#MNL48 Announcement

by MNL48 Philippines

In light of the current situation in the country, Hallohallo Entertainment (HHE) has decided to postpone MNL48’s Third General Election (April 25, 2020) which was supposed to air on ABSCBN’s, It’s Showtime.

HHE would like to apologize for the inconvenience of the postponement of MNL48’s Third General Election due to an unfortunate event that happened. On the other hand, voting period will still run yet arrival of the pre-order items might affect the process.

Please understand that this decision was made after extensive and careful consideration for the safety of MNL48, staff and fans because health and safety will always be our top priority.

With that, the management is now working on settling the new schedule for the Third General Election. Follow the official social media pages of MNL48 for further notice.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon.


MNL48 charms the crowd of ‘High Tension’ Mall Tour at SM Sangandaan

by MNL48 Philippines

The Philippine idol group MNL48 conquers the hearts of fans as they continuously promoting their bop and electrifying fifth single ‘High Tension’ at SM Sangandaan on March 6, 2020.

Photo courtesy of SM Sangandaan

To set the mood of the mall show, MNL48 Gabb, Jamie, Cole, Aly, Dian, Alice, Kay and Coleen opened the show by performing ‘Green Flash’ followed by ‘High Tension’ and ‘Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie’ to hype the fans much more.

Photo courtesy of SM Sangandaan

With loud cheers and unexpected number of attendees, MNL48 Gabb can’t contain her happiness as she expressed, “Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng pumunta sa aming mall show, hindi po namin inee-expect na sobrang daming pupunta. Maraming maraming salamat po sa suporta at mahal namin kayo”.

Meanwhile, don’t miss MNL48 on their jam-packed event this month of March starting off with their ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’ theater shows on March 14 (Team MII), March 15 (Team NIV) and March 21 (Team L) at TIU Theater. And, catch them at their Second Generation Festival on March 8 at Movie Stars Cafe.

Make sure to follow official social media pages of MNL48 for more details, don’t forget to visit the official website and download the app to be in the loop and get the latest updates.

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MNL48 hypes up the crowd with back-to-back ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’ Theater Shows

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The Philippine idol group MNL48 is back at it again as they filled the theater shows with success and excitement at their ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’ theater with Team NIV on Saturday (February 22nd) and Team L on Sunday (February 23rd) at Movie Stars Cafe.

With shrieking cheers and colourful light sticks, fans were treated with hats-off performances by both teams (Team NIV and Team L) with the same theater set list.

As a trainee, MNL48 Kenkyuusei Nile expressed how grateful she was for the opportunity, “Sobrang saya po ng experience namin as Kenkyuusei member pero malaking adjustment po kasi kapag wala ‘yung isang member kami po ang magiging substitute then kailangan po namin aralin agad-agad ‘yung performances. And, malaking karangalan po sa amin na mapabilang sa theater shows kasi exposure na po ‘yun and naa-apply ‘yung trainings namin”.

The hype is same as first time performing the theater show as MNL48 Kyla shared her experience, “Same as first time po, nakaka-excite pa rin po kasi since na perform na namin ‘to with team L mas masaya po kasi may kasama kaming new members from Kenkyuusei po pero ganoon pa rin ‘yung hype and next week it will be our third time performing it po”.

The fun still continues at ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’ theater shows as MNL48’s Second Generation members will amaze the fans once again on February 29, 2020. In addition, don’t miss the First Generation Festival on March 1, 2020. For more details and announcements, follow the official social media pages of MNL48 and tune in daily to their KUMU live streams.

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MNL48 premieres ‘High Tension’ Music Video

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Tension-sion-sion-sion-sion, tension max!

The long wait is finally over as the Philippine idol group MNL48 finally dropped their newest, fun and high-energetic fifth single High Tension music video today, February 19th, 2020 on their official YouTube channel.

‘High Tension’ – featuring MNL48 Coleen, Kay, Alice, Rans, Laney, Yzabel, Dian, Aly, Sela, Abby, Sheki, Cole, Jamie, Belle, Yssa, and center girl Gabb – along with its coupling songs ‘Green Flash’ and ‘1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku!’is MNL48’s fifth single that was released last November 1st during the Coslandia event. They are the Tagalized versions of the same titles of AKB48’s 46th major single released in 2016.

Before the official release of the music video, MNL48 surprised the fans by dropping the official teaser last February 9 on the official Youtube page of the idol group .The official teaser showcased another side of the girls; serving great visuals and aesthetic looks through fierce and feisty styles with stunning black, white, and silver outfits. It sure left everyone with mixed emotions as they have shared their different theories and conspiracies on the comment section about the music video.

The ‘High Tension’ music video is full of symbolisms and representation of MNL48’s victories throughout their journey. Director Miko Pelino shared the concept behind the official music video, “Concept is overcoming problems and stress from everyday life. For the video, we used symbolisms like black balloons to represent these problems. The girls overcome these obstacles by facing them head on, hence the tough vibe, sticking together and having fun.”

When asked about how MNL48’s music video differs from other sister groups’, he added, “The biggest difference from the High Tension music videos of their sister groups is that they won’t be wearing their MNL48 uniforms. And the location represents the Philippines.”

As the center of High Tension, MNL48 Gabb expressed how grateful she was about the opportunity given to her, “Hanggang ngayon po di ako makapaniwala na ako ‘yung pipiliin nila maging center ng fifth single which is the ‘High Tension’ po. To be honest, marami po talagang deserving sa spot na center kaya masasabi ko po na I’m blessed because lahat-lahat po ng paghihirap ko ay nag-pay off kaya nakaka-overwhelm po sobra.”

She also shared her overall experience and confessed about the black balloon secret, “Sobrang saya po ng filming ng music video kasi iba po ‘yung concept na gusto i-aim ng director and about po doon sa balloon, makikita niyo po na ako lang ‘yung hindi nagpaputok ng lobo kasi takot po ako. Takot po ako sa putok ng lobo pero sobrang ganda po kasi maraming scenes, maraming shots and sobrang ganda po namin lahat.”

Watch ‘High Tension’ music video here:

Keep streaming the music video and don’t forget to comment, like, and subscribe to MNL48’s official YouTube channel and turn notifications on so you never miss a video! To stay updated with the latest uploads and announcements, follow MNL48’s official social media pages and catch the girls daily on Kumu Livestreams.

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MNL48 intensifies the kilig on MNL48 In Love: Valentine Mini Live Concert

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Valentine's just got sweeter with lots of surprise announcements!

The Philippine idol group MNL48 painted the event red as they magnified the love for their MNLoves with their surprising announcements and exciting performances on their MNL48 in Love: Valentine Mini Live Concert on February 16th, 2020 at Movie Stars Cafe.

MNL48 opened the show with kilig vibes and Valentine feels by performing their hits such as ‘Manila 48’, ‘Bingo!’, ‘Labrador Retriever’, ‘Igai Ni Mango’, as well as some of today’s pop music that surely enticed the fans even more – Team MII showing off their powerful vocals by singing a cappella of ‘Just The Way You Are’ by Bruno Mars; Team NIV flaunting their awesome dance moves through some TikTok dance craze; and Team L once again slaying the stage with their performance of ‘Believer’ by Imagine Dragons.

Fans were also treated with amazing performances from the Seitansai celebrants MNL48 Kyla and MNL48 Joyce as they shared the stage of their coming of age. Both of them share the same birthday wish of wanting MNL48 getting more recognition in the country. “Ang wish ko, ang wish naman naming lahat talaga always, is sana sooner or later mahalin na talaga tayo ng buong Pilipinas,” birthday girl Kyla said. “Sana soon enough, fingers crossed, tanggapin na tayo ng Philippines and… ikalat na natin ang MNL48!” she declared, earning cheers and applauses from the crowd.

Hyping the event further, the management surprised both fans and the MNL48 members by cutting off their ‘High Tension’ performance with its most-awaited music video, showing the lucky attendees an early preview that left them screaming in awe and excitement.

The feeling is surreal and above the sky as MNL48’s fifth single center Gabb expressed her excitement toward the official music video, “Hindi ko po talaga ine-expect na during performance po namin siya lalabas and sobrang ganda po talaga ng music video. Sobrang saya ko po and grateful to be the center and maraming salamat po sa lahat ng gumawa behind the video. Sobrang ganda and congrats po sa ating lahat”.

And just as everyone thought everything was finally over, another surprise bomb dropped again as they officially announced the 6th Single ‘RIVER’ and the newest Senbatsu members in no particular order namely:

6th Single Senbatsu Members















Double Center



“Akala ko tapos na ‘ko as fifth single center, ‘di ko ine-expect na gagawin akong double center with ate Abby, kasi syempre marami sa’min ang deserving,” Gabb told the audience in tears.

Abby, the new center sharing the position said that she has done her best and was beyond grateful. She also didn’t forget to include everyone who didn’t make it to the Senbatsu, “‘Tong River na ‘to, talagang lahat ng girls gusto ‘to, sa mga ‘di nakasama ‘wag niyong isipin ‘yon kasi para sa’tin ‘to lahat,” Abby directed to her fellow members.

Indeed, MNL48 in Love: Valentine Mini Live Concert was one for the books with all of its surprises and astounding performances from the girls.

This month of love has still more to offer with MNL48’s lined up ‘Party Ga HajimaruYo’ theatre shows next week: Team NIV and Team L on February 22nd and 23rd, while 1st Generation and 2nd Generation are up on February 25th and 29th respectively. For more information, follow MNL48’s official social media pages and visit the website to stay in the loop with the latest happenings inside MNL48.

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MNL48 clinches to be part of the ‘Tabing Ilog the Musical’

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Aside from music, TV shows and movies, the Philippine idol group MNL48 is set to conquer the bigger stage of the musical entertainment as MNL48 Abby, Belle and Brei were officially announced to portray the well-known ‘barkada’ (characters) from the ABS-CBN’s TV series turned musical ‘Tabing Ilog the Musical’ last February 06, 2020 at the ABS-CBN Dolphy Theater.

As the event officially revealed the casts for the musical, MNL48 Abby and MNL48 Belle as ‘George’ (originally played by Jodi Sta. Maria) and MNL48 Brei as the new character ‘Sammy’, alongside with their co-actors from ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother, Star Hunt artists, as well as film and theater actors like Agot Isidro, Gab Pangilinan, Vino Manalot, Paolo O’hara and others, opened the press conference by performing a musical snippet from their show, ‘Tabing Ilog the Musical.’

Truth be told, MNL48 Brei confessed that she hasn’t watched any theater musical and this will be her first time, “Never pa po ako nakapanood ng musical theater pero sobrang nae-excite po ako nung nalaman ko po na nakapasok dito tsaka malaking adjustment din po para sa’kin kahit na po gustong-gusto ko ‘yung pag-kanta kasi hindi po ako sanay sa malalaking movement ‘yun po ‘yung kinakatakot ko kasi hindi po ako malaki pero sobrang excited po ako na gawin ‘to kasama sila”.

One of the wishes from her bucket list has been marked as MNL48 Belle shared that being in a musical is her dream, “Sobrang inspiring po na ma-experience ‘yung theater and isa po ito sa mga dream ko before and I’m so overwhelmed para po maka-pasok dito”. Indeed, musical is way different from MNL48’s nature, but MNL48 Abby expressed that even though musical is very challenging, they are striving hard to prove that they can do more, “Challenging siya kasi as an MNL48 member po, nagpe-perform po kami and hindi bago sa amin ang pag-sayaw at ang pag-kanta po and medyo kinakabahan kami ngayon pero andito po kami para gawin ‘yung aming goal na maipakita na ang MNL48 member po ay may mga kaya pang gawin”.

Tabing Ilog the Musical, a stage adaptation of the ABS-CBN’s teen drama series ‘Tabing Ilog’ that depicts romance, friendship and facing real life social issues, retells the story of the wellloved series with a modern and innovative take directed by Topper Fabregas, written by Jade Castro and musical direction by Vincent de Jesus with their creative team.

Watch the press conference of the ‘Tabing Ilog the Musical’ here:

Tabing Ilog the Musical will run in March, 2020 at ABS-CBN’s Dolphy Theater and tickets are available exclusively at ktx.ph. Just follow the official social media pages of MNL48 and don’t forget to download the fan club app on google playstore and app store.

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MNL48 opens registration for MNL48’s Third Generation

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Do you have what it takes to be the next idol?

The Philippine idol group MNL48 officially opened the registration to join the search for the MNL48 Third Generation members last January 31, 2020 on ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime.

As first announced on MNL48's official social media pages, the registration for the Third Generation started on January 31, 2020 at 12:00NN and ends on February 29, 2020 at 9:00PM.

The requirements were also announced alongside with the mechanics on the official website of MNL48. So, who are qualified to join the search?

  • Female
  • Single
  • Must be 15 to 20 years old within the registration date
  • Philippine Resident
  • Must not have contract in any other commercial and talent management.

However, the registration for the Third Generation is different from the process of the two generations in the past. This year, the aspirants should register solely through the official website of MNL48 at https://mnl48.hallohallo.com/. MNL48 Fan Club App members will also be redirected to the registration page by clicking the ‘entry here’ button on the homepage.

After the registration and screening process, aspirants who will be chosen from the first screening will move on to the next stage that will be announced soon. So, follow MNL48’s official social media pages and official website to get the latest updates.

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MNL48 Team L and First Gen members levels up the ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’ Theatre Show

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The weekend was a blast as MNL48 welcomed this month with two ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’ theatre shows, Team L performing on Saturday (February 1st) and First Generation members on Sunday (February 2nd) at Movie Stars Cafe.

New songs, new themes, and new costumes are three of what makes the theatre shows worth the watch; the venue was filled with colourful light sticks, booming fan chants, and an expectant crowd. It surely was a sight and an enjoyable experience for MNLoves as they saw their idols get on stage with never-before-seen performances, which the girls have been getting ready for in a long time.

MNL48 Kay, the Team L captain, shared their preparations for this theatre show. “‘Yung buong December nag-practice talaga kami at pinaghandaan namin, like every day, sa isang araw sobrang haba ng practice namin, like 6 hours. Hindi po kami natutulog ng maaga minsan kasi [aaralin namin ang] lyrics, then voice training, dance training, and may kasamang exercise, like jogging. “Sobrang nakakagaan sa loob na mapakita namin sa fans finally ‘yung pinaghandaan namin simula last year. At napansin ko sobrang laki ng improvement ng bawat members kasi as a team captain, nag-oobserve ako ng skills nila tapos ngayon nakita ko yung pag-iimprove nila kaya sobrang saya po,” she added.

The three teams of MNL48 have experienced performing as teams for the first time on their team concert series last October 2019. This time, on their theatre shows, gives them an opportunity to form their bond as teams even stronger. “Lahat po kami nag-effort dito, nagtulungan po kami kaya sobrang malaking bagay po itong theatre show para maging isa yung team at magkasundo sa bawat bagay,” MNL48 Kay concluded.

On the following day, fans were thrilled to see the 16 members of the First Generation united again for the theatre show. This was a chance for the members to showcase their improvements and how far they’ve become in two years of training as idols. As the theatre show went successful, MNL48 Grace expressed how proud she was seeing the first generation members killed the theatre show, “First Gen theatre show is different po talaga kasi bukod sa iba't ibang team nanggaling ‘yung members, ngayon lang po ulit nagsama-sama ‘yung 1st gen members sa stage after a long time po. ‘Yung pinag-practice po namin for the last two years ngayon lang namin nagawa as 1st gen. Sobrang masaya ako na naka-sama ako sa first batch ng 1st gen to perform theatre show.”

Besides getting to hear the new theatre songs and seeing the exclusive performances, fans who attended the shows were also lucky to meet their idols up close during the Hi-Touch session as well as the merchandise selling.

The party doesn’t stop as more theatre shows are happening this month! Witness the show of the Second Generation members on February 9th, Sunday, at Movie Stars Cafe. To know more about the upcoming schedules, follow the official social media pages of MNL48 and watch them live daily on Kumu for other announcements.

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MNL48 Theatre Show Setlist

Tara Na Party! / Dear My Teacher / May Lasong Mansanas / Umiindak na Saya / Classmate / Christmas Eve / Bawal na Halik / Tala / Talulot ng Sakura / Bughaw na Kalangitan

ENCORE: (Team L) MNL48 / Igai Ni Mango / High Tension

ENCORE: (First Gen) MNL48 / Aitakatta / Pag-Ibig Fortune Cookie

MNL48 visits ABS-CBN Studio Experience

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The Philippine idol group MNL48 brought MNLoves to the world of entertainment in Studio XP Live!, a three-day variety event held at the ABS-CBN Studio Experience in TriNoma last January 24, 25 and 26, 2020.

MNL48 took over the studio by teams; Team NIV on the 24th, Team L on 25th, and Team MII on 26th accordingly, opening each event by performing their hits such as ‘Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie’, ‘Igai Ni Mango’, ‘Aitakatta – Gustong Makita’, ‘Talulot Ng Sakura’, ‘Umiindak Na Saya’, and their latest single ‘High Tension’ at the Kapamilya Theatre. Fans got the chance to bond and do activities together inside the studio city of ABS-CBN.

After the show, MNL48 went to different booths like The Voice, PBB House, It’s Showtime, Minute to Win It and such where fans got the chance to play games and try numerous activities with the girls.

With the thrill and fun vibe, MNL48 Sheki shared her experience throughout the day, “Sobrang saya po kasi first time ko and ng iba dito, tapos ang challenging pa po ng mga ginagawa tulad ng mga task ni ‘Kuya’. Ang extraordinary po ng mga nangyayari kasi di ko po inaasahan, sobrang saya po talaga.”

ABS-CBN Studio Experience is located in Level 4 of TriNoma, where varieties of booths are found; one of them from ‘Pinoy Big Brother’, where people can experience being a housemate and accomplish tasks given by ‘Kuya’. In ‘It’s Showtime’ booth, people get to take the responsibilities of a director, while in ‘StarLab’ gives visitors a chance to meet Tito Boy through a fast talk segment. Not only that, people can also play games and do thrilling activities in ‘Minute to Win It’, as well as showing off one's singing talents and convincing the coaches from ‘The Voice’ to be recruited as their member. Through these, ABS-CBN aims for Kapamilyas to experience what is inside their world of entertainment. The gates are open to public from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am – 8pm and tickets are avaible on-site.

Meanwhile, don't miss MNL48 on their jam-packed Party Ga Hajimaru Yo Theater Show this month of February, starting off with Team L on February 1st, 2020 at Movie Stars Cafe, which will be followed by MNL48’s 1st Generation members on February 2nd and 2nd Generation members on February 9th.

Follow MNL48’s official social media pages for more details and other dates of Party Ga Hajimaru Yo Theater Show, and check out the official app and website to stay updated.

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MNL48 Faith bids her fans farewell

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As Faith had always been a part of the Senbatsu in each single, fans were emotional to witness her last appearance as an MNL48 member in her Sayonara Mini Live on January 26th, 2020 at Movie Stars Café.

She performed a medley of all their main singles, with the Senbatsu members of each one, which were both an entertainment and a nostalgic moment for them and the fans. She also gave her audience song and dance numbers on some foreign music, and of course, her personal favorite, AKB48’s ‘Kokoro no Placard’ in Filipino (Plakard ng Aking Puso). The crowd erupted into loud shouts of joy as two former MNL48 members appeared too, Nice and Ash, whom Faith, as it turned out, secretly invited to join her perform on stage for the last time.

Together with other MNL48 members, Faith performed ‘Talulot ng Sakura’, a song depicting change and facing the future with hope. The song was personally special for her, as she told the audience that it was the first song she ever practiced as a member and was then the last song she sings on stage.

For her, being in MNL48 changed her life in a way that she had gained confidence. “I believe naman na everybody has their own star and meron tayong maipapakita, pero the Faith back then wasn’t able to show herself masyado kasi nahihiya siya,” she remarked. “She’s like always that shy girl, random, and very quirky. In MNL48 I was able to be confident enough to be quirky as I am now, [and I don’t shy away anymore] sa mga gusto kong gawin. I learned to take every opportunity kasi ‘yung chance isang beses lang siya dumarating sa life.”

“What I will miss the most is spending time with my sisters sa MNL48, ‘yung random moments and ‘yung mga times na kami-kami lang, [as well as] learning ‘yung mga new songs [that are yet to be released],” she expressed. Aside from that, she also shared her most memorable experience in being an MNL48 idol. “‘Yung pinaka-memorable sa’kin is when I went to Bangkok for the [2019 AKB48 Group] Asia Festival because it was my first time to go overseas [for work]. I got to spend time with my sisters sa ibang groups and sobrang nakakatuwa to share our different cultures, kasi I really like learning languages and other cultures kaya that was a big opportunity for me. And I made good friends na hindi ko ine-expect; we still stay in touch and I feel like we’ll see each other pa.”

As she departs from the idol group industry to take on a different career path, here’s her final message that she wanted to get across to her fans: “I hope that they won’t be too sad kasi nakikita ko sa social media sobrang na-surprise sila sa announcement ko and everything still feels surreal for each one of us kaya if ever mag-sink in na I hope na hindi naman masyadong malungkot. ‘Yung mga sinabi kong messages during my concert and du’n sa songs na pinerform ko, I hope ‘yun ‘yung maging batayan nila na don’t be too sad because it’s just me trying to move forward in life. And you’ll see me around, I’ll still be the Faith that you guys love. I love you guys, thank you so much for all the support, hindi masasayang ‘yon.”

Faith, being one of the consistent top members, will surely be missed by MNLoves and her Feitoverse. Notwithstanding, the rest of MNL48 continues their journey as this coming month of February is packed with their new theatre shows and other events! Check the official social media pages for the dates and more announcements, and remember to catch the girls’ live streams daily on Kumu.

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