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MNL48’s Third Generation members deny rivalry with BGYO, SB19, Alamat

Pioneering P-pop group MNL48 talk about handling competition.

BY
Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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02/26/2021 11:46 AM
MNL48’s Third Generation members deny rivalry with BGYO, SB19, Alamat
Photo Credit: @mnl48official, @officialsb19, @alamat_official and @starhuntabscbn Instagram

After completing their third-generation group, MNL48 members are hopeful and excited to work on new projects this year and to help spread positivity and happiness to their fans according to MNL48 center girl Abby.

“Lahat ng MNL48 member ay may goal and that goal is to give 100 smiles everyday sa lahat ng nakikita mo. Yan talaga yung tumatak sa amin. That goal is talgaang ginagawa pa rin namin hanggang ngayon,” she shared during the MNL48 mediacon held last February 22. 

As part of Kami 7 this year, MNL48 member Sheki shared the secret to getting along with so many talented and career-driven girls just like her.


“Una sa lahat kaya kami nagkakasundo kahit big girl group kami kasi yung strong love namin for each other kasi ang dami naming pinagdaanan, bondings, madaming nadapa, madaming nag-rise. Yung love namin for each other pantay pantay siya, equal sa lahat kaya siguro nagkakasundo kami. Kaya pag nag-performance kami para talaga kaming pamilya. We treat each other as family talaga. At saka pag merong na-le-left behind, nagtutulungan talaga kami na hatakin siya pataas,” she shared.

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Starting off with 48 members in 2018, MNL48 member Jamie shared her thoughts about handling competition within their group and with other P-pop groups in the country.

“As a teenager, it’s normal to really feel insecure at times. However iniisip na lang namin at the end of the day that we have one mindset and that is to reach the top. Because we are a group, we are not individuals. So whatever we do will affect the whole group. That’s our mindset. So lahat ng achievement ng bawat member is for the group. Having that mindset really helps us to push forward and to really love one another despite our differences,” she explained.

According to MNL48 group Ruth, their well-rounded trainings has made her realize many things since joining the group. “Before ako sumali sa MNL48, gusto ko talaga mag-artista. Pero nung nag-MNL48 ako mas na-feel ko na hindi kasi mas feel ko pag idol group ka kasi lahat magagawa mo. Magagawa mo yung mga nagagawa rin ng mga artista kaya ang sarap sa pakiramdam. Marami pa ring opportunities na dumadating,” she said.

When asked what sets them apart from similar groups in the country, MNL48 member Jamie said it’s all about heart for them.

“MNL48 really has its heart for what we’re doing. Not only are we skilled in performing, acting, and everything but andun talaga yung puso, yung pag-blaze ng fire within us. The journey isn’t easy. Nothing is ever easy but as long as we have each other, as long as we still have the fire burning in our supporters along the way, we believe that what sets MNL48 apart from all of the other groups is that we have the heart for what we do,” she explained.

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Center girl Abby said that more than competing, their group prefers to always have their eye on the prize.

“Lahat naman ng groups, we have the same goals which is to make other people happy and inspire them. Siguro the love na nabuo sa MNL48 sa first generation pa lang hanggang ngayon sa third generation, hindi niyo na matatanggal sa MNL48. And of course yung parang na-touch na natin yung other people’s lives. Yun ang pinaka-goal ng MNL48,” she added.