Wishing everyone a Happy New Year is a tradition that brings positive greetings for others to have a joyful new year.
It’s like a “good luck” spell to someone for the coming year or a reminder to choose happiness. It could also mean a call to celebrate the blessings and experiences in the past, make new memories, and be better in the coming year.
What makes a “Happy New Year” greeting more special is if it comes from our loved ones or from our favorite celebrities to whom we look up to for being inspirational and hardworking.
As we celebrate the beginning of the year 2020 and the start of the new decade, Good News Pilipinas lists down celebrities who conquered 2019 through their hard work and are now wishing the Filipino nation a blessed and positive new year.
Kapuso actor Alden Richards has been so grateful for all the blessings he received in 2019.
Alden top-billed the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time, Hello, Love, Goodbye with Kapamilya actress Kathryn Bernardo. The multi-awarded GMA Network star also received the Asian Star Prize award this year at the 14th Seoul International Drama Awards.
“Happy New Year guys GOD bless you,” Alden Richards greeted everyone on twitter on the first day of January 2020.
Happy New Year guys GOD bless you!
— Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02) December 31, 2019
Last Christmas in South Korea, The Gift’s lead actor expressed how grateful he was for all the blessings and thanked his supporters through his social media.
“Sa lahat ng taong naging parte at parte pa rin ng buhay ko, maraming salamat sa inyo. Binuo niyo ang aking pagkatao. Maligayang pasko po. LORD maraming salamat po sa lahat ng biyaya niyo. Love you LORD Happy Birthday.”
Celebrity endorser and social media influencer Maine Mendoza is grateful for all the blessings bestowed upon her in 2019.
The Most Tweeted Filipino Celebrity went on social media on January 1 to greet her supporters and followers.
“Happy new year, everyone,” Maine wrote on her tweet. “Naway maganda ang salubong ng bagong taon sa ating lahat!”
The inspiring mother of two children, Marian Rivera, wished her social media followers a prosperous year ahead.
“Manigong Bagong Taon sa inyong lahat,” Marian wrote in the greeting she posted on Instagram with a family photo which included Marian herself, husband Dingdong Dantes, daughter Zia, and son Ziggy. She also added #SalamatAmaSaBiyayaAtPagpapala to express her gratitude.
The Kapuso Primetime Queen is set to take the lead role in the upcoming TV series First Yaya with Gabby Concepcion.
CARLOS EDRIEL YULO
Filipino gymnastics superstar Carlos Edriel ‘Caloy’ Yulo made his followers happy and feel giddy when he posted his new year greetings on his social media.
In his tweet, Caloy wrote: “Happy new year y’all!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Happy new year y’all!!! ❤️❤️❤️
— Carlos Edriel Yulo (@c_edrielzxs) December 31, 2019
Carlos Yulo became a household name in 2019 with his achievements in his chosen sport – gymnastics.
The 19-year-old Pinoy gymnast collected gold at the 2019 World Cup Gymnastics Finals held in Melbourne in February and a bronze from the 2019 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Doha in March. He also made history for being the first Filipino and Southeast Asian to win in the World Gymnastics Championships held in Stuttgart, Germany in October.
Yulo also dominated the Men’s All-Around Gymnastics of the 30th Southeast Asian Games and bagged gold medals.
The gymnastics Filipino pride is set to represent the Philippines in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics this year.
ERNEST JOHN OBIENA
Another 2020 Olympian, pole vaulter Ernest John ‘EJ’ Obiena, encouraged himself and his followers in his Instagram post on New Year.
“Chin up,” EJ quipped on his post. “It’s 2020. It will be better!!!”
The First Filipino pole vaulter who made it to the Top 10 of the World Rankings for Men’s Pole Vault of the International Association of Athletics Federations is the first athlete from the Philippines to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Last year, the Pinoy pole vault superstar made headlines for bagging gold and set a new record at the 2019 Summer Universiade in Italy, and snagging another gold at the 2019 Jump and Fly – Baxter Meeting in Germany.
Obiena also made multiple feats at the 23rd Asian Athletics Championships (AAC), setting his personal best, a national record, and the AAC record previously set in 1993.
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray greeted her fans and followers this new year and shared her excitement for what the 2020 has in store for everyone.
“Happy New Year beautiful people,” Catriona said on her Instagram post. “Celebrating the year that was….looking forward to the year that will be.”
The Filipino-Australian beauty, who recently crowned a new Miss Universe, had a successful and purposeful reign in 2019.
The 4th Filipina Miss Universe engaged in different charitable activities to maximize her platform and to champion her cause for education, children’s welfare, HIV/AIDS awareness, and positivity and equality.
On her last day as Miss Universe, Catriona expressed her gratitude to Filipinos for all the support she has been receiving even before she started her journey in pageantry.
Catriona Gray is set to release her book ‘Conquering Your Universe’ composed of her stories of success and learning in her journey to reach for her dreams.
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