Top 10 Entertainment Stories that Captured Filipino Hearts in 2019

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The Top 10 Entertainment Success stories on GoodNewsPilipinas.com for 2019 include films and filmmakers, actors, national artists, music and performing arts.

Filipinos are natural-born artists. It is no wonder countless Pinoys excel in different arts-related fields anywhere in the world.

World class Filipino talents in filmmaking, music, animation, and performing arts made news headlines and captured the world’s attention.

Thanks to our tireless and dynamic artists and cultural worker, who share their time and talent, the Philippine flag has been raised both in the country and abroad. These Filipinos give us joy, shine the light in our minds about social issues, but also, make us realize our potential as Filipinos.

These international recognition brought us so much pride and honor and inspired the whole nation and, most importantly, the younger generation to
be more imaginative, more creative, and embrace the sense-of-a-nation – important tools in nation-building.

As we are about to end the year, Good News Pilipinas lists the 10 Most Followed Entertainment Success Stories for 2019.

HELLO, LOVE, GOODBYE

The news feature story on the movie Hello, Love, Goodbye (HLG) made it to the Top 10 of our Entertainment Success stories for this year.

The movie, top-billed by Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards, gained huge success in theaters across the world and was hailed as the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time.

Aside from its box office records, the HLG also made history for teaming up two of today’s hottest Filipino stars who have their own respective love teams, KathNiel and AlDub.

ABS-CBN’s Kathryn Bernado is the on-screen and off-screen partner of Kapamilya actor Daniel Padilla, known as KathNiel. GMA Network’s Alden Richards was the partner of phenomenal star and Eat Bulaga host Maine Mendoza in the AlDub love team.

Moreover, the HLG was also nominated for Best Asian Film at the 2019 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.

FILIPINO DANCE GROUPS AT THE 2019 WORLD SUPREMACY BATTLEGROUNDS

Our very own dance crews proudly raised the Philippine flag in Australia and landed 4 international championship titles.

Team Philippines, composed of Kenyo Street Fam, Reinvent, Academy of God, OFFLIMIT, BOCBOC NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DANCE TROUPE, Electro Groovers Junior, DANSSA JR., ELECTRO GROOVERS KIDS, ELECTRO GROOVERS YG, COUNTS, and Kim Sanchez, aced the 2019 World Supremacy Battlegrounds held in Sydney last October and went home bagging 4 international championship titles from different divisions. They also secured 7 runner-up spots.

What a strong performance, Team Philippines!

TWO NEW ‘UP FIGHT’ CHEERS

Yes! The energized UP community has two new ‘UP Fight’ cheers and its story claimed our Top 8 spot.

The new ‘UP Fight’ cheers were composed by no other than Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, our National Artist for Music and the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee who contributed his creations to the cause of the UP Men’s Basketball Team’s bid for the UAAP championship – a mission that has galvanized the UP alumni, students, faculty, and administration into a strong UP Fight fan base.

These new cheers will surely add more hard court drama and will intensify the love of the UP community for basketball, most especially for the UP Fighting Maroons varsity teams.

30TH SEA GAMES OPENING CEREMONY

The epic and breathtaking opening ceremony of the recently concluded biennial sporting event of the Southeast Asian Games is sitting pretty on Top 7.

The opening of the 30th SEA Games held at a jam-packed Philippines Arena in Bulacan on November 30 highlighted the world class Filipino talent and event facility to the world.

The star-studded ceremonies, directed by Floy Quintos, caught the world’s attention and earned praises from the international community. Even the Olympic Council of Asia encouraged the Philippines to consider bidding for hosting bigger events such as 2030 Asian Games.

The musical numbers and dance repertoire were all inspired from the local culture and elements the Filipino audience and athletes can be proud to say are their own.

And who would ever forget the chills and goosebumps when the Filipino athletes made their entrance to the tune of Pinoy band Hotdog’ classic hit song ‘Manila’?

ALDEN RICHARDS

Multi-awarded Kapuso actor Alden Richards was such a news maker for the year 2019!

The Gift’s lead star is this year’s recipient of Asian Star Prize at the 14th Seoul International Drama Awards, the second Filipino to win the award following the feat of another GMA 7 actor Dennis Trillo in 2016.

Aside from the enormous success of his film ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ with Kathryn Bernardo, winning the 2019 Asian Star Prize award is surely one of the highlights of Alden’s career in 2019.

Alden earned the title ‘Asia’s Multimedia Star’ after he won the Asian Star Prize award.

ERIK MATTI

Award-winning Filipino filmmaker Erik Matti clinched the Top 5 spot in our Entertainment Success stories for 2019.

The writer and director got to showcase his filmmaking techniques when he directed the HBO Asia original series “Folklore”, an eight-part anthology series about Asian cuisine. He specifically directed the “very emotional episode”
about Filipino food.

Erik Matti is known for his groundbreaking films such as On the Job (2013), Honor Thy Father (2015), and Buybust (2018).

DISNEY-PIXAR’S ‘FLOAT’

Landing on Top 4 is the Disney/Pixar film ‘Float’.

This animated short film, created, produced, and directed by Filipino-American filmmaker and Oscar-nominee Bobby Rubio came out on November 12 as a feature of the new Disney Plus Streaming Service app.

‘Float’, which was part of the Pixar SparkShorts experimental storytelling initiative, tells the story of a father who has difficulty accepting his son who actually floats. The film has been praised as breaking new ground in having the first Filipino-American characters in a Disney Pixar film.

REEL TIME’S BATANG MAESTRO OF SORSOGON

The Reel Time episode titled “Batang Maestro (Little Teacher) gave GMA News and Public Affairs its first Gold Dolphin after winning Gold at the Cannes Awards in September.

The award-winning Filipino-produced documentary bested other entries at the Current Affairs, Human Concerns and Social Issues category for its compelling story of Dagul.

Dagul is a 12-year-old volunteer teacher in Sorsogon who braves the Donsol river using a bamboo raft to reach the far mountainous village where he teaches the children to read.

The international achievement of GMA Network’s Reel Time episode titled “Batang Maestro (Little Teacher) got the bronze in our list of Entertainment Success stories of 2019.

KIDLAT TAHIMIK

Kidlat Tahimik bagged the silver in our 2019 list of Top Entertainment Success stories!

National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts Eric de Guia, popularly known as Kidlat Tahimik, was recognized by the Royal Palace in Amsterdam in the Netherlands for his achievements in filmmaking.

The “Father of Independent Philippine Cinema” was awarded as a Prince Claus Laureate in celebration of his works in enriching local culture through his movies.

Kidlat Tahimik is the third Filipino who was honored and recognized by the Amsterdam Royal Palace. Filmmaker Lav Diaz received his award in 2014 while musicologist Elena Rivera Mirano received hers in 2001.

VPEEPZ

Young dance varsity squad VPeepz snagged the gold in our list as the Most Followed Entertainment Story for 2019.

VPeepz made a buzz in Hollywood this year while competing at the NBC World of Dance and getting high scores from Jennifer “JLo” Lopez, Neyo, and Derek Hough.

Their most followed story on GoodNewsPilipinas.com pages was when they qualified for the World Finals after they knocked off other crews in the Division Finals with an MMA cage fight-themed routine to the tune of Nellie and Fergie’s “Party People”.

After their stint in the NBC World of Dance, the crew again made history for being the first ever all-Pinoy junior dance mega crew competing at the 2019 Body Rock Junior in California. They bagged the runner-up title.

VPeepz, together with other dancers, performed in the opening ceremony of the 30th SEA Games held at the Philippine Arena on November 30.

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