#FaithInLove Restored: Kwentong Jollibee Valentine’s Series is back with new, moving stories of LOVE
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! And what better way to celebrate the month of love than with stories that depict the different kinds of love. This Valentine’s Day, Jollibee returns with a new set of heartwarming Kwentong Jollibee episodes that will remind viewers to keep their faith in love. As we all know, not all stories begin and end the same way. That’s why Kwentong Jollibee Valentine’s Series 2019 aims to showcase how love will always prevail in spite of heartbreaks, rejections, and challenges that come along.
Have Faith In Love: #KwentongJollibeeVday2019
And just a few days ago, I was invited to an exclusive screening of the #KwentongJollibee at the Bonifacio High Street Central Square Cinema in Bonifacio Global City. Along with some fellow bloggers and media colleagues, we had glimpse of the much-anticipated Valentine’s Series. All the while munching on our favorite Yum Burger, Ube Pie, and the highly anticipated comeback of the Tuna Pie. Not to mention being sweetly serenaded with each short’s OST in between.
Last year, Jollibee took Valentine’s Day by storm and inspired millions of Filipinos to believe in the power of love with the 2018 Kwentong Jollibee Valentine’s Day episodes – “Homecoming,” “Signs,” and “Status’. Which pooled in 167 million in reach on Facebook, and hit over 63 million views on both Facebook and YouTube. And since then Jollibee has released heartwarming stories of love (in all forms) to celebrate special days all year round. (Although I must say, The Vow is still my all-time favorite clip).
This year’s Kwentong Jollibee Valentine’s Series cast and directors were also present at the event. Where they shared their fun experiences while shooting and their own “hugot” thoughts on the true-to-life love stories.
Jollibee Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer and PH Marketing Head Francis Flores shared, “We’re very excited to be back again this Valentine’s Day with new Kwentong Jollibee episodes. Our stories have always been inspired by true events and I think it’s most evident with this series. The reality is that love is not always easy, but what matters most is having faith in love no matter how tough things may get and this lesson is what I hope people will take home after watching.”
Kwentong Jollibee Valentine’s Series 2019: Stories of love lost, found, and re-discovered
Following last year’s success, the 2019 Kwentong Jollibee Valentine’s Series is set once again to inspire people with all sorts of love based on true events. As it narrates wonderful stories of individuals who have found the courage to love again. And those who have persevered for the sake of love.
“Choice” (Story 1)
“Choice” revolves around the story of Ann. A young woman who is torn between two men in her life. Sharing intimate moments with her long-time best friend Paul, she also begins to find comfort in a new companion—Jay, a co-worker who inspire her to discover a different side of herself. The episode directed by Ianco dela Cruz concludes with Ann making a defining choice, looking to the past with gratitude and embracing the hope for love.
Watch the “Choice” here:
Spoiler alert: This seems to be everyone’s favorite (Update: 5.2 Million Views!). But the storyline is quite heart wrenching so you better prep those tissues!
“Proposal” (Story 2)
Another tale of love lost and found again, “Proposal” follows the story of Hans, a young man ready to spend forever with the love of his life. In an unexpected turn of events, his fairytale is shattered and he faces the challenge of rebuilding himself. Little by little, he picks himself back up with help from unexpected places. Directed by Joel Ruiz, the episode is all about starting over and choosing to love once again. Talk about real life office romance. KILIG!
“Anniversary” (Story 3)
Lastly, Director Pepe Diokno narrates a battle fought for love with “Anniversary”. Jason’s pursuit of a successful career spells trouble for his long-term relationship with Claire. Devoting his energy and passion to his work, he starts to take Claire for granted. Should Jason and Claire fight for their love or are they meant to go their separate ways?
All in all, I truly enjoyed this year’s Kwentong Jollibee Valentine’s Series. And I’m definitely looking forward to see more. This year and for the years to come.Thanks Jollibee and Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!