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MNL48 NEWS ROUNDUP: July 12-18


“Chain” mini-series comes to an end


The latest offering of the MNL48 Presents project has culminated as the final part of the horror mini-series “Chain” was unveiled last Thursday, July 16 on YouTube. Viewers were left to contemplate what was described an “open ending” as the fate of the main characters Alex (Team NIV’s Jaydee Villaruel), Jane (Team NIV’s Daryll Matalino), and Tina (Team MII’s Jamie Alberto) went down on the short yet cryptic final episode.



Fans went on social media to thank the performances of the cast and the efforts of the TV Digital Group (TVDG) to push through with the series despite limitations set by the government due to the ongoing community quarantine period. It can be noted that the supposed second release under the MNL48 Presents which is “i-DOL” was scrapped due to government restrictions.


Next in line in the MNL48 Presents project is the romance-themed short film “Bye, Us”, will be starred by Team NIV’s Jemimah Caldejon and Team MII’s Dana Leanne Brual. Further details will be announced soon.

MNL48 joins all-star performing cast in Lazada Countdown Show


After more than 4 months without a live guesting, MNL48 takes stage in the online marketplace as they performed at the Lazada Bounce Back Sale last Thursday (July 14) in front of a massive audience.


Gabb Skribikin, Abby Trinidad, Belle delos Reyes, Kay Ishiyama, Yzabel Divinagracia and Cole Somera comprised the unit for the guesting. The group performed five songs (“Palusot Ko’y Maybe”, “Ikaw ang Melody”, “Bingo!”, “Time After Time” and “High Tension”) and held its own in a loaded lineup of performers that included Inigo Pascual, Julie Anne San Jose, Up Dharma Down and Nadine Lustre.


The group also took part in interacting with the audience through doing the Lazada Bounce Back dance challenge and an emoji game with host Sam YG.

High Tension CD now on sale, plans for online handshake event revealed


MNL48’s fifth single “High Tension” physical CD is now available online, as per an announcement from the group’s social media accounts last Friday (July 17). The CD priced at Php350 contains the main single “High Tension”, coupling song “Green Flash”, team song “1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku!” and its respective instrumental versions.


The “High Tension” CD is now available through the MNL48 Online Store and the group’s management has been already coordinating with customers for delivery updates. Moreover, digital copy of the single was also announced to be available to Spotify and Apple Music, but there has been none uploaded as of press time.


Moreover, every CD bought entitles the customer to a handshake ticket for the group’s upcoming online handshake event. Details about the upcoming HSE will be announced soon.

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