Everybody knows if you want to go viral, you do Jollibee.
When Anthony Bourdain dined at Jollibee in an episode of Parts Unknown, everyone went nuts!
Yesterday when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Manila for the ASEAN SUMMIT, his first stop from the airport was Jollibee’s North Harbour branch, along with his security detail.
The visit had been arranged days before by the Canadian Embassy.
According to a Jollibee representative, Trudeau has already been to their first branch in Canada. He wanted to visit a Jollibee here because apparently, Jollibee is a big deal in Canada.
LOL. What a rockstar.
Oh, and Trudeau has a soft spot for Filipinos because his nanny was a Filipina, said the Jollibee representative.
He arrived at Jollibee North Harbour yesterday at 4:30 PM and stayed for 30 minutes to interact with Jollibee officials, customers and the crew.
This girl has way too many photos with Trudeau, so she wins too.
He even picked at her fries.
If you’re curious as to what Trudeau ordered, he had a one-piece Chickenjoy with rice and a Strawberry Tea Float. He didn’t finish his actual order though (too much chika?), so he had it to go.
PS. Thank God he didn’t do a boodle fight because, gross.
I always encourage my kids to share their blessings with others. Sometimes it’s hard for them to part with their things, but as the holidays approach, I’m going to ask them to sort through their toys and books to see what we can donate to Jollibee’s Maaga ang Pasko. (Have a feeling books will be easier to give away).
Jollibee’s Maaga ang Pasko is the country’s biggest and longest-running annual toy and book donation drive.
More than 5,000 kids benefited from last year’s program with over 600,000 toys and children’s books that were collected from Maaga ang Pasko donation boxes in Jollibee stores nationwide, as well as corporate donors, partners and online channels.
On its 22nd year, Maaga ang Pasko welcomes actress Jodi Sta. Maria and her son Thirdy as campaign ambassadors.
“Seeing your kid grow up to be a loving, kind and generous person is the most fulfilling thing for a parent. That’s why I wanted Thirdy to learn sharing early, and he started that right here at Jollibee,” said Jodi.
Jodi and Thirdy are inviting families to place their pre-loved gifts, toys, and children’s books inside Maaga ang Pasko boxes at Jollibee stores nationwide, or send their donations online through campaign partners Lazada and Blink and via http://www.jollibee.com.ph/MaagaAngPasko.
Donate using Grab
For busy people, I’m happy to share that donations can now be sent through Grab Express.
For a minimum of five donated items, delivery is free! (Note: Coverage is for Metro Manila only.)
Just follow these easy steps:
1) Download the Grab app on your phone.
2) Open the Grab App and click on the GrabExpress icon.
3) Input your pick-up point and any Jollibee store near you as the drop-off point.
4) Input your contact details
5) Enter promo code “Jollypasko” and book.
Donate through Lazada
You can also shop at Lazada for quality toys you can donate to Jollibee Maaga ang Pasko. Go to http://www.lazada.com.ph/jollibee-maaga-ang-pasko and choose among Lazada’s various offerings.
Lazada will deliver gifts to your chosen address, which you can bring to any Jollibee store.
Donate through Blink
With Blink, you can donate NEW books to Maaga angPasko and bring joy to more kids this Christmas.
1) Go to blink.com.ph.
2) Click on the bundle of your choice and pay for your chosen items.
3) Wait for the thank you message sent by Blink, confirming your purchase.
4) Blink will deliver straight to Jollibee’s Maaga ang Pasko donations warehouse.
Donate through Avida
Those living in or near Avida communities can bring their toy and book donations to any of the following and drop them in Maaga ang Pasko boxes there:
Ridgeview Estates NUVALI
Avida Parkway Settings NUVALI
Avida Village Cerise NUVALI
Avida Residences Dasmariñas
Avida Settings Cavite
Avida Towers BGC 9th Ave
Avida Towers San Lorenzo
Avida Towers Alabang
Avida Towers Cebu
Avida Village Iloilo
Avida Village North
Or donate the old fashioned way
Just bring your donations to any Jollibee branch nationwide so you can add to the 3.1 million gifts unwrapped and embraced by new owners since the program was launched in 1994.
To know more, go to http://www.jollibee.com.ph/MaagaAngPasko/.
When Uniqlo first opened at SM Mall of Asia last April 2012, I was both surprised and amused with all the collaborations being offered—everything from Hello Kitty to Yakult.
So it came as no surprise to me when I learned about Uniqlo’s special collaboration with Philippine fastfood giant Jollibee. In fact the idea makes me giddy with excitement, being a fan of both Jollibee and Uniqlo.
Starting June 1st, 2015, Uniqlo will sell T-shirts with the famous Jollibee logo. This was announced at a press conference at Uniqlo Megamall last Thursday.
The limited-edition T-shirts will sell for Php 390 for adults (men and women) and Php 290 for children. Aside from the Philippines, they will be sold in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.
“We have a lot to learn from Jollibee,” said Mr. Kubota. “It is a brand that makes people, from children to grandparents, happy. This is a great opportunity for Uniqlo. I am very honored.”
When my first son was born, I couldn’t sleep properly because I thought that if I slept, he would die.
I woke up several times at night to check if he was breathing.
“Don’t worry,” our housekeeper told me. “He’ll be running around the house in no time.”
I can’t believe that boy I gave birth to is now 12 years old and taller than me!
He grew so fast, he is no longer interested in toys that are not gadgets.
A few months ago I was able to convince him and his brother (10) to give up toys they were no longer using.
We filled up six balikbayan boxes, which ended up in a garage sale.
In the Philippines, so many children don’t get to enjoy toys, that’s why Jollibee launched Maaga ang Pasko over 19 years ago. Watch how someone’s pre-loved toy can make a girl so happy.
Maaga ang Pasko is considered the country’s longest-running toy and book collection drive, with over two million toys collected since it started. It is committed to spreading smiles and Christmas cheer to thousands of Filipinos children all over.
Now, families here or abroad can donate a toy and/or book online through the Maaga ang Pasko microsite with the help of campaign partners Toy Kingdom and Goodwill Bookstore.
Global Filipino communities in the USA, Middle East, Hongkong and Singapore can also reach out via Maaga ang Pasko donation boxes at Jollibee branches in these markets.