MNL48 shares the love this Valentine’s season as they treat their fans to a delightful mini live concert today, February 17, 2019 at Movie Stars Cafe.
The event kicked off with the group’s performance of their hit single “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita”, “First Rabbit”, “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, “Umiindak Na Saya”, “Talulot Ng Sakura”, and “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie”.
Sharing their experiences in love, Cess shared how she appreciates the love of her family who are always there by her side. “Pamilya kahit saan man tayo pumunta at kahit anong sikat natin or marating, mananatili pa rin sila sa ating tabi.”
“Love is not measured by material things, ‘yung memories ang bubuo ng love sa aming family. ‘Yung love nila is unconditional, hindi sila nanghihingi ng kapalit, gusto lang nila maging masaya tayo and nakikita nila paano tayo mag grow,” Faith added how the love of her family makes her stronger.
Jem also explained that the love of friendship is something that people should also value. “Love for friendship forever ‘yan, inspiration and never-ending, kapag nakapag-invest ka ng love for a friend forever ‘yun.”
“Kasama sa buhay natin ‘yang friendship na parang family na, may special spot sila sa heart natin,” Team NIV Captain Ecka said.
One of the highlights of the event was Sheki, Abby, Sela, Rans, Coleen, Gabb, Jem, Brei, Faith, and Mari sharing about their unforgettable experiences and encounter with other sister groups’ members in the recent AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.
MNL48 Abby expressed her happiness in being able to travel together as a group to perform in front of a bigger crowd with international fans. “Sobrang nakakatuwa po kasi ang dami po naming na-meet na sister groups and ‘yung mga songs po namin napakita na namin internationally. Marami rin natuwa dun sa acoustic version na kinanta po namin, talaga pong lumabas daw ‘yung talent ng MNL48, kumanta po kami ng live, and sobrang unforgettable po noon pati po international fans na-meet namin.”
After reminiscing their experiences in their first international concert, girls also incredibly sang the acoustic versions of “Aitakatta – Gustong Makita”, “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, and “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” in today’s Valentine’s event for the first time here in the Philippines.
Fans who attended the Valentine’s mini live concert also had a sneak peak of the MNL48 documentary which will be released very soon that mirrors the emotions of the members throughout their MNL48 journey.
The fans were in for a surprise as the idol group officially announced its third single, revealing the new Senbatsu members Sayaka, Kay Lei, Faith, Mari, Jem, Belle, Coleen, Abby, Sela, Rans, Brei, Ruth, Dana, Dian, and Sheki who remains to be the Center Girl.
New Senbatsu member, Dian emotionally expressed her gratitude on being part of the Top 16 for the first time. “I want to thank God for giving me such a big blessing sa buhay ko, and sa trust po ng MNL48, sa lahat ng MNL48 sisters ko, sa lahat ng MNLoves maraming marmaing salamat po. Being a Senbatsu is a privilege po, I will do my very best po para magampanan ng maayos ‘yung position ko.”
Moreover, Ruth described the opportunity as an “answered prayer”. “I waited for this for so long, sobrang blessed po ako. Ito na ‘yung perfect time na binigay sakin ni Lord para mas makapagpasaya and maka-inspire ng ibang tao. Sobrang nagpapasalamat po ako sa lahat ng taong di nagsasawang magtiwala sa akin and sumuporta.”
Dana, one the other hand felt blessed that even though there are lots of deserving members, she became one of the new Senbatsu members for the third single.
Moreover, before the release of the group’s much-anticipated third single, fans will finally see MNL48’s upcoming fifth music video “Palusot Ko’y Maybe” which stars Team NIV. The said video will be out on February 23 on MNL48’s official YouTube page.
Stay updated on the latest MNL48 events and news, follow its official social media accounts, website and download the MNL48 Fan Club app available on Google Play Store and App Store.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @mnl48official
Mobile Application: MNL48 Fan Club App