Netizens praise 'spectacular' SEA Games 2019 opening ceremonies
MANILA, Philippines – It was definitely a proud moment for Filipinos.
Not everyone may have watched the ceremonies live at the arena but spectators surely made their voices heard on social media as #SEAGames2019 and #30thSEAGames lorded over the Twitter trending topics in the Philippines and worldwide.
#SEAGames2019 and #30thSEAGAMES are top trending topics in the Philippines and WORLDWIDE!— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) November 30, 2019
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From world-class performances to impressive stage design and production, netizens tweeted praises and cheers as Filipinos shared their thoughts on the opening ceremonies this year.
Nakakaiyak na binibigyang pugay ang mga atletang Pilipino #SEAGames2019— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) November 30, 2019
The opening ceremony impressed me so much. A beautiful showcase of our arts, talents, and OPM- OUR TRUE FILIPINO CULTURE! WHAT A START!— roli (@RoliManuel) November 30, 2019
This makes me so proud and happy! #30thSEAGAMES #SEAGames2019 #WeWinAsOne
The opening ceremony was fantastic!! Wow what a redeeming event! #SEAGames2019— Ella Laxa-Pangilinan (@EllaPangilinanx) November 30, 2019
Here's another highlight moment: greatest Filipino athletes coming together in one stage. (READ: Trip down memory lane as Filipino icons grace SEA Games opening)
Philippine sports legends Lydia de Vega, Akiko Thomson, Eric Buhain, Alvin Patrimonio, Bong Coo, Efren "Bata" Reyes, Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco, and Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno carry the SEA Games Federation Flag at the #SEAGames2019 opening ceremony. Josh Albelda/Rappler pic.twitter.com/80EqzOVXUZ— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) November 30, 2019
Lydia De Vega- Mercado. Eric Buhain. Akiko Thompson- Guevarra. Alvin Patrimonio. Bong Coo. Efren “Bata” Reyes. Onyok Velasco. Paeng Nepomuceno.— Nikki Valdez Garcia (@nikkivaldez_) November 30, 2019
GOOSEBUMPS seeing you all in one stage!!!! MABUHAY KAYO! #SEAGames2019 #WeWinAsOne
Looks like President Rodrigo Duterte enjoyed the opening ceremonies as well.
Check out more tweets below:SEAG Opening Ceremonies - Curated tweets by RapplerSports
What's your favorite moment during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games opening ceremonies? Let us know in the comments!