng MNL48,” Alice said.

“Sobrang privilege po samin na magkaroon ng concert at malaking opportunity po talaga ito para sa MNL48,” Abby concluded.


Joining the members and Direk GB Sampedro during the press conference was MNL48’s Producer Mr. Paulo Kurosawa who strongly believes that the girls are ready for the much-awaited concert.


MNL48 is composed of 48 talented young girls, ages 15 to 20 years old lead by Senbatsu members (Top 16): Center girl Sheki, Abby, Sela, Brei, Belle, Rans, Coleen, Gabb, Jem, Lei, Mari, Jan, Kay, Alyssa, Faith, and Ella. The all-girl group first broke into the scene after being formed through a nationwide search televised on ABS-CBN’s noontime show “It’s Showtime”.


After their debut, MNL48 released their first single “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita” under Star Music which ranked on the No.1 spot on iTunes Top Albums upon its release and entered popular music charts like Myx Daily Top 10 Pinoy, Pop Charts PH, and Pinoy Myx Countdown. The group followed it up with their second smashing single “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” that earned MNL48 their first Gold and Platinum awards from Star Music and the Philippine Association of Record Industries.

In addition, the group also received Pinoy POP (PPOP) Awards for young artists’ year-end special award, “Youth Model of the Year – Huwaran ng Kabataan Award” last 2018 to recognize their influence for being a good role model to the young generation in uplifting the Filipino talents and showcasing the Filipino culture through their music and performance.


The MNL48 “Living the Dream: The Concert” is produced by Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. Tickets are now on sale via Ticket Net (www.ticketnet.com) starting on February 22, 2019 with the following ticket prices: SVIP P5,300; VIP P4,240; Loge P2,120; and Balcony P1,060.

For complete concert details, ticket information and MNL48 latest updates, subscribe and follow MNL48’s social media accounts and download the MNL48 Fan Club app available on Google Play Store and App Store.

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

03/06/2019 MNL48 amuse fans on their mall show in Bulacan and Marikina img1.jpg

MNL48 Team NIV and Team L promoted their second single “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” on March 3, 2019 at Starmall San Jose Del Monte Bulacan and Marikina Riverbanks Center.

Both teams performed their hit songs “First Rabbit”, “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, and “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie”. Team NIV gave a special performance to their fans in Bulacan with an a capella version of their newly released music video “Palusot Ko’y Maybe” which recently ranked on the number five spot on Pinoy Myx Countdown.


MNL48 NIV Team Captain Ecka sends her appreciation to their fans residing in Metro Manila who always make time and effort to attend their provincial mall shows, “sobra po akong na overwhelmed and at the same time natuwa na may mga ganung tao pa po pala na magbibigay ng effort nila na puntahan kami kahit malayo na ‘yung mga mall shows namin para lang maipakita nila ‘yung pagmamahal at suporta nila sa MNL48.”

“Minsan po naiisip ko na kung ok ba sila kasi ‘yung ginagawa nila para sa amin ay hindi biro lalo na po ‘yung gastos at biyahe kaya po sinusuklian po namin sila sa pamamagitan po ng mga performances namin,” Brei added.


Meanwhile, Team NIV and Team L invited everyone to buy their “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” album and join them on their upcoming Handshake event that will happen this coming March 10 and 17, 2019 at Eton Centris Elements, Quezon City.

Coleen, the center of “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, thanked the people behind the success of the music video. “Sa totoo lang po hindi po naming in-expect na Team NIV yung mapipili for the song, ang dami rin pong pinagdaanan sa pagbuo po sa PKM pero worth it po yung paghihintay namin kasi po ang ganda po ng kinalabasan at dahil po rito ang dami na pong bagong MNLoves kaya po we really thanked our fans po and the MNL48 production for the success of PKM music video.”


Moreover, the girls also promoted their first major concert MNL48 First Generation “Living the Dream: The Concert” on April 6, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater. Tickets are now available on https://www.ticketnet.com.ph/.

Follow MNL48 official social media accounts and download MNL48 Fan Club app available on Google Play Store and App Store for more updates on the groups upcoming events.

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

03/02/2019 MNL48 sells tickets for their “MNL48 First Generation: Living The Dream Concert” img1.png

MNL48 gears up for their upcoming first major concert by selling their tickets at Smart Araneta Center on March 2, 2019 as their first promotional activity.

After announcing the release of their tickets for the “MNL48 First Generation: Living The Dream Concert” on February 22, Abby Brei, Belle, Coleen, Gabb, Mari, and Kay visited The Big Dome’s ticket booth to personally sell tickets to their loyal fans and encourage new fans to support them on their first idol concert.


The girls were greeted by their enthusiastic fans to purchase their tickets straight from their Oshi at the ticket booth. “Galingan niyo sa pag-practice para sa concert niyo, at andito lang kami na laging sumusuporta sa inyo”, one fan wished their idols a good luck and looking forward to watch the MNL48 First Generation perform at a much bigger stage.


The MNL48 members are excited to show who they are as in idol since their breakthrough in the music and entertainment scene in 2018.

“A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. And this coming April 6, 2019, this is the day that we are all waiting for. The first ever major concert of MNL48: Living The Dream, this is the result of our hard work,” Abby expressed, adding that it was their privilege to sell their concert tickets personally to their supporters.


“The fans should look forward to our songs and other big surprises, and ipapakita naming kung ano na kami as an idol after one year of hard work namin for our group,” Abby shared.

Palusot Ko’y Maybe Center Girl Coleen agreed with fellow MNL48 member Abby, saying that their concert shouldn’t be missed. “Hinding-hindi namin sila idi-disappoint, marami po silang dapat abangan sa concert na ito, like performances na hindi pa po namin nape-perform and mas makikilala pa po nila kami kaya naman po wag niyong papalagpasin ito dahil ito ang first ever idol concert ng MNL48.”


For complete concert details, ticket information and MNL48 latest updates, subscribe and follow MNL48’s social media accounts and download the MNL48 Fan Club app available on Google Play Store and App Store.

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

03/01/2019 MNL48 brings joy to fans on their third mall show at Starmall EDSA Shaw img1.jpg

MNL48 Team MII members Sheki, Alice, Sayaka, Faith, Rans, Nice, Essel, Shaira, Erica, Dana, Necca, Cess, Andi and Cassey visits Starmall EDSA Shaw to perform their Second Single “First Rabbit”, “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, and “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” on February 28, 2019.

The idols are not just happy because of their energetic fans who were cheering for them, but also because Team MII members got the chance to unite once again for another mall show. “Sobrang rare lang ng opportunity na magkaroon kami ng team mall show kasi iba’t-ba kami ng schedule kaya super thankful po kami na mabigyan ng chance na makapag-perform in front of you,” Center Girl Sheki said.

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Team Captain Alice sends her sincerest appreciation to MNL48’s Center Girl, Sheki who has been the face of the group in their three consecutive singles. “I know na God gave you that position because alam niya na kaya mo yan and you deserve that. Marami ka nang nagawa sa MNL48 and don’t ever think na hindi mo deserve ‘yung spot mo kasi you really deserve that.”

“Sobrang proud and thankful ako na galing Team MII ‘yung Center Girl, and thank you kasi andiyan ka lagi para sa MNL48, we love you so much!”

Moreover, Sheki expressed her gratitude to Alice for always being there to help her as the group’s Team Captain. “Thank you po sa inyong lahat na nakaka-appreciate sa akin, gagawin ko ang best ko kasama ang buong MNL48 para sa inyo. Gusto ko rin sabihin kay ate Alice na kahit wala ka man sa second and third single ikaw ‘yung isang pakpak ko.”


“Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng sumusporta po kasi ‘yung love and support niyo po sa amin sobrang nararamdaman po namin, yun ‘yung nagpapatibay sa amin,” Faith added.

Meanwhile, Team MII also promoted the MNL48 “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” Handshake Event which will be held on March 10 and March 17 at Centris Elements in Quezon City.

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

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

02/26/2019 MNL48 continues Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie fever at Vista Mall Daang Hari imgb1.jpg

New and loyal fans attended MNL48’s live performance of their hit singles at Vista Mall Daang Hari on February 24, 2019.

Dana, Ruth, Faith, Jem, Brei, Sela, Abby, Alice, and Center Girl Sheki visited their fans in Daang Hari where the girls performed their hit tracks “First Rabbit”, “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie”, and an a capella version of “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”.

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The MNL48 idols were grateful for their fans’ support of their newly released music video “Palusot Ko’y Maybe” which quickly climbed to the number spot on the Philippine trends on Twitter, and thanked them for their continuous effort in attending their events from the beginning of their journey.

“First of all, thank you so much MNLoves for being there for us. Salamat kasi hindi niyo kami iniiwan sa lahat ng mall shows na kung saan-saan kami pumupunta andoon po kayo. Sobrang nagpapsalamat po kami, hindi niyo po alam kung gaano kami kasaya na andito po kayo ngayon. Maraming maraming salamt po,” MNL48 Team Captain Alice said to their fans.


Performing in Vista Mall Daang Hari for the second time around, MNLoves have definitely grew since MNL48’s first live performance at the venue.


Meanwhile, the group also announced its Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie CD album is still available at the official MNL48 website www.mnl48.ph or at any Lawson Store branch nationwide where each CD contains one handshake ticket to their second Handshake event on March 10 and 17, 2019 at Elements, Centris in Quezon. Also, tickets for their first-ever major concert “MNL48 First Generation: Living The Dream Concert” on April 6, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater are now available on https://www.ticketnet.com.ph/.

Moreover, MNL48 invited female fans to register and audition for the group’s Second Generation idol search where it had an ongoing registration booth at the event. Young talented females between 15 – 20 years old may register also through the MNL48 official website (https://mnl48.hallohallo.com/second-generation-audition) or download the MNL48 Fan Club app available on Apple Store and Google Play for free.

Subscribe and follow the official MNL48 social media accounts and download the MNL48 Fan Club app for latest news and updates regarding the 2nd Generation audition and its upcoming events.

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

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Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) participates in Our Lady of Fatima University Quezon City’s (OLFU) annual job fair on February 22, 2019 in coordination with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

Aside from HHJ, 55 other companies also joined the career fair such as Mercury Drug, ABS-CBN Corporation, Pru Life UK, Federaland, Skyline, Japan Home Inc., and Promod International to offer hundreds of job vacancies to OLFU’s graduating students and alumni which was simultaneously held across its four campuses in Valenzuela, Pampanga, Antipolo, and Quezon City.

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OLFU Placement Officer Rachel Ann Casido said that the purpose of inviting different companies that are all related to programs offered in the their school, is to help students land their dream jobs. “Para talaga ito makatulong sa kanila, lalo na sa mga nag-take ng medicine courses, doon talaga ‘yung pinakamalaking population namin.”

“Good luck! Just be patient, confident, at maging totoo lang sila sa sarili nila para makahanap sila ng magandang trabaho and siyempre ilabas nila ‘yung mga natutunan nila sa OLFU,” she added.

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Our Lady of Fatima University envisions their students to develop abilities to become achiever by providing an excellent education dedicated to the holistic formation of a person with the necessary skills, virtues, and academic development.

Check out more job vacancies at job.hallohallo.com or follow its social media accounts for more information.

02/18/2019 MNL48 successfully holds Valentine’s mini concert treat for fans img1.jpg

MNL48 shares the love this Valentine’s season as they treat their fans to a delightful mini live concert today, February 17, 2019 at Movie Stars Cafe.

The event kicked off with the group’s performance of their hit single “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita”, “First Rabbit”, “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, “Umiindak Na Saya”, “Talulot Ng Sakura”, and “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie”.


Sharing their experiences in love, Cess shared how she appreciates the love of her family who are always there by her side. “Pamilya kahit saan man tayo pumunta at kahit anong sikat natin or marating, mananatili pa rin sila sa ating tabi.”

“Love is not measured by material things, ‘yung memories ang bubuo ng love sa aming family. ‘Yung love nila is unconditional, hindi sila nanghihingi ng kapalit, gusto lang nila maging masaya tayo and nakikita nila paano tayo mag grow,” Faith added how the love of her family makes her stronger.

Jem also explained that the love of friendship is something that people should also value. “Love for friendship forever ‘yan, inspiration and never-ending, kapag nakapag-invest ka ng love for a friend forever ‘yun.”

“Kasama sa buhay natin ‘yang friendship na parang family na, may special spot sila sa heart natin,” Team NIV Captain Ecka said.


One of the highlights of the event was Sheki, Abby, Sela, Rans, Coleen, Gabb, Jem, Brei, Faith, and Mari sharing about their unforgettable experiences and encounter with other sister groups’ members in the recent AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

MNL48 Abby expressed her happiness in being able to travel together as a group to perform in front of a bigger crowd with international fans. “Sobrang nakakatuwa po kasi ang dami po naming na-meet na sister groups and ‘yung mga songs po namin napakita na namin internationally. Marami rin natuwa dun sa acoustic version na kinanta po namin, talaga pong lumabas daw ‘yung talent ng MNL48, kumanta po kami ng live, and sobrang unforgettable po noon pati po international fans na-meet namin.”

After reminiscing their experiences in their first international concert, girls also incredibly sang the acoustic versions of “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita”, “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, and “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” in today’s Valentine’s event for the first time here in the Philippines.

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Fans who attended the Valentine’s mini live concert also had a sneak peak of the MNL48 documentary which will be released very soon that mirrors the emotions of the members throughout their MNL48 journey.

The fans were in for a surprise as the idol group officially announced its third single, revealing the new Senbatsu members Sayaka, Kay Lei, Faith, Mari, Jem, Belle, Coleen, Abby, Sela, Rans, Brei, Ruth, Dana, Dian, and Sheki who remains to be the Center Girl.

New Senbatsu member, Dian emotionally expressed her gratitude on being part of the Top 16 for the first time. “I want to thank God for giving me such a big blessing sa buhay ko, and sa trust po ng MNL48, sa lahat ng MNL48 sisters ko, sa lahat ng MNLoves maraming marmaing salamat po. Being a Senbatsu is a privilege po, I will do my very best po para magampanan ng maayos ‘yung position ko.”


Moreover, Ruth described the opportunity as an “answered prayer”. “I waited for this for so long, sobrang blessed po ako. Ito na ‘yung perfect time na binigay sakin ni Lord para mas makapagpasaya and maka-inspire ng ibang tao. Sobrang nagpapasalamat po ako sa lahat ng taong di nagsasawang magtiwala sa akin and sumuporta.”

Dana, one the other hand felt blessed that even though there are lots of deserving members, she became one of the new Senbatsu members for the third single.

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Moreover, before the release of the group’s much-anticipated third single, fans will finally see MNL48’s upcoming fifth music video “Palusot Ko’y Maybe” which stars Team NIV. The said video will be out on February 23 on MNL48’s official YouTube page.

Stay updated on the latest MNL48 events and news, follow its official social media accounts, website and download the MNL48 Fan Club app available on Google Play Store and App Store.

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02/17/2019 MNL48 performs as special guest at the 2019 JPOP Anime Singing Contest img1.png

MNL48 graced the stage of the 2019 JPOP Anime Singing Contest Grand Finals as the special guest performer of the event, organized by Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, on February 16, 2019 at SM Cinema Centerstage, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

As the special guest of the JPOP Anime Singing Contest Grand Finals, the Philippines' first idol group MNL48, represented by the Senbatsu members (Top 16) Ella, Faith, Alyssa, Kay, Jan, Mari, Lei, Jem, Rans, Coleen, Gabb, Belle, Brei, Sela, Abby, and Center Girl Sheki performed two songs during the event. The international sister group of Japan's AKB48, sang their single "First Rabbit" off their second CD release, and a special performance of the original/Japanese version of their platinum hit single "Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie".


“First time po naming i-perform ang ‘Koisuru Fortune Cookie’ para sa mga fans namin bilang MNL48 members kasi po noong una po naming siyang sinayaw ay aspirants pa lang po kami,” Abby said on the group’s performance of the AKB48’s mega-hit song.


Sela also expressed her happiness towards their fans, dubbed as MNLoves, for attending the last JPOP Anime Singing Contest of the Embassy of Japan, describing the moment as another “opportunity” for MNL48 to help bring the JPOP and idol culture closer to the Filipinos.


“Masaya po kasi grabe po sila mag-embrace sa MNL48. ‘Yung performance namin talagang na-feel namin na nagugustuhan nila ‘yung binibigay naming energy and how we deliver our performance kaya nakakatuwa po kasi naa-appreciate po nila,” she shared.


MNL48 also invited everyone to join them on their “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” Handshake Event which will be held on March 10 and 17,2019 at the Centris Elements in Quezon City. Fans who wish to attend the group’s second handshake event may get their tickets by purchasing the Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie CD on the MNL48 official website www.mnl48.ph or Lawson stores nationwide where it contains one (1) ticket per CD album.

Moreover, the MNL48 First Generation Senbatsu members encouraged all the JPOP fans age 15 to 20 years old to register and audition for the MNL48 Second Generation idol search. As the first stage of the audition process opened last January 31, qualified candidates may apply from January 31 to February 28, 2019 through the MNL48 website or on the MNL48 Fan Club App available on Apple Store and Google Play for free.


The JPOP Anime Singing Contest is an annual event lead by Embassy of Japan in the Philippines as part of their goal to help strengthen the longstanding friendship between Japan and the Philippines through J-pop and cultural exchange. The singing contest was announced last November 28 where hundreds of amateur Filipino solo and duo singers sent their entries.

This Saturday, from 10 finalists, Embassy of Japan announced its winners where Julius Matthews and Racianne Castro Elorde won 3rd and 2nd place, respectively, where they took home exciting prizes from the event sponsors. While Sheila Faye S. Labanan won the grand prize of a four-day, all-expenses paid trip to Japan for two.


After 10 years of the successful run of the JPOP Anime Singing Contest, Japan Information and Culture Center Director, Ms. Junko Sato thanked its contestant and the JPOP-loving fans for their continuous support for the event.

“We are very grateful to the Filipino public for the constant support and interest on Japan and in this competition through the years,” she said.

Meanwhile, for MNL48’s latest updates on concert, handshake and other upcoming event details and information, you may subscribe and follow MNL48’s social media accounts and download the MNL48 Fan Club App available on Google Play Store and App Store.

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02/17/2019 MNL48 brings joy at Sta. Maria Fiesta and Lipa Love Fest img1.jpg img2.jpg

MNL48 celebrates at Sta. Maria Town Fiesta and Lipa Love Fest as members perform respectively as guests on February 16, 2019

Aside from “iCan Dance Contest” held during the annual celebration, Tin, Ash, Grace, Quincy, Kyla, Dian, Gia, Shaina, Jewel, Thea, Princess, Shaira, Sha, Nice, Cassey and Alice energetically performed their 2nd single tracks “First Rabbit”, “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, and “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie”.

Lara, Joyce, Aly, Daryll, Jaydee, Ruth, Hazel, Ecka, Madie, Necca, Sayaka, Essel, Cess, Erica, Dana, and Andi, on the other hand, also sang and danced their 2nd single songs at the star-studded Lipa Love Fest 2019.


Alice expressed her happiness that MNL48 was invited to perform at Sta. Maria, Bulacan especially that this is their third out of town event apart from Dagupan and Lipa. “Sobrang nagpapasalamat po kami at happy po na mai-introduce po ‘yung MNL48 sa ibang lugar dito sa Pilipinas, kaya po gagalingan po namin, and sobrang thankful and blessed lang po kami.”

She also said that they are very thankful to their MNLoves for giving them strength and inspiration to always do their best. “Sobrang nagpapasalamat po ‘yung MNL48 kasi kahit saang sulok po ng Pilipinas sinusuportahan po ng MNLoves yung mga shows po namin kung saan man po kami pumunta and sobrang effort po talaga.”

“Kaya salamat talaga MNLoves dahil sainyo ginaganahan pa po kami and mas ginagalingan pa po naming mag perform kasi alam naming na nanunuod kayo hindi lang yung mga bagong MNLoves sana kundi andyan pa rin kayo para suportahan kami sa lahat ng journey ng MNL48. We love you!” Alice added.

The girls also promoted the group’s Pagibig Fortune Cookie Handshake Event which will be held soon at Eton Centris Elements.

Follow the MNL48 official social media accounts, website, and download the MNL48 Fan Club App to get the latest updates.

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MNL48 officially opens the registration for young talented females to join the search for MNL48 Second Generation members on Thursday, January 31, 2019 through its official Fan Club App and website.

The search was first announced last January 19 during MNL48's guesting on ABS-CBN's It's Showtime and through the idol group's social media pages. The registration for the Second Generation will run from January 31, 2019 until February 28, 2019 only.

On Thursday, the requirements for the Second Generation search were also released along with the mechanics. So, who are qualified to join the search?

1. Female, Single between the ages of 15 to 20 years old and a Philippine resident
2. Must not be under any artist/talent contractual agreement that would prohibit the contestant from entering into a management contract with MNL48.

Just like last year's audition for MNL48 First Generation, Second Generation aspirants will register through the MNL48 Fan Club App available on Apple Store and Google Play or through MNL48 official website at https://mnl48.hallohallo.com/second-generation-audition

Looking back, MNL48 First Generation search garnered 4,134 applicants from the online and nationwide registration and audition tour, and following its success, MNL48 Second Generation search is expected to receive thousands of applications from talented girls around the country who hopes to be part of the Philippines’ first idol group, MNL48.

After the registration and audition process, aspirants who will be chosen from the first stage will move on to the next stage of the audition process that will start on March 2019. Finalists of MNL48 Second Generation will be announced on March 22, 2019.

Subscribe and follow MNL48’s social media accounts for latest news and updates regarding the 2nd Generation audition.

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Hallo Hallo Job joins Dr. Carlos S. Lanting College job fair to provide career opportunities to its graduating students and alumni on February 14, 2019 at DCLC College Library in Quezon City.

Students and alumni easily registered at the Hallo Hallo Job website where job vacancies from Hallo Hallo Alliance were offered namely Graphic/Web Designer, Account Executive, and Shop Management Assistant for Hallohallo Inc.; Merchandising Officer, Receptionist and Executive Assistant for Hallohallo Entertainment Inc.; Programmer and Illustrator for Circus International Philippines Inc.


Aside from Hallo Hallo Job, 14 other partner agencies such as SM Supermarket and St. Luke’s Medical Center, and other government agencies Philippine Statistic Authority, NBI, and Social Security System were also invited as exhibitors.

DCLC Guidance Councilor Josephine Cabrera shares that they treat each other as a family in their close-knit school community. “We want them to know that they’re free to consult us with their concerns like a family, kaya sa career talagang nakatutok kami saknila. We organize ‘yung mga seminars like job hunt seminar, time management, peers counseling, leadership trainings, and marami pang iba.”

“Our students are very ready and competent, kaya nilang makipagsabayan sa iba,” she added confidently.


DCLC offers learning opportunities from Kindergarten to Senior High School students, as well as College programs where most of its graduates are coming from the College of Maritime Transportation and College of Nursing.

Keeping up with the demand of global development, students may also apply at DCLC’s TESDA-Accredited Vocational courses Automotive servicing, Caregiving, Consumer Electronics Servicing, Electrical Installation and Maintenance, Nursing Assistant and Supplemental Education.


Dr. Carlos S. Lanting College houses quality school equipments and facilities for students as it envisions not only providing excellent education, but also to produce well-rounded and globally competitive graduates, and become one of the leading colleges in the country.

Those who missed the chance to submit their applications for Hallo Hallo Job may check its official social media accounts or find their desired work by visiting the job.hallohallo.com for more job vacancies and opportunities.

02/01/2019 AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 in Bangkok presented by Shanda Games img1.jpg

AKB48 held its first AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 in Bangkok where seven international sister groups gathered in one stage at Impact Arena on January 27, 2019.

AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 was the first time that JKT48 (Jakarta), BNK48 (Bangkok), MNL48 (Manila), AKB48 Team SH (Shanghai), AKB48 Team TP (Taipei), SGO48 (Ho Chi Minh) and AKB48 (Akihabara) were gathered for a joint concert after seven years since the idol groups were formed.

Everyone was excited to witness the joint concert of all sister groups where fans enjoyed the group’s songs and special performances during the memorable event.

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The event was divided into two segments. The first segment followed the concept of “Idols you can meet” where fans had the chance to get up close, have a High-5 with all international sister groups for the first time in AKB48 history. The mini live concert of each group was also held during the first segment.

During the mini concert of AKB48, Yui Yokoyama and five other co-members introduced their official mobile game, “AKB48 Cherry Bay Blaze” during their performance of “Iiwake Maybe” where each member’s characters were flashed on the screen. Global pre-order of the game was also announced as they hope to get the fans to support the AKB48 Group even in the world of virtual gamming.


On the second segment, a total of 30 songs were performed by seven sister groups which started off with AKB48’s hit song “Aitakatta” as the crowd loudly cheered with joy. For the finale, all 76 international members sang and dance to their phenomenal single “Koisuru Fortune Cookie”.

Yui Yokoyama of AKB48 expressed her thoughts in joining their sister groups in one stage. “I was so nervous since this was the first time that all international groups will gather in one concert, but I felt happy that we were able to unite with other groups to sing AKB48 songs even in different languages.”


“We all came from different regions with different culture and activities, but I believe we are in one team, we will try hard to make these groups successful and today is a great start for it,” she added.


BNK48 Center Girl Cherprang also commented “it was a happy day for us to be with our wonderful senior members from AKB48. Thank you so much!”

Meanwhile, AKS is planning to hold Asia Festivals in different regions because of the success of AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019, hoping to make the idol culture known in the world.


Asia Festival outline

Title: AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 in Bangkok presented by Shanda Games
Date: January 27, /2019 (Sunday)
Venue: Impact Arena (Bangkok, Thailand)
Performer: AKB48 7 groups (AKB48/JKT48/BNK48/MNL48/Team SH/Team TP/SGO48)
Program : Part 1 (12 pm to 4 pm) AKB48 Group・Asia Festival・Event
Part 2 (7 pm to 9:30 pm) AKB48 Group Joint Concert
Host: Executive committee of AKB48 Group Asia Festival (AKS/ZAAP/SHANDA GAMES)

Special sponsor: SHANDA GAMES
Broadcast/Stream: TOHOKU FILM CORPORATION (Japan)/AIS(Thai)

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MNL48’s international debut


The AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 was indeed a dream concert not just for the fans but also for the seven sister groups who participated in the event, and as for MNL48 the joint concert paved the way for the goup’s international debut.

Attended by thousands of fans from all over the world, MNL48 wowed the crowd on their first overseas show as they proudly showcased their talents in front of an international crowd performing their hits and sharing the stage with their sister groups.

For the first segment, MNL48 Faith, Gabb, Jem, Mari, Brei, Rans, Coleen, Sela, Abby and Sheki joined their sister groups for the much-anticipated “high-5” event and the mini concert performing an acoustic version of their hits “Aitakatta - Gustong Makita”, “Palusot Ko'y Maybe”, and “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie”.


Meanwhile for the joint concert, MNL48 did not disappoint as Faith, Gabb, Jem, Mari, Brei, Rans, Coleen, Sela, Abby and Sheki delivered flawless performances of “Party Himajirou yo”, “First Rabbit” and “Palusot Ko’y Maybe” which earned #MNL48 a spot on the trending topics in the Philippines on Twitter together with the #AKB48AsiaFest.

MNL48 center girl Sheki also had a special moment with other members performing a multilingual version of “Blue Rose” while Abby was also given a chance to perform together with fellow idols selected from each sister groups as they sang “End Roll”. After Sheki’s performance, her name trended as well on Philippines Trends on Twitter.


One of the highlights of events was the performance of the Asia Festival World Senbatsu members where MNL48 Sheki and Abby joined Music (BNK48), Shani Indiranatio (JKT48), Anna (SGO48), Mao Wei Jia (ABK48 Team SH), Yui Oguri (AKB48), Sin Tik Kei (AKB48 Team TP), Pun (BNK48), Nana Okada (AKB48), Kaycee (SGO48), Chiu Pin-Han (AKB48 Team TP) , Liu Nian (ABK48 Team SH), Cindy Yuvia (JKT48), Yui Yoko Yama (AKB48), and Cherprang (BNK48) as center girl as they perform “Heavy Rotation” on stage.


With the success of AKB48 Group Asia Festival this year, local and international fans, as well as the members of MNL48, couldn’t wait to see the group rock the stage once again on the next Asia Fest.

For more updates for the next Asia Festival and the latest news on MNL48, make sure to follow and subscribe to the group’s official social media accounts.

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01/22/2019 MNL48 receives Gold and Platinum awards for “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” on It’s Showtime img1.jpg

“Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” fever continues as MNL48 earns the Gold and Platinum record awards from Star Music for their second single on It’s Showtime today, January 19, 2019.

Senbatsu members Sheki, Abby, Sela, Brei, Belle, Gabb, Coleen, Rans, Jem, Lei, Mari, Jan, Kay, Alyssa, Faith, and Ella sing and dance to the beat of “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” and extended their sincerest thanks to their ever supportive fans.


“Maraming maraming salamat po sa pagbigay po ng inyong tiwala sa MNL48 and nagpapasalamat kami sa mga fans namin. Maraming salamat din po sa ABS-CBN family, It’s Showtime, Star Music and Hallo Hallo Entertainment na talagang inaalagaan po kami para makapag-produce po kami ng magandang music. Maraming salamat po sainyong lahat dahil naa-appreciate niyo po kami,” Sheki said.

Mr. Jonathan Manalo audio content head of Star Music awarded the Music Plaques and congratulated the girls. “Congratulations MNL48 and sa lahat ng tao behind MNL48, Gio Medina, Direk Jilmer Dy and of course Paulo Kurosawa. We’re very proud of you girls.”

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Moreover, Abby shared how proud and excited they are to represent the country in the upcoming AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019. “We are so happy to announce that finally MNL48 will go outside the country to have concert at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. We’re so blessed po dahil ire-represent na po namin ang ating bansang Pilipinas, proud to be Pinoy!

The #MNL48onItsShowtime also trended 6th spot nationwide.


Another highlight of their It’s Showtime guesting was the revelation of the Second Generation audition.

“Maguumpisa na po ang audition ng Second Generation ng MNL48. Kaya naman po young ladies we encourage you guys to audition para po maging part ng international idol girl group at siyempre po maging inspirasyon po sa mga kabataan,” Sela said.

Looking back, MNL48 had its First Generation registration and audition tour last October 2017 where they roamed around Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao for the nationwide idol search, and last January 20, 2018, the Top 200 was launched on It’s Showtime.


Starting this January 31, MNL48 2nd Generation aspirants may submit their entries to be part of the nationwide search. Details of the registration will be announced on MNL48’s official social media pages, so make sure to visit MNL48 website, download the MNL48 Fan Club app and register, and subscribe and follow MNL48’s social media accounts for latest updates and news.

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Celebrating their birthday as idols for the first time, MNL48 members Jan, Cassey, Grace, and Aly shared their special day with their supporters and fans on January 13, 2019 held at Movie Stars Cafe during this month’s Seitansai.

MNL48 Senbatsu together with the birthday celebrants wowed the audience with their kawaii performances of “Palusot Ko’y Maybe” followed by “First Rabbit” by the January Seitansai, and the ending the program with a lively performance of their platinum-hit song “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie”.

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Turning a year older where Jan celebrated her 18th birthday on January 5, Cassey’s 16th on January 9, Grace’s 22nd on January 13, and Aly’s 18th on January 11, the idols were given a surprise video birthday wishes from their parents as they celebrate their birthdays away from their family for the first time.


A special and emotional birthday greeting from Jan’s mother Magnolia Elaurza surprised the idol, “wag kang gi-give up sa mga pangarap mo sa buhay. Pasensya ka na at hindi tayo nakapag-celebrate ng birthday mo. Basta kaming pamilya mo naka-support lang dito. Mahal na mahal ka namin anak, alam namin na kaya mo lahat ng pagsubok na darating sa buhay mo. Sana wag ka magbabago at lagi mong tatandaan na si God laging nasa tabi mo.”

“Happy birthday to my beloved daughter, my wish for you in life is success, good health, and more blessings to come. Nandito lang kami sumusuporta sayo, we love you so much,” Cassey’s mother Jackeline Pestillos wished for her daughter.


“Happy birthday, Aly, I wish you all the best in life, more blessings and success to come. Basta tandaan mo huwag kalimutan mag dasal. Enjoy mo lang lahat-lahat ng ginagwa mo. Nandito lang kami ng papa mo na sumusuporta sayo,” Alma Padillo said, supporting her daughter Aly’s idol journey in MNL48.

“Happy birthday anak, may you have many more birthdays to come. Wishing you the best for everything, good health, and more blessings. I love you,” said parents Arminda and Saturnino Buenaventura to Grace.

After the heartwarming messages from the idols’ parents, the celebrants prepared exciting games and prizes for their fans such as the crowd- favorite Boom Balloon and Copy Cat.


Furthermore, four avid fans of Jan, Cassey, Grace, and Aly also got a chance to greet their Oshi, making the girls overwhelmed with happiness and thankful for their fans’ heartwarming support for their group and their efforts attending their events.

One of Cassey’s fans, Jayson Montanilla, expressed his support for her Oshi “Happy birthday! Lagi lang ako naka-suporta sayo kahit anong mangyari.”

“Thank you talaga, Jan dahil sayo sinisipag ako mag-review sa board exam, pinipilit ko i-solve yung problem na mahihirap,” Leonard Notorio expressed to his idol Jan.


“Happy happy birthday! Nakita ko sayo na hindi ka lang idol na nagsu-suot ng magandang damit, nakita ko ang isang babae na nagpu-pursige sa mga pangarap niya at ‘yon ang first impression ko sayo,“ Jesrelle Petracorta to Grace who also happens to celebrate her birthday on the same day as the Seitansai event.


Lastly, Arian Yupangco felt proud for her Oshi Aly celebrating her birthday with fellow MNL48 members. “Hi Aly, first of all, I’d like to say happy birthday. We are so proud of you, 18 ka pa lang ang dami mo nang na-accomplish. Alam namin na mas marami ka pang magagawa, you’re never alone sa idol journey mo. Pinapasaya mo kami araw-araw kaya gusto namin lagi kang masaya.”


Meanwhile, aside from MNL48’s AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 concert on January 27, the group is also preparing for their upcoming activities and events this January such as mall tour and their guesting on ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime on January 19, 2019. Make sure to follow MNL48’s official website and social media accounts to get the latest news and updates.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
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MNL48 members Jem, Hazel, Sayaka, Dani, Dana, Kay, Brei, Faith, and, Lara celebrated their coming of age, Seijin Shiki with fans on January 13, 2019 held at Movie Stars Cafe, as they will be turning 20 years old this year.

Celebrating the momentous event, the girls talked about their goals and dreams as they welcome adulthood, dressed in beautifully designed Kimono following the tradition of wearing a ceremonial dress in Japan.

Seijin Shiki, an important rite of passage to Japanese youth is one of the most important holidays held every second Monday of January where it honors the young adults as they welcome responsibilities with their new liberties.


Faith shared how a shy girl had the courage to reach her dreams and to become an MNL48 idol, “I used to be the person na sobrang mahiyain, kahit nasa harapan na ang chances talagang umaatras siya, ngayon po na-achieve ko ang dreams slowly but surely.”


Brei also narrated her inspiring story on how rejections made her a stronger person. “Sa rejection and challenges po talaga ko kumapit, dati puro rejections tapos lagi ako napapatanong sa sarili ko, ngayon lahat ng ‘yon nasagot na. Dati po kaya akong patumbahin ng mga negatibo pero ngayon po nakita ko na ‘yung mga negatibong comment na ‘yun ay gawing positibo para sa pangarap ko.”

“Mas naging confident ako, nalalabas ko yung sarili ko. Gusto ko mas mag-improve pa ako, mas naging motivated ako. Sa dami ng pinagdaanan ko, masasabi ko na idol na ako and hindi ako susuko at magiging good example ako sa mga kabataan,” Sayaka noted her realizations in her MNL48 journey.

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The girls performed their hit songs namely “Umiindak Na Saya”, Aitakatta – Gustong Makita”, “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie”, and “Talulot Ng Sakura”, followed by a fun game called “Future-rades” that made the crowd active and energetic.

Moreover, MNL48 members reminisced their idol journey, starting out as applicants. “Thankful po ako na may MNL48, and na-realize ko po na we are family,” Jem said.

“Sobrang laki po ng nabago sakin ng MNL48, mas marami po akong naging kaibigan, maraming memories na nagawa and marami po akong nai-inspire na tao. Pangako ko po sa sarili ko na mas magiging matatag and matapang po ako sa mga challenges and mas pagpupursigihan ko po para makasama sa Top 48,” Dani said.

Dana also added her everyday learnings on MNL48. “Araw araw po ako may natututunan and nalalaman para mas ma-enhance po ung sarili namin as a person and as an idol. And natutunan ko rin po pano makisalamuha sa mga tao. Panagako ko po na I will do my best, I will always give my all.”


Hazel then shared how MNL48 changed her. “Ang dami pong nabago sakin sa personality development po, how we talk, speak, siyempre po hindi po namin magagwa ‘yun kung wala ‘yung coaches namin. Sila po talaga tumulong sa amin para po magbago and mas maging idol.”

“Dati po boyish talaga ako, naging mahinhin na po ako ng konti, medyo tumahimik po ako kasi sobrag maingay po talaga ako at makulit,” Lara said.

Kay also expressed her happiness of being part of “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” and being the Captain of Team L.


Another highlight of the event was the “Childhood mo I-hashtag mo” where the idols explained the story behind their cute and memorable throwback pictures, and their given hashtags to the photos.

The girls also shared that they are looking forward for their AKB48 Group Asia Festival concert in Bangkok on January 27 where Jem told their fans to “not stress yourself kapag hindi po kayo makakapunta sa mga events namin because your love already supports us."


For latest MNL48 updates, follow MNL48 official website and social media accounts or download MNL48 Fan Club app available on App Store and Google Play.

Website: mnl48.ph
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01/02/2019 MNL48 awarded with PPOP Youth Model of the Year img1.jpg

MNL48 brings home Pinoy POP (PPOP) Awards for young artists’ year-end special award, “Youth Model of the Year – Huwaran ng Kabataan Award” on December 30, 2018, as announced on PPOP official FaNcebook page.

The surprise award is intended to recognize the group’s influence for being a good role model to the young generation in uplifting the Filipino talents and showcasing the Filipino culture through their music and performances.

Winners are based on the criteria and votes of PPOP Awards Committee consisting of young professionals from different youth sectors and organizations in the Philippines.

Moreover, MNL48 was also nominated in the Rising Pop Group of the Year category, competing against U Go Girls (UGG) of Viva Records, One Up of GMA Records, Nitro of Viva Records, and Mico & Gab of Star Music and Asian Artists Agency, where UGG won the title.

Aside from bringing joy to their fans through their performances, MNL48 also organizes charity events, promotes recently released gospel song “Amazing Grace”, and is set to represent the country internationally together with other sister groups in Asia.

Meanwhile, follow the MNL48 website and official social media accounts to get the latest updates and events.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: MNL48

12/27/2018 MNL48 held their first Christmas mini concert for fans img1.jpg

As an early Christmas gift to their fans and supporters, MNL48 had their first successful Christmas mini concert held at Movie Stars Cafe on December 23, 2018.

The Christmas season is now in full swing and MNL48 treated their enthusiastic fans to a live mini concert with special performances of their chart-topping songs from their albums and big announcements that surely delighted the idols and fans as well.


Performing one of their newest songs in their latest Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie album, MN48 Team MII members described “First Rabbit” as one of their favorite tracks among their songs because the lyrics mirror their challenging journey in MNL48. “’Yung lyrics pa lang ng ‘First Rabbit’ ay humahalimbawa sa MNL48 journey namin from the start until now. Kung paano kami nagsimula at kung paano kami ngayon nag-grow as one with you MNLoves,” Alice said.

The Christmas concert for the solid MNL48 fans was followed by another crowd-favorite song “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, from their second single, by Team NIV, showing off their newest official uniform for the first time.


One of the highlights of the event was a look back on their achievements as a group, from releasing their debut single, music videos, and being part of the Himig Handog 2018 which made them overwhelmed with pride and happiness.


Aside from the performance of their hit songs, hundreds of fans who attended the event also got to watch their Oshi perform a holiday favorite song “All I Want for Christmas” and MNL48’s new sub unit, the Gospel’s Christmas single “Amazing Grace” live. The first sub-unit’s members Brei, Belle, Rans, Aly, Faith, and center girl Sheki sang a capella version of the gospel hymn where the girls showcased their angelic voices to their fans for the first time.

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As the girls wrapped up the mini concert, MNL48 gave their fans a heart-warming Christmas and New Year greetings and wishes; and performed their phenomenal second single “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie”, which is currently on the number one spot on iTunes and the leading music channel in the country, Myx Daily Top 10.


As 2019 approaches, MNL48 is already gearing up for their guestings for both local and international shows starting off this coming January and February. As announced last December 11 and during the mini concert, Sheki, Abby, Sela, Brei, Gabb, Rans, Jem, Mari, Faith, and Coleen will be flying to Thailand to take part and join their overseas sister group—AKB48 (Japan), JKT48 (Indonesia), BNK48 (Thailand), SGO48 (Vietnam), AKB48 Team TP (Taiwan), and AKB48 Team SH (China) at “AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019” on January 27, 2019 to be held at Impact Arena, Bangkok.

Gabb shared that being part of this event is the biggest blessing and opportunity for her. “Unexpected po kasi maraming deserving makasama sa top 10, and for me to be included is such a big opportunity. Promise po na hindi po namin kayo bibiguin.”

Sela also noted her excitement for the first Asia Festival 2019. “It’s such an honor to be part of this amazing event kaya naman po puspusan na ang pag-prepare namin kasi finally matutupad na ang pangarap naming makasama ang sister groups namin, kaya naman we’re very excited to meet them, the Thai people, and of course, try their Thai food.”


In addition, MNL48 had a surprise announcement to their fans where 10 lucky Fan Club VIP members will be given VIP tickets to witness the much-anticipated gathering of AKB48 groups for free.

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Meanwhile on February, MNL48 Senbatsu is also set to perform to the grand finals of 2019 J-pop Anime Singing Contest as special guests organized by the Embassy of Japan on February 16 at SM Mall of Asia.

Before the year ends, fans should look forward to MNL48 I-school’s Christmas special episodes on December 23-25, 2018, and their special guesting on Myx this holiday season. Follow the official social media accounts to get the latest news on their upcoming events and activities.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: MNL48

12/21/2018 MNL48 shows angelic side in new Amazing Grace song img1.jpg

MNL48 released its newest single and a cappella version of the famous gospel song “Amazing Grace” on YouTube on December 21, 2018.

Determined to become part of the new sub-unit, Faith, Belle, Brei, Rans, Aly, and center girl Sheki auditioned to be the star in their first Christmas single where they showed their angel-like aura and vocals as an early holiday gift to their fans.

“Mas na-emphasize po ‘yung vocals namin since a cappella lang po ‘yung ginamit namin. Pure voice, walang instrumental, walang accompaniment, kaya sana po talaga maging proud po sila [‘yung mga fans] sa amin. Gusto po namin mabigyan ng justice at maging proud po sa amin lahat,” Sheki shared.

The consistent center girl expressed that being part of their Christmas single is another opportunity for her and the group to share their talent. “Lalong lalo na gospel song so talagang damang-dama po naming lahat ‘yon, and masaya po kami na ipapakita namin talaga na iba ang MNL48 pagdating sa vocals.”

“For ‘Amazing Grace’ po na kanta po naming Gospel sub-unit, we were able to use our own style of singing,” Faith agreed, adding that she hopes their fans will feel the holiday season when listening to their new song.

She also shared that their Christmas song for their fans is special for the whole group as they will be celebrating their first yuletide season as MNL48 idols with their supporters. “I’m really happy po and mixed emotions that time, hindi pa po nagsi-sink in pero masayang-masaya po” she narrated her audition to become part of the new sub-unit.

Team NIV member Aly also recounted her journey auditioning for MNL48’s special Christmas single. “For the past few months I’ve been questioning myself, my journey in MNL48. I’ve been waiting for that perfect moment, and ‘Amazing Grace’ came up and indeed it was an amazing grace given to me.”


WATCH Amazing Grace on YouTube:

Fans can further listen and stream on Spotify and buy “Amazing Grace” on iTunes available on December 24, 2018.

Meanwhile, celebrate Christmas with MNL48 First Generation where they will be performing their hit songs in their mini concert this December 23, 2018 at Movie Stars Cafe; where for every ticket purchase of Php 700 at www.hallohallomall.com, fans can get one (1) random limited edition Christmas photocard from the MNL48 members.

Keep on following MNL48 social media accounts for more details of their handshake events and upcoming activities.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: MNL48

12/18/2018 MNL48 brings Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie fever to Starmall EDSA-Shaw img1.jpg

MNL48 visited Starmall Shaw for the second time to promote their newest album “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” on December 14, 2018.

After their first mall tour for their second single in Dagupan, MNL48 Jem, Lei, Mari, Jan, Kay, Alyssa, Ella, Lara, Joyce, Aly, Daryll, Jaydee, Ruth, Hazel, Ecka, and Madie brought the hit dance craze to Starmall, performing their latest songs’ ”Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” and “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”.

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Adding excitement to the event, the audience accepted the challenge and danced to the beat of “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” as the program officially started. Special games such as trivia game, bring me and dance showdown were also played where lucky winners received MNL48 merchandise and albums as prizes.

Alyssa expressed her happiness that “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” official music video recently hit half a million views on YouTube. “Sobrang happy po ako, na-shock po ako na 500,000 views na po ‘yung music video namin, and I hope na ma-reach po namin ‘yung 1 million which is sobrang huge achievement na po.”

“Despite the weather and specially Friday pay day po ngayon marami pa rin pong pumunta and I’m so happy for it na kahit late po kami hindi pa rin po sila na-down, talagang pinakita pa rin po nila ‘yung smile nila. Also, we really did our best para ma-gain po yung energy ng mga nanunuod po samin,” Alyssa shared.

Moreover, Lei announced that “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” ranked number 2 on Myx and hopes to get more votes to reach the top rank.

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Meanwhile, catch MNL48 in their next mall tour and follow their official social media accounts. Order the Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie album with official poster plus one ticket to their Handshake event at www.mnl48.ph or at any Lawson convenience store nationwide.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: MNL48

12/12/2018 MNL48 to join sister groups in Asia Festival 2019 in Thailand img1.jpg

AKS Co. Ltd announces the biggest festival of AKB48 Group, the Asia Festival 2019 presented by Shanda Games which will be held at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on January 27, 2019.

During the press conference held today, December 11, 2018 in Thailand, AKS Co. Ltd International Business Division Nana Aso shared that this will be the first-ever Asia Festival in the history of AKB48, where sister groups in Asia namely AKB48, JKT48, BNK48, SGO48, AKB48 Team TP, AKB48 Team SH, and MNL48 will be gathered together for a day full of fun and exciting activities.

BNK48 General Manager, Job shared that he is very proud that the biggest Asia Festival will be held in their city. “The event will be so great and this will be a great experience for the BNK48 group as they will be able to work with other six groups from other countries. I would like everyone from all over the world to be part of this festival and have a great time together.”

The event will be consisting of two parts as they are expecting 20,000 to 30,000 visitors on that day. On the first part, supporters will be given the chance to interact and have a high five with the seven local 48 groups from Asia. On the second part, attendees will witness the once-in-a-lifetime gathering and performance of AKB48 Groups.

Also present at the press conference, BNK48 member Music, Mobile and Captain Cherprang are excited in sharing the same stage with their sister groups. “We’re going to wait for you, it’s going to be fun, you can enjoy all the activities all day,” Cherprang said..

“I want to talk to all the groups. I want to take a group photo with everyone and eat together,” Music added. “I want to go shopping and visit the theater here, so let’s enjoy and have fun together,” Mobile commented.


To keep the excitement in the press conference, a special video greeting from BNK48’s sister groups were also shown in the screen, where all of the idol groups expressed their excitement to meet each other and create wonderful memories together.

“We will be part of Asia Festival 2019 together with our sister groups, this will be the first time that MNL48 will be performing outside the country and we are very excited, and it will be held in Bangkok, Thailand. See you there!” MNL48 Senbatsu said.

Meanwhile, MNL48 Sheki, Abby, Sela, Gabb, Brei, Faith, Mari, Jem, Coleen and Rans will be flying to Thailand to be part of the festival, joining their sister groups for the first time. Follow the MNL48 website and official social media accounts to get the latest updates.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: MNL48

12/11/2018 MNL48 travels to Dagupan for Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie album mall tour img1.jpg

MNL48 Senbatsu gave their fans in Pangasinan a fun and exciting day with the performance of their second single as they visit the Big Atrium at CSI Mall Dagupan on December 8, 2018 together with It’s Showtime Hashtags.

The audience got to listen and enjoy the live performance of “Palusot Ko’y Maybe” and “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” by MNL48 Senbatsu namely Sheki, Abby, Sela, Brei, Belle, Gabb, Coleen, Rans, Jem, Lei, Mari, Jan, Kay, Alyssa, Faith, and Ella.


Jem happily shared that their supporters who came all the way from Manila were able to bond with their fans in Pangasinan. “We’re very happy to know po na merong MNLoves na taga-Pangasinan, nakatanggap din po kami ng gifts, and super happy to witness na very strong po ‘yung bond nila sa isa’t-isa. We’re very grateful po na ma-showcase po ‘yung talent namin sa lahat ng taga-Pangasinan.”


“Sobrang overwhelmed po kasi pagpasok pa lang po namin sinalubong na agad nila kami ng ngiti and kaway na nagpapahiwatig po sa amin na sobrang welcome po kami sa Dagupan, and talagang naramdaman po namin ‘yung love and pagiging proud nila as a Filipino,” Ella added.

Moreover, Center girl Sheki is looking forward to more provincial tours to further promote their second single, Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie. “Nakakatuwa po ‘yung experience dahil nakapag-perform kami sa mga tao dun, and super thankful po kami sa MNLoves na bumiyahe from Manila just to watch and support us.”


Meanwhile, order the MNL48 “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” single and its first edition of photo albums at www.mnl48.ph or at any Lawson stores nationwide, and catch MNL48 in their next mall tour to be announced soon on its official social media accounts.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: MNL48

12/03/2018 MNL48 promotes “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” album and merchandise at Lawson img1.jpg

With the recent tie-up of MNL48 together with Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. and Lawson, Senbatsu members Belle, Brei, Sela, Abby, and Sheki visited the first Lawson branch in the country at Smart Tower, Makati City on December 1, 2018.

Fans can now easily purchase official MNL48 merchandise such as mugs, fans, and their newest second single “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” with one free ticket to their next handshake event, at the group’s own shelf in all Lawson convenience stores.


A large number of fans flocked the store where they sang and danced along with their Oshi to the catchy and upbeat tune of “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie”. The attendees also had a chance to be up close to their idols as the Senbatsu members personally sold their album to their fans.


“Nakakatuwa po kasi di po namin inaasahan na ang daming dadagsa para ma-witness ‘yung pag-launch ng aming CD sa Lawson kaya po nakakatuwa parang ‘Wow! Ang dami!’,” Sela narrated the big turnout of crowd which surprised the girls.


“At nakakatuwa rin po na hawak- kamay na po ngayon nila yung pagbili ng CD. Pwede na sila pumunta sa kahit saang Lawson store nationwide para bumili ng aming new single. Nakakatuwa po yon, malaking tulong po yon para mas marami pong maka-enjoy ng kanta namin,” Abby added.


Lawson’s Corporate Planning & Marketing Communication Manager Mr. Tsuyoshi Hirata expressed his excitement over MNL48’s first visit to one of their stores. “I’m very happy to collaborate with MNL48 because their second album brings happiness to their listeners, and that is also the our corporate philosophy, we would like to be the store that provides that such kind of happiness to our customers in this community.”

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MNL48 products are now available in all Lawson convenience stores nationwide and on MNL48 official store, www.mnl48.ph. Stay tuned for MNL48’s next Lawson branch visit and follow the official MNL48 social media accounts to get the latest news and updates

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: MNL48

12/02/2018 MNL48 promotes second single, Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie on It’s Showtime img1.jpg

MNL48 new Senbatsu Brei, Belle, Coleen, Jan, Kay, Lei, Mari, Rans, Faith, Alyssa, Jem, Gabb, Sela, Abby and Sheki perform “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” for the first time live on national television on ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime on November 30, 2018 to promote their second single.

During the Aitakatta – Gustong Makita Handshake Event last November 25, fans had the first opportunity to watch the performance of the Senbatsu of their newest song, as well as an exclusive viewing of “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” music video before it was released on MNL48’s official YouTube account.


The official music video of “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” captured the hearts of the online market through its catchy beat and lyrics, as the song garnered more than 300,000 views on MNL48 official YouTube account in just five days.

Pre-selling of the second single also took place from November 25 to November 30 where aside from the free ticket in the album, those who availed during the pre-selling period will receive a “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” poster and an extra one (1) ticket for the next Handshake event.

Although the pre-order period ended, regular selling is still available at mnl48.ph and all Lawson stores nationwide, as Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. recently signed a partnership contract with one of the biggest convenience stores in the Philippines.

Starting this December, Lawson stores will be carrying the official merchandise of MNL48 including their albums. As part of the promotion, Sheki, Abby, Sela, Brei and Belle will be visiting Lawson, Smart Building in Makati Branch.


The second single consists of six tracks namely “Pag-Ibig Fortune Cookie” by MNL48 Senbatsu, “Palusot ko’y Maybe” by Team NIV, “First Rabbit” by Senbatsu, and its instrumental versions.

Looking back, MNL48 first danced to AKB48’s Koisuru Fortune Cookie back when they were revealed as MNL48 Top 200 aspirants on It’s Showtime last January 2018.

Meanwhile, fans can now avail the “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” photocards for P400 / set, available on MNL48 official store, mnl48.ph.


Visit the official website and social media accounts of MNL48 to get the latest updates.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: MNL48

11/26/2018 MNL48 launches latest single Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie img1.jpg

MNL48 releases their second single “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” and introduces the new Senbatsu members during the Aitakatta – Gustong Makita Handshake event at Movie Stars Cafe on November 25, 2018.

Brei, Belle, Coleen, Rans, Lei, Mari, Jan and Kay were formally introduced as the new Senbatsu members for the group’s second single, together with Faith, Alyssa, Jem, Gabb, Sela, Abby and Sheki who remains to be the Center Girl. These girls underwent a meticulous audition process to become part of the Senbatsu following the AKB48 system wherein each new single, a new batch of 16 members will perform the song in the new album.

After the launch of their latest single, which started its pre-selling at MNL48 official website on the same day and the debut of the new Senbatsu members, an exclusive viewing of “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” music video was held followed by a live performance of their newest single.


“Sobrang excited po ako sa ‘Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie’ dahil feeling ko po papatok po sa mga Pilipino, nakaka-LSS po talaga siya. Siguro makakasabay po sila sa aming sayaw lalo na ‘yung sa chorus part,” Kay shared.

Brei also expressed her excitement to watch their fans dance along with their second single. “Sobrang saya ko po at the same time na-challenge rin kasi kailangan po naming mabigyan ng justice itong ‘Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie’ kaya we need to entertain people lalo na sa mga taong kasama dito at kailangan din namin sila mapa-indak in our song.”

Their second album consists of six tracks namely, “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” by MNL48 Senbatsu, “Palusot ko’y Maybe” by MNL48 NIV, “First Rabbit” by MNL48 Senbatsu, and its instrumental versions where its original versions were first popularized by AKB48.


One of the long-time AKB48 fans and also a solid supporter of MNL48, Thea Torres shared her excitement about the group’s second single. “The costume is so beautiful, and I love that the they are so close to the original AKB48 costume, and seeing people like police officers, students, firemen all dancing to the song. I love that they incorporated this detail and showed that this is the official sister group.”

Thea also exclaimed that she wanted to become part of the music video since she was there when it was filmed. “I should have been in that video too, I could’ve learned the dance, I wish I could dance too and support MNL48 by being in the video. It was nice seeing Filipinos being part of the music video, now you see other ages, genders, aside from students taking part in the music video so they’ll learn more about it and MNL48 will grow and grow.”

“It makes me happy that whoever decided that Senbatsu line up [for Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie], they see what I see. I like these members and they like these members too, I’m really happy that the members I like are being appreciated and being promoted by the management,” she added.


“Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” is MNL48's 4th Tagalized song from Japan's highest selling all-girl idol group, AKB48. The song, originally entitled "Koisuru Fortune Cookie", sold more than 1 million copies on its first day of release on August 2013 in Japan and reached the No. 1 spot on the Oricon weekly charts, Japan's music industry standard singles popularity chart. Following the success of its single, its music video gained positive feedback with more than 157 million views on its official Youtube channel since it was released on October 2013.

Other international sister groups like BNK48 (Bangkok, Thailand) and JKT48 (Jakarta, Indonesia) also created their own version of the song. BNK48’s Thai-language rendition entitled "Khukki Siangthai" has sold more than 30,000 copies and was streamed 2 million times on Spotify upon its release on December 2017. The mega-hit single went viral online where its music video also garnered more than 157 million views on its official Youtube channel, and ranking No. 1 on Thailand iTunes Chart and Spotify Top 200 Thailand, topping the Thailand music charts with its catchy melody since its release up until early 2018.

Meanwhile, JKT48 released their version "Fortune Cookie Yang Mencinta" in 2013 which gained the same buzz and success in Indonesia, making the Fortune Cookie melody a phenomenon taking the Asian countries by storm and soon will hit the airwaves in the Philippines with its Tagalog version by our very own MNL48. With the success of their sister groups’ version of Fortune Cookie, the MNL48 idols are hoping for their newest single to be a big hit to their fans and to Filipinos as well.


“Sakto po talaga ito sa lahat ng age, hindi lang po sa mga millennial, lahat po ng tao makaka-relate sa kanta namin kaya we look forward po na mag-hit siya and ma-introduce namin sa Pilipinas ‘yung kanta and MNL48. Gusto rin po namin ipakita na makakapag-bigay po kami ng magagandang music po na patok sa lahat at sa masa,” Center Girl Sheki said.


On the same day of the launch of the Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie single, the official music video was also released on MNL48’s official YouTube channel.


Meanwhile, fans can pre-order the Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie album with one free handshake ticket and poster at www.mnl48.ph for only Php250 on November 25 until November 30, 2018, and will be released on the first week of December 2018. Fans can who will pre-order the album online will get an additional one ticket for the next handshake event.

Other announcements regarding the single release of “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” will be posted on the MNL48 social media accounts, so follow the official accounts to get the latest news and updates.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: MNL48
Website: mnl48.ph

11/26/2018 MNL48 holds Aitakatta – Gustong Makita Handshake event img1.jpg

Following the long tradition of AKB48 and its sister groups across Asia, MNL48 holds its first handshake event on November 25, 2018 at Movie Stars Cafe.

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. together with Star Music released the group’s debut album Aitakatta – Gustong Makita last September 28, where fans that availed the CD also received one free ticket for the Handshake event. The group’s debut album did not disappoint as the album quickly climbed to No.1 on iTunes Top Albums upon its release and entered the music charts like Myx Daily Top 10 Pinoy, Pop Charts PH, and Pinoy Myx Countdown to name a few.

MNL48 just recently had its album mall tour held at Starmall Alabang, VistaMall Taguig, Starmall EDSA-Shaw, Lucky Chinatown Mall, and VistaMall Daang Hari wherein fans flocked the malls to catch the girls’ live performance, and bought their album which was sold out in no time.


“Sobrang excited po kami sa handshake event kasi ito na po ‘yung first handshake namin bilang official members ng MNL48. Last time po, nag-campaign kami sa nalalapit na general election po noong April, iba po talaga ‘yun sa mangyayari this Sunday. Ito na po ‘yung makakapag-interact and haharap kami sa aming MNLoves kaya naman excited kami,” Center Girl Sheki reminisced their General Election Handshake event in Quezon City.

Before the much-anticipated handshake with their Oshi, fans got to watch and enjoy MNL48 music hits as the group, together with Kenkyuusei, performed Aitakatta – Gustong Makita, Umiindak na Saya, and Talulot ng Sakura which are all Tagalog versions of their sister group, AKB48’s best-selling songs.

Aside from the live performances, the Handshake would not be complete without a chance to meet their Oshi, and an opportunity to get up close and personal with the MNL48 idols and Kenkyuusei. Handshake event occurs every release of the group’s single where fans gather and have an opportunity to shake their Oshi's hands in a certain number of seconds.

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One of the solid fans of MNL48 Thea Torres emotionally expressed how happy and overwhelmed she was with her encounter with her Kami-oshi Belle and Ella. “I was crying before and after I went for my Kami-oshi because I wasn’t expecting, like you support a member and then you think you know what to say to them, you’ve seen their faces in Instagram posts and suddenly you’re going to meet them and you’re not really prepared for the emotions that entails.”

She also shared the importance of Handshake events for them, fans to personally meet their Oshi. I’ve talked to Senbatsu members before and I was able to say goodbye, but a handshake is different because they are more focused on you, and you’re focused on just them. It’s the kind of moment that you don’t get form an event that isn’t a handshake event.


AKB48 first introduced the “Idols You Can Meet” culture and started the “Akushukai” in December 2005 or more popularly known today as handshake event. Handshake events are also followed by other sister groups around the world and has also paved way for the fans to be closer to their idols and likewise as each members of the sister group follow the strict "no touch" policy.


Handshake events are very special for fans and they make most of it specially that each member has a limited time allotted to meet their supporters. To be able to attend these events, fans need to purchase the group’s CD which comes with one free participation ticket inside which gives the fan a strictly 8-second handshake turn. The more CDs one buys, the more time the fan can meet his Oshi up close.

Looking back, the former MNL48 aspirants had their Handshake Event last April 22 at Trinoma Mall to coincide with their General Election campaign period to become official members of the all-girl idol group.

Don’t miss the latest news and updates and follow the official MNL48 social media accounts.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: MNL48
Website: mnl48.ph

11/19/2018 Fans gathered for MNL48 November Seitansai img1.JPG

MNL48 November celebrants Kay, Gia, Laney, Vira and Coleen joined their supporters for a fun and exciting day to celebrate their birthdays at the Seitansai event held today, November 10 at Movie Stars Café.

Celebrating their birth month, Kay on November 10, Gia on November 13, Laney on November 17, Vira on November 25, and Coleen on November 26, they prepared special activities for their birthday bash like games such as Guess Who, Sing with your Oshi, and MNL48 charades. The celebrants together with the Senbatsu members also gave lively performances of the group’s songs Aitakatta – Gustong Makita, Umiindak Na Saya, and Talulot ng Sakura as part of their birthday blowout to their fans that have always been there since the start of their MNL48 journey.

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The much-awaited part of the event was the heart-warming messages from the celebrants’ fans and their wishes before they blew their candles on stage.

Aside from a Japanese fan of MNL48 Team L Team Captain Kay who flew all the way from Japan to attend the November Seitansai, Mr. Tristan Catolos sends his wish to his Kami-oshi. “Hinihiling ko ang brighter future for you and MNL48.”


Kay emotionally expressed her gratitude to God, his family, friends, management and fans. “Wala po ako dito sa kinatatayuan ko kung hindi dahil sa inyo, kaya sobrang thankful po ako na nakilala ko kayong lahat.”

“Sana po kapag nawalan po kayo ng pag-asa sa lahat ng gagawin niyo or sa mga challenges na dadating sa buhay niyo, alalahanin niyo po kaming MNL48 kasi kami po ang magbibigay saya po sa inyo,” she added.

Moreover, Mr. Jose Baking, who has been a fan of Gia since the start of MNL48, shared how her Kamioshi inspired him to achieve success. “Happy birthday Kami-oshi, more birthdays to come. Ever since nagsimula ‘yung MNL48, tumaas ‘yung mga grades ko and nagka-degree. Basta next year #GiaSenbatsu2019.”


Gia said that she hopes to be the Center Girl of MNL48 in the future. “Sobrang nakaka-overwhelm po na lagi kayo sumusuporta sa amin, nakikita po namin ‘yung pagod niyo kaya po gusto namin kayo lagi bigyan ng magandang performances. And wish ko po, gusto ko po talaga maging center girl.”

Coleen, on the other hand cried as her mother greeted her on their celebration. “Happy birthday, stay humble and ipagpatuloy mo lang ‘yung ginagawa mo,” Ms. Jeanette Trinidad said.

“Thank you mommy, I love you. Sa inyong lahat po maraming maraming salamat po kasi na-appreciate niyo po kami, pumunta pa po kayo dito, super nakaka-overwhelm na sinusuportahan niyo kami,” Coleen added.


Laney also shared that she appreciates all the support she gets from her fans. “Super thankful po ako na na-appreciate niyo po ako.”

Meanwhile, Vira noted that her 18th birthday will be very memorable because of this celebration. “Isa ‘to sa mga hindi ko po talaga malilimutan na celebration dahil po sa inyo, thank you po!”


Watch out for the next Seitansai event by following the official website and social media accounts of MNL48, and other upcoming events especially the first ever Handshake event on November 25.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: MNL48
Website: mnl48.ph

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Despite not bagging an award, MNL48 thanked their fans for their support on “Dalawang Pag-ibig Niya” during the Himig Handog 2018 finals at ASAP on November 11, 2018.

Himig Handog awarded Kyle Raphael Borbon as the grand winner for his song “Sa Mga Bituin Na Lang Ibubulong” interpreted by Jason Dy, on behalf of JM de Guzman, taking home Php 1 million. For 2nd Best Song, Himig Handog named “Wakasan”, and won Php 500,000. For the 3rd Best Song, “Kababata”; 4th Best Song “Mas Mabuti Pa”; 5th Best Song “Tinatapos Ko Na” and won Php 200,000, Php 150,000, and Php 100,000, respectively.

Other winners of special awards are:

MOR’s Choice: Sugarol
TFC Global Choice for Favorite Song: Sugarol
Starmusic Listener’s Choice: Mas Mabuti Pa
Best Produced Track: Tinatapos Ko Na
Myx Choice for Best Music Video: Sugarol


This year’s Himig Handog, with a theme “Love Songs and Love Stories”, was the first competition joined by MNL48 as one of the interpreters together with “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids” season 2 contestants Krystal Brimner and Sheena Belarmino.

During their guesting on ASAP Chillout, Center Girl Sheki shared that it was her first time to rap in a music video. “Kumakanta lang po ako tapos nagulat din po ako na naging rapper po ako [sa music video].” Moreover, she also sung a portion of “Umiindak na Saya” from their debut album showing off her angelic vocals skills and accompanied by fellow MNL48 member Lara’s beatboxing talent.


On behalf of the MNL48, Sheki is still thankful for their fans’ support especially now that their debut album “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita” has been release, topping the music charts. On the same day, MNL48 Senbatsu headed over to their mall show at VistaMall Daang Hari to promote their debut album and perform their songs to their fans.

Follow the official MNL48 website and social media accounts to get the latest updates and news.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: @mnl48

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In preparation for their upcoming events and activities in the coming weeks, MNL48 Senbatsu holds its last mall show at Vista Mall, Daang Hari to promote their debut album “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita” on November 11, 2018.

Last weekend, MNL48 Team NIV, Team MII and Team L visited Starmall Alabang, Starmall EDSA Shaw, Vista Mall Taguig and Lucky Chinatown Mall respectively, bringing joy to their fans that came all the way to show their support to the girls.

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To keep the energy going, the crowd danced to the beat of Aitakatta – Gustong Makita before they cheered as the girls went up the stage to perform their songs Umiindak Na Saya, Talulot ng Sakura, and Aitakatta – Gustong Makita.

Meanwhile, the Senbatsu and Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. revealed that aside from exciting games and performances, a big surprise announcement awaits the supporters on the day of their Handshake event.

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“Nakakatuwa po kasi na-sold out nanaman ‘yung CD namin sa last mall show, tatlong beses na-sold out dahil po sa inyong MNLoves ‘yun kaya sana po suportahan niyo rin kami sa next events kasi may ire-reveal kami, at yun ay abangan,” MNL48 Team Captain Alice said.

Abby on the other hand expressed her gratitude to their supporters, “nagpapasalamat po kami sa walang sawa niyong suporta para sa MNL48.”


Moreover, Ash invited the crowd on behalf of MNL48 to support their Seitansai event on November 18, where they will have the opportunity to interact with MNL48 November celebrants Kay, Andi, Lany, Gia, Karla, Vira, and Coleen.


To formally conclude the event, the Senbatsu personally sold official MNL48 merchandises at the stage, where the album was sold out for the third time of their mall show. These CDs include one ticket on their Handshake event which was announced to happen on November 25, 2018, and venue will be announced soon.

Follow the MNL48 official website and social media accounts to get the latest updates.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: MNL48
Website: mnl48.ph

11/05/2018 MNL48 debut album “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita” sold out at Starmall Edsa-Shaw and Lucky ChinaTown Mall img1.jpg

As MNL48 starts their album launch mall tour last November 3, 2018 at Starmall Alabang and VistaMall Taguig , MNL48 Team L and MNL48 Team M2 promoted their debut album at Starmall Edsa-Shaw and Lucky Chinatown Mall on November 4, 2018 and sold out their debut album at the event.


Fans at Lucky China Town Mall were very energetic as they play the game “Guess your Oshi” where in they will guess who’s the member speaking on the backstage. The event officially started with a sing and dance challenge of the group's songs Aitakatta - Gustong Makita and Umiindak na Saya.


“Kamusta po kayong lahat? I know all of you are wondering what is MNL48. MNL48 is one of the official sister groups of AKB48, the biggest and highest selling idol group in Japan. We’re here to inspire and make people happy and of course to promote good characteristics hindi lang po sa mga kabataan kundi sainyo pong lahat.” said MNL48 Team L member Sela as she greeted all their new supporters who joined them at their mall tour. Quincy also added “Sana po kahit hindi niyo pa kami nakikilala maging part po kayo ng MNLoves.”


MNL48 also expressed their gratitude as two of their songs on their debut album Aitakatta – Gustong Makita and Talulot ng Sakura top the OPM Songs in Pop Charts PH. The girls also shared their thoughts for Himig Handog 2018 as they were chosen as interpreters of “Dalawang Pag-ibig Nya by Bernard Reforsado”.


Aside from sharing their ongoing activities, Tin also hopes that MNL48 will be known nationwide so that they can inspire people as an Idol. “Tulungan niyo po kaming maipakilala ang MNL48 sa buong Pilipinas” Tin narrated.


After their performances, MNL48 Teams personally sold their CD album to their supporters with free Handshake event ticket which will be held on November 18, 2018.

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Keep on follow their official social media accounts of MNL48 to get the latest updates and information for their upcoming Seitansai and Hand Shake Event this November.

Facebook, Twitter , Instagram: @mnl48official
Youtube: @mnl48

11/05/2018 MNL48 holds its first album mall show in Alabang and Taguig

Promoting their debut album Aitakatta – Gustong Makita, MNL48 Team MII and Team NIV performed live at Starmall Alabang and VistaMall Taguig simultaneously on November 3, 2018.

Packed with excited fans and new supporters, the event started with a trivia game about the idol group where MNL48 merchandises such as, mugs, light sticks, shirts, and many more were given away as prizes.

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While MNL48 Team MII members Sheki, Alice, Sayaka, Faith, Erica, Nice, Jan, Dana, Essel, Sha, Shaira, Necca, Cess, Andi, Rans, and Cassey are warming up the stage at Starmall Alabang, Team NIV members Abby, Ella, Jem, Lara, Alyssa, Joyce, Belle, Aly, Daryll, Jaydee, Ruth, Brei, Hazel, Ecka, Madie, and Coleen also sang their chart-topping songs Aitakatta – Gustong Makita, Umiindak na Saya, and ended with Talulot ng Sakura at VistaMall Taguig.

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MNL48 proudly to shared how two of their songs Aitakatta – Gustong Makita, Talulot ng Sakura, and the Himig Handog 2018 entry, Dalawang Pag-ibig Niya, where MNL48 is one of the translators, have reached as one of the Top OPM Songs in Pop Charts PH.

“Sana po abangan niyo po lahat ng mga projects namin,” said Center Girl Sheki thanking their fans for all the continuous support that their group has been receiving, especially to those who purchased and enjoy the debut album they released.


Aside from the kawaii performances of the tagalized versions of AKB48’s hit songs, the audience got a chance to meet their Oshi up close as the MNL48 Teams also personally sold their CD album with one free handshake event ticket on stage to their fans.

Don’t miss their next mall show at Lucky Chinatown and Starmall EDSA-Shaw on November 4, tomorrow. Follow the official social media accounts of MNL48 to get the latest updates and information.

Facebook, Twitter , Instagram: @mnl48official
Youtube: @mnl48

11/05/2018 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.”

11/05/2018 Cosplayers and fans enjoy the Halloween at Coslandia 2018 img1.jpg

The first Coslandia event presented by Movie Stars Cafe in celebration of this year’s Halloween was a success not only among cosplayers who participated in the activities but as well as to hundreds of cosplay fans who attended the event held at Eton Centris Walk and Movie Stars Cafe in Quezon City on October 31.


The much-anticipated Coslandia 2018 was packed with activities for all attendees from e-sports, Cosplay Costume contests, special performances from J-pop inspired idol groups, meet and greet, and fun and exciting booths. The event started with the Maxbox Gaming where its star players talked about the world of e-sports and shared how their passion in gaming turned to be their full-time jobs today. A lively show from Movie Stars Café all-stars also wowed the audience with their performance of the popular Hollywood movie The Greatest Showman and the Japanese animated series Love Live.

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One of the highlights of the events was the performances from Alice Project, Pastel PH, Hime Kaizen, JAPH Dolls, Aidoru Sozai, Jewel and Friends, MNL48, Osaki7, Yeah Bye, and Fudorakko. MNL48 performed their songs Umindak na Saya and Aitakatta – Gustong Makita off their debut album which are all Tagalized version of AKB48’s famous hits.

Livestream of Shibuya Halloween straight from Tokyo via Skype, was also shown at Eton Centris Walk and Movie Stars Cafe where the crowd had a glimpse of the biggest Halloween street party in Japan.

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Meanwhile, the meet and greet with Cosplay contest judges Mayu, Leedane, and Ayu and Den of Yu-En was simultaneously being held at Movie Stars Cafe before the announcement of winners and other activities begin inside at the movie-themed cafe and restaurant.

Sofia Maningas and Nick Jardiolin, cosplayed Todoroki Shouto and Leo from Fire Emblem, won the 3rd place and took home Php 1,500 worth of cash and Php 1,500 worth of Movie Stars Café gift certificate. For the 2nd place, Brian Angelo Javier walked the stage in his Lord Grim costume and won Php 2,500 cash and Php 2,500 Movie Stars Café gift certificate. And the 1st place of Coslandia 2018 is Christian Umali dressed in his battlesuit as War Machine who took home Php 5,000 cash and Php 5,000 Movie Stars Café gift certificate.


After the fun activities held at Eton Centris Walk, the day was not yet over as Coslandia 2018 continued inside the Movie Stars Café where attendees were treated to a Halloween special. MNL48 fans got a chance to enjoy a live performance of Talulot ng Sakura and got a first look of their Oshi walk on stage in their angel and devil costumes. MNL48 Center Girl Sheki thanked their fans for attending Coslandia 2018 and shared that they hope to see them again next year.

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The event finished off with a performance of famous animated fantasy action series Fate and Rurouni Kenshin from Movie Stars Cafe dancers, and more hair-raising shows featuring well-known horror flicks such as The Nun, IT, and The Purge.


Coslandia 2018 wouldn’t be a success without the support from its fellow cosplay lovers Maxbox Gaming, Isaribi Japanese Restaurant, Everyst, Toycon 2018, Lemon Square, Citrus Zone, Luxurious Designs, Pun-taas, Jewel and Friends who all had their booth at Eton Centris Walk, and its official venue partner Movie Stars Café and Eton Centris Station.

Get the latest news and updates about Coslandia and follow the official social media accounts for more information:

Facebook: CoslandiaPH
Instagram: @coslandiaPH
Twitter: @coslandiaph
Youtube: CoslandiaPH
Website: www.coslandia

10/30/2018 Hallo Hallo Jobs sponsors Santa Isabel College’s 386th Founding Anniversary img1.jpg

Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) joins Santa Isabel College to celebrate its 386th Founding Anniversary “College Days 2018” on October 24-26, 2018.

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Santa Isabel College (SIC) is known as one of the oldest colleges in the Philippines and operated by the nuns of the Daughters of Charity. SIC is a private Christ-Centered educational institution located in Ermita, Manila offered Pre-school to High School and College programs in Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts in English, Bachelor of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Secondary Education, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Bachelors of Science in Information Technology, Bachelors of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and TESDA Short Courses.


As SIC is committed in empowering Filipino youth, their foundation week had full of activities that their students enjoyed such as debate, cultural dance, sport fest and many more.


As sponsors, HHJ provided fun activities to the Isabelans during their annual celebration. Aside from the prizes, Winners of SIC's sports fest also received a special award of loot bag with notebook and pen.

Follow HHJ official Facebook page (@HalloHalloJob) for more updates and visit their website (http://job.hallohallo.com/) for job vacancies from Hallo Hallo Alliance and its partner companies.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

Find out more about the event here:

10/22/2018 MNL48 joins Himig Handog 2018, performs “Dalawang Pag-ibig Niya” on ASAP img1.jpg

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:

Stay updated on MNL48 activities and events; support your Oshi on their battle for the finals of Himig Handog 2018 on November 11. Follow its official website and social media accounts.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: @mnl48

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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.

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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.

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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.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: @mnl48

10/05/2018 MNL48 proves that they can sing live on Wish 107.5 img1.jpg

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:

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: @mnl48

10/04/2018 Hallo Hallo Job continuously brings job opportunities to job seekers in the Metro

Hallo Hallo Job constantly joins JobQuest.ph career fair, as the Two-Way Link Job Solutions Inc. held its eighth job fair this 2018 at Megatrade Hall 3, SM Megamall on October 2 and 3.

More than 40 exhibitors including BPO industry, Real Estate, Manpower agency, and many more hope that through this event, they will not just find the employees they are looking for, but also help solve the growing unemployment rate in the country, where it was recently reported by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) that over 2.3 million Filipinos are jobless.

Job seekers eagerly applied to Hallo Hallo Job, looking forward to finding a career or possibly their dream jobs before Christmas arrives.

A fresh graduate who applied at Hallo Hallo Job as an Accountant is determined in getting the position to reach her dream to become successful to help her parents raise her younger brother.

In last month’s career fair at Trinoma Mall, Former Undersecretary of DOLE and President of Lilac Center for Public Interest, Mr. Nicon Fameronag previously advised the job seekers to grab every opportunity that awaits them especially to fresh graduates.

“You can only gain experience only by working no matter how short the duration is. In that way, you can be able to improve your profiles and increase your capabilities,” he said.

Meanwhile, job hunters who missed the chance to visit the two-day job event may also visit and apply at Hallo Hallo Job website (http://job.hallohallo.com/) for more job vacancies from Hallo Hallo Alliance and its partner companies.

Get the latest job vacancies by following the official Facebook page of Hallo Hallo Job @HalloHalloJob

10/01/2018 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.

STREAM Aitakatta - Gustong Makita on Spotify:


BUY it on iTunes and Apple Music:


PRE-ORDER the physical copy:


Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, IG: @mnl48official
YouTube: mnl48

09/25/2018 Hallo Hallo Alliance together with MNL48 gives back through an outreach program in Tarlac

“Hallo Hallo Alliance extends its deepest sympathy and prayers to all the victims of Typhoon Ompong. We hope that our simple gesture of helping the Camiling community will ease the devastating aftermath that Ompong has brought to the families.”

Last September 23, 2018, Hallo Hallo Alliance together with MNL48 members Belle, Jan, Kay, Brei, Lei, Coleen, and Rans visited the victims of Typhoon Ompong at Camiling Sports Complex in Tarlac to hand relief goods as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.

With the assistance of Municipality of Camiling Mayor Erlon Clemente Agustin, MNL48 members and Hallo Hallo Alliance staff personally distributed donations from the employees and relief goods they packed for the residents as a way of helping the victims survive while recovering from the calamity.

Having a soft heart for the elderly and people in need, Team L member Lei Lacumba shared that she’s still very eager to join her co-members in Tarlac despite having flu. “Si lola nakikita ko po kasi dati sa amin pumipila rin po para humingi ng mga ganyan. Kanina nga po habang naga-abot ako ng mga relief goods sa mga matatanda naiisip ko po si lola, naiiyak po talaga ako.”

“Parang ito nalang ‘yung way para makapag give back kami sa mga blessings na natatanggap namin. Sobrang maswerte kami na hindi kami nakakaranas ng ganito,” Lei added.

Rikka Kiriena La Morena Andres who has been working as the Municipal Social Welfare Development Officer in Camiling for over three years described the people in their town as resilient.

“During the calamity, makikita mo kung pano ‘yung paghihirap nila kasi ang taas ng water level dito sa amin kahit flash flood lang, kaya lang ‘yung biglaang dating ng tubig. Naka-evacuate sila agad sa mga designated areas namin,” she recalled.

Andres also expressed her sincerest gratitude to Hallo Hallo Alliance family for their compassion for the victims and their effort to reach out to Camiling community. “Sana patuloy pa silang biyayaan ng mahabang buhay at lakas para mas maging instrumento pa sa mga kagaya ng mga taga-Camiling na nasalanta.”

An 85-year-old woman, from Poblacion D in Tarlac, Arsenia Domingo who also lined up to get some relief goods, narrated how the flash flood caused by the Typhoon destroyed their home and reached up to thesecond floor. Although they wanted to relocate to a safer place, they don’t have the financial capacity.

“Nagtitiis na lang talaga kami, kaya maganda na pumunta ang Hallo Hallo Alliance at MNL48 kasi sobrang laking tulong ‘to sa amin, nabigayn nila ng ngiti ang bawat isa sa amin, nagkaroon kami ng bagong pagasa na may mabubuting loob na tumutulong para makaahon kami,” she concluded.

As soon as Hallo Hallo Alliance knew about the disaster, the company with the help of its employees reached out to the municipalities which are badly hit by the typhoon to send help. The company has chosen the community of Tarlac to be the beneficiary of the relief goods and donations gathered from the employees.

09/07/2018 Hallo Hallo Job provides employment possibilities in the Southern Metro Manila

Hallo Hallo Job took part in JobQuest.ph’s monthly career fair as one of the exhibitors last September 4 and 5, 2018 at Starmall Alabang, Muntinlupa.

With 27 exhibitors and thousands of career opportunities at the event, Hallo Hallo Job offered job openings in Muntinlupa and Laguna from partner companies namely Isuzu Gencars Inc. and Eternal Gardens Memorial Corp.

For jobseekers who want to avoid the hassle of searching for work, hundreds of applicants easily registered at the Hallo Hallo Job website during the event. Through the website, applicants can simply create their account and search from thousands of job listings from Hallo Hallo Job’s partner companies.

To dodge the stressful commute in Manila, one fresh graduate applicant who registered at the website expressed that she hopes to be employed near her home in Laguna.

Meanwhile, job postings from Hallohallo Inc., Hallohallo Entertainment Inc., and Circus International Philippines Inc. were also presented by Hallo Hallo Job at the two-day job fair.

For those who missed the chance to join JobQuest.ph’s “Trabaho for Every Juan”, the two-way link job solutions is scheduled to have its next event at SM Megamall, Megatrade Hall 3 on October 2 and 3, 2018.

09/06/2018 Hallohallo Inc. Participates in the 12th Philippine HR Congress

A diverse and dynamic crowd of over 1,200 professionals, experts, and leaders all gathered at the SMX Convention Center on August 29 and 30 for the much anticipated 12th Philippine HR Congress. Among them is Hallohallo Inc.’s very own, Ms. Ma. Lucia Cielito D. Camayang, HR Manager and Ms. Gina S. Dalisay, HR Officer.

The Philippine HR Congress is a yearly event organized by ARIVA Academy Philippines which had its humble beginnings with their first congress in 2006. Every theme is uniquely conceptualized depending on the current or imminent trends in the world of business and how HR can grow and transform as time goes by.

This year’s theme is called “PRISM of Possibilities: Focus on the Future”, where the word PRISM stands for the five essential components of a Human Resources Management—People Performance Management, Recruitment, Onboarding and Retention, Innovation and Improvement, Strategic HRM, and finally, Motivation and Employee Development.

A group of distinguished local and international speakers were brought together to discuss modern HR subject matters that professionals must know, need, and do to adapt to the ever changing landscape of society.

Mr. Colin Blackwell, pictured above, inspires the audience to reinvent human resources by adjusting and welcoming technology and modernization, especially with the rise of artificial intelligence.

Dr. Roland Sullivan, one of the original 100 Change Agents in the world and CEO and founder of Sullivan Transformation Agents, encourages the HR community to be the facilitator of change and to take a leap into the future as we enter a so-called age of transformation.

As the congress reached its culmination, the event’s organizers called for a celebration of HR Appreciation Day, to give the HR community recognition and praise for their countless hours of hard work and perseverance to make sure their respective companies are working like a well-oiled machine.

09/04/2018 Big stars, personalities celebrate the exclusive grand opening of Movie Stars Cafe in Quezon City

Well-known celebrities, personalities, and influencers all gathered at the exclusive grand opening of Movie Stars Cafe on September 1, 2018 at Eton Centris Station Mall in Quezon City.

Movie Stars Cafe had its soft opening on August 11, and just last September 1 held an exclusive gathering, where Hallohallo Inc. invited VIP guests and their families and friends to celebrate the restaurant’s official grand opening.

The guests were treated to experience Movie Stars Cafe's finest dishes and mind-blowing entertainment from “The Greatest Showman”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Spider-Man” and “Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar” as to showcase what customers should look forward to when dining at the movie-themed restaurant.

The cafe and restaurant lives up to its words of bringing extraordinary Hollywood-inspired shows and food for a memorable dining experience. The guests were especially in awestruck and took photos with the life-size Hollywood character figurines, display of photos with authentic signatures from celebrities, and performers dressed in superhero costumes.

Honored to have the celebrities, personalities and his associates present at the celebration of Movie Stars Cafe grand opening, Hallohallo Inc. CEO and film memorabilia collector Mr. Yasunari Okada was grateful to all the guests and his staff that made the night a special one.

Movie Stars Cafe officially opened to the public on September 2, where customers can dine-in from Monday to Sunday, 10 AM to 11 PM and catch the live shows every 30 minutes starting at 7 PM at G/F Eton Centris Station Mall, EDSA cor. Quezon Ave, Quezon City.

Website: moviestarscafe.com
Facebook: @MovieStarsCafe
Instagram: @moviestarscafe

08/28/2018 MNL48 Senbatsu performs 3rd Tagalog version of AKB48 song Another AKB48 popular song Skirt, Hirari is translated into “Skirt, Hirari – Umiindak Na Saya” and performed live by MNL48 Senbatsu for the first time on August 25, 2018 at ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime.

The top idol group in Japan, AKB48 first released Skirt, Hirari in 2006 and sold more than 20,000 copies making it at No.13 for six weeks at Oricon Chart.

“Skirt, Hirari – Umiindak Na Saya” was first heard in their debut single press conference. Now, the MNL48 Senbatsu are excited to share the Tagalized version of their sister group’s best-selling songs through their first album, which will be released soon.

“Skirt, Hirari – Umiindak Na Saya” is one of the songs included in their album under Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) and Star Music. The album also has additional instrumental versions of the songs to complete the six-track record.

As center girl Sheki encouraged everyone to buy their album, fans have a chance to be part of the idol group’s upcoming handshake event exclusively for those who purchased the CD. Moreover, Abby announced that a second series of limited edition photocards of the MNL48 are now available on mnl48.ph, the official website of MNL48, and an updated version of MNL48 Fan Club app is launched today and now available on the App Store and Google Play for free.

One week after the release of MNL48’s first music video on the noontime show, the video earned 234,070 views on Youtube and more than 600,000 views on Facebook and garnered positive comments from international fans as well.

Additionally, as part of their promotion of their first album, MNL48 Senbatsu members will also be performing as special guests at the 1st Manila Idol Matsuri 2018 on September 2 at Makati Square, Makati City.

Keep on following the MNL48 official website and social media accounts to find out the latest news and updates about your Oshi.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, IG: @mnl48official
YouTube: MNL48

08/13/2018 A bigger, better Movie Stars Café opens at Centris Mall in Quezon City

Movie Stars Café, a unique movie-themed café and restaurant is back in bringing its valued guests a well-improved and more memorable dining experience, built bigger and better as it opened its doors to the public on its new home at Eton Centris Mall, Quezon City today, August 11, 2018.

Aside from its bigger venue with 1711-square-meter space that can accommodate 340 people, new and loyal foodie customers will surely look forward to Movie Stars Café’s wide variety of mouth-watering dishes from Italian, Japanese, American and Filipino cuisine named after famous movies and characters such as the Hunger Games (Tbone Steak), Big Hero (Crispy Pata), Amadeus (Crispy Kare Kare) to name a few, prepared by its very own finest chefs for that one for the books experience.

Moreover, Movie Stars Café wouldn’t be complete without their much-talked about daily shows featuring well-loved characters from your favorite movies and musicals that movie buffs will surely enjoy, but this time the shows will be upgraded with the help of the 7-foot wide LED screen placed on the center stage for a mind-blowing entertainment.

According to Movie Stars Café COO, Mr. Paulo Kurosawa they wanted to bring smiles to their guests by giving them the best food and entertainment experience they won’t see in any other restaurants. They aim to capture the interests and hearts of the Filipino families, friends and individuals - of the different ages who are in to good food and movies.

“We want Movie Stars Café to be their little escape so they can to enjoy, unwind and for a while forget the stressful environment around them and we hope the all-new Movie Stars Café here in Centris Mall will give them that satisfaction and now that we a have bigger home, we are sure that we can accommodate more guests. ” Mr. Kurosawa continued.

Last year, the café and restaurant, originally located in SM Mall of Asia, announced that they will be moving to build a much bigger and better Movie Stars Café. Then on July of this year, it was revealed that it will be opening soon to its new place in Centris mall in Quezon City.

Movie Stars Cafe opened last December 2012 in Pasay City, where it received an overwhelming response from both local and foreign guests. The idea came from the Movie Stars Cafe Chairman Mr. Yasunari Okada, who personally collects movie memorabilia with authentic signatures from well-known Hollywood celebrities and personalities, and life-size superhero figurines like Spiderman, Iron Man, Batman and many more.

Movie Stars Café opens Mondays to Sundays from 10am to 11pm with daily shows that will start at 6:30pm. Visit the official website and Facebook page to get the latest updates on shows and performances.

Website: moviestarscafe.com
Facebook: @MovieStarsCafe

08/01/2018 Diverse opportunities presented by Hallo Hallo Job in team up with JobQuest.ph

With the goal to provide jobs to everyone, JobQuest.ph once again, organized the “Trabaho for Every Juan” project last July 25-26, 2018 at L/G Mall Atrium, Ever Commonwealth, Quezon City. Hallo Hallo Job together with over 20 companies seeks for qualified candidates in diverse positions all over the Philippines and abroad.

Hundreds of applicant line up with the hopes to find the perfect job for them. Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) continuously participates in JobQuest.ph’s events to recruit more qualified members to join their growing community.

HHJ presented job openings for HalloHallo Inc., HalloHallo Entertainment Inc., and Movie Stars Café. Many newly graduates showed their interest in applying for an IT related job while the others preferred to apply at Movie Stars Café as Restaurant Manager, Receptionist and Kitchen Staff.

JobQuest.ph is a two-way link job solutions dedicated to provide job vacancies to job seekers by organizing job fairs in aid of the growing unemployment rate in the country in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Employment, Public Employment Service Office, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Manuela Corporation.

Meanwhile, HHJ will be posting more of their job openings together with its affiliates’ job postings, so visit their website (http://job.hallohallo.com/) and Facebook (HalloHalloJob) to get hired!

06/29/2018 Job seekers eager to apply on Hallo Hallo Job at JobQuest.PH event

JobQuest.PH two-way link job solutions Inc. is keeping their promise in providing job opportunities to every Filipino. On June 27 – 28, 2018, they held their two-day job fair event at SM Megamall, Megatrade Hall 3 at 10:00am- 6:00pm.

Over 60 companies joined the two-day employment event including Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) who’s currently looking for qualified applicants on behalf of its alliance, Hallohallo Inc. (HHI) and Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) which was screened by HHI Human Resource (HR) Representative Mabel Perez.

Companies in BPO industry, Real Estate, Manpower agency, Food and Beverage industry who joined Trabaho for every Juan 2018 offer both local and overseas vacancies for high school graduates, TESDA graduates, undergraduates and college graduates.

While HHJ presented more than 10 job openings namely PR manager, Graphic/Web Designer, Mobile Application Developer (IOS), Accountant, Account Executive, Operation Assistant, Executive Assistant, Merchandising Assistant, Social Media Assistant and Admin/Field Cashier from HHI and HHE.

Various applicants applied for the position of Admin/Field Cashier on HHE while a group of IT fresh graduates tried their luck to be part of HHI as Mobile Application Developer (IOS).

HHJ continues to have growing partner companies and provides thousands of career opportunities where job seekers can easily apply on their job posting site (http://job.hallohallo.com/) not only local office-based work but also field work inside and outside the country.

Follow HHJ official Facebook page (@HalloHalloJob) to get the latest updates on job openings from its alliance and partner companies.

06/08/2018 Hallo Hallo Job lines up more career opportunities at PRA Career Expo

Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) has tied up with Anthea Events, the sister company of Island Exhibit, and invited Hallo Hallo Job as one of the 48 exhibitors at their Career Expo on June 6 and 7 at Activity Area, Trinoma Mall.

After earning their vocational and college degrees from the graduation season last March, more fresh graduates attended the two-day job fair and eagerly registered at HHJ’s online job portal, hallohallojob.com.

PRA is hoping that through this job fair, they can help fresh graduates find the career they are fit to be in.

“Sana hindi lang sila tumingin sa isang company, ang sinasabi namin lagi sa kanila, their resume should not be just one copy. Minsan kasi nag-focus sila kung ano lang ‘yung alam nila pero in reality maraming opportunities,” PRA Membership & Marketing Officer Grace S. Reclusado expressed towards the jobseekers who are looking for a career in the retail industry.

Moreover, the Career Expo was also flooded with skilled professionals applying for the job openings at Hallohallo Inc., Hallohallo Entertainment Inc., Circus International Philippines Inc., Movie Stars Café, and Cool Japan Shop.

PRA has tied up with Island Exhibit for the past eight years, and now it has widened its reach of retailers and businesses by co-organizing with Anthea Events to produce this job fair. Reclusado is hoping to partner with HHJ in their future career expos as well, to bridge the employees and the employers. “We tie up not just for the exhibit, but also para maka-connect with other companies hindi lang sa retail company,” she shared.

Distinctly known as the “Pulse and Voice of the Philippine Retail Industry,” PRA has over 400 members ranging not only from retailers, mall and shopping center operators, but also traders/suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers, among others.

06/07/2018 Hallo Hallo Job partners with Magnus Eventus, contributes to solving unemployment rate

Aiming to expand more its growing team and to serve as a channel in bringing work closer to Filipinos, Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) participates in Magnus Eventus “Trabaho Para sa Pagbabago” event at Megatrade Hall, Megamall on June 5 and 6, 2018.

Hundreds of jobseekers submitted their resume to thousand of job openings presented by over 40 other companies together with HHJ at the employment event, where applicants were immediately interviewed by HHJ Human Resources Representative, Mabel Perez.

Participating industries include BPO, Real Estate, Local Manpower, Manufacturing, Automative, IT companies and a lot more, where some are open to high school graduates or degree holders.

Most of the applicants of HHJ prefer the position of Cashier at Cool Japan Shop and Receptionist at Movie Stars Café which will soon open at Eton Centris.

One applicant, who applied for the Cashier position, said that even though she didn't earn her college degree she is dedicated to look for a job to help her family with their everyday needs.

Magnus Eventus’ primary goal is to help solve unemployment rate in the Philippines by organizing these job fairs every year, to commit to their vision of contributing to the growth of the country’s economy.

They are committed to provide employers with a wide array of potential employees that they need for future business and to providing job seekers with an extensive network of potential employers which is necessary for their professional growth.

05/31/2018 Hallo Hallo Job joins Bulacan State University’s “Job and Livelihood Fair 2018”

Hallo Hallo Job participates in Bulacan State University (BulSU)’s career fair organized by Dr. Keno Piad, head of Placement and Public Employment Service Office (PPESO), together with 50 companies on May 29, 2018 to help students to find the best career opportunities that will lead their success in the future.

The university is devoted in bringing an internationally-recognized and industry-responsive education programs to the deserving and qualified students not only in Bulacan but also in nearby provinces. With BulSU’s mission to produce highly competent, ethical and service-oriented professionals, the the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) awarded BulSU as one of the Center for Excellence and Development institutions in the country and one of the Training Centers nationwide for teachers pursuing education in areas beyond their specialization. BulSU has accredited programs under Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP).

Bulacan State University main campus is located in City of Malolos, Bulacan Province, has four campuses and has an international campus in Hong Kong that offers graduate and collegiate degree courses. BulSU offers Bachelor in Fine Arts, BS in Architecture, BS in Landscape Architecture, BA in Broadcasting, BA in Journalism, BA in Malikhaing Pagsulat, BA in Mass Communication, BA in Theater Arts, BS in Accountancy, BS in Accounting Technology, BS in Business Administration, BS in Entrepreneurship, BA in Legal Management, BS in Criminology, BS in Home Economics, BS in Hospitality Management, BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management, BS in Tourism Management, Associate in Computer Technology, Bachelor of Industrial Technology (Computer Technology), BS in Information Technology Bachelor in Industrial Technology, Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, BS in Nursing, BS in Civil Engineering, BS in Computer Engineering, BS in Electrical Engineering, BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering, BS in Industrial Engineering, BS in Manufacturing and Engineering Management, BS in Mechanical Engineering, BS in Mechatronics Engineering, General Engineering, Bachelor in Elementary Education, Bachelor of Library and Information Service, Bachelor in Secondary Education, Bachelor of Technical-Teacher Education, Bachelor in Physical Education, Bachelor in Sports Science, Bachelor in Physical Education (with Major), BS in Biology BS in Environmental Science, BS in Food Science, BS in Mathematics, Bachelor of Public Administration, BS in Management Economics and BS in Psychology.

“Let’s make our BulSU community a place of opportunity”, Master of Ceremony, Mr. Christian Marcos said during his opening remarks at Job and Livelihood Fair 2018. Afterwards, a ribbon cutting was held to formally open the event. Dr. Cecilia Gascon, President of BulSU, welcomed the graduating students by asking them challenging questions that will help them prepare for the real world beyond the four walls of the campus: “What’s your plan after graduation? What company do you want to apply? Do not just ask what job or business you want, but more importantly, why do you want it?”.

With over 6000 students that will graduate this coming 3rd week of June, most of them showed their interests in applying on Hallo Hallo Inc. as Web Designer, Mobile Application Developer (IOS), and Front End Designer (UI/UX Developer-Mobile and Web). Some also showed their enthusiasm in joining Hallo Hallo Entertainment Inc. as Production Staff, Graphic Designer, Social Media Assistant and Marketing Assistant.

“Contributing to the development of our nation is nothing other than performing at our best in the job that we land to.” Dr. Gascon advised to the students.

05/23/2018 Mapúa Cardinals ready to take bigger opportunities

Hallo Hallo Job joins 57 other companies in the top IT and Engineering school in Manila, Mapúa University’s 2nd leg of career expo on May 22, 2018.

Around 1,000 Mapúans were seeking employment and internship opportunities at the career fair, and most of the students are eyeing to be employed in Hallohallo Inc.’s IT positions namely Web Design, Mobile Application Developer, and Front End Designer, while Tavolozza Inc. is looking for graduates eager to join the team as Programmers and C# Developers.

If you’re a graduating student sa Mapúa, we have a series of seminars that we require them to attend. There’s the career development seminars which is sponsored by partner companies namin. ‘Yung labor education seminars naman sponsored ng DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) and ng POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) para aware sila sa legal aspect ng employment nila sa future,” shares Raymond Dela Cruz, Placement Coordinator of Center for Career Services Office.

The biggest Engineering school in the Philippines is known for producing top-notchers in board exams, and recently, five out of 10 of the top-notchers from the May 2018 Civil Engineer Board Exams results are from Mapúa University.

These results proved that incoming freshmen can expect a good future when enrolling in Mapúa. “Pag tinignan mo ‘yung board exam results, ibig sabihin we are providing good education to our students. Kasi hindi mo naman ma-top ‘yon kung walang good knowledge sa field nila e.”

“If you have big dreams, start here,” Dela Cruz also quips, mimicking the university’s catch-phrase. Students can apply in their courses in Architecture & Design, Engineering & Sciences, Engineering Management, Social Sciences, Multimedia and Visual Arts, and Double Degree Programs.

05/23/2018 Hallo Hallo Job recruits new members for Movie Stars Cafe, joins Jobquest “Trabaho for Every Juan” Career Fair 2018

Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) continuously participates in two-way link job solutions, JobQuest job fair to recruit more qualified members to join their growing team.

HHJ focused mainly in presenting job openings from the company’s soon-to-open Movie Stars Café (MSC) during the two-day “Trabaho for Every Juan” event on May 21 and 22 at Trinoma Mall Activity Center, in preparation for its launching at Eton Centris Mall this year.

Some of the vacancies from MSC include Restaurant Manager; Kitchen Manager; Head Chef; Restaurant Supervisor; Purchasing Assistant; Dining Staffs such as Dishwasher, Busser, Server and Bartender, Kitchen Staffs for preparation, pastry, pantry, grill and sauté; Cashiers; Receptionists; Performers such as dancer and singer; Video Editor; Video Jockey or Video Operator and Sound Technician.

Several applicants showed their interest in applying for HHJ as Kitchen and Dining Staffs at MSC and some other openings from Hallohallo Inc. and Tavolozza Inc.

In line with this, 30 other participating companies offered more than a hundred local and international job postings in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Employment, Public Employment Service Office, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Ayala Malls, supported by DZAR SMNI News Channel, LED Events Management Services, Mindtality Assessment, More Than Jobs Inc., Workabroad.ph, Seaman Jobsite.com, Web Phil Info.Com.Inc.

05/15/2018 Leveling your Dreams” Job Fair 2018 at Lyceum of the Philippines University

Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) partnered with Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) to provide career opportunities to graduating Lyceans on LPU’s “Leveling your Dreams” Job Fair 2018 on May 10-11, 2018.

Lyceum of the Philippines University prides itself with its long and rich tradition of Academic excellence through the legacy of its founder, Dr. Jose P. Laurel. LPU is the only university in the Philippines founded by a president of the republic.

By fulfilling the core values and mission-vision of LPU to its students, LPU was granted autonomous status and awarded as one of the Philippine’s Top 20 Universities by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Also, LPU is the only university in the Philippines who passed the accreditation of International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE). Recently, Former President Benigno S. Aquino III formally recognized and awarded Lyceum of the Philippines University - Manila with the Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management in the 16th Philippine Quality Award.

Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) together with 130 companies joined LPU in their two-day fair at their Manila Campus from 8:30am – 5:00pm to support students in their job hunting and provide possible professions after their graduation.

Mr. Roberto Zozobrado, Center for Career Services and Industry Relation (CCSIR) Director thanked all the companies who attended their 1st end-semester job fair event during the opening remarks. CCSIR conduct job fair twice a year before the semester ends to help their students and alumni who seek for internship programs and employment vacancies.

With over 1000 graduating students waiting to march on the 3rd week of June, most of them showed their interest in applying for Kitchen Staffs, Dining Staffs and Receptionist to be assigned in Movie Stars Café (MSC) that will open soon. Aside from MSC vacant positions, HHJ also presented positions from Hallohallo Inc., Hallohallo Entertainment Inc., and Tavolozza Inc.

LPU offers undergraduate programs in AB Multimedia Arts, AB Journalism, AB Mass Communication, AB Legal Studies, AB Foreign Service, BS Psychology, BA Accountancy, BS Customs Administration, BS Business Administration, BS Computer Science, BS Information Technology, BS Information Systems, Associate in Computer Technology, BS Computer Engineering, BS Electronics Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering, BS in International Hospitality Management, BS in International Travel and Tourism Management, and BS Nursing.

Visit HHJ's website (http://job.hallohallo.com/) and official Facebook page (@HalloHalloJob) to get the latest updates on our upcoming schedule of campus tours.

05/10/2018 Hallo Hallo Job partners with Philippine Star for Career Fair 2018

Staying true to their goal of bringing employment opportunities to Filipinos, the Philippine Star holds its two-day Career Guide Job Fair 2018 on May 6 and 7 at Trinoma Mall Activity Center presenting over a thousand job openings from its 29 partner companies in Metro Manila, in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) NCR Quezon City, Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Quezon City, Pilipino Star Ngayon, Ayala Malls and U-rated.

With the presence of DOLE, PESO, U-rated, and Pilipino Star Ngayon representatives, a ribbon cutting was held to formally open the event. This is the first job event organized by Philippine Star this year, joined by Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) providing a list of openings from more partner companies and Hallohallo Inc., Circus International, and Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. which are all part of the alliance.

Most of the positions presented by HHJ were from Movie Stars Café (MSC) which will soon open this year, where several applicants were attracted by the position of Video Editor. They immediately underwent an on-the-spot interview conducted by HHI Human Resources representative, Ms. Azenith Bismar.

Some of the vacant positions from MSC are: Restaurant Manager, Kitchen Manager, Head Chef, Restaurant Supervisor, Purchasing Assistant, Dining Staffs, Kitchen Staffs, Cashiers, Receptionists, Performers, Video Editor, Video Jockey and Sound Technician.

“On behalf of the Philippine Star, we hope that through this event, our exhibitors will easily find the manpower requirements they are looking for and our jobseekers who are already here may find their dream jobs, the perfect employment match today,” Philippine Star Career Guide Manager Ms. Arlyn Servanez said.

04/28/18 MNL48 reveals First Generation Members

The 1st General Election for the newest AKB48 sister group and the biggest idol group in the Philippines, MNL48, took place on April 28 at Studio 4 and Center Road in ABS-CBN.

It was a momentous event for both MNL48 finalists and fans who gathered in ABS-CBN to witness the announcement of the result of the General Election. A total of 72 finalists took part in the election after three months of hard work and dedication, however only 48 aspirants were declared as the First Generation members while remaining aspirants were announced as Kenkyuusei (Trainees)

The crowned center girl of this year's election was Sheki while rank 2 and 3 went to Abby and Sela followed by Tin at rank 4, Zen at rank 5, Alice at rank 6, and Trixie joined the Kami 7 (rank 1-7) at rank 7.

“Yung una po talaga pumasok sa isip ko is si Lord po talaga kasi po kundi dahil sa kaniya, wala po ako sa kinakatayuan ko po ngayon.” Sheki said when asked what first came into her mind when her name was called as center girl. “Ang mapapayo ko po sainyo, kapag may pangarap po kayo wag kayong susuko. Kung madadapa po kayo ngayon, dadating po yung right time. Kung hindi man po ako ang center girl ngayon, siyempre ipagpapatuloy ko pa rin po yung ginagawa ko, magttry and magttry pa rin po ako and gagawin ko po yung best ko para po mapanatili yung pagiging top ranker sa MNL48,” MNL48 center girl continued.

Alice, who took the 6th spot, proudly expressed her thoughts being part of MNL48 first generation. “Sobrang nagpapasalamat po ako kasi nabuo na ang Kami 7 at Senbatsu. Sobra po kaming nag-work hard to prove our pinay kawaii image to all other sister groups of AKB48 para po mapakita sa other groups na may ibubuga po ang Pilipinas at sobrang talented po naming lahat para po mas makilala tayo”

The ranking of the First Generation members were based from the votes they earned on the MNL48 Plus app during the General Election voting period from April 14 to April 27 until 1PM.

To cap off the historic event, the first generation members were later on presented to the fans for the first time at Center Road with live coverage on MNL48 official Facebook page and YouTube Channel. Each member was given a chance to thank their supporters and answer some of their questions.

"Actually po nung announcement nung Top 16 sobrang saya ko po talaga. Tapos nung rank 17 po ako, still napaka-blessed ko pa rin po. Kahit wala po ako sa Top 16, ako naman po yung center ng Under Girls," Alyssa shared her thoughts being the rank 17

The announcement of Senbatsu (Top 16) was televised live on Its’ Showtime during the MNL48 segment while the reveal of rank 17th to 48th, and Kenkyuusei were aired on MNL48’s Online Update on its official Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

Check out the full results below:

Meanwhile, big opportunities await our MNL48 First Generation members. The group will be performing daily at their very own MNL48 Theater, will have their music recording under Star Music, and international training under AKS, the prestigious talent management of AKB48, and will be the first Filipino endorsers of Tokyo Girls Collection that will soon open in the Philippines.

04/21/18 MNL48 aspirants gear up on their last 7 days to campaign

MNL48 finalists exert extra effort as they get closer and closer to finding out the first generation members of the first idol group in the Philippines.

For almost three months of MNL48 on It’s Showtime, the girls have proven that they already got not just idol-like performances but also the characteristics of being an idol during their trainings on their journey to Final 48.

Last week, the audience and the coaches enjoyed watching them grove to the beat of AKB48’s hit song Aitakatta wearing their uniforms. This week, the viewers have seen their genuine smiles and inspired faces as they performed another AKB48 song, Koisuru Fortune Cookie in the noontime show today.

After the feel-good dance performance, everyone was saddened by the announcement of the sudden back out of MNL48 consistent top rankers Eunice and Aria, who decided to focus on their family and studies, respectively. To complete the 48 girls, challengers Mari and Belle were chosen based on their ranks to be officially part of the Top 48.

The Top 3 were also chosen based on their personal scores since the beginning of the competition. Sela, Abby and Trixie got the highest overall scores from the ABS-CBN and Hallo Hallo Entertainment executives and staffs, coaches, advisers, and the madlang hurados.

Beginning today, the girls have one week left before the General Election on April 28. Voting will officially close on April 27. So the aspirants are thoroughly campaigning to be part of the Top 7 to have a chance to train with AKS in Japan, the talent agency who handles AKB48. To be the center girl is the most desired position in MNL48 because she will be the face of MNL48 worldwide.

Meanwhile, MNL48 will be having its first big event, the “Meet Your Oshi” event on Sunday, April 22, where the finalists will perform in front of the public for the first time at Trinoma Level 4 Park. In addition, fans will have a chance to meet and greet their Oshi.

Watch the MNL48 Online Update weekdays, 6pm and stay updated on the MNL48 website and social media accounts to get the latest updates on the upcoming General Election.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: mnl48official
YouTube: mnl48

04/17/2018 University of Santo Tomas holds Career Fair 2018

Aimed to produce the university’s pride and to empower Thomasians to a meaningful and purposeful career, University of Santo Tomas (UST) joins hands with its partner companies including Hallo Hallo Job to feed their students the best career opportunities possible in its three-day career fair on April 11-13, 2018.

UST, the oldest existing university in Asia envisions itself as a premier Catholic institution of learning in Asia, committed to the professional and moral formation of her stakeholders for social transformation.

The university is moving towards a direction of making its partnership with several companies around the world stronger, as they are very proud that their students ranked very high in competencies.

“Show how you can best market yourselves to the companies with your 21st century competencies. Show them where you’re good at, show that UST ranks first among the private universities in the Philippines in terms of most favored graduates by employers,” said one of the administrators in UST.

“To our students study them well and decide what company best fits you where you can apply your competency. For some, this can be a life changing day. To our beloved students never forget where you came from, UST once you soar high in your career for we know you deserve just the best,” UST’s new Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Dr. Cheryl Peralta concluded.

04/14/18 Countdown to MNL48 First General Election begins

After all the hardships and triumphs each of the MNL48 aspirants went through in the hope of becoming part of biggest idol group in the Philippines, the competition is set to conclude this April 28 as the MNL8 First Generation General Election was formally announced on It’s Showtime.

After the dance face-off of the seven challengers and seven bottom rankers, Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. revealed that starting today, April 14, the battle for the Final 48 officially begins as the votes on the MNL48 app reset and go back to zero.

Inspired by the tradition of its sister group, AKB48, MNL48 will be having its first General Election on April 28 with live coverage to be aired on It’s Showtime. The big event will determine the members’ hierarchy in the group which will be based on votes.

From the Final 48 after the General Election, Top 16 will compete for the Top 7 spots who will be training in Japan and will have the opportunity to perform with AKB48 and other sister groups in Asia, while the remaining 41 members will train here in the Philippines.

As the Top 7 members will be chosen, the center girl who will be the face of MNL48 will also be crowned. Vote for your Oshi and make her dreams come true. One account can only vote for one aspirant so choose wisely, voting opens at 3pm today on the MNL48 Plus App, and will officially end on April 27, 1pm.

The official MNL48 first generation idols will have the privilege to perform on MNL48’s soon-to-be-built theatre, will be the first Filipino endorsers of Tokyo Girls Collection, together with other Japanese girls, and will be living on the MNL48 mansion.

04/14/18 Bottom 7 secured their spot on Top48

As the chosen 48 Madlang Hurados from Monday to Thursday continue to score and comment on the aspirants` performance on It’s Showtime, Jewel, Tin, Brei and Ecka stood out as the best performer each day on their group performances.

Earlier today, 41 aspirants were given a chance to perform one of AKB48’s popular songs live on stage. The girls impressed their advisers and the noontime audience as they showcased their talent by performing their sister group’s 3rd single and first major single released, Aitakatta (I Wanted to Meet You).

Meanwhile, to prove to everyone that they deserve a spot on the upcoming MNL48 General Election, this week’s bottom 7 and the 7 challengers didn’t waste their chance to show-off their dancing skills on their dance showdown by performing Ariana Grande’s dance-pop and EDM song hit, One Last Time.

Everyone was amazed on how the bottom 7 defended their spot in the Top 48 with the total average score of 74.96%. Kyla caught the eye of their adviser, Ogie Diaz. “Hindi ko naramdaman na nasa bottom 7 kayo” (I didn`t feel that you are the bottom 7 girls) Ogie said.

After the performances, It’s Showtime host Anne and Karylle announced the Top 7 for this week based on their ranking and personal scores from their coaches, advisers, Hallohallo Entertainment, and ABS-CBN executives, and Madlang Hurados. Congratulations, for making it to this week’s Top 7:

Rank 7 Gabb, Rank 6 Tin, Rank 5 Trixie, Rank 4 Alice, Rank 3 Sheki, Rank 2 Eunice, Rank 1 Abby.

For this week’s MNL48 Online Update, Top 48 and 27 challengers proved their worth to be part of the MNL48 first generation by showcasing their talents on their group performances. Also, 20 girls from the MNL48 challengers were also introduced to the supporters as they entered the competition.

Get the latest updates by following the MNL48 official Facebook page (@mnl48official), MNL48 official Twitter page (@mnl48official), MNL48 YouTube channel (@mnl48), and keep on supporting your Oshi through the MNL48 Plus app available on Google play and App Store for free.

04/07/18 New challengers join 48 aspirants, this week’s Top 7 revealed

This week, the audience started to score and commented on each candidate’s performance on It’s Showtime, while the Top 48 aspirants were stunned when the noontime show revealed that seven new candidates will be joining them in the search for the MNL48 first generation idols, to coincide with the announcement of the Top 7 and Bottom 7 aspirants.in the Philippines continues, and they will be facing new challenges in the coming weeks.

Aside from the 7 new challengers who were introduced on It’s Showtime, another 20 girls will be joining them as well as the 48 girls to complete the Top 75 once again

Laney, Andi, Nina, Vira, Belle, Mari, and Yna performed AKB48’s Oogoe Diamond after they were formally introduced as the newest aspirants of the soon-to-be formed all-girl idol group.

The 48 aspirants danced to the beat of One Drection’s “Kiss You” today, where Gabb, Alice, Sheki, Eunice, Abby, Tin and Sela (from 7-1,) got the highest scores from the audience, their voice and dance coaches, advisers and ABS-CBN and Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. Executives; while Faith, Kyla, Grace, Kay, Van, Jan and Thea garnered the lowest scores.

This scoring will only form 50% of the overall result of the upcoming General Election, while the other 50% will be based on each candidate’s votes on the MNL48 Plus app.

The girls performed the popular hit songs Hot n Cold by Katy Perry, Cheerleader by Omis, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen, Perfect Strangers by Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper, and No Excuses by Meghan Trainor.

For this week’s Online Update, the aspirants showcased their singing and dancing talents to prove that they are worthy to be idols. On the other hand, following MNL48’s Lenten special on It’s Showtime, the candidates visited and bonded with retired Augustinian Sisters at Bahay Consuelo, recuperating soldiers at the AFP Medical Center, and the differently-abled at Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, where the girls performed mini shows for them and put a smile on their faces.

The 48 girls also got a makeover at Cut Encarnacion Group of Salon to match further enhance their beauty, idol aura and charm.

Don’t miss the latest news and updates on MNL48 as we get closer to finding out who will be part of the first generation. Follow the MNL48 official Facebook page (@mnl48official), MNL48 official Twitter page (@mnl48official), MNL48 YouTube channel (@mnl48), and keep on voting for your Oshi through the MNL48 Plus app available on Google Play and App Store.

04/05/2018 Philippine Daily Inquirer holds Job Market Caravan at University of Makati

Hallo Hallo Job joins Philippine Daily Inquirer’s career expo together with 23 other companies at University of Makati on April 4, 2018 to contribute in helping the students find a job right away after their graduation and to find the quality candidates they can hire.

University of Makati aims to mold highly competent professionals and skilled workers from Makati residents while inculcating in them good moral, values and desirable personality through their offered courses and degrees.

The university also envisions being the primary instrument where university education and industry training programs interface to lead the youth into productive citizens and IT-enabled professionals who are exposed to the cutting edge of technology in their areas of specialization.

According to Mr. Jose Gil Pineda, Human Resource Manager of Philippine Daily Inquirer, they are focusing in campus fairs right now but they also have commercial job fairs alongside. The broadsheet also offers job vacancies to look for potential individuals to join their growing team.

“For schools, we try to match it with their requirements. If we go to technical schools, mostly we try to invite technical, engineering companies. But with universities with different courses, we advertise it to our partner companies then sila yung pumipili kung saang campus nila gusto mag-join.”

“As much as possible, try to identify first your personal goal and then match it with the company which you can see you can be happy in,” Mr. Pineda advices the students.

03/26/2018 Miriam College aimed to give career opportunities to their students

Miriam College (MC), formerly known as Maryknoll College is a catholic educational institution primarily for women that offer academic programs on pre-elementary to post-graduate levels at their Quezon City campus. MC provides quality and relevant Christian education that prepares students to become effective leaders, lifelong learners, and productive citizens.

On March 22-24, 2018, Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) and 60 companies joined Miriam College in their three-day job fair at their Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center Auditorium. Miriam College is one of the universities tied up with HHJ this year.

Dr. Gail R. Galang, PH. D., head of Institutional Partnerships and Programs Office reminds the students “when you post your profile on online portal, be sure that you’re always representing our school.”

Five companies including HHJ introduced their association to MC students and gave some pointers and tips when applying for their first job. One of the speakers, Ms. Arlyn Fausto of ABS-CBN also encourages students and said “fail fast and recover fast. Allow yourself to discover yourself,” as the professional world will still be a training ground for the career path that you choose and you want to pursue.

Miriam College offers undergraduate programs in Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication, BS Biology, BS Environmental Planning and Management, BA International Studies, BS and BA Psychology, BS Social Work, BS Entrepreneurship, BS Accountancy, BS Accounting Technology, BS Leisure and Tourism and Associate in Computer Technology.

With over 1,500 college students that will graduate this coming May, students from BA Communication, BS Accountancy and Associate in Computer Technology showed their interest on their mock interview in joiningthe growing team of Hallohallo Inc. (HHI), Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) and Circus International Philippines Inc. as Production Staff, Account Executive, PR Assistant and Programmers.

Visit HHJ's website and official Facebook page (@HalloHalloJob) to get the latest updates on our upcoming schedule of campus tours.

03/24/18 Bigger challenges await the MNL48 finalists

Now that MNL48 is down to 48 aspirants, the search for the first generation members of the newest idol group in the Philippines continues, and they will be facing new challenges in the coming weeks.

A week after the announcement of the Top 48, the finalists were given the chance to impress the viewers with their talents. They were divided into six groups, each performing different dance songs every day from Monday to Saturday.

Some girls grooved to the beat of Kesha’s Tik Tok, others danced to the music of California Girls and Fireworks by Katy Perry, Starships by Nicki Minaj, Shake It Off by Taylor Swift, and Domino by Jessie J.

On the other hand, the supporters got the chance to know more about their idol’s lives as each MNL48 finalist brought with them a person closest to their hearts during the MNL48 Online Update aired on its official Facebook page (mnl48official), Mondays to Saturdays.

Meanwhile, the remaining aspirants are striving harder after they knew that only the top 7 will get an opportunity to train with AKS in Japan, the talent management who handles their sister group AKB48.

The official first generation of MNL48 will also have an endorsement, recording contracts, and will be performing daily at the MNL48 theater and will have the chance to perform with some members of AKB48 and its other sister groups.

Watch their videos in MNL48 official YouTube account (@mnl48) and get the latest updates in its website (mnl48.ph) and social media accounts.

03/23/2018 National Teachers College embarks on its road to 90 years

Celebrating National Teachers College’s nine decades as the premiere institution in the country to offer General Education leading to a Bachelor of Science in Education, Hallo Hallo Job joins its yearly campus fair on March 16.

About 1,000 graduating college students will receive its diploma this March, but before setting foot in the real world where career opportunities await, the future professionals attended its job fair to help them land on the career they plan to take.

As the school celebrates its foundation day with a theme “March on with Change”, Corporate Secretary and NTC Board of Trustee, Veronica D.R. Infantado expressed confidence among the graduates’ skills and abilities that may play important roles in the companies. “There will be challenges along the way which with the right attitude and perspective will only make you stronger and better individuals.”

This year, the job fair invited 35 exhibitors to cater their students who are taking Education, Psychology, Business Administration, Accountancy, HRM, and Information Technology.

Shaping the student’s values
NTC inculcates value formation through lectures and seminars among its students which shape them to become hard-working, persistent, and responsible professionals.

“Kami sa Guidance Office, marami kaming seminars na ma-hone ang values ng bata: self-esteem enhancement, stress management, and building responsible relationship,” says Head of Guidance and Placement Center, Grace Ayessa C. Bernabe.

She added that though technical know-how can be acquired at the workplace, it is important to build good behavior and habit that each one must possess in order to reach their dream job.

“Change should not be something to be feared, it is something you should welcome. Embrace the change, be the change. Show the world what NTCians really are; that you have brilliant minds and benevolent hearts,” Ms. Infantado proudly shared.

Earlier this year, Ayala Corporation’s AC Education acquired 96% of NTC's shares. Through this change, ACE invests on building improvements that will make NTC become a world-class institution and its students further contribute to the national productivity.

03/22/2018 Hallo Hallo Job eager in joining career events

Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) presents new job vacancies from Hallohallo Inc. (HHI), Circus International, Hallohallo Entertainment Inc., and its affiliates as they took part in JobQuest’s two-day employment event together with over 50 other companies at Megatrade Hall, Megamall on March 20-21, 2018.

Most of the job seekers are applying for programmer in Circus International, where some of the qualifications include a graduate of Information Technology or Computer Science who is able to write a clear designed code, develop and improve websites, and possessing a skill in php 5, and JavaScript CSS 2/3.

HHJ has been continuously showing eagerness in joining job fairs by different organizers every month. These past few weeks, the company started focusing in career fairs arranged by colleges and universities all over Metro Manila to support their students in job hunting after their graduation.

Although the campus tour began last year, it started occurring continuously this February. Now, HHJ has already visited eight schools in just a month; and is looking forward to see more of these campus career fairs in the coming weeks.

Visit HHJ website (http://job.hallohallo.com/) and Facebook page (HalloHalloJob) to discover our job openings and postings; submit your application and get hired!

03/19/2018 Metro Manila College trains their students to become professionals ready to face the career world

Metro Manila College (MMC), a TESDA-accredited private educational institution organizes its annual job fair for senior high school and college graduating students in their campus gymnasium last March 17, 2018 where Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) together with over 20 other companies joined the career event.

The program officially started with a career orientation. The first one came from a representative from More than Jobs where he talked about pre-employment preparation, the tips on how to get hired, how to create their resume and how to win an interview.

The school’s Guidance Councilor also talked about the in-demand jobs in the country as recommended by the Department of Labor and Employment and Commission on Higher Education. The third speaker, on the other hand, tackled about career advancement programs such as master’s and doctoral degrees; and lastly, is about their image, on how they should carry themselves during interviews.

MMC, formerly known as Novaliches Academy, has been committed to providing quality, holistic education and training for aspiring educators where in fact, they already produced passers in the Board Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (BLEPT).

The college provides a comprehensive K-12 basic education program as well as higher education programs in the field of education, criminology and commerce; for senior high school program, Academic, Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) and Sports. Other offerings include Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) training in housekeeping and front office services and Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) review classes.

As part of organizing their career placement event, the school came up with the list of companies who participated in terms of their offered courses; they decided to tap the associations where their students have higher possibility of being employed. They also invited the Philippine Coast Guard since one of their strength courses is Criminology.

Since more than 1,300 senior high school and 288 college students will be marching on April 14 and 20 to earn a diploma, Ms. Catherine Albano, MMC Guidance and Counselling Coordinator said that they are looking forward to see their students getting employed in good companies. “Nilu-look after namin na they would become more confident and ‘yung maging prepared sila i-face yung career world and maging ready in being professional.”

03/17/18 Top 48 revealed on It's Showtime

The remaining MNL48 aspirants were all given a chance to perform live on It’s Showtime stage as the Top 48 girls who will continue on to the competition were announced today, March 17, 2018.

The girls impressed the audience and their mentors when they showcased their dancing skills to the beat of Kim Chui’s OPM song, Expressed Yourself.

Among the 55 girls, Ella, Dana and Nice stood out as the judges noticed their charm and stage presence during the group performance.

Sadly, much to everyone’s surprise, 7 girls were eliminated earlier today. Pam, Patriz, Bea, Heart, Yoana, Erah and Mara bid their goodbyes to their co-candidates and supporters for the fifth live elimination that led to the announcement of the Top 48 girls who will continue their journey to be part of MNL48 first generation members. The remaining girls will face new challenges as they are now a step closer to reaching their ultimate idol dream.

Meanwhile, the remaining aspirants started their TV guesting on the Kapamilya show, Umagang Kay Ganda last March 12 to 15 and later joined the MNL48 Plus mobile app promotional tour at Starmall, Alabang where they campaigned for votes and met some of their supporters.

Make sure to visit MNL48 website (mnl48.ph) to view the Top 48 ranking and continuously support your Oshi by inviting more people to vote through the MNL48 Plus app.

Stay updated on their journey by following the MNL48 official Facebook page (@mnl48official), MNL48 official Twitter page (@mnl48official), and MNL48 YouTube channel (@mnl48).

03/14/2018 Hallo Hallo Job joins Island Exhibit Link’s PRA Careers Expo

On March 12 and 13, 2018, Island Exhibit organizes Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) Careers Expo 2018 at Glorietta Mall central activity center. The two-day event seeks to generate a continuous source of qualified candidates for various levels and positions in different industries all over the Philippines and abroad.

Island Exhibit and Event Management Link Inc. is more than 25 years in providing opportunities for career and business growth and known for organizing successful theme exhibits and trade fairs in various shopping malls and exhibit areas both in the Philippines and abroad. They conducted big event job fairs every month except December at SMX Convention Center, SM Megamall, Glorietta Mall and TriNoma Mall.

Over 2000 job seekers registered on the PRA Career Expo and 63 companies joined the two-day event, including Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) and its partner companies, where they offered both local and international office-based work and field related vacancies.

HHJ exhibited over 60 entry-level and managerial job opening for their partner companies and 14 positions from HHJ and its alliance Hallohallo Inc. (HHI), Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE), and Circus International Philippines Inc.

Visit the official Facebook page and website of HHJ to apply and be part of their growing team.

03/12/2018 Bestlink College of the Philippines connects its graduates to career opportunities

Hallo Hallo Job and 30 companies join Bestlink College of the Philippines in their two-day job fair at the main campus and Millionaires Village (MV) campus in Novaliches, Quezon City on March 9-10, 2018.

Come this April 2018, approximately 2,000 graduating college students from the school’s main campus and MV campus will be marching to receive their diploma and take on greater new responsibilities of being agents of change in the society. These future graduates submitted their resume to Hallohallo Inc. and registered at the Hallo Hallo Job website, most of applicants are eyeing to join the company as a Web Designer and Programmer.

Aside from its graduating class, undergraduates and senior high school students are also planning to take advantage of their free time this summer and apply for part-time jobs.

Founded in 2002, there have been an annual increase of enrollees since then. The non-stock, non-profit and non-sectarian institute provides accessible education to dedicated students especially the underprivileged youth. By subsidizing the student’s tuition through the Tawag ng Panginoong Foundation Inc, students will pay for the miscellaneous fee only worth ₱4,000 per semester. Moreover, students can easily apply for scholarship programs.

Guidance Counselor and job fair organizer Ms. Ma. Amable Betis shared “we instill in the mind of the students that humility and being charitable is just two of the best qualities one can have here at Bestlink”.

Bestlink College of the Philippines has three branches of campus—the main campus in Quirino Highway, Quezon City, the Millionaires Village campus, and the Bulacan Campus which offer four-year CHED degree programs and TESDA-accredited courses.

On the other hand, senior high school students can enroll in their GAS, ABM, HUMSS, STEM, and Technical-Vocational courses for the next school year. Students can look forward to the school’s free uniform, books for one year, and exciting activities such as science camping and stage play.

03/10/18 Finalists working better on their journey to Final 48

MNL48 finalists are on edge for week 6’s Top 10 and eliminated names announced on ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime on March 10, 2018.

Gel, Dian, Gela, Erica, Jem, Val, Joyce, Enzel, Zen and Orelle impressed the judges with their live performance of the OPM dance hit “Kembot” by UD4. Shaira, on the other hand was able to come back to the Top 10 while Aria missed a spot in this week’s top rankers. Meet the Top 10 candidates who got the most votes this week according to their rank.

The competition is weeks away from forming MNL48, and the candidates waste no time campaigning for votes, sharpening their talents, and achieving their idol dreams.

Sadly, for the fourth live elimination, Gel, Enzel, Val, Gela and Orelle have to bid adieu to their chance of being part of the all-girl idol group. These hopefuls received the lowest scores from their advisers, coaches, and producers.

Catch the remaining candidates live on MNL48’s Online Update from Monday to Friday at 6PM and Saturday at 5PM on its official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Stay updated on the real-time ranking of the remaining finalists. Continue to vote and campaign for your Oshi through the MNL48 Plus app available on Google Play and App Store for FREE.

03/07/2018 1st Leg Career Expo 2018 at Mapúa University

For the past decades, Mapúa University has establish itself and progressed by offering programs in different field such as Engineering and Sciences, Architecture and Design, Media Studies, Social Sciences, and Business and Management. The university is known for delivering topnotch engineers nationwide and international since their mission is to be the premier technology school that offers student enticement programs designed to ensure a better future.

Recently, Mapúa has been awarded a three-star rating from Quacquerelli Symonds of United Kingdom and received recognition from Commission on Higher Education as the aforementioned university. Also, the university is the first Philippine and Southeast Asian educational institution to receive Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) certification.

On March 6, 2018, the university held its 1st leg of their Career Expo this year at Mapúa gymnasium from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Every year, Center for Career Services (CCS) organizes a quarterly on-campus job fair to provide employment opportunities to their graduating students and alumni one week before the graduation as the university celebrates graduation four times a year.

During the Career Expo 2018, some of the exhibitors had their career talks and Ms. Marjorie Orantes, placement assistant reminded the first batch of graduating students on their obligations concerning their graduation at Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) this coming Thursday.

With over 1000 registered job hunters and 452 graduating students that will be finishing this coming March 8, 2018; 82 exhibitors join Mapua University’s 1st Leg Career Expo 2018, including Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ), Hallohallo Inc. (HHI) and its partner companies.

Upon the registration, students of multimedia arts and Mapúa alumni showed their interest in joining the growing team of HHI and its alliance Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) as web designer and graphic designer.

Mapúa Univesity is one of the universities tied up with HHJ and HHI this year.

03/07/2018 Manila Tytana Colleges’ graduates geared to be fit-for-the-job professionals

The educational arm of Metrobank Group, Manila Tytana Colleges’ graduating students and alumni attend their school’s 10th job fair, the Tytana Industry Engagement on March 2, 2018.

Thirty-nine diverse exhibitors, including Hallo Hallo Job, from different industries namely banking, investment, financial, insurance, hospital and healthcare, information and technology, maritime, hospitality, education and migration, fashion retail, food industry, BPO, and real estate development offered internship programs and full-time positions to more than 200 graduates and alumni of Manila Tytana Colleges which will pave way to land on their desired careers.

“We are committed to assist our students and alumni launch their careers through the Tytana academe-industry framework with the Metrobank Group of Companies and other industry partners,” External Relations and Professional Services Director, Dr. Lizelle E. Villanueva said.

The esteemed director also noted that the school’s curricula are industry-relevant, expert-lead, and practice-based learning where each student is molded to become fit-for-the-job professionals once they graduate. Upholding its tradition of academic excellence since 1975, Titan jobseekers have developed the potential to grasp whatever challenge in the workplace may arise.

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Believing in the philosophy of “less is more”, Manila Tytana Colleges proves that despite being small in number, maintaining its close-knit community gives an opportunity to concentrate on the development of each student in providing high-quality service and education.

“With the offering of senior high school, we were also able to strengthen the thrusts kasi senior high school pa lang we were able to know kung saan talagang skills fit ‘yung bata para pagdating ng college, talagang they are geared towards what they want,” Assistant Head and Internal Relations Coordinator of Manila Tytana Colleges Marketing and Public Relations Office, Prof. Keven Bert G. Samson shared.

Following its academe-industry partnership, the school assures that the learnings of the students do not only confine in the four corners of the classroom. They have built fundamental laboratories where students can learn from their adjunct professors who are practitioners in the companies as well. This framework strengthens the graduates’ skills, and addresses the underemployment and unemployment problem the country has been facing.

As the school year 2017-2018 nearing its end, Prof. Samson quipped that choosing the right school is vital in shaping one’s future. “We cannot promise a bed of roses, that’s one, but what I’m trying to say is they just have to have a feel of the environment of Manila Tytana Colleges. I think lahat naman guided ng CHED, pero ‘yung pinagkaiba namin is the student-life experience nila dito sa Tytana.”

Manila Tytana Colleges offers courses in Nursing, Psychology, Culinary Arts, Information Technology, Accountancy, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, HRM, Graduate programs for nurses, and TESDA-approved short courses.

03/06/2018 Gardner College provides career placement event to their students

Gardner College, the world's leader in innovation and champion of universal education holds a job 101 fair in their school last March 2, 2018 to help its students find the best career opportunities possible after their graduation.

The college is a premier international institution committed to the holistic development of an individual, excellence, innovation, and the transformation of the society. Gardner College strives to be the best in curriculum, programs, facilities, faculty and staff. They focus on offering courses related to Information Technology since that's the College's strength. This year, an approximate of 500 senior high school students will be graduating on April.

As the program officially started, students were seen lining up in Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) up until the event ended in the afternoon, where most of them were very much interested in being a working student.

With the presence of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) representatives on behalf of Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and PESO Manager Carlo Magno Abella, a total of 450 students in Gardner College showed eagerness in applying for a position in HHJ together with over 10 other companies.

"This school fair is the College's initiative intended for our senior high school students, to help them in the aspect of career placement after their graduation," Office of Student Affairs Head, Mr. Khristian Chavez said.

PESO promotes employment programs in city residents in need of jobs; they organize the entire job fairs held in Quezon City where they also provide employment counseling and career guidance to individuals.

Stay updated on HHJ's website (http://job.hallohallo.com/) and official Facebook page (@HalloHalloJob) to see the upcoming schedule of campus tours.

03/03/18 Remaining finalists send an emotional goodbye to this week’s bottom five

Although the remaining 60 finalists became closer to reaching their dream of becoming part of the Final 48, they were saddened as another five girls bid goodbye to their MNL48 journey today, March 3, after their performance on ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime.

Despite being in a competition, the girls have already formed a strong bond and friendship that will continue on even after the idol search. Tears shed as the candidates gave their final messages to their close friends at the back stage after the emotional announcement of this week’s Top 10 and bottom five.

Sheki jumped to Top 3 and is definitely another candidate to watch out for in the coming weeks. Here are the other aspirants who made it to this week’s Top 10 according to their ranking.

Ella, Rain, Sheki, Pie, Cherish, Alyssa, Kate, Daryll, Lorem, Aly got the chance to show their talent in singing and dancing as they performed Kapamilya singer/actress Janella Salvador “Pumapag-ibig” live on stage, together with the Top 10 this week. Out of 65 hopefuls, Pie, Rain, Lorem, Kate, and Cherish got the lowest score from advisers, coaches, and producers leading to the end their idol journey.

Discover more about your Oshi by tuning in to MNL48 Online Update from Monday to Saturday every day at 6PM on its official Facebook page (@mnl48official) and YouTube Channel (@mnl48). Last week, the supporters have witnessed Top 65 girls’ special talents and skills from beat boxing to painting, so keep on watching and find out more about your Idols.

See the real-time raking of the remaining finalists on our website (mnl48.ph) and MNL48 Plus app, and don’t forget to continuously campaign and invite more people to register and vote for your Oshi using the mobile app available on Google Play and Play Store for FREE!

02/27/2018 Colegio de San Lorenzo holds semestral Career Fair 2018

To serve as a preparation for the graduating students of academic year 2018, the Office of Research and Publication of Colegio de San Lorenzo convened for the 4th academic conference to improve the education and learning towards a greater career during their college week.

Colegio de San Lorenzo (CDSL) also known as “San Lo” held their semestral Career Fair at their main campus located at Congressional Avenue, Quezon City last February 23, 2018.

CDSL is a Catholic educational institution that is dedicated in providing life growth to their students and have been conducting job fair every mid-semester for the graduating students and students who seek for internship programs for their upcoming On-the-Job Training this summer.

In line with CDSL’s motto “In Ministerio Domini” which means “In the service of the Lord”, their mission is to see education not merely as a noble human activity for self-fulfillment, but also as a spiritual calling or vocation to bring the youth closer to God while serving the contemporary world.

Engr. Danilo Reyes, CDSL academic council head discussed the graduation requirements during the Career Fair 2018’s opening remarks. Engr. Reyes believes that the CDSL graduating students are ready to face the professional world as their academe provided their students professional skills, social awareness and concern with Catholic and liberal education that they can use to succeed in their respective career paths.

With over 500 graduating students this year to earn a bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration, Communication, Computer Science, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Psychology, and Tourism Management; sixteen exhibitors which offered both field and office-based domestic work joined Colegio De San Lorenzo Career Fair 2018, including Hallo Halo Job (HHJ) and its alliance Hallohallo Inc. (HHI), Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE), Circus International Philippines Inc., and Tavolozza Inc. who are looking for creative individuals to join their growing team in the future.

Most of the Communication and Computer Science students of CDSL were eager to join HHE as production staff and PR assistant, as well as in HHI as an account executive and graphic designer, and Circus International Philippines Inc. as web designer and programmers once they graduate this year.

Colegio De San Lorenzo is just one of the schools where HHJ participated to help students easily find a work after they graduated.

02/24/2018 MNL48 announces week 4’s Top 10 aspirants and bid goodbye to 5 hopefuls

After the heartbreaking first elimination of five aspirants and the announcement of Week 3 Top 10 girls last Saturday, another batch of hopefuls were given a chance to shine onstage as this week’s Top 10 aspirants were revealed today, February 24, on ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime.

This week, Lei, Uriko, Alice, Aria, Sheki, Shaina, Nice, Eunice, Shaira, Cath, Tin, Micah, Abby, Kimberly, Ash, Sayaka, Alyn, Trixie, Jewel, and Gabb performed live on It’s Showtime stage and surprised their advisers and the audience as they showcased, for the first time, their singing talent while performing Yeng Constantino’s hit song “Time In” headed by their voice coach Maria Cecilia Arrieta.

As for our Week 4’s Top 10, Eunice and Sayaka have consistently been Top 1 and Top 2 for the third consecutive weeks, while Alice maintained her rank as Top 3 for this week.Assured Services which are looking for passionate and young minds to join their team.

Here are the top-rankers for Week 4 according to their rank:

Sadly, another batch of hopefuls ended their MNL48 journey today as their advisers, coaches and producers eliminated 5 aspirants for this week’s live elimination. Early today, we said goodbye to Uriko, Cath, Micah, Alyn and Kimberly.

Secure your Oshi’s spot on next week’s Top 10 by continuously campaigning for them and inviting more people to vote using the MNL48 Plus Mobile App, available on Google Play Store and App Store.

Meanwhile, get to know more about the remaining finalists by tuning in on MNL48 Online Update airing from Monday to Saturday at 6PM on its official Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

To view the complete Top 65 ranking, you may visit the MNL48 website and MNL48 Plus mobile app, and get the latest updates by following MNL48 social media accounts.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: @mnl48

02/23/2018 Hallo Hallo Job ties-up with Quezon City Polytechnic University for college job fair

Graduating students from Quezon City Polytechnic University (QCPU) are keen in applying at Hallo Hallo Job and its partner companies during their annual career fair on February 22, 2018.

Every year, QCPU has been conducting job fairs for its graduating students under the supervision of Career Fair Expo Officer, Ymman Garcia. Over 2,000 students will be finishing this year with a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Industrial Engineering, and Information Technology, and Garcia is confident that their graduates are equipped with the right skills and attitude that will surpass the university’s expectations for them.

In line with the University’s theme “The Good Life Starts Here”, he said that “our students are very bright and competitive in their field of specialization. They obtain such pride and great attitude with good spirit, and they know exactly how and what they are doing.”

Thirty-six exhibitors joined the one-day job fair at QCPU, including Hallo Hallo Job and its partner companies Klassic Manufacturing, Infinit-O Global Limited, Olympic Village Enterprises Inc., Cathay Land Inc., and Outsourced Quality Assured Services which are looking for passionate and young minds to join their team.

However, upon registration on Hallo Hallo Job’s website, most of IT students showed interest in joining Hallohallo Inc. as graphic designers and Circus International Philippines Inc. as programmers once they march in April.

“We teach our students to become more aggressive in their chosen field, not just to become an employee. We teach our students to become more employers someday,” Garcia added an alumnus and former head of the Admission Office of the university as well.

Quezon City Polytechnic University is one of the many schools that have tied up with Hallo Hallo Job this year.

02/19/2018 New faces joined the Top 10 aspirants for week 3; tougher challenges for MNL48 finalists

Two new aspirants moved up and performed live as part of this week’s Top 10 girls as revealed today, February 17, on ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime.

After a week of rigorous training and rehearsals, this week’s top-rankers wowed the audience with their group performance of Anne Curtis’ OPM single “Empire of Pink”.

Eunice and Sayaka have maintained their rank as Top 1 and Top 2 for the second time. Let’s take a look at our week 3’s Top 10 future idols according to their rank:

Aside from the Top 10 girls who performed today, the idol hopefuls were in for a big surprise as another group of talented girls got a chance to perform live to prove that they are also idol-worthy.

However, as the competition gets tougher, starting this week, our future idols will have to double their hard work and dedication as MNL48 advisers, coaches, and produces will eliminate five aspirants every Saturday. Earlier today, Zara, Zhyra Ica, Isha, Krizzia, had an emotional farewell on It’Showtime as they bid goodbye to their fellow candidates.

Make sure to continuously campaign for your Oshi and vote for them using the MNL48 Plus Mobile App to secure their spot in the succeeding weekly Top 10 ranking and watch them perform live on It’s Showtime every Saturday.

Aside from the MNL48 segment on the Kapamilya Network’s noontime show, fans and supporters can get up-close and personal with the MNL48 finalists by tuning in live to MNL48’s Online Update airing daily at 6PM on its official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

To view the complete Top 75 ranking, you may visit the MNL48 website and MNL48 Plus mobile app, and get the latest updates by following MNL48 social media accounts.

Website: mnl48.ph

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official

YouTube: @mnl48

02/15/2018 Hallo Hallo Job seeks new members, joins JobQuest employment event

Aiming to gain new members to join their growing team, Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) participates once again in JobQuest’s job event at Starmall, Alabang last February 13 and 14, 2018.

The two-day event was joined by 24 other companies together with HHJ, where they offered both office work and field related vacancies, as well as local and international positions.

HHJ presented more than 50 job vacancies from their partner companies and over 10 positions from HHJ’s very own, Hallohallo Inc., Circus International and Hallohallo Entertainment Inc.

JobQuest.ph is a two-way link job solutions dedicated to provide job vacancies to job seekers by organizing monthly job fairs to solve the employment needs in the country in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Employment, Public Employment Service Office, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Manuela Corporation.

Meanwhile, HHJ will be posting more of their job openings together with its affiliates’ job postings, so visit their website (http://job.hallohallo.com/) and Facebook (HalloHalloJob) to get hired!

02/11/2018 MNL48 announces week 2’s top ranking aspirants

After a week of training and campaigning, another batch of aspirants who made it to this week’s Top 10 were announced last Saturday, February 10, on ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime.

This week, a new face was added to the roster of Top 10 girls where Abby joined the group and Eunice moved up from last week’s Top 6 to Top 1. Moreover, week 2 top rankers proved that they deserve to be on their spots by showing off their dancing skills as they performed another OPM classic song, “Mr. Kupido”.

Here are the girls who captured the hearts of the supporters according to their ranking:

Meanwhile, last week’s MNL48 Online Update episodes dug deeper into the emotions of our hopefuls as they reminisced their childhood days by looking back at some of their most adorable photos. Next week, find out what makes your Oshi standout by tuning in to MNL48 every day, 6PM on its official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Make sure to continuously campaign and vote for your Oshi for next week’s Top 10 by downloading the MNL48 Plus Mobile App, available on Google Play and Play Store, and register as supporter for free.

To view the complete Top 75 ranking, you may visit the MNL48 website and MNL48 Plus mobile app, and get the latest updates by following MNL48 social media accounts.

Website: mnl48.ph

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official

YouTube: @mnl48

02/03/2018 MNL48 reveals this week’s Top 10 aspirants

Following the implementation of the blind voting for the Top 75 finalists last Wednesday, January 31, this week’s Top 10 aspirants were revealed today, February 3, on ABS-CBN’s noontime show, It's Showtime.

Here are the girls who made it to this week’s Top 10 according to their ranking:

Next week we will find out if these girls will still be part of the Top 10 or we’ll be seeing new faces on the list. If you want to see your Oshi to be part of the weekly top-rankers who will perform live every Saturday on It’s Showtime, keep on voting for them using the MNL48 mobile app.

To view the complete Top 75 ranking, you may visit MNL48 website and MNL48 Plus mobile app and get the latest updates by following MNL48 social media accounts.

Website: mnl48.ph

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official

YouTube: @mnl48

02/01/2018 MNL48 Blind Voting Starts

After the release of the latest version of MNL48 website and mobile app, and the reveal of the Top 75 finalists last January 27, MNL48 announced the implementation of blind voting system.

Blind voting will be implemented every Wednesday to Saturday which means supporters can still vote for their Oshi using the MNL48 Plus App. Viewing of real-time ranking will resume at 12:30PM on Saturday to 12:30PM the following Wednesday on the website and mobile app, and in ABS-CBN’s noontime show, It’s Showtime.

This new system is expected to add more flavor and excitement, both to the 75 finalists and to their supporters. Moreover, the finalists who will make it to the Top 10 ranking, to be announced every Saturday, will be given a chance to perform live on It’s Showtime on the same day.

Meanwhile, MNL48 also reminded all supporters to strictly follow the one account policy. Creating multiple and fake accounts to vote for their Oshi may lead to disqualification of their favorites if proven that the finalist garnered votes from prohibited accounts.

To get the latest updates, visit our website and follow our social media accounts:

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01/27/2018 MNL48 releases new version of website and mobile app

MNL48 launched the newest version of its website and mobile app today, January 27 following the reveal of the Top 75 contestants who made it to the next stage of the competition.

Aside from new look of the mobile app, the latest update includes real-time ranking of the Top 75 finalists which can be viewed on the website and mobile app, and a new voting system where registered supporters can now only “Like” five applicants/Oshi per account.

These updates on the website and mobile app are in preparation for the next stage of the nationwide idol search, the “Road to Final 48”, and creation of the Philippines’ first generation of all-girl idol group, MNL48.

Moreover, new fans who wish to support their Oshi can only register through MNL48 Plus mobile app. Once fans have successfully created an account on the app, they can start using the MNL48 Plus mobile app to “Like” their Oshi. Meanwhile, the membership will not only be valid for voting, but also for receiving latest announcements and official fan club invitations, and will also serve as fan’s General Election ID, and to be used for theatre ticket reservations.

To create an account on MNL48 Plus, fill in the required fields with your valid information including your legal name, email address, mobile number, and authenticate your account through one-time SMS verification upon logging in on the app.

MNL48 Plus mobile app is available for free on App store for iPhone users and Play Store for Android devices.

To get the latest updates, visit our website and follow our social media accounts:

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official

YouTube: @mnl48

01/27/2018 Road to Final 48: MNL48 announces Top 75 finalists

MNL48 announced the Top 75 aspirants who will vie for the next stage of the competition on their Road to Final 48 today, January 27, on ABS-CBN’s leading noontime show, It’s Showtime.

After being presented live on national television for the first time last January 20, the Top 200 applicants who made it to the second stage were screened through a panel interview by Hallohallo Entertainment President Mr. Paulo Kurosawa, ABS-CBN Head for TV Production Mr. Laurenti Dyogi, ABS-CBN Chief Operating Officer Ms. Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN Creative Head Mr. Jillmer Dy, and ABS-CBN Business Unit Head Ms. Mercy Gonzales.

After a long and rigorous screening process, the panel of judges made their selection of the Top 75 applicants who were revealed today one by one during the MNL48’s It’s Showtime segment.

Meanwhile, MNL48 also released the latest version of its website and mobile app to coincide with this big announcement. The system update includes the new voting system where registered supporters can only “Like” five candidates and the real-time ranking of the Top 75 finalists can finally be viewed.

To get the latest updates, follow the MNL48 social media accounts and website:

Website: mnl48.ph

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official

YouTube: @mnl48

01/20/2018 MNL48 reveals Top 200 semi-finalists

The Top 200 semi-finalists who will move on to the next stage of the search for the first generation members of MNL48, were presented today, January 20, on ABS-CBN’s noontime show, It’s Showtime.

The 200 semi-finalists were introduced to the audience and performed live for the very first time as part of It’s Showtime’s launch of the MNL48 segment that will officially start airing every day (Monday to Saturday) beginning January 29.

Meanwhile, for one week starting January 22 until January 26, the Kapamilya noontime show will be featuring the Top 200 contestants’ sing and dance videos on the segment, along with their panel interview and their first pictorial. Through this, It’s Showtime viewers and MNL48 supporters will get a chance to get to know the semi-finalists or their Oshis before screening and selection of the Top 100 aspirants which is now in the hands of a panel of judges.

The much-awaited announcement of Top 100 finalists will be on January 27, 2018 on It’s Showtime and the contestants who will make the cut will compete for the first MNL48 General Election this April.

For the list of names of the Top 200 applicants, you may visit MNL48 website or through MNL48 Plus mobile app and follow our social media accounts for more updates.

Website: mnl48.ph

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official

YouTube: @mnl48

01/19/2018 Hallo Hallo Job joins Jose Rizal University’s job fair by Philippine Daily Inquirer

Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) teams up with Philippine Daily Inquirer in providing career opportunities to Jose Rizal University’s (JRU) graduating students during the two-day employment event at the main campus last January 18 and 19, 2018.

HHJ has always been present in Inquirer’s job events in the past, but this is the first time that they participated with JRU’s OJT fair, where the company presented almost a hundred vacancies from its affiliates together with 60 other companies in the Metro.

Eighty percent of the companies which joined the event were also present last year to look for possible individuals to become part of their growing team. Out of the 800 students who signed up in the previous year, more than 70% were hired by these organizations.

The event formally started with a ribbon cutting by Vice-President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), Miguel Carpio, along with Dean of College of Business Administration and Accountancy, Dr. Leodigario David; Dean of Liberal Arts, Criminology and Education, Dr. Henry Magat and a representative from Inquirer to witness the important gathering.

According to VPAA Carpio, through this annual event of the University, the community puts a huge importance and focus in employability. “We’re happy that you’re sharing that opportunity with all of us. Of course, we would like to share with you how much we prepare our students as well.”

“We think about placing students and having them properly, gainfully, productively employed. We are again hoping that we can get a greater percentage, not only 80-85%, and I’m sure that you will get the best of what we have here in the University. we will be forever grateful for all of you, spending time with us,” he concluded.

01/09/2018 MNL48 TOP 200 Cut-off on January 14, 3pm

From a total of 4,134 registered applicants, only 200 aspirants will move on to the next stage of the application. The selection of Top 200 is based on the number of Oshi (likes) the contestants will earn until January 14, 3pm.

All fans with verified supporter accounts are encouraged to support their favorite applicants by liking their profiles through the website or MNL48 Plus App.

Applicants will be no longer allowed to update their accounts, while the supporters will not be able to "Like" applicants in the MNL48 website and mobile app after the mentioned deadline.

The names of the Top 200 will be announced on ABS-CBN's noontime show, It's Showtime on January 20, 2018.

To get the latest updates, visit our website and follow our social media accounts:

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12/13/2017 Tokyo Girls Collection Shop is set to open in Japan Town at Vertis North Mall

Hallohallo Inc. (HHI) will soon open the pioneer in fashion events in Japan, Tokyo Girls Collection Shop or “TGC Shop” inside one of the biggest commercial complex facility in Quezon City operated by Ayala Malls, Vertis North Mall with the theme “bringing Japan’s real clothes to the world”.

The opening of the TGC Shop here in the Philippines will be done under the second wave of collaborative projects between HHI and the joint-venture company between Mitsubishi Corp, and Ayala Land of the Ayala Group, which is the biggest conglomerate in the Philippines in partnership with Japan’s leader in fashion trends, Tokyo Girls Collection (head office: Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, president and CEO of W TOKYO Inc.: Noriyoshi Murakami).

The TGC Shop, leading Japan's fashion market in the Philippines, will carry apparel, accessories, wigs, hair extensions and other products inspired by the "kawaii" culture that is famous among Japanese teenagers and young adults in their 20s. It will embark the creation of new entertainment from the Philippines to the world through the Kawaii x Fashion x Internet formula.

Furthermore, it will regularly hold events attracting kawaii-related idols and models in Japan, as well as fashion shows and other events using its built-in runway inside the TGC Shop, with the help of Japanese models and from the idol group MNL48 managed by HHI, which is engaged in the production of Japan Town at a vast space measuring approximately 4,230 sqm inside Vertis North Mall.

Given the demands of the Internet culture nowadays, HHI expects massive demand from the younger generation who are fashion conscious by live streaming the event stage in partnership with the live video streaming platform SHOWROOM (head office: Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, president and CEO: Yuji Maeda), as well as selling items and other products from brands associated with idols and models through live commerce.

On the press briefing which will be held on December 13th at Tokyo, Japan, HHI’s President and CEO Yasunari Okada will provide explanations regarding the business, and will hold a talk session together with W Tokyo's President and CEO Noriyoshi Murakami, and SHOWROOM's President and CEO Yuji Maeda.

About Hallohallo Inc:

Hallohallo Inc. (head office: Makati, Philippines, CEO: Yasunari Okada), which carries out business establishments such as EC sites in the Philippines launched the Internet shopping mall Hallo Hallo Mall in the Philippines in 2012 in cooperation with Tomohito Ebine, then chairman of the major Internet advertising firm OPT Inc. The venture grew into the biggest Internet shopping mall in the country, and thereafter, Hallohallo launched the restaurant introduction website Hallo Hallo Town, and the company introduction/recruitment website Hallo Hallo Job.

Under its first wave of developments in complex commercial areas with "Japan" as the main concept, it is scheduled to open an entertainment facility sponsored by team Lab (head office: Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, president: Toshiyuki Inoko) at the rooftop of Glorietta, a commercial complex operated by Ayala Land that is located in Makati, the central business and commercial district in Metro Manila, Philippines.

12/04/2017 MNL48 successfully closes Grand Registration and Audition with AKB48 Team 8

After the successful nationwide search for the first generation members of the newest idol group in the Philippines, MNL48 fires an outstanding and star-studded Grand Registration and Audition tour at ABS-CBN Compound last December 2 and 3, 2017 with Japan’s popular all-girl-group, AKB48 Team 8.

Hundreds of MNL48 hopefuls lined up at the gate and filled the compound during the two-day event before it officially closed last Sunday, 3pm. The final registration ended with a total of 4,134 active applicants to compete with each other.

After the audition proper, a mall show at SM North EDSA and a mini show were also held where the members performed their popular and favorite songs. Their energetic supporters cheered out with joy as they went up the stage.

On the last day of the event, the media got the privilege to ask few questions to them before their final guesting on the live update posted on MNL48 Facebook page hosted by Hashtags Luke and Nikko which had 7.1K views.

The cute, charming and talented members also gave advice on how to be an idol before they head back to Japan. They shared that when you really love something, you have to put an effort to it, never give up. There are people who are not that good in singing and dancing, but they should use this as a motivation to try harder every day.

Moreover, they explained that they always look for a way on how they can make their fans happy.

AKB48 started its unique concept of “Idols You Can Meet” in 2005 and has since been performing in their own theater at Akihabara, Tokyo. The concept has reached to several sister groups across Asia namely in Jakarta, Taipei, and Bangkok.

Meanwhile, although the registration and audition has finished, MNL48 will be one of the segments of It’s Showtime to feature the top 100 girls before it will be filtered to 48 to undergo training.

MNL48 applicants should strive harder to gain more likes because there will be no panel of judges; you just need a solid voting system. To get the latest updates, visit our website and follow our social media accounts.

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11/29/2017 AKB48​ ​Team​ ​8​ ​to​ ​perform​ ​a​ ​mini​ ​show​ ​during​ ​MNL48's​ ​Grand​ ​Registration and Audition

As AKB48 Team 8 will be visiting the country for the third time to show support for MNL48's Grand Registration and Audition and its applicants, they will also be holding their special mini show on December 2 and 3, 3PM, at ABS-CBN Compound in Quezon City.

AKB48 Team 8 members: Honda Hitomi, Hidaritomo Ayaka, Yokomichi Yuri, Nagano Serika, Ota Nao, Nakano Ikumi, and Hitomi Kotone will be performing some of their popular hit songs on their mini show at the ABS-CBN Center Road in line with MNL48's ongoing idol search.

To watch the phenomenal all-girl idol group perform live, simply download the MNL48 mobile app on your smartphone, register as a supporter or applicant and present it on the day of the event to get inside the mini show venue. Keep in mind that the mini show is on a first-come, first-served basis only, so fans are advised to be there earlier to get the best view of their idols.

Moreover, three lucky die-hard AKB48 fans can also get up close and personal with AKB48 Team 8 by joining It’s Showtime, ABS-CBN’s prime tanghali show, and MNL48’s "Fortune Cookie Dance Video Contest". To join, simply show off your best dance moves by taking video of yourself dancing to AKB48's popular song "Fortune Cookie" and upload it on Youtube with a hashtag #MeetAKB48. Then, send a private message to the official MNL48 Facebook page with the link of your uploaded video before November 30, 10 AM.

With the presence of AKB48 Team 8 and its mini show, the grand registration and audition is expected to be the biggest MNL48 tour and will have the most number of applicants among all the tour.

After its successful nationwide tour in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, where it was recently in Davao City, the grand registration and audition in ABS-CBN will be the last leg of the nationwide tour. This will be the last chance for MNL48 hopefuls to register and be part of the biggest and newest idol group in the Philippines as its registration cut off will be on December 3 at 3PM.

For more details, visit the mnl48.ph website and Follow the official social media accounts:

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11/24/2017 Hallo Hallo Job holds its first campus tour with AMA, Antipolo’s Foundation Day

After recently forming pact with the leading IT and computer institution in the country, AMA University and Colleges, Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) begins with its first campus tour at AMA, Antipolo last November 22-23, 2017 making job hunting easier for students, to coincide with AMA’s celebration of their 37th Foundation Day.

AMA University and Colleges shares the same vision and objective with HHJ of enhancing the skills of young individuals to meet the standards of the corporate world. Further, the company aims to hire students from AMA because of their abilities and expertise helping them to look for the perfect job that fits them.

As part of AMA’s significant milestone, exciting activities were prepared by the school administrator Engr. Domingo Bacani Jr. together with the faculties and staffs at the campus. The program officially started with the students’ motorcade followed by the event proper, Mr. and Ms. FamiAMAbration, on the other hand, of the basic education students added more enthusiasm to the program.

HHJ is an online company directory that provides information and helping company owners market their company and services at no cost as well as giving chance to professionals to be seen for employment possibilities. The aim of the campus tour is to gain more members in the website to bring awareness and to solve employment problems in the society.

Meanwhile, HHJ is set to conduct more campus tours in the coming weeks, follow the official website http://job.hallohallo.com/ and Facebook, Twitter account @HalloHalloJob to get the latest updates.

11/23/2017 Hallohallo Inc. continues to expand, transfers to a new workplace

Hallohallo Inc.(HHI) gears up for a new beginning as they move to a bigger and better office at the 2nd floor of Pacific Star Building, Sen. Gil Puyat, corner Makati Avenue, Makati City. HHI has grown with The Enterprise Center since it started residing at the said building last 2012, and is continuously growing in the industry.

As HHI family grew bigger, they have decided to settle to a new and improved place that can accommodate all the staffs with a more spacious and comfortable environment to work at. Because of this, the company will temporarily stop its operation starting at 2 in the afternoon tomorrow, November 24; and will resume on Tuesday, November 28.

11/23/2017 Hallo Hallo Job seeks new members, joins JobQuest’s Job event

Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) continues to become true to their mission in increasing the employment rate in the country by consistently providing new positions in the company and their affiliates in joining the employment events organized by different companies in the Philippines.

Hundreds of local and International job vacancies were offered by almost 50 companies both field and office-based work at the two-day job fair of JobQuest last November 20-21, 2017 at Trinoma Mall, Quezon City. Present to conduct the initial assessment with the applicants was Human Resource (HR) Representative Mabel Perez together with the Marketing and PR Department.

Aimed at getting the position of HR Assistant, a group of Psychology graduates Desiree Beato, Hazel Siraichi, Gelina Espeleta and Alyana Robel from Our Lady of Fatima applied at HHJ during the event. They shared that the location of the company is the number one factor they consider in choosing the company they’re applying to.

“Basta po yung makaka-help saamin para madevelop pa yung skills in terms of HR roles, tska sa malapit lang po kasi taga Quezon City kaming apat. And hindi pa po kasi namin na-experience lahat nung internship namin sa NFA, so gusto po namin ng mga challenging tasks and responsibilities,” Siraichi explained.

11/23/2017 MNL48 registration and audition caters new charming applicants with its tour in Cebu City

After the heart-warming welcome from Iloilo City, MNL48 registration and audition gains new pleasing applicants and supporters with its four consecutive successful tours at University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF), University of Cebu Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue (UCLM), Robinsons Galleria and Gaisano Country Mall Cebu City last November 16-19, 2017.

USPF and UCLM students cheer for their school pride

Hundreds of cute and talented students from University of Southern Philippines Foundation and University of Cebu Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue brought their best smiles and outstanding performance with them in hope to be part of the biggest idol group to hit the Philippines this coming 2018.

The tour became even more exciting when the energetic Cebuanos cheered for their friends and classmates during their performance inside the MNL48 audition truck and even registered as fans to show their early support for their friends.

It’s Showtime’s Hashtags danced to the beat of AKB48’s hit song Fortune Cookie

Fans who attended the registration and audition event at Robinsons Galleria Cebu and Gaisano Country Mall did not disappoint as they gather around the venue to register and to show support while the talented and charming applicants gave their 100 percent as they perform during their auditions to show everyone that they deserve a spot in MNL48.

During the Robinsons Galleria and Gaisano Country Mall tour, three members of popular group Hashtags, Nikko Natividad, Luke Conde and Zeus Collins grooved with the audience in dancing AKB48’s hit song “Fortune Cookie” with the audience and MNL48 staff which earned an overwhelming cheer from the crowd.

Lucky winners of the games hosted by the Hashtag members got the chance to take home an official MNL48 merchandise; while applicants and supporters who registered were given extra treat as they were able to take a selfie with the three handsome hosts.

MNL48 registration and audition gears up to its last remaining tour dates

After the successful tours in Luzon and Visayas, Team Mindanao has nothing to worry about because this week MNL48 registration and audition tour will be heading to the beautiful city of Davao to scour young and talented Davaoeños who wish to become part of the newest sister group of AKB48. MNL48 tour will be visiting University of Southeastern Philippines on November 23, Rizal Park on November 25 and Gmall Toril on November 26.

Meanwhile, hopefuls who missed the nationwide tour have given a last chance to register and showcase their talents on the last stop of the tour which will be held on December 2 and 3 at ABS-CBN Compound with special appearance from AKB48 Team 8 members Honda Hitomi, Hidaritomo Ayaka, Yokomichi Yuri, Nagano Serika, Ota Nao, Nakano Ikumi, and Hitomi Kotone. This is expected to be the biggest event of the nationwide tour due to the presence of the members of AKB48 team 8.

AKB48 fans may also catch the seven members of Team 8 on several Kapamilya shows including ABS-CBN’s Prime Tanghali show, “It's Showtime” during their visit here in the Philippines.

Get the latest updates on the schedule of tours and other updates at the official website and social media accounts of MNL48.

Website: mnl48.ph

Facebook, Twitter, Istagram: @mnl48official

Youtube: @mnl48

11/22/2017 DOT/TPB joins Hallo Hallo Town to bring its events, activities closer to tourists

In line with Hallo Hallo Town’s goal to promote Philippine tourism, DOT’s Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) has partnered with Hallo Hallo Town where TPB’s calendar of events activities are posted to have its events have a wider reach of visitors including the Japanese tourists.

“As we continue to market the Philippines domestically and internationally as a top destination in Southeast Asia, we enjoin Hallo Hallo Town users to explore the many, many engaging activities, initiatives and promotions the TPB is having for the remainder of the year,” DOT/TPB Chief Operating Officer Cesar D. Montano said.

He added that the opportunity in utilizing the HHT website, where members and partners are constantly growing, will not only promote the events of TPB, but also encourage local and international tourists to visit the country and experience the sights and wonders firsthand.

The attached agency of DOT has successfully organized events such as 5th Kalikasan GP3 Expo Conference, Nautique WWA Wake Park World Championship, and the BacoorMusiko 2017.

Next on TPB’s list of events is the annual World Bazaar Festival on December 1 to 22 at the World Trade Center organized by Worldbex Services International (WSI); just in time for shoppers to snag some holiday gifts.

From business meetings to international events, TPB has lined up activities for 2018 which will be posted on Hallo Hallo Town.

11/21/2017 Lifetime partnership of Hallo Hallo Town, Bohol tourism office

Bohol Province is the newest addition to the growing partners of Hallo Hallo Town to showcase the serene beauty yet adventurous tourist destinations, and also experience historic culture, events, festivals, and ecotours.

Signed by Provincial Tourism Officer of the Province of Bohol Josephine R. Cabarrus last November 9, HHT is officially the web partner of the Bohol Tourism Office. This lifetime collaboration will help the province utilize HHT’s website to promote the Bohol tourism, hotels and resorts, restaurant, and its promos and activities to expand its reach among the increasing members of Hallhallo Inc.

Its tourism tagline “Behold Bohol”, which was launched earlier this year, is looking forward to attract more visitors as the partnership with HHT will help the tourism office to have a wider reach, especially to the Japanese market.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is assisting the Bohol in making it to be an eco-cultural tourist destination as one of its goals to further develop the province.

HHT proves to be the biggest indexing site in the Philippines as it continues to tie up with more local government units and provinces to help promote the rich history and diverse culture of the country.

11/20/2017 AKB48 Team 8 is back in Manila for MNL48 grand registration, audition

The highest-selling and phenomenal all-girl idol group, AKB48's Team 8 will be visiting the Philippines on December 2 and 3 at the ABS-CBN Compound in support for the MNL48 Grand Registration and Audition.

MNL48 idol search is now down to its last few legs of its nationwide registration and audition tour, where it is currently in Cebu City, in search for talented and charming Filipinas between 15 to 20 years old who dream to be part of the biggest idol group in the country. The tour will hold its final stop at ABS-CBN compound to give MNL48 hopefuls a last chance to register, showcase their talent and get a chance to meet the seven members of Team 8.

Aside from gracing the last venue of the registration and audition tour, AKB48 Team 8 Honda Hitomi, Hidaritomo Ayaka, Yokomichi Yuri, Nagano Serika, Ota Nao, Nakano Ikumi, and Hitomi Kotone will also be guesting on several Kapamilya shows including ABS-CBN’s Prime Tanghali show, “It's Showtime” where the MNL48 idol search will be airing this coming 2018.

Before the MNL48 Grand Registration and Audition on December, the tour will be heading to several venues in Davao City including Rizal Park on November 25.

As the tour nearly comes to an end, applicants are encouraged to campaign to gather more supporters because unlike other competitions, this idol search will have no set of panel judges and will rely 100% on audience vote.

This will be Team 8’s third time to visit the Philippines as the members held their first fan meeting and hi-touch event in Manila and perform during the celebration of the 60th anniversary of JapanPhilippines friendship last year.

Keep tab of the latest news and updates on MNL48, visit the mnl48.ph website and follow the official social media accounts:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: @mnl48

11/17/2017 MNL48 idol search successfully held its four-day registration and audition tour in Iloilo City

After the success of the previous tours in Luzon, MNL48 registration and audition receives an overwhelming welcome and participation from Iloilo City with its four consecutive tours at STI College, Atria Mall, Molo Park and West Visayas State University (WVSU) last November 10-13, 2017.

Hundreds of aspiring MNL48 members carried their confidence, best smiles, and outstanding performance with them to prove that Team Visayas also has the talent and qualities to become part of the newest idol group in the Philippines that will soon air on ABS-CBN’s prime tanghali show “It’s Showtime”. Young and charming applicants were seen with their families and friends, all out support to motivate and cheer for them in this once in a lifetime experience.

Dedicated MNL48 applicants should start campaigning to gain votes because there will be no panel of judges. First 100 individuals who got the highest votes will be featured in the newest segment of It’s Showtime this coming 2018.

Hashtags heat up the stage of MNL48 tour at Atria Mall and Molo Park

Aspiring MNL48 members and supporters filled the registration and audition area at Atria Mall and Molo Park as Hashtags Luke Conde, Nikko Natividad and Zeus Collins boosted the energy of the crowd when they hosted the event, and did exciting activities and fun-filled games such as MNL48 trivia questions and the all-time popular game, “bring me”. MNL48 t-shirts were given to fortunate winners of the game while 3 of the lucky applicants graced an on-the-spot sing and dance performance of AKB48’s hit song, Aitakatta. Hallo Hallo Entertainment’s very own 48G dancers also danced to the grove of your favorite AKB48-inspired songs.

Applicants and supporters who registered had the chance to take a selfie and photo with the Hashtags members at the MNL48 audition truck.

MNL48 tour visits STI and WVSU

MNL48 gained hundreds of new members and supporters from the students of STI College and West Visayas State University after the registration and audition tour held at their schools last November 10 and 13. The participative and ecstatic students made the audition even more exciting as they support their friends and classmates in their auditions, and their cheers made the event even more special.

Watch out for the next leg of the MNL48 tour as the registration and audition goes to Cebu and note of the following dates: University of Southern Philippines Foundation on November 16, University of Cebu, Lapu-lapu on November 17, Robinsons Galleria on November 18 and Gaisano Country Mall on November 19.

Get the latest updates and more details at MNL48 website and social media accounts.
Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
YouTube: @mnl48

11/10/2017 Hallo Hallo Job presents various vacancies at Island Exhibit, AIM job fair

Hallo Hallo Job is gaining more members as the largest corporate indexing and job posting site attends back-to-back job fair with Island Exhibit and Asian Institute Management (AIM) at the same time last November 7 and 8 in Mandaluyong and Makati City.

Island Exhibit held its two-day monthly job fair at SM Megamall to provide career opportunities and business growth in the country and abroad. With 30 companies including HHJ as one of the exhibitors, HHJ presented wide variety of job vacancies for fresh graduates and experienced professionals from its affiliate companies.

Also, HHJ joined AIM’s second mini job fair of the year where high-level job listing from partner companies such as BELO Medical Group, The Manila Times Publishing Corporation, and Monark CAT are presented to students taking Master in Business Administration (MBA) program.

Jobseekers’ pulse

Fulfilling its mission “Trabaho sa Bawat Pilipino”, first-time jobseekers at the Island Exhibit Joe Neri applying as Graphic Designer and Andrea Santos aiming to be employed as an Administrative Assistant are eager to be hired immediately.

Neri, who has nine years’ experience in graphic designing, underscored that importance of work-life balance in his next job. “It’s not just about the work of course, you got to let them (employee) feel that work-life balance, ” he expressed.

On the other hand, a fresh graduate with one month experience as a reliever, Santos is looking for a company with better benefits and a healthy workplace environment. Despite living in Morong, Rizal, the 22-year-old prefers to look for job vacancies in Manila or Pasig area as it has more opportunities for her.

MBA in the making

MBA students at AIM are keen on taking job opportunities where skills and knowledge they have acquired throughout the 16-month program are practiced and further developed.

Nancy Kemepeneers, who will be graduating before 2017 ends, shared that she is looking forward on taking more challenging roles for employment. “I don’t have a particular industry that I’m looking for but I do have a particular roles—business development or operation roles that I’m considering,” she said.

Both job fairs were attended by numerous jobseekers eyeing different career opportunities, especially in Island Exhibit where more than 3,000 online registrants were documented.

11/09/2017 MNL48 registration, audition successfully wrapped-up its Luzon tour and will head to Visayas

MNL48 registration and audition tour successfully caters hundreds of charming and talented young ladies in Luzon when it kicked off last October 14, 2017. After the previous accomplished events, the search for the first generation members of the newest idol group in the country will soon fly to Visayas.

The registration and audition tour was launched at Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, Cainta last October 14 and 15 and was attended by ecstatic applicants and supporters who were all excited for the much-awaited idol search. Succeeding tours also received overwhelming support from both fans and hopefuls were held successfully at Far Eastern University last October 19, Starmall, Alabang last October 20 and 21, LRT Legarda last October 25, Immaculate Conception at Sta. Maria Bulacan last October 26, Intramuros, Manila last October 27, and Tutuban Mall last November 4.

Now that the Luzon tour has finally wrapped-up its last leg at Batangas State University last November 6, girls between 15-20 years old from Visayas are all set to showcase their talent and represent their cities as MNL48 registration and audition tour visits Iloilo City on November 10, 11, 12 and 13 and Cebu City on November 18 and 19.

MNL48 idol search will soon air on ABS CBN’s noontime show, “It’s Showtime” as their newest segment this coming 2018. Aspiring members should start campaigning and gathering supporters because there will be no panel of judges. To vote, fans should register as supporter through MNL48 website and mobile app and “Like” unlimited number of applicants who they think should be part of the biggest idol group to hit the Philippine entertainment.

To check the Visayas tour dates and venues, and get the latest updates on MNL48 idol search you may visit MNL48 website and social media accounts:

Website: mnl48.ph

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @mnl48official

Youtube: @MNL48

11/08/2017 MNL48 tour successfully held its registration, audition in Intramuros, Manila

Intramuros, Manila, October 27, 2017 – Talented students and individuals from Manila excitingly filled the registration and audition area as soon as the event started last Friday, October 27 hoping to become part of the biggest idol group in the Philippines, MNL48.

Considering that the audition truck was located at Muralla corner Real Street, most of the aspirants came from Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU). During their audition inside the MNL48 truck, the charming and talented girls gained an overwhelming cheer from the crowd who gathered around the area and even registered as fans to show their support for their friends.

One of the fans also came to witness the event was Lea Pineda, a graduate of University Santo Tomas who has been a fan of JPop for seven long years. According to her, she recently became a fan of AKB48 because of the hype MNL48 is receiving.

“Kaya nga ako nag-punta dito para makita kung paano nag-wowork yung registration and audition. Nakaka-excite, nung una mixed feelings, nung na-launch ito last year parang ang tagal na walang usad, last year ko pa inaabangan anong mangyayari e,” she said.

Meanwhile, MNL48 will be flying next to Visayas; watch out for the next stop in Tutuban Mall on November 3 and 4. For more details visit MNL48 website and social media accounts.

Website: mnl48.ph
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @mnl48official
Youtube: @MNL48

11/02/2017 MNL48 registration and audition idol search tour goes North

Immaculate Conception Institute Sta. Maria, Bulacan, October 27, 2017 – Students at Immaculate Conception Institute got a chance to register and showcased their singing and dancing talents at the MNL48 road tour as the 5th destination of the tour travels to the first North stop at Sta. Maria, Bulacan last Thursday, October 27.

It was a vibrant day as the young and talented students of Immaculate Conception from Grade 11 and 12 gathered around ICI’s gym area to register as applicants, in hope to be chosen as one of the first generation members of the biggest idol group in the Philippines, MNL48.

Together with their cheering friends who also registered as supporters, the applicants were all smiles and eager to audition especially when they got a closer look of the customized audition truck specially designed for the MNL48 tour.

MNL48 hopefuls and fans expressed their excitement over Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. and ABS-CBN’s announcement of the MNL48 idol search segment on the hit noontime show, “It’s Showtime!” As part of segment, top ranking girls will be highlighted on the upcoming show which will be aired on 2018.

The big announcement on the Kapamilya variety show last October 21, coincides with the ongoing nationwide MNL48 registration and audition tour which is now on its 6th leg at Intramuros, Manila and soon will be invading Visayas next month.

Don’t miss the biggest idol search tour dates and get the latest updates on MNL48 by visiting mnl48.ph or MNL48's social media accounts:

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @mnl48official
Youtube: @MNL48.

10/27/2017 MNL48 registration and audition tour invades LRT 2, Legarda

LRT 2 Legarda Station, Manila, October 25, 2017 – Young and talented applicants from different colleges and universities in Metro Manila were determined to be part of the newest idol group in the Philippines by joining the fourth leg of MNL48 registration and audition tour last October 25.

As early as now, MNL48 applicants should start gathering their supporters because unlike other competitions, this idol search will have no set of panel of judges; all you need is a solid voting system from the audience.

Supporters may vote for their favorite aspirant through MNL48 website or by downloading the mobile app on Google Play and App Store. Becoming a registered fan will provide a unique supporting system as they will have unlimited chances to “Like” their chosen applicants to make their ranks higher or keep them on top.

Reaching the top

Rachell Coronel, who has been consistently part of the top 10 in the website rank, auditioned during the event last Wednesday. The 18-year-old from Quezon City has been in the first rank for six consecutive months.

Coronel started campaigning for votes in Bulacan, Quezon City and Nueva Ecija when she registered as an applicant in MNL48 website. “Una, pumunta kami sa school ng friend ko, nanghihingi din kami ng emails dun sa classmates ng kapatid ko tapos may time din na sumayaw ako sa Nueva Ecija kasi may relatives din kami dun.”

Polyana Esquillo, on the other hand, a student from Lyceum of the Philippines University who has been persistently attending MNL48 tours in Luzon, shared how she reached top 21 from being 167th.

The 20-year-old stressed that she waited for this for many years. She was able to gain 1000 votes in just a week with the help of her friends, classmates and relatives.

“Dream ko po maging idol, kasi yung feeling po na nakakapagbigay ka ng happiness through your smile and performance, iba po; whenever I see those idols performing in the stage nakaka-overwhelm e parang gusto ko ako rin maging inspiration ng mga tao,” she shared with full of passion.

The MNL48 road tour is down to its last few auditions in Luzon and will be flying to Visayas. The first generation of MNL48 idol search will soon air on ABS CBN’s noontime show, “It’s Showtime” in 2018.

Stay updated and connected by visiting MNL48 website and social media accounts:

Website: mnl48.ph

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @MNL48official

YouTube: @mnl48

10/25/2017 Earn more Hallo Hallo Points on HHM with the new affiliate program for members

Hallo Hallo Mall (HHM), the largest online shopping mall in the Philippines, continues to expand its sellers, line of products and gains new members as it creates amazing deals and exciting discounts for its shoppers by launching its newest membership rewards system, the Affiliate Program.

HHM's Affiliate Program is another easy way for members to earn Hallo Hallo Points (HHPoints), the flagship membership program of HHM where shoppers can earn points for every purchase on the website and use the points as cash to buy items on HHM or purchase coupons on Hallo Hallo Town, the biggest indexing site in the country.

So, how does Affiliate Program works? Here's an easy step-by- step guide on how members can avail this amazing program:

1. Hallohallo Member can share a product or item on Facebook by clicking the FB icon seen on the item's page.

2. The item will be automatically be shared/posted on your FB account or timeline.

3. If your FB friends got interested on the item that you shared and purchased it on HHM website, 1% of its price will be converted to HHPoints and be placed on your account.

4. The more friends who purchase the item you shared; the bigger points you gain.

For more information and to get the latest updates on HHM, you may visit hallohallomall.com or @HalloHalloMall on Facebook.

10/24/2017 MNL48 draws an overwhelming participation at Starmall, Alabang

The exciting registration and audition tour continues as MNL48 visits the South. Hundreds of MNL48 hopefuls tried their luck to become part of Philippines’ newest idol group during the two-day event of Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) at Starmall, Alabang last October 20 and 21.

Young and talented ladies between 15 to 20 years old, were seen lining up along the entrance of Starmall as soon the establishment opened. Just like the first two audition leg, applicants were all excited prepping for their turns to showcased their singing and dancing talents inside the MNL48 customized audition truck.

A great number of supporters were also present during the event like Rie Vergara, a 24-year old long-time fan of AKB48, admitted that she is delighted that MNL48 is finally becoming a reality after it was announced last 2016 and hoping that people will be able to support MNL48. “Siyempre masaya ako sa MNL48, kasi noon talaga parang wala pa masyadong nakakakilala sa AKB48 e, ngayon unti-unti na silang makikilala, magkakaroon na rin sila ng Filipino fans.” said Vergara.

During the Starmall tour, HHE and ABS-CBN announced that the search for the first generation of MNL48 members will be aired in the Kapamiya Network's noontime show, “It's Showtime” as part of its newest segment this coming 2018.

Meanwhile, catch the fourth leg of the nationwide road tour at LRT 2 Legarda station on October 25.

To check the complete list of the MNL48 registration and audition tour dates and get the latest updates of MNL48, visit mnl48.ph or MNL48's social media accounts:

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @mnl48official Youtube: @MNL48

10/23/2017 HHE, ABS-CBN announces MNL48 idol search on “It’s Showtime!

Quezon City, Philippines, October 21, 2017 – The biggest idol search in the country is about to begin as Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) together with ABS-CBN announced last October 21, its partnership with the Kapamilya's popular noontime show, “It’s Showtime!” for the airing of MNL48 idol search.

A few months from now, the highest-selling and phenomenal all-girl group, AKB48 will have its Filipino version, MNL48 which will have its own segment on “It’s Showtime!” to be aired on 2018. A video plug was aired during the noontime show last Saturday that made all applicants and supporters even more excited.

The Philippines will be witnessing young girls ages 15-20 years old through this nationwide idol search which will greatly help dreamers to showcase their talent in singing and dancing, and get a chance to be part of the biggest idol group in the country.

This announcement coincides with the ongoing nationwide MNL48 registration and audition tour where top ranking girls from each venue will be highlighted in the upcoming idol search as part of the MNL48 segment on “It’s Showtime!”

To check the complete list of the MNL48 registration and audition tour dates and get the latest updates of MNL48, visit mnl48.ph or MNL48 social media accounts:

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @mnl48official Youtube: @MNL48

10/23/2017 A warm welcome from FEU greets MNL48 for the 2nd stop of the registration, audition tour

Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines, October 20, 2017— Students at Far Eastern University (FEU) were thrilled that MNL48 road tour finally visits their campus in search for the members of the Philippines’ next idol group last October 19.

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) teamed up with FEU Central Student Organization to make this exclusive campus tour possible for Lady Tamaraws to register, audition and have a chance to be part of the biggest idol group in the country, MNL48, the Philippines’ own version of the world-renowned Japanese and highest-selling idol group, AKB48.

Hundreds of aspiring MNL48 applicants between 15-20 years old flocked the venue where the customized audition truck was located and showcased their singing and dancing talents. The audition truck is designed to capture the contestants’ performance, and update their video application; complete with video and audio recorder

A great number of FEU students also showed up to support their schoolmates and friends by registering as supporters. MNL48 has a unique supporting system where fans can “Like” unlimited number of aspirants who they think deserves to be on the higher rank. Unlike other competitions, MNL48 doesn’t have a set of panel of judges and results will solely rely on the public’s vote through the MNL48 website and mobile app.

MNL48 is set to be aired on ABS-CBN as HHE has partnered with the Kapamilya network for the idol search which will be the first of its kind here in the Philippines. Details of the upcoming show will be announced soon by HHE and ABS-CBN.

To check the complete list of the MNL48 registration and audition tour dates and get the latest updates of MNL48, visit mnl48.ph or MNL48official on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

10/19/2017 Hallo Hallo Job teams up with The Philippine Daily Inquirer for another Career Expo

Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) in collaboration with The Philippine Daily Inquirer urged jobseekers, including fresh graduates to take advantage of the hundreds of job vacancies offered during the two-day employment event last October 17 and 18 at Trinoma Mall, Quezon City.

Applicants flocked at the activity area despite the nationwide transport strike, to try their luck in applying for the career opportunities of 28 companies present at the venue; employers from different sectors interview, preselect and hire on the spot the qualified workers.

As a general process in applying for HHJ, individuals will be required to register at HHJ website and will proceed to an initial interview.

Human Resource representative Mabel Perez together with the Marketing team came to conduct an on-the-spot screening with the applicants. HHJ Director Nicon Fameronag also delivered a short yet inspiring speech to formally start the event.

Mr. Famenorag believes that the government is not the generator of jobs, it is always the private sectors. He also stressed that job fairs are very important, “ang inyong karera sa buhay starts here, dito po nag-uumpisa sa mga job fairs.”

Currently, approximately 2.6 million people in the Philippines are unemployed and half of them are educated graduates. According to him, the reason behind this problem is because of the lack of experience of the applicants; so he appealed to these individuals to grab every opportunity that comes along.

“Hindi po kayo magkakaroon ng experience kung hindi kayo naghahanap ng work, so whether it is a short-term or long-term job, grab the first job that comes to you because that’s where you can gain experience,” he concluded.

Job Market is Inquirer's annual recruitment event aiming to be an avenue “where good jobseekers and good jobs meet.”

Positive turnout always greets HHJ with its team-up with Inquirer’s Career Expo. This has been the company’s fourth participation in the event. The first was a campus job fair at STI College in Sta. Rosa, Laguna; other two were conducted at SM Megamall and the recent fair at Quezon City Hall.

10/18/2017 MNL48 applicants and supporters to receive account verification e-mail

Due to the growing number of registration for the MNL48 idol search in partnership with ABS-CBN, all registered applicants and supporters will receive account verification e-mail on October 23 to 31 to ensure all registered accounts are valid.

Once the applicants and supporters received the account verification e-mail they will only be given seven days from receipt of the e-mail to verify their accounts. Failure to verify the account will automatically be deactivated.

This e-mail verification process is part of the upcoming MNL48 mobile app update and to permanently remove fake, unqualified and multiple accounts in the sytem.

To make sure to receive the e-mail verification on the given dates, applicants and supporters are advice to check their e-mail accounts regularly and make sure to follow the instructions properly.

Thank you for all your support and we will make our voting system will be clean and fair.

10/17/2017 MNL48 tour at FEU cancelled due to nationwide transport strike

Malacañang just announced that classes on all levels, both public and private schools, in Metro Manila remains suspended due to the two-day transport strike of jeepney drivers. The suspension of classes is to reduce the inconvenience caused the nationwide strike.

This follows the cancellation of the scheduled registration and audition of the MNL48 tour, October 16 and 17, at Far Eastern University (FEU).

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. will be release new dates for the FEU tour soon.

However, aspiring idols can catch MNL48’s third stop at Starmall Alabang on October 20 and 21.

Get the latest updates on the schedule tour, visit mnl48.ph and Follow the @mnl48official on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

10/17/2017 MNL48 starts its first registration, audition tour at Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall

Cainta, Rizal, Philippines, October 14, 2017—After its partnership announcement with the Kapamilya network ABS-CBN, Hallo Hallo Entertainment’s (HHE) MNL48 registration and audition kicked off its first tour to an exciting start at Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall last October 14 and 15.

Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall was the first stop of the nationwide tour of MNL48 registration and audition for the upcoming talent search. HHE rolled in with an all-decked out audition truck specially customized with its built-in video and sound recorder to capture the performance of each aspiring MNL48 members, and update their video application.

HHE has lined up tours nationwide, and have prepared surprises for the young and talented girls who dream big and will stand out among the crowd with their talents in each event. The tour hopes to reach more participants nationwide to apply, register, and even update their MNL48 account.

MNL48 is the Filipino adaptation of the world renowned Japanese pop idol group, AKB48, the highest-selling idol group in Japan.

AKB48 started its unique concept of “Idols You Can Meet” in 2005 and has since been performing in their own theater at Akihabara, Tokyo. The concept has reached to several sister groups across Asia namely in Jakarta, Taipei, and Bangkok.

HHE together with ABS CBN is set to create the first ever national idol group in the Philippines through MNL48 talent search that is soon to be aired on the Kapamilya network. Performances from the top ranking applicants during the audition will be highlighted on the upcoming show.

Supporters may vote for their favorite aspirant through MNL48 website and mobile app, available at Google Play and App Store. Becoming a member on the app will provide a unique supporting system as they have unlimited “Likes” to their chosen aspirant which help get their rank higher, as well as real-time access on the recent happenings of MNL48.

To get more of the latest updates of MNL48, visit mnl48.ph or MNL48official on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

10/16/2017 Hallohallo Entertainment launches First Batch of MNL48 merchandise

After the recent announcement of the upcoming talent search of MNL48 teen idol group in partnership with ABS-CBN and its registration and audition tour dates, Hallo Hallo Entertainment (HHE) launched the first batch of MNL48 merchandises last Saturday, October 14 to coincide with the first stop of the MNL48 tour at Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall.

Aimed at making shopping easier, effortless and enjoyable, supporters and applicants can now purchase the first batch of Japan-quality MNL48 merchandise such as such as mug, shirt, neck towel, and fan exclusively in Hallo Hallo Mall (HHM).

HHM has widened its reach as it constantly expands by consistently offering new items in their online shopping mall, and by adding MNL48 Official Shop to its growing list of merchants, this will give more flavor of excitement to shoppers especially to those who are following the journey of MNL48.

Since this is the initial items of the MNL48 merchandise, shoppers can expect more premium items to be released soon at MNL48 Official Shop in MNL48 website, mobile app and HHM.

HHM is the Philippine’s biggest online shopping mall that provides a secure system for anyone to buy and sell anything at the convenience of their home without any risk.

For details, prices and to purchase, visit MNL48 website or Hallo Hallo Mall through this link: http://mall.hallohallo.com/mnl48-detail-page.

10/11/2017 Hallo Hallo Job joins PhilStar’s seventh leg Career Guide job fair of 2017

Helping solve the unemployment problem in the Philippines, the PhilStar addressed this through their Career Guide job fair where Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) is one of the sponsors and exhibitors last October 10 and 11 at Market! Market!, Taguig.

Applicants quickly lined up at the HHJ booth as vacancies from our partner companies like Consult Asia, Benby Enterprise, AFNI Philippines, SGS Asia Pacific Manila Limited, Mega I-N-T-E-L Manpower, and Megawide Construction are posted on the booth.

“We hope that in this event, our exhibitors will easily find the manpower requirements they are looking for, and our jobseekers to find their dream job and their perfect employment match today,” said PhilStar ClassiFinder Manager Arlyn Servanez.

Manager of Public Employment Service Office, Taguig City, Norman M. Mirabel adds that youth unemployment continues to be a major economic and social issue in the country. Furthermore, he hopes that these job fairs will be a great solution to alleviate the issue and have a more productive country.

The job fair opened its two-day event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Norman M. Maribel, Arlyn Servanez, Department of Labor and Employment Muntiparlas Field Officer Ruby L. Dimaano, U-Rate it President and CEO Adrian Cherrington, PhilStar Career Guide Account Manager Vanessa Racimo , and Market! Market! General Manager Sherlene Cruz.

HHJ has been supporting PhilStar Career Guide since earlier this year in providing reliable job search for every Filipino.

10/04/2017 Hallo Hallo Job unites with JobQuest to provide career opportunities to skilled workers

Hallo Hallo Job gives career opportunities to skilled workers as they join the two-day event employment event of JobQuest last October 3-4 at SM Megamall.

Skilled workers, as well as young graduates, dropped their resume at the HHJ booth and hoped to be hired by one of our partner companies. HHJ team is also on the lookout for qualified professionals to fill the vacancies in Hallohallo Inc., Hallo Hallo Entertainment, and Circus International Philippines Inc., which was screened by Hallohallo Inc. Operations Supervisor Yuri Sakuma.

JobQuest expands its number of exhibitors to 65 companies this month. From BPO, banks, insurance, real estate, sales, food and health industry, and general services, the online HR solutions site is organizing more job fairs before the year ends.

Additionally, applicants who signed up at the HHJ website will be automatically notified on job listings from partner companies through the email address the jobseeker provided.

09/27/2017 Hallo Hallo Job offers field vacancies at Job Quest

Job Quest's “trabaho for every Juan” career event at Starmall Alabang last September 25 and 26 was overwhelmingly attended by job seekers.

Various, eager applicants joined the job fair with their resume ready, dropped their applications at the Hallo Hallo Job booth. From fresh graduates looking for entry-level jobs to mature applicants hoping for better opportunities outside the Philippines, HHJ is providing thousands of job vacancies to cater to different job seekers.

Some of the young aspirants are hoping to land on a job closer to home to avoid the grueling hours spent on traffic.

The HHJ team is looking for qualified applicants for partner companies, namely Comworks Inc., AFNI Philippines, SGS Asia Pacific, Manila Limited, Megawide Construction, KKK Pinoy Food Reservation, Zesto Corporation, Philcopy Corp., and Mega I-n-t-e-l Manpower.

On the other hand, Hallohallo Inc. HR Assistant Janice Advincula does an on-the-spot interviews with applicants eyeing a job posts as an Account Executive, PHP Programmer, Seamstress, Admin or Accounting Assistant, Customer Relations Assistants, and Marketing Manager at Hallohallo Inc.

Hallo Hallo Job is continuously gaining members on its website with more than a hundred members every job fair event signing up. With this, HHJ is hopeful in providing career changing jobs to more Filipinos.

Job Quest is also bringing diverse local and international job vacancies as they line up more job fairs in the coming months.

The two-day job fair is organized by Jobquest.ph in cooperation with Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippine Employment Service Office (PESO), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), and Manuela Corporation.

09/27/2017 Hallo Hallo Job joins Island Exhibit’s Employment Event

Thousands of job seekers gathered at Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City last September 25 and 26, during the two-day monthly event of Island Exhibit to strive for career opportunities offered by more than 80 companies in the country.

Field and office-work positions were presented by several companies in the Philippines including our very own Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ), to open its doors to experienced and young individuals looking for a job. Some companies even offered overseas and local positions and vacancies from Hallohallo Inc., Cool Japan Shop, and other affiliate companies represented by HHJ.

Island Exhibit is an event organizer aiming to create a wide and successful network and relationship among malls, exhibitors, suppliers, contractors and consumers both in the Philippines and abroad. They organize monthly job fairs to provide career opportunities and business growth of the companies they work with; while HHJ is the largest company index in the Philippines to offer free online job posts, helping companies find potential recruits and job seekers to find satisfying and rewarding careers.

Sharing the same mission of addressing unemployment concerns in the country, and being one of the most widely recognized event organizers, HHJ decided to start participating in the events of Island Exhibit recently this year.

Meanwhile, HHJ is looking forward to building more collaboration with other companies as well as to expand its members and join more employment events in the coming months and years.

09/22/2017 Hallo Hallo Job forms pact with AMA University and Colleges

Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ), the biggest online company and job index in the Philippines and an accredited partner of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), sealed its partnership with the leading IT and computer training institution in the country, AMA University and Colleges last September 19 at Hallohallo Inc. (HHI) main office in Makati City after both parties joined hands and signed the memorandum of agreement to support and provide career opportunities to their senior high school and graduating students.

Signing on behalf of HHI was COO Paulo Kurosawa, while AMA on the other hand, was represented by Manager for Industry Linkages, Alumni and Placement Department who handles all school partnerships, Mr. Allen C. Gabasa, MPA and Alumni placement and linkages specialist, Ms. Luisa Cruz.

Sharing the same vision and objective of enhancing the skills of young individuals to meet the standards of the corporate world, HHJ believes that this collaboration would be a big help to AMA students when they start looking for the best company for their internship or for their first job from the pool of DOLEaccredited partner companies of HHJ.

AMA Manager Gabasa shared his enthusiasm in participating with HHJ’s upcoming events and future plans as HHJ lined up various activities with AMA. One of the planned activities is the campus tour which is so far, the biggest event by HHJ that will support and benefit their senior high school and graduating students.

To date, there are 170 branches of AMA schools nationwide including ACLC school of IT, St. Augustine school of nursing and ABE which is the school of business and accountancy. AMA focuses mainly on producing highly competent and skilled graduates form their 2-year programs and short-term courses.

This latest team up is part of HHJ's goal to tap all schools and universities in the Philippines to join forces with the company in hopes to increase the employment rate in the country by providing job seekers an access to thousands of job opportunities and company information through HHJ portal.

09/21/2017 Hallohallo Inc. Join Hands with DOT and TPB to Boost Philippine Tourism to Japanese Market

Aiming to continuously promote Philippine's destinations and attractions locally and in other countries,Hallohallo Inc.(HHI) join forces with the Department of Tourism (DOT), particularly with its marketing arm Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) to strengthen and boost the county's tourism industry, primarily to Japanese market using the department's popular slogan, "It's More Fun in the Philippines".

As one of the newest partners of the government arm, HHI hopes to increase the number of Japanese visitors in the country by supporting and promoting DOT/TBP's monthly campaigns, festivals, activities and events through HHI's subsidiary Hallo Hallo Town (HHT).

HHT is the biggest indexing site in Philippines, partnering with different Local Government Units and tourist-attracting establishments and services to create a one-stop portal to various places and hangouts in the country. Through this website, HHT's social media and other media outlets, HHI and DOT/TBP can showcase the country's breath-taking destinations to its outstanding increasing members.

Moreover, HHI will also utilize it's travel guide magazine "Lani Lani", which is being distributed in Japan,as an additional effective promotional platform for DOT/TBP as our affiliate.

DOT/TPB is a government agency responsible to develop and promote the country as a tourist destination and with the said partnership, HHI as well as HHT, will be able broaden its reach and signed more LGU partners and establishments in the near future.

09/15/2017 Hallo Hallo Job participates once again in JobQuest's employment event

Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) continues to grow as they constantly join job fairs organized by different companies.

HHJ remains true to their mission in providing careers and opportunities to the Filipino people after almost a hundred of job openings from the company itself and its partner enterprises were offered during JobQuest's two-day monthly recruitment event held last September 13 and 14 at Ever Gotesco Mall, Quezon City.

This month's recruitment focused mainly on providing local positions to job seekers both office-based and field vacancies.

Zesto Corporation, Philcopy Corp., Integrated Computer Systems, TFB Inc. (Giordano Phils.), AFNI Philippines, Benby Enterprises, Easy Cash Learning Company Inc., GFI Enterprises Inc., Comworks Inc. and Megawide Construction were amongst the business partners represented by HHJ during the event to coincide their own recruitment fair.

It was just the month of June when HHJ started to accept applications for their partner companies in job fairs. Aspiring applicants underwent an initial interview conducted by the HHJ representative to help these other businesses choose among the qualified candidates.

Aside from Hallo Hallo Job, 19 different organizations were also present in the venue to evaluate possible members to join their team.

Looking back, the said organizer already conducted the same event three times this year. This was the fourth time that HHJ participated with JobQuest's recruitment fair.

JobQuest.ph is an online HR solution dedicated to provide the job seekers the easiest and trouble-free strategy to satiate employment needs.

Meanwhile, applicants who missed the chance to attend the fair of JobQuest.ph have nothing to worry about because another one will be held on September 25 and 26 at Starmall Alabang.

HHJ hopes to hire much people every month not just for the company but also to help the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) fulfill their duty to provide employment to every Filipino.

07/17/2017 Hallohallo Entertainment ties up with ABS-CBN for MNL48

The craze that has taken Japan by storm is now here in the Philippines as Hallohallo Entertainment (HHE) in partnership with ABS-CBN Corporation bring us MNL48 -- the Philippine adaptation of the phenomenal Japanese pop group AKB48.

With HHE spearheading this new project and the Kapamilya network as the media outlet, MNL48 is on its way to becoming the next big thing on Philippine television.

“We’re very excited for this partnership and with ABS-CBN as the home for our new project, we’re very positive that this will be one of our biggest milestones yet.” said Mr. Paulo Kurosawa, HHE’s President.

As co-producers of this new talent show, HHE and ABS-CBN will showcase a new flavor of entertainment to the Filipino audience as MNL48 will be patterned after the original AKB48 concept. The Asian invasion of this show that originated from Japan has now reached overseas including Jakarta, Bangkok, Taipei and now, Manila.

07/19/2017 Back-to-back job fairs: Hallo Hallo Job partners with Philstar, DZRH

Hallo Hallo Job participated in two simultaneous recruitment events hosted respectively by the Philippine Star and DZRH last July 19 and 20 in Mandaluyong City.

The leading news publication held its semi-monthly Career Guide Job Fair at the Function Hall of Starmall EDSA-Shaw. Being one of its regular sponsors, Hallo Hallo Job attended the two-day event to present employment opportunities from its partner companies.

Nicon Fameronag, the professional networking site's director, has once again led the opening activities by giving welcoming remarks and joining the ribbon-cutting ceremony along with the organizers.

As this was happening, the DZRH 78th Anniversary Job Fair held its own two-day hiring convention at the nearby Megatrade Hall in SM Megamall.

The radio broadcasting pioneer extended its celebration to the jobseekers in attendance by connecting them with their potential employers and showering them with gifts and surprises.

Hallo Hallo Job representatives were present at both events, conducting on-the-spot interviews and networking with new organizations that might be interested in signing up with the site to run their recruitment efforts.

The turnouts at both job fairs have been immense, with a total of 952 applicants garnered from Career Guide, and 7,205 resumes received from the company’s first team-up with DZRH.

07/17/2017 Overseas and local positions offered at JobQuest.ph's July 2017 job fair

Almost a hundred vacancies from Hallo Hallo Job's partner companies were brought to JobQuest.ph's latest edition of their annual series of recruitment conventions. The job fair, which was held last July 12 and 13 at the SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia, was supported by almost 60 businessorganizations.

The overseas opportunities offered by Hallo Hallo Job came from Rock Solid Manpower Network andConsultancy, one of the employers actively hiring through the indexing site. Their vacancies mostly consisted of skilled work and professional roles based in Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman.

Local positions from Hallo Hallo Inc., Cool Japan Shop, and other affiliate companies were also offered. All in all, 3,156 out of the thousands of job-seekers applied for our openings over the course of the two-day event.

This has been Hallo Hallo Job's first participation in an employment expo organized by JobQuest.ph, an online solutions company dedicated to providing web-based placement tools to its clients. In the coming days, we will partner with the recruitment services provider to network with more professionals through their job fairs.

06/29/2017 Positive turnout greets Hallo Hallo Job in second team-up with Inquirer Career Expo

Thousands of jobseekers flocked to SM Megamall's Megatrade Hall last June 27 and 28 to try their luck in applying for the open positions presented at the Philippine Daily Inquirer's Career Expo.

Hallo Hallo Job (HHJ) was among the companies that participated in the job fair, bringing office-based and field vacancies from Hallohallo Inc. and its affiliate groups. Representing the company were HR Manager Cielo Camayang, Operations Supervisor Yuri Sakuma, and HHJ Director Nicon Fameronag, who opened the expo with an inspirational speech.

JBy the end of the event, HHJ has attracted a total of 1,256 applicants who deposited their resumés, underwent a preliminary interview, and signed up for an account at the indexing site. Most of them were Millennials targeting web-based and sales-related roles.

This has been HHJ's second participation in an Inquirer-organized employment convention; the first being a campus job fair hosted by Inquirer Job Market and STI College in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Job Market is Inquirer's recruitment section aiming to be an avenue “where good jobseekers and good jobs meet.” Career Expo is its annual networking event that features game-changing job fair fixtures such as resumé “mailboxes,” interview rooms, and internet booths.

06/23/2017 Hallohallo Inc. to conceptualize the first Japan-themed commercial complex in the Philippines

Hallohallo Inc. has entered an agreement with the JV company of Mitsubishi Corp. and Ayala Land (of the Ayala Group, the largest financial conglomerate in the Philippines) to develop a commercial complex with Japan as the main concept.

The JV company will mainly provide the shop spaces, while Hallohallo will propose the theme, concept, design, and plan of the commercial area in cooperation with digital creative firm teamLab.

Japanese cuisine, animation, and other contents originating from Japan have been booming in the Philippines as of late. Under the project, Hallohallo will serve as the contact point in inviting tenants from Japan, while the member stores of the franchise chain of retailers and restaurants that it handles will consider opening their own shops as tenants in the new complex.

The project is being developed on the rooftop of Glorietta (a commercial complex operated by Ayala Land) that is located in Makati City, the heart of business and commerce in Metro Manila. Housing restaurants and shops (with a total area of approximately 2,500 sq.m.) with Japan as concept, this complex is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of this year. It is projected that 850,000 customers will visit the shops per annum.

Hallohallo is also planning to propose new themes, concepts and plans to sites other than the commercial area in Glorietta.

The main features of the commercial center are as follows.

Entertainment Complex

It will be an entertainment complex that will possess two faces: “Day” and “Night.” teamLab Inc. which will take charge in providing customers a wide array of new experiences—from shows, dining, and shopping, up to digital technology.


The floor to be run by teamLab Inc. will be a facility for musical events that fuse lights and sounds at night, which transforms into an an entertainment complex for children during the day. Shows and performances are slated to be held within this facility. There will also be restaurants where customers will get to enjoy authentic drinks and Japanese dishes. And after they have enjoyed the digital world of lights and sounds, children and adults alike can go shopping at the stores in this complex.

MNL48, the Philippine version of AKB48, will perform there twice a week.


Character goods and Japanese products that excel in originality and quality and have not yet been sold overseas will be carefully selected and sold in cooperation withanimate and @cosme.

06/20/2017 Hallo Hallo Job joins PESO Antipolo's Job Fair sa Barangay 2017

A total of 205 job-seekers showed interest in the career opportunities offered by Hallo Hallo Job during the Job Fair sa Barangay 2017, a recruitment convention organized by Antipolo City's Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

Held on June 20, 2017 at the Lingkod Pinoy Center in Robinsons Place Antipolo, the job fair attracted hundreds of professional and skilled workers who took a chance at the varied list of job openings presented by the participating companies.

The job providers consisted of private business organizations and manpower agencies, some of which specializing in overseas placements.

Hallo Hallo Job likewise presented vacancies from its affiliates, particularly Cool Japan Shop, Hallohallo Inc., and Hallohallo Entertainment Inc., one of the newly formed groups under the Hallo Hallo Alliance that aims to capture hearts of the Philippine audience by producing pop culture-based entertainment programs.

To continue fulfilling its vision of bringing employment opportunities closer to Filipinos, the business indexing site is scheduled to take part in more job fairs in the coming weeks as an official partner of over a dozen local PESO's in the country.

06/16/2017 Hallo Hallo Town, Parañaque LGU form tourism promotion pact

In an effort to continuously expand its list of partners, Hallo Hallo Town has welcomed Parañaque City as the latest local government unit (LGU) to join hands with the indexing site in promoting the city's tourist-attracting establishments.

The partnership has been sealed in a contract signing event held yesterday, June 15, at the Public Information Office of the Parañaque City Hall. Signing on behalf of Hallohallo Inc. was CEO Yasunari Okada, while representing the mayor's office was Executive Assistant and City Information Office OIC Mario Jimenez.

Also present to witness the event were the HHI Executive Assistant Pam Cochero and Operations Supervisor Yuri Sakuma, along with the rest of the Hallo Hallo Town team.

As part of the deal, the city's top recreational spots, including their promos and activities, will be featured on Hallo Hallo Town's website, Facebook Page, and partner media outlets.

Dubbed as the Mega City By The Bay, Parañaque City is a prized addition to the index, especially since it houses some of the biggest entertainment hubs and shopping districts in Metro Manila.

To date, there are 30 LGUs from all over the Philippines that have entrusted Hallo Hallo Town in promoting their local businesses to widen their tourism reach.

05/26/2017 Diverse roles presented by Hallo Hallo Job in Philstar Job Fair May 2017

Continuing its mission to bring employment opportunities closer to Filipinos, the Philippine Star's Classifinder section held the May 2017 edition of its semi-monthly Career Guide Job Fair on May 23 and 24 at the Trinoma Activity Center in Quezon City.

Likewise, Hallo Hallo Job has once again participated in the event as one of its regular sponsors and job providers, presenting this time a longer list of openings from more partner companies. Among them were Hallohallo Inc., Circus International, and Hallohallo Builder Inc., which are all part of the alliance that operates the business indexing site.

With positions focused on information technology and digital services, the company's booth was able to attract almost 400 applicants with backgrounds in computer-related fields.

They underwent an initial interview conducted by a Hallohallo Inc. human resources representative after getting oriented and given freebies by the Hallo Hallo Job team led by its director Nicon Fameronag and newly appointed operations supervisor Yuri Sakuma.

The jobseekers also signed up for a Hallo Hallo account to gain access to services and perks offered by the alliance's web-based businesses, while new clients have pledged to include Hallo Hallo Job in their placement efforts.

The professional networking site hopes to keep traction in gaining new members and further strengthen its ties with the Philippine Star in the coming editions of the recruitment event.

05/22/2017 Hallo Hallo Job in STI Sta. Rosa: Defining success by aligning career paths

Inspiring messages and insightful advice filled the Del Carmen Hall of STI College – Sta. Rosa Campus on May 16, 2017, as the educational institute held its annual job fair organized in partnership with the Philippine Daily Inquirer's employment-generating initiative called Job Market.

Hallo Hallo Job was among the companies invited to present job openings to STI seniors, who were the recipients of the career-oriented motivational talks delivered by some of the school's revered leaders and instructors.

The event's theme, dubbed as “Bridging the Gap from Enrollment to Employment,” incorporated STI's approach to learning in the activities scheduled for the day. Rolling a recruiting convention and a forum into one gathering, the attendees were able to receive both words of wisdom and employment opportunities from the guests.

One notable topic discussed that day was the definition of success, which the students likened to happiness and fulfillment. It was also pointed out that landing a position in the field of one's expertise and genuine interest is indicative of a fruitful career.

Having that in mind, Hallo Hallo Job specifically chose vacancies that match the courses offered in STI Sta. Rosa. Design, engineering, information technology, and hospitality posts from the professional networking site's partner companies proved to be greatly desired by the future graduates, who flocked Hallo Hallo Job's booth to apply for the open spots.

Fellow organizations brought by Job Market to the event were also welcomed with warmth, while the filled-up resume drop boxes placed in the venue further attested to the convention's positive outcome.

Judging from the turnout and the overall pleasant reception from the crowd, the STI Sta. Rosa job fair fits into the general definition of success.

05/12/2017 Hallohallo Inc. pens Memorandum of Understanding with DOLE-NRCO

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Hallohallo Inc. and the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) has been signed to forge the company's pledge to aid NRCO in fulfilling its goal of providing livelihood assistance to OFWs returning to the Philippines.

The MOU was sealed in a signing ceremony held on May 11, 2017 in Intramuros, Manila and attended by its signatories: NRCO Director Jeffrey D. Cortazar, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac, NRCO Program Coordination and Monitoring Division OIC-Chief Elizabeth C. Zambarrano, Hallohallo Inc. Executive Assistant Pamela Ros P. Cochero, and Hallohallo Inc. Chief Executive Officer Yasunari Okada.

Atty. Brigido J. Dulay and OWWA Deputy Administrator Josefino I. Torres were also present to witness the event.

As an NRCO partner, Hallohallo Inc. will develop the Reintegration Information System to streamline the process of introducing the repatriates to the assistance programs and enrolling them to the activities they wish to participate in.

NRCO, a bureau under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), has designed several economic and educational projects tailored after the specific backgrounds of OFWS. Among those activities are “Balik Pinay! Balik Hanapbuhay!”, which enables Filipino women to venture into self-employment, and Livelihood Development Assistance Program, which caters to undocumented OFWs seeking income-generating grants.

Those interested in availing any of the programs may visit the NRCO website: nrco.dole.gov.ph/index.php.

05/05/2017 Hallo Hallo Job welcomes Labor Day in AIM Placement Fair

For its third participation in a collegiate employment activity, Hallo Hallo Job partnered with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Makati for the school's annual Placement Fair held on Wednesday, April 26, which marked the onset of this year's Labor Day weekend.

The on-campus activity has been organized as a way for the senior students to network with professionals in various fields and widen their chances of landing a fruitful career after they graduate. Hallo Hallo Job was among the attending companies that introduced themselves to AIM's roster of future business practitioners.

What set the AIM Placement Fair apart from most recruitment expos is its air of formality, which enabled the participants to get a feel of a real networking convention that they may encounter once they enter the professional world.

The AIM students graciously welcomed the company representatives and showed interest in the openings available on Hallo Hallo Job by signing up for a Hallo Hallo account and liking the site's Facebook page.

04/07/2017 Shaped to Serve: Hallo Hallo Job joins UP University Job Fair 2017

Hallo Hallo Job's participation in the University of the Philippines' 27th annual University Job Fair (UJF) is a union of many firsts, as the business indexing site brought some of its trusted partners to provide career opportunities to graduating Iskolars ng Bayan during the semester-long program's main event held on March 28 to 31 at Ang Bahay ng Alumni in UP-Diliman.

Among the companies that we have invited are Tronix, Robinsons Supermarket, and Compass Manpower, which all presented job vacancies from their respective organizations along with openings within our own. Joining forces with them allowed us to offer a diverse list of positions while amplifying our support for the university's goal of assisting the students transition from college life to the professional world. Just like our attendance in UJF 2017, this collaboration is a first for Hallo Hallo Job, and a favorable one that we hope to replicate in future projects.

Shaped to Serve

As the theme for the 2017 edition of UJF has been “Shaped to Serve,” the activities centered on prepping the seniors to join the workforce while keeping their sense of public service alive. These include mock job interviews and networking opportunities with government bodies, non-government organizations, private companies, and respected experts in their chosen fields. Supporting these events were a hundred industry-leading firms and top employers in the country, including Hallo Hallo Job, which stood as a minor sponsor of the recruitment convention.

Tech is the way to go

Out of the various companies present in UJF 2017, tech-oriented ones were viewed as the most lucrative by Iskos and Iskas. Charlene, a 19-year-old UP student seeking internships, related that tech companies are “at the forefront of the digital age.”

The Hallo Hallo Job representatives who manned our booth shared the same sentiments, noting that businesses under the IT sect are the most promising, thanks to the increasing need for process automation in all industries.

“With less paperwork, there are less mistakes,” Hallo Hallo Job Marketing Researcher Kim Maglasang reasoned out the rise of digitized tasks. Our company's Sales and Marketing Manager, Shiela Vidanes, seconded by pointing out social media management as another highly in-demand expertise both here and abroad.

Adding proof to these statements are the tech-related vacancies that constantly remain among the active postings on Hallo Hallo Job: Click Here

03/23/2017 Hallo Hallo Job supports PhilStar's drive to bring down unemployment rate through Career Guide

Hallo Hallo Job together with other private companies from various industries joined forces anew to help the Philippine Star, the one of the country's leading newspapers, fulfill its mission to lower the unemployment rate, and strengthen the Filipino workforce during the third leg of the Career Guide Job Fair 2017 held on March 21-22 at Robinsons Place Manila.

The company was represented by HHI Marketing Head Shiela Vidanes, HR Manager Ma. Lucia Cielito Camayang, HR Officer Jing Dalisay, and few officers from Hallo Hallo Job, Marketing Team, and Human Resources, who conducted on-site initial screening to the applicants. They offered several open positions under its Legal, Accounting, and Sales departments, and service staff posts for Cool Japan Shop and Tsukumo Ramen.

This month's Career Guide Job Fair kicked-off with the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony which was facilitated by STAR CLASSIFinder manager Arlyn Servanez, PESO-Manila City Officer Miguel Alonzo, President and CEO U-Rate.it Adrian Cherrington, former DOLE Undersecretary, Hallo Hallo Job Director Nicon Fameronag, and other officials from Robinsons Place Manila.

Career Guide's role in reducing unemployment rate

During his opening remarks, HHJ Director Nicon Fameronag emphasized the significance of Career Guide, in its effort to help minimize the increasing unemployment rate in the country. He mentioned that the unemployment rate in the country by the end of January 2017, as per the Labor Force Survey, has reached three million, and almost 860, 000 of the official count are women, who are also well-qualified of performing tasks in the workplace.

According to Director Fameronag, the employers in Career Guide have the capacity to know the preferences, work behavior, and career plans of the participants through U-Rate.it, an online survey platform. With this, the organizers can now look for employers that correspond to needs and qualifications of the applicants.

On the other hand, Eloisa Magtibay, an active jobseeker who attended the job fair, shared that companies should also offer positions that match the applicants' educational background.“Yung iba kasi high school graduate lang, siguro mga waitress, service crew gano'n, 'yung mga kaya nila, para rin sa mga bago [fresh graduates].” n addition, according to JR Latoga, also an applicant, he hopes that companies in the job fair would open more sales and office staff positions for those who were not able able to finish their college degrees.

Hallo Hallo Job commits itself to continue supporting the PhilStar's mission to provide endless possibilities and strengthen the Filipino labor force in the next editions of the job fair.

03/20/2017 Hallo Hallo Job joins hands with Marikina Polytechnic College to address job mismatch

Providing career opportunities to aspiring young professionals, Hallo Hallo Job took part in the first ever Marikina Polytechnic College job fair on March 15, 2017. The event, with the theme “#MPCGearsYourFuture,” was spearheaded by the campus administration in partnership with the Marikina Labor Relations and Public Employment Service Office (PESO) to minimize the prevalence of unemployment and job mismatch among their graduating students.

The program started with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mr. Ponchit Santos, who attended the job fair in lieu of Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro, PESO head Gil Monar, France Sison of the Department of Labor and Employment and the admin council. Over 539 students lined up in the hiring booths of participating companies including Hallo Hallo Job, to register, submit their applications, and review the job openings. Those who signed up and liked the Hallo Hallo Job Facebook page received 100 Hallo Hallo points and a free ball pen.

A total of 43 companies from various industries such as technology, food, real estate, and engineering services supported the college's intensified drive to improve their students' employment opportunity. Since the college offers technical-vocational courses, they made sure the vacancies will match the students' skills and credentials, PESO admin officer Cecilia Pascua explained. “Medyo nahirapan nga kami sa invitation kasi kailangan mag-match 'yung vacancies nila [companies] do'n sa natapos [na kurso] no'ng mga bata,” she added. Meanwhile, according to placement coordinator Pag-asa Emerita Miranda, the college aims to help their students to increase their probability of hiring. She furthered that career guidance helps inform students on what jobs and careers are now in demand.

On March 28, Hallo Hallo Job is set to participate in the four-day job fair in University of the Philippines-Diliman in Quezon City to intensify its drive on empowering the youth by giving them career opportunities.

On their first job

Meanwhile, few weeks before their graduation day, students shared the factors they consider in looking for their first job. “Yung malapit kasi syempre 'yung gastos, tsaka kung fit ba 'yung course namin do'n sa job na papasukan,” Nemia Gotiza, an education student cited. Industrial technology student Joshua Gatpayat affirmed that he aspires for a job wherein he can apply the knowledge and skills he learned in college. Salary, work location, environment, and opportunities for professional growth are among the top aspects they think over when applying for a job. Despite uncertainties, students in Marikina Polytechnic College have an optimistic outlook and enthusiastic attitude as they soon join the country's workforce.

03/03/2017 Hallo Hallo Job to hold tie-up projects with Marikina Polytechnic College

Hallo Hallo Job will conduct two tie-up projects with Marikina Polytechnic College on March 3 and 15, 2017 in its mission to provide career development and employment opportunities for graduating students.

As a kick-off event, Hallo Hallo Job will set up a booth in the campus on March 3, 2017, Friday, wherein students can register and browse the portal to see more job openings from other companies. Students will automatically receive 100 Hallo Hallo points upon registration, a free ball pen for liking Hallo Hallo Job Facebook page, and other exciting giveaways from the Hallo Hallo Job team. Hundreds of job opportunities await the young individuals when they register as Hallo Hallo Job members.

Moreover, the Hallo Hallo Job will participate in the Marikina Polytechnic College Job Fair on March 15, 2017, Wednesday. A hiring booth will be installed by the Hallo Hallo Job team, so more students can register to the portal, submit their applications, and find their prospective employers. During this event, participants will also receive 100 Hallo Hallo points upon registration, and a free ball pen for liking Hallo Hallo Job Facebook page. Other exciting games will be conducted by the Hallo Hallo Job wherein several students can bring home special giveaways.

Marikina Polytechnic College is the first partner university of Hallo Hallo Job. In the coming months, HHJ team targets to partner with more universities and colleges nationwide to add more members and companies in their growing list of active job-seekers and directory of employers.

03/02/2017 Hallo hallo Job fortifies presence in increasingly active Career Guide

Hallo hallo Job remains among the Philippine Star's trusted partners in providing employment opportunities to countless Filipinos, as the online business directory took part once again in Career Guide job fair on February 21 and 22, 2017 in the Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City.

Led by HR Manager Jing Dalisay and representatives from its Marketing Department, the indexing site welcomed jobseekers and new affiliates when they conducted on-the-spot assessments during the event's two-day run. Also present was Hallo Hallo Job Director and former DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) Undersecretary Nicon Fameronag, who joined the organizers in the opening ceremonies.

What's new

Career Guide was born out of the broadsheet's Classifinder section as an avenue for employers and their potential employees to meet and proceed to the hiring process on-site. Four years after its launch in 2012, the recruitment convention expanded its annual function to a semi bi-monthly affair.

Pushing efforts further, the Philippine Star decided to hold the job fair every month, whose roll-out was timed with the onset of 2017, making the February event its second of the many scheduled throughout the year. Hallo hallo Job has been a desirable presence in last three Career Guide editions, as the participation of companies offering diverse positions is one of the goals behind the event's shift.

True enough, most of the applicants who visited Hallo Hallo Job's booth aimed for the restaurant staff positions more than the other openings available last week.

Keys to employment success

When asked about the qualities that she looks for in an applicant, HR Manager Jing Dalisay pointed out that attentiveness and a clear target are key. She elaborated that unlike pre-scheduled interviews, job fair assessments can be shorter to accommodate all the candidates, so they should be straightforward with their answers.

“They must be sure about the positions that they want instead of applying for whatever is available,” she added, referring to those who try their luck but don't have a specific career goal in mind.

These echoed the words of Director Fameronag, who said in his opening speech that aside from attending conventions, jobseekers should also research on “how they could qualify, what additional training they would need.” He further stated, “Our labor market is fast changing. The behavior of employers continue to change; they continue to demand excellence and perfect fit for their requirements. If we do not cope, we would really have a hard time landing jobs.”

To keep up with the changes, Hallo Hallo Job promises to continue diversifying its network to be able to answer recruitment needs in the coming editions of the job event.

03/01/2017 Ryo Aki Taxi Inc. supports MNL48 campaign

The MNL48 Project has embarked on a literal “journey,” as numerous Ryo Aki taxi units now carry MNL48 ads. These cabs travel around Metro Manila and nearby areas daily to transport an average of 450,000 passengers a month, making them a favorable instrument for boosting the MNL48 hype. Cab operator Ryo Aki Taxi Inc. has installed the promotional materials to support MNL48's ongoing search and campaign.

Fans have been spotting the eye-catching signage on the roof of Ryo Aki taxis since last week, and more sightings are expected to pour in as the next stage of the audition draws near. Have you seen one too? Then hail that cab, snap a photo, and share it to your fellow MNL48 followers on Facebook using the hashtag #MNL48Start.

02/17/2017 Globally popular OPPO smartphones now available on Hallo Hallo Mall

OPPO Electronics, the second bestselling smartphone brand in the Philippines, has entrusted Hallo Hallo Mall as one of its authorized distributors. The leading Chinese mobile phone company attributes its sales success to the hip Selfie Expert smartphone line, which includes popular flagship models F1s, A37, and A39. It has also beaten competitors in its home country last year, while it remains among the top five leaders in phone sales all over the world.

Here are some of the available units on the online shopping site:

Packing a 13-megapixel rear camera and an even sharper 16-megapixel front cam, there's no arguing why OPPO F1s labels itself as the Selfie Expert. It also runs on an Octa-core processor with a 3 or 4 GB RAM, so shoot away and expect no lags stopping your selfie-thons.

OPPO A37 has a lot to offer for a mid-range phone within its price bracket. As a lighter unit with decent specs and feature-packed cameras to boot, this could easily be your pocket-sized buddy of choice.

A39 is the latest model to join OPPO's lineup of visually powerful smartphones, and it's already geared to make its predecessors proud. It boasts of a beautifying secondary cam and a primary camera that shoots stunning night shots, plus an Octa-core processor and enough ROM to store all your files in. Why don't you give this a try?

OPPO is the newest electronics manufacturer that Hallo Hallo Mall has added to its roster of trusted smartphone brands. As part of the deal, Hallo Hallo Mall will also provide after-sales support by connecting the customers to OPPO service centers across the country. Through this partnership, we hope to provide a wider selection of top-of-the-line gadgets to our tech-savvy market.


02/02/2017 Jobseekers grab Hallo Hallo Job opportunities in PhilStar Job Fair

Jobseekers with various professional backgrounds apply for vacancies through Hallo Hallo Job during the annual Philippine Star Career Guide Job Fair last January 24 and 25 at the Robinsons Galleria Activity Center in Pasig City.

Among the positions available were Assistant roles for Legal, Accounting, and Sales departments, as well as on-site Staff posts for Cool Japan Shop and Tsukumo Ramen.

Representing the company was a mix of officers from Hallo Hallo Job, the Marketing Team, and the Human Resources Unit, who conducted on-the-spot interviews to the candidates.

Aside from assessing the applicants, the representatives did their usual agenda of inviting companies that participated in the job fair to sign up for Hallo Hallo Job, where they could connect to a community of active jobseekers through an online recruiters index.

During the event's two-day run, Hallo Hallo Job was able to get all 21 of the participating companies on-board. They include BPO top players Sitel, Telus, Teleperformance, and Convergys, as well as known real estate developers Robinsons Land, Federal Land, and Empire East.

Hallo Hallo Job's second participation in Career Guide bore favorable results, with the number of potential employees who showed interest in the vacancies and new partner companies that have closed a deal with the professional networking site. Not long ago, the employment site first set up a booth in the October 2016 edition of the job fair to fulfill the same goal of widening its directory.

To date, its website, job.hallohallo.com, has almost 500 active job ads from hundreds of partner organizations on its listing.

12/23/2016 Hallohallo Inc. inks partnership with the City Government of Tagum in Davao

Hallohallo Inc. (HHI) has signed a partnership agreement with the City Government of Tagum to promote Tagum City in Davao del Norte, through the Hallo Hallo Town (HHT), Hallo Hallo Alliance's online restaurant and services index portal.

Led by HHI President and CEO Mr. Yasunari Okada and Tagum City Mayor Hon. Allan Rellon, a memorandum of agreement was signed between the two parties last Friday, December 16. Tagum City is a great addition to the growing number of local government units listed in Hallo Hallo Town. HHT provides an up-to-date system which contains information about all the different restaurants, establishments, and services in the Philippines.

Through this initiative, potential visitors can now easily find all prime establishments in Tagum City such as schools, hospitals, malls, recreational areas, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, and other related businesses in HHT website. They will also be given mileages to promote the city website, newsletters, tourist spots and landmarks, onging promos, and other services in the Hallo Hallo website. With this development, the city can now reach thousands of prospective tourists, visitors, and businessmen worldwide.

12/22/2016 Hallohallo Job gains new members in the 2016 Philippine Star Career Guide Job Fair

Hallohallo Job (HHJ), Hallo Hallo Alliance's employment portal, participated in the two-day job fair titled, “Philippine Star Career Guide Job Fair” organized by the local newspaper Philippine Star from October 25 to 26, 2016 at the Robinson’s Galleria Activity Center in Pasig City.

HHJ aimed to find potential members from over 558 young individuals who filled out applications and other partner companies that participated on this event. Hundreds of positions from participating companies were offered to the applicants during the two-day job fair.

Fun games were conducted and other surpises such as movie passes and gift cards were given away by the organizers to several lucky job seekers and recruiters. HHI Marketing head Shiela Vidanes, account specialists Lolita Layug, Fatima Delis, validation officers Kristine Marfa and Alvin Evangelista represented the company and encouraged them to “like” the Hallohallo Job Facebook page as it can also help them in looking for more job opportunities. The HHI group also gave free pens to those who liked and signed the HHJ form registration.

Meanwhile, among the personalities who graced the event’s ribbon-cutting ceremony during the first day were Philippine Star Classifinder manager Arlyn Servañez together with Department of Labor and Employment-NCR Director Lilibeth Cagara, Public Employment Service Office-Quezon City manager Carlo Magno Abella, Darwin Renolayan, regional operation manager of Robinsons Galleria, Urate IT CEO Adrian Cherrington, Stephen Michael Reyes and Kevin Akmiranez, recruitment associates from Alorica Philippines.

12/19/2016 Hallohallo Job signs up new partners and members in Makati PESO Mega Job Fair 2016

Hallohallo Job took part in the annual Makati PESO (Public Employment Service Office) Mega Job Fair to seek potential partner companies and members from the hundreds of participants who attended the event last November 11 at the Makati City Hall Quadrangle.

Led by the HHI Sales and Marketing Team, Hallo Hallo Alliance's own employment portal was able to add more names to its growing directory of employers and list of active job-seekers. The team has set up a booth to welcome applicants while simultaneously introducing the website to fellow companies. Out of the 26 hiring groups present in the job fair, Hallohallo Job was able to close a deal with 11 businesses, including popular retail brands RRJ, Andok's Litson, CW Home Depot, and Japan Home. As new partners, they can now post job vacancies and connect with qualified candidates through the Alliance's professional networking site.

The job fair opened with a 9:00 am ribbon-cutting ceremony headed by Makati PESO Manager Vissia Marie Aldo. She was joined by Hallohallo Job Director Nikon Fameronag, HHI Marketing Head Shiela Vidanes, and HHI Key Account Manager Ericson Revilla, along with other participating recruiters, organizers, and Makati PESO officers.

Aside from hiring booths, government service stalls were also placed in the venue to assist job-seekers in completing their pre-employment requirements by printing their resumés and retrieving their SSS, PAGIBIG, and Philhealth information.

The Makati PESO Mega Job Fair is among the series of activities celebrating the birthdays of former Vice President Jejomar Binay and his wife Dr. Elenita Binay, who were born on November 9 and November 11 respectively. The distinguished couple both served as Makati mayor in the past.

11/11/2016 Save the Date! ‘60 Years of Philippines-Japan Friendship Celebration’ brings AKB48 to Manila this December

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. joins hands with the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines to organize '60 Years of Philippines-Japan Friendship Celebration,' a free musical event that will be held at the Market! Market! Activity Center on December 4, 2016, featuring performances from popular Japanese girl group, AKB48.

AKB48 is an all-girl group composed of numerous members, who are segregated into several teams. Based in Akihabara, thirty-two of their latest singles have consecutively topped the music charts in Japan. They have a wide fan base that extends around the world, including the Philippines. The group has expanded to include many other “sister groups” in other areas of Japan and even abroad. HijiriTanikawa, Nanami Sato, Rin Okabe, Maria Shimizu, Ayane Takahashi, Nanase Yoshikawa, Serika Nagano, KotoneHitomi, Riona Hamamatsu, YurinaGyoten, Rena Fukuchi, and Karin Shimoaoki of AKB48 Team 8 will perform.

The ‘60 Years of Philippines-Japan Friendship Celebration’ is among a yearlong series of events organized to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Philippines-Japan Friendship and further promote cultural exchange and mutual understanding between the two countries. For more information regarding this event, please visit www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp or call 551-5710 locals 2311 or 2312.

What is AKB48?
Lyricist Yasushi Akimoto serves as the overall producer.An idol group that began its activities in December 2005. The concept is “Idols You Can Meet”. The unique point about the AKB48 Project is that the process of the idols growing can be shared with the fans. An exclusive “AKB48 Theater” is held for the girls in Akihabara, Tokyo, where there are daily performances with dance and song.

The members are selected through a nationwide audition and are currently divided into 5 teams (Team A, K, B, 4, 8) and understudies. Sister groups in Japan include SKE48 in Nagoya, NMB48 in Osaka, HKT48 in Hakata, and NGT48 in Niigata. Sister groups abroad start with JKT48 in Jakarta, Indonesia, and announcements of TPE48 in Taipei, Taiwan, MNL48 in Manila, Philippines, and BNK48 in Bangkok, Thailand, have been made in 2016. “Senbatsu Members” selected from all members including those of sister groups in Japan perform the title song when new CD singles are released.

AKB48 has performed in many places abroad including New York, Los Angeles, Cannes, Paris, Moscow, Macao, Korea, and Taiwan, and holds especially high popularity in Asia.

Newly released songs hold a 26-time consecutive million seller record and engages in various activities as an idol group representing Japan such as holding regular shows and appearances in TV, radio, and magazines, while holding theatre performances as its base.

Find out more about Talisay by visiting the official Talisay Tourism Office's Facebook Page and www.hallohallo.com

11/09/2016 Talisay Mardigras 2016: A fantastic Halloween feast

Lively colors and upbeat tunes flooded the streets of Talisay on the afternoon of October 31, as locals and visitors alike gathered to witness the townspeople display their flair for crafts and showmanship through the third annual Talisay Mardigras float parade and costume competition.

Held around the Halloween season, the event lets the Batangas town have its own take on the world-renowned festival. This year's Mardigras has been a stark contrast to the traditionally dark mood of most Halloween parties, thanks to the agreed fantasy theme.

Well-loved fictional characters were brought to life by the participating groups and guest performers, which consisted of 15 floats represented by Talisay municipality departments, plus non-competing entries from government offices of neighboring cities. Hallo Hallo Alliance was seen there too, as we were tapped by the Tourism Office to team up with them. The moving tableaus made their rounds in Barangays Aya and Sampaloc before culminating in the municipal gymnasium.

There were Disney classics such as Snow White and Mickey Mouse, as well as personas from Hollywood blockbusters like Star Wars and the Avengers. Filipino favorites from local TV shows Encantadia and Mulawin also graced the festival, along with fixtures from popular folklore and otherworldly tales.

After the float parade, Taliseños showcased their performing talents through group production numbers and individual costume contests, which wowed the audience with a diverse mix of the strange and the majestic.

The night was then concluded with the announcement of winners. The Municipal Agriculture Office's Snow White-themed float was hailed the best, followed by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council's Mulawin set as second place and the Municipal Health Office's representation of Alice in Wonderland as third.

The Talisay Tourism Office aims to use the feast as an avenue for the locals to promote their artistry, while shaping the event as an annually anticipated gathering that could invite visitors to see more of the town. With how the third Mardigras transported Talisay to a dreamy world of wonders, it truly shows promise of becoming one of the well-known festivals in the country!

Hallo Hallo Alliance also believes in the importance of cultivating arts and culture in local communities. For this recent event, the Alliance showed support by sponsoring the float of the Tourism Office.

Find out more about Talisay by visiting the official Talisay Tourism Office's Facebook Page and www.hallohallo.com

11/03/2016 Jounetsu Tairiku is the 3rd most watched tv show on its time slot

Hallohallo Inc. announced today that Jounetsu Tairiku TV show on GMA News TV has increased its viewership rating from May to August 2016 according to Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, the industry’s widely recognized ratings service provider.

Hallohallo Inc. (HHI) sponsored the broadcast of Jounetsu Tairiku in the Philippines, a popular documentary series in Japan, in cooperation with the show's content producer, the Japanese television company Mainichi Broadcast System Inc. (MBS). The show was brought here in the Philippines to provide all Filipinos, especially those who are unable to physically visit Japan, a free virtual taste and experience of Japan’s rich culture through television.

GMA News TV has been broadcasting the show since May of this year with new episodes airing every Friday at 12 midnight. The show started off at 4th place for its time slot and now at the 3rd place behind GMA 7 and ABS-CBN. According to Nielsen's report, there is a 28% increase in viewership from July to August 2016, having an average of 174,943 viewers per episode since it started airing and a 53% increase in viewership in August compared to the show's May 2016 rating.

Jounetsu Tairiku's Filipino version have been narrated in English complemented by subtitles. The initial run of the show features 50 episodes, each focusing on people in different professions and industries. For its upcoming November 5 episode, the documentary will focus on Toru Machia, the first Japanese concierge of a 5 star hotel in London, the Savory Hotel.

The show airs every Friday at midnight (12 am) on GMA News TV. Past episodes may also be viewed on HHI’s website - tv.hallohallo.com

10/20/2016 MNL48 Facebook Page Has Reached 600,000 Likes

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc., operator of MNL48, the sister group of the number one idol group in Japan, AKB48, proudly announced that MNL48 official Facebook page has reached over 600,000 of fans and continues to grow rapidly. Among other sister groups of AKB48, MNL48 is in the second place for the most number of followers on Facebook following JKT48's Facebook page with almost 4 million likes. AKB48's Facebook page on the other hand has 660,058 followers taking the third place.

MNL48 Facebook page was launched on April 2016 for the fans who can’t wait to get updates about the upcoming audition for the MNL48 and other related news and announcements. Since then, it has reached several fans from different countries, aside from the Philippines, including South Korea, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Kuwait, USA, Thailand, and UAE.

Despite the fact that MNL48 has still no members and no announcement were made regarding its audition, its Facebook page is growing at a rate of over 100,000 fans per month according to Facebook analytic. Fans are very much engaged on every post of MNL48 Facebook page. Some fans even concluded that the audition might start when the Facebook page reach 1 million fans. Who knows?

To know more about MNL48, like its official Facebook page: fb.com/mnl48official/