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.

Restaurants

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.

Shops

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:

F1s
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.

A37
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
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.

http://mall.hallohallo.com/oppo-detail

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/

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