American Idol host Ryan Seacrest sent out a “Happy New Year” tweet in Filipino as he greeted the Philippines during the New Year’s Eve countdown to 2020 from Time’s Square New York.
Ryan Seacrest posted on Twitter on December 31, 2019, “Maligayang bagong taon! Happy New Year to everyone in Phillipines! #2020” while hosting Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest aired on New Year’s Eve.
Maligayang bagong taon! Happy New Year to everyone in Phillipines! #2020
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) December 31, 2019
Seacrest, the Executive Producer of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, also tweeted New Year greetings to the people of Australia, Korea, Japan, España, Deutschland, France, Italia, European countries, and Brazil.
Filipino netizens responded to Seacrest’s tweet with much adoration, among them Michi D who tweeted back in Filipino: Maligayang bagong taon din sayo @RyanSeacrest Thanks for including the Philippines on your list 🇺🇸🇵🇭”
Maligayang bagong taon din sayo @RyanSeacrest Thanks for including the Philippines on your list 🇺🇸🇵🇭
— michidy (@michidy) December 31, 2019
Doodle117 declared love for Ryan Seacrest, also in Filipino.
@Doodle1171: Happy New Year Ryan! Mahal ka namin! You got a Great Celebration at Timesquare. You’re the bestest host of this era. 👏👏👏👏💜💜💜💜💜”
Patrick Josh Valisno used the chance to invite the Hollywood host to visit the Philippines.
@PatrickValisno: Maraming Salamat (Thank You) Ryan and Good Job of your hardwork as the host of #RockinEve may you visit to the Philippines anytime, we welcome you! 🇵🇭
Even Pinoys from around the world showed appreciation for the greeting, including Sam Traspe from California.
@djsammyt0917: Thank you, @RyanSeacrest! Happy New Year to you as well! With love and greetings from the Philippines and California, USA. 🙂😊😀😁🙌📅🕛❇✨🎇🎆🎉🎊🍾🥂🌏🌐🗺🇵🇭❤ #NewYear #NewDecade #NewYear2020 #NewDecade2020 #NewYearsEve #NewYearsEve2020 #NYE #NYE2020 #Hello2020 #HappyNewYear
Seacrest, a popular American radio personality, hosted the annual New Year’s Eve television special broadcast on ABC which featured big celebrities such as Post Malone, Dua Lipa, Kelsea Ballerini, Green Day, Jonas Brothers, and Korean pop idol group, BTS.
America’s annual celebration of New Year’s Eve would not be complete without the Ball Drop, also held at New York City’s Times Square, where the 11,875-pounds ball drops at midnight which signifies the start of the New Year.
This year’s theme for the New Year’s Eve bash is Climate Change, one of the biggest issues in the year 2019.
The previous Ball Drop in 2018 paid a special tribute to press freedom and featured prominent journalists from around the world as guests, including Filipino-American journalist and Rappler’s CEO Maria Ressa, who was honored as the 2018 TIME Person of the Year.
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