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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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/