Jollibee, the nation’s number one fastfood chain, threw the biggest, star-studded Independence Day celebration last June 11, 2016 at the Metrotent in Pasig City. The mega-event brought together world-class Pinoy talent for a grand salubong of the 118th anniversary of national independence.

Jollibee Philippines President Joseph Tanbuntiong (3rd from left) and Jollibee Global Chief Marketing Officer and Jollibee Philippines Head of Marketing Francis Flores welcomed Independence Day with Jollibee and friends.
The Jollibee #PinoyAndProud: 2016 Independence Day Celebration and Countdown was a resounding success, thanks to the incredible performances from the brightest OPM stars, including Sarah Geronimo, Darren Espanto, KZ Tandingan, Lyka Gairanod, Darlene Vibares, JK Labajo, Itchyworms, and Spongecola. Celebrity endorsers Jodi Sta. Maria and son Thirdy, Zoren and Carmina Legaspi with their twins Mavi and Cassy, also joined the Jollibee family in counting down to the first moments of this year’s Independence Day.
There’s still plenty of ways to celebrate the sarap at saya throughout June. Embrace and show off your #PinoyAndProud spirit with these Jollibee freedom month exclusives!
Wear your Pinoy pride

Wear Pinoy pride literally on your sleeves with the new Jollibee x Uniqlo T-shirts, available at Uniqlo stores nationwide starting June 20. Featuring five new designs, this capsule T-shirt collection is Jollibee’s second collaboration with the global fashion retail giant.

The Jollibee x Uniqlo shirts debuted at the countdown event featuring three new different styling collections – athlesiure, summer, and denim.

Models strut the latest Jollibee x Uniqlo t-shirt collection at the #PinoyAndProud runway, 
styled in the season’s hottest trends: summer, denim, and athleisure.

Sarap-sayaChickenjoy bonding

There’s nothing more Pinoy than a family bonding over and sharing their favorite crispylicious, juicylicious Chickenjoy! For the month of June, Chickenjoy will be served in a limited-edition #PinoyAndProud Independence Day bucket. Share delicious, sarap-saya moments with the entire family, barkada, or even the whole barangay!
The Legaspi family introduced the new bucket design, now available nationwide, featuring the Jolly Friends in their adorable Filipiniana outfits.

(From left) Jollibee family Cassy, Zoren, Carmina, and Mavy Legaspi introduce the new, 
limited-edition #PinoyAndProud Chickenjoy bucket design, 
featuring the Jolly Friends in their Filipiniana outfits

Of course, I have my selfie with the limited-edition #PinoyAndProud Chickenjoy bucket design

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And I won a bucket of chickenjoy! yipeee! My daughter is so happy when she saw Mommy’s pasalubong! Thank you so much Best Friend Jollibee!  ^_^

#PinoyAndProud Jolly Friends

One of the highlights of Jollibee’s Independence Day bash is the grand parade featuring the Jolly Friends—Jollibee, Hetty, Yum, Popo, and Twirlie— donning their new Filipiniana finery for the first time ever. 
(From left) Jolly Friends Yum, Hetty, Jollibee, Twirlie, and Popo 
reveal their #PinoyAndProud outfits during the loud and lively
 Grand Independence Day Parade

Share the #PinoyAndProud fever with your family and friends with the Jollibee Viber sticker pack 2, available for FREE download this June.

Celebrating the reasons why we should always be #PinoyAndProud doesn’t stop after one day, or even one month,” said Francis E. Flores, Jollibee Chief Global Marketing Officer and Jollibee Philippines Head of Marketing. “Every day is an opportunity to discover why ang sarap at saya maging Pilipino!”
Sharing also the other highlights of the event:

The Voice Kids Philippines Season 1 finalist Darlene Vibares 
impressed the crowd with a powerful solo performance.
The Voice Kids Philippines Season 1 winner Lyka Gairanod’s 
passionate rendition of “Iisang Lahi” inflamed 
the audience’s #PinoyAndProud spirit

Jolly Spaghetti endorsers Jodi Sta. Maria and son Thirdy wish the nation 
a memorable and exciting Independence Day at the Jollibee #PinoyAndProud celebration

YouTube sensation Balang performs an energetic number with Asia’s Got Talent 
and #PinoyAndProud dance crew Jr. New System

The Voice Kids Philippines Season 1 finalist JK Labajo serenaded the crowd.

Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner Up Shamcey Supsup-Lee 
relates her #PinoyAndProud experiences at the 
Jollibee 2016 Grand Independence Day Celebration and Countdown

Long-time Jollibee endorser and Pop Princess Sarah G. wows the crowd 
with her hits at the Jollibee #PinoyAndProud 2016 
Grand Independence Day Celebration and Countdown.

Pop Princess Sarah G. and teen singing sensation Darren Espanto 
performed the iconic jingle “Beeda ang Saya” with Jollibee 

The Voice Kids Philippines Season 1 finalist Darren Espanto
 performed tracks from his studio album “Be With Me.”

One of the most anticipated acts in the Jollibee #PinoyAndProud 2016 
Independence Day Celebration and Countdown, 
Sponge Cola’s red-hot rock set fires up the crowd

The Itchyworms brings the crowd to their feet with their OPM tunes 
at the Jollibee #PinoyAndProud 2016 Grand Independence Day Celebration and Countdown

The X Factor Philippines Season 1 winner KZ Tandingan 
gives modern twist to OPM classics at the 
Jollibee 2016 #PinoyAndProud 2016 
Grand Independence Day Celebration and Countdown

Jollibee endorser Elmo Magalona takes the Jollibee #PinoyAndProud 
stage with a rendition of his late father’s classic rap hit, “Mga Kababayan Ko”

Darren Espanto and KZ Tandingan perform Jollibee’s latest anthem, 
“Sarap at Saya,” which celebrates the joys of being Pinoy 
and aims to rekindle national pride

Then the countdown begins and we all welcomed the Grand Independence Day Celebrations!

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Congratulations Jollibee and the team behind this successful event. #DDBMNL  #Ripple8

 I’m more than happy to be part of it! Sa Jollibee Bida ang Saya! #PinoyAndProud ^_^