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International Pinoy music fest goes home

International Pinoy music fest goes homeComposer and record producer Jonathan Manalo explained why One Music X, the biggest international Filipino music festival, had to be staged outside the country for several times first before finally coming home.

Manalo, who acts as One Music X festival audio content head, wanted to introduce the music fest overseas to establish it as an international festival that trains the spotlight on Filipino artists.

International Pinoy music fest goes home
Pop stars KZ Tandingan and Darren Espanto headline the country's biggest international Filipino music festival, One Music X 2019 (1MX).
“It was our intention to do it outside the country first to create an image that the festival is a global music event. It’s very strategic to start holding it abroad before staging it in the Philippines,” Manalo told Manila Standard.

One Music X (1MX) finally comes home as it is all set to rock Manila on Nov. 22 at the Centris Elements in Quezon City following the sold-out concerts in Dubai, UAE, and Singapore, where world-class Filipino artists conquered the international stage.

“The stars this time will get to showcase their singing prowess in their homeland,” Manalo said.

The festival will be headlined by the country’s biggest music acts including KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino, Darren Espanto, Sandwich,  Itchyworms, Mayonnaise, IV of Spades, and Agsunta.

One Music X was launched in 2017, spearheaded by record label Star Music, FM radio station MOR 101.9 For Life!, music channel MYX Philippines, OPM music portal One Music PH, and the global multiplatform media hub for Filipino news and entertainment, The Filipino Channel (TFC), with a goal to showcase Pinoy talents on the world stage.

The music festival is also part of ABS-CBN’s continuing efforts to bring immersive Kapamilya experiences in awe-inspiring live shows, fan meets, theater productions, and concerts here and abroad. 

International Pinoy music fest goes home
 Indie band Agsunta is popular for its acoustic and soft melodic rock sound influenced by Original Pilipino Music (OPM). 
Tickets cost P899 for VIP and P499 for General Admission. To get your tickets, visit www.ticketnet.com.ph.

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A Jollier experience with Joshua Garcia

Jollibee takes customer joy and convenience to a brand-new level with the opening of its first Level Up Joy Store in the Philippines – the new Jollibee Katipunan in Quezon City.

Students and residents have been eagerly anticipating the grand re-opening of this Jollibee branch in Katipunan which underwent major renovation last year. 

On Nov. 6, the jolliest hangout and landmark along Katipunan Avenue has finally opened its doors once again - showcasing the coolest and Instagrammable store design of the country’s number one fast-food chain as well as exciting innovations that bring greater customer convenience. 

To celebrate the much-awaited opening of Jollibee’s Level Up Joy Store in Katipunan, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and store blessing program was held on Nov. 5, attended by Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) Chief Real Estate Officer William Tan Untiong, Jollibee Philippines President JJ Alano, Jollibee Global Brand CMO and JFC Philippines Country Business Group and concurrent Jollibee Philippines Marketing Head Francis Flores, Jollibee Regional Business Unit Head for Metro North Joan Aquino, as well as teen actor and brand ambassador Joshua Garcia. 

International Pinoy music fest goes home
 Kapamilya actor and Jollibee ambassador Joshua Garcia
“The opening of the first Level Up Joy Store in Katipunan marks another significant milestone in our journey. It is a symbol of our commitment to elevating dining experience and bringing next level joys to our loyal customers,” said William Tan Untiong.  

Modern yet familiar Home of Joy 

Out of the current 1,181 branches nationwide, the re-opened Jollibee Katipunan store is the 33rd newly renovated store that features a contemporary and fresh, cool vibe that is sure to appeal to customer of all ages. From its modern store design, brightly-colored digital menu board, sleek lighting and fixtures, and vibrant murals, customers stepping inside the Level Up Joy Store will be transported to a new and elevated world of joy that will make their dining experience and bonding moments extra joyful and special. 

Jollibee Katipunan has two floors, with a total seating capacity of 404 and has two spacious party areas for celebrations and gatherings. It also features a multi-level and secure parking area for customers within its compound. 

Self-Order Kiosks and Wireless Charging Station 

Jollibee’s first Level Up Joy Store features many innovations that seek to offer greater convenience and more pleasant dining experiences to time and energy-starved fast-food goers, including the most discerning ones who expect both great ambience and food. 

One such major innovation is the Self-Order Kiosks which was first piloted by Jollibee in 2018. The new Jollibee Katipunan has three self-order kiosks, enabling customers to order at their own pace and giving them the option to customize their orders according to their preference. It also has a user-friendly interface that enables customers to get their Jollibee favorites in three simple steps: order, pay, and claim. 

These self-order kiosks are available in 25 Jollibee stores nationwide including its 1000th branch in BGC Triangle Drive, Ayala Mall in Cebu, Bay Laguna and Lagao, South Cotabato —with an additional 40 stores in the pipeline for 2020. 

The Jollibee Katipunan Level Up Joy Store also features a wireless charging station where busy and on-the-go customers can automatically charge their phones by simply placing them on top of the charging terminals. Charger cables won’t be necessary and customers will be able to stay connected and attend to other things while enjoying their favorite Jollibee meals. 

International Pinoy music fest goes home
From left: Jollibee Katipunan Restaurant Manager Cherry Chua, Joshua Garcia, Jollibee Philippines Metro North RBU Head Joan Aquino, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, Jollibee Philippines President JJ Alano, and Jollibee Global Brand CMO and PH Marketing Head Francis Flores.
Customer convenience remains a topmost priority indeed for Jollibee as its new and improved delivery website was relaunched on Nov. 7 in Metro Manila—with enhanced features and more importantly, updated security to further strengthen data protection of customers. 

Topics: Jonathan Manalo , One Music X , KZ Tandingan ,  Yeng Constantino ,  Darren Espanto , Joshua Garcia , Level Up Joy Store
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