Is Jollibee coming to the UK? Read WeAreHQ’s exclusive interview with Jollibee

Picture of Jollibee sign board

Source: Alexander Esguerra – WeAreHQ

So before we start let’s share some heritage about the delicious fast-food chain that is Jollibee! In 1975 Tony Tan Caktiong and his family opened a Magnolia Ice Cream parlour in Cubao, sometime in 1978, Caktiong and his brothers and sisters engaged the services of a management consultant, Manuel C. Lumba. Lumba shifted the business focus from ice cream to burgers, after his studies showed that a much larger market was waiting to be served. Lumba became Caktiong’s first business and management mentor.

Jollibee is an American-style fast-food restaurant with Filipino-influenced dishes specializing in burgers, spaghetti, chicken and some local Filipino dishes. In the Philippines, Jollibee serves Coca-Cola products for its beverages; in overseas markets, the chain serves Pepsi products.

Currently the largest fast-food chain in the country, it also has locations in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Dubai and Brunei.

Jollibee has won many accolades. It has consistently been mentioned as one of the Philippines’ and Asia’s most admired companies in surveys conducted by publications such as Asian Business Magazine and The Asian Wall Street Journal and has received other plaudits from Euromoney and Asia Money. In 2008, it was also the recipient of the FMCG and F & B Asia Pacific Supply Chain Excellence Award at the SCM Logistics Excellence Awards.

Read the rest at: WeAre Speaking To JOLLIBEE Phillippines – Official Interview.

Mark Villarosa

Mark Villarosa a British Filipino singer and songwriter, is to play at The Roadhouse, Manchester, on Jan 29. For more information, please head over to Fil-Event.

He’ll also be playing at The Camden Head in London, on Jan 23.

RPG Metanoia

The Philippine’s first 3D-animated feature film. Apparently it’s quite good.

Trial users wanted for mobile remittance service [payment offered]

We’ve been contacted by a company running a trial for a new mobile remittance service. The system will enable quick instant, mobile money transfers, from the UK to the Philippines via Globe GCash.

Filipinos who regularly send money to friends and family in the Philippines are needed to trial out the new service before the end of the year (31 Dec 2010). All participants will be given an incentive payment of £10.

If you’re interested, please contact us ASAP.

British Filipina witnesses attack on the royal Rolls-Royce

According to ABS-CBN Europe, a British Filipina witnessed the attack on Prince Charles’ car.

Jenalyn Masilungan, who joined the march against increased tuition fees, said, “We’re not protesting against Prince Charles because he’s done nothing wrong to us. He has no say in what the government does. And I think it shouldn’t have got so out of hand with Prince Charles. That was the big story. No one cared about the protest, everyone cared about the attack on Prince Charles.”

Read the full article: Brit-Pinay witnesses attack against Prince Charles (ABS-CBN Europe)