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: https://www.facebook.com/mnl48official/

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