MANILA, Philippines – It's officially 2019, and just like people from around the world, Filipino celebrities welcomed the year with excitement and hope.
Anne Curtis, Erwan Heussaff, and Solenn Heussaff joined a group of friends in welcoming 2019 with a get-together party in Manila.
View this post on Instagram A good start. :) A post shared by Solenn Heussaff (@solenn) on Dec 31, 2018 at 10:23pm PST
Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson spent the holidays in Japan.
View this post on Instagram Book 2 / Scene 1 / Interior. CAFÉ / Day Effect A post shared by bea alonzo (@beaalonzo) on Dec 31, 2018 at 9:54pm PST
View this post on Instagram A post shared by bea alonzo (@beaalonzo) on Dec 31, 2018 at 9:00pm PST
Marian Rivera posted a family photo to ring in the new year.
View this post on Instagram Ama, salamat sa biyaya ng pagmamahal... Sa pamilyang aking pinangarap na iyong ipinagkaloob. . . Happy New Year IG friends... Happy 6m! #TheDantesSquad A post shared by Marian Rivera Gracia Dantes (@marianrivera) on Dec 31, 2018 at 4:06am PST
Scarlet Snow and parents Hayden Kho and Vicki Belo celebrated in South Africa.
View this post on Instagram gelukkige Nuwe Jaar from Africa . Tip: because of the wind and sand it’s always a bad hair day here . #asia2africa A post shared by Vicki Belo, M.D. (@victoria_belo) on Jan 1, 2019 at 12:06am PST
View this post on Instagram First to 2019 wins! A post shared by Scarlet Snow Belo (@scarletsnowbelo) on Dec 31, 2018 at 1:20pm PST
Chesca and Doug Kramer spent time with their 3 kids, even sharing on Instagram that they taught their children the importance of goal-setting.
View this post on Instagram (video posted on our YouTube channel) . Every 31st of Dec, as a family we sit down and write our vision board for the following year. It's goal setting, and it's about working hard to achieve those goals. But more than anything, it's trusting God for what's in store for us for the new year. We've been doing this since 2015 and it's quite amazing to see how everything has unfolded. We've learned that goals we've set 3 or 4 years ago, or even just last year, they were achieved! And it came at the best timing! God's perfect timing! It's amazing to set goals high and plan things, then later on see that God had better plans in store for us. We prayed for better health. From starting new businesses, to settling payment for our current home, to trusting God for a new home. To having a deeper personal walk with the Lord, to being a blessing to the less fortunate. A lot were answered in our vision boards, but a lot weren't as well. It teaches us to be patient and continue to work to achieve those goals. . We've taught our kids to set their goals high and to trust in hard work, to do our part and leave the rest to God. . 2019 is going to be amazing! We're claiming it and we're gonna give God the glory He so rightly deserves! Happy New Year! Cheers to 2019!! Love from #TeamKramer!! A post shared by Doug Kramer (@dougkramer) on Dec 31, 2018 at 7:32am PST
Actor JC de Vera was in Siargao with his girlfriend and his daughter.
View this post on Instagram We don’t need a New Year to start a new chapter! 2019 We are ready for you! Thank you sa lahat ng mga tao na nag paganda at nag bigay ng halaga sa 2018 na amin. Kilala nyo kung sino kayo Happy New Year mula sa mga de Vera! Be a blessing! A post shared by Jc De Vera (@akosijcdeberat) on Dec 31, 2018 at 3:27am PST
Matteo Guidicelli and family meanwhile spent time together in Japan.
View this post on Instagram From the Guidicelli’s, “HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!” #2019 #family A post shared by Matteo Guidicelli (@mateoguidicelli) on Dec 31, 2018 at 10:43pm PST
Kim Chiu and Xian Lim had the time of their lives in China.
View this post on Instagram Loving you, is such an easy thing to do... @chinitaprincess A post shared by Xian Lim (@xianlimm) on Dec 30, 2018 at 8:03pm PST
Vice Ganda celebrated with his mom in Spain.
View this post on Instagram A post shared by JoseMarieViceral / Vice Ganda (@praybeytbenjamin) on Jan 1, 2019 at 12:24am PST
View this post on Instagram Last year she said she wished to go to Barcelona to be able to see the Sagrada Familia. My profession deprives me of quality time with my family. So when given the chance i make sure every moment counts and everything creates a wonderful memory. Before this year ends i brought her to where she wished to be. I didnt know we had to book online to get access inside the church. So i asked a friend for help. Unfortunately only one could get inside. And like a parent to a child I am now patiently waiting for her to finish her ‘field trip’ inside the Sagrada Familia. I AM THE HAPPIEST SON RIGHT NOW!!!! Fantastica is such a huge hit and continues to win in box office. But for me this is a bigger achievement. My biggest so far. To be able to grant my Nanay’s wishes as she gets older is big deal for me. Vice Ganda is accomplished. Tutoy is successful. This is how i end my 2018. A post shared by JoseMarieViceral / Vice Ganda (@praybeytbenjamin) on Dec 31, 2018 at 2:47am PST
Ruffa Gutierrez and a group of friends celebrated at the Crimson Hotel in Boracay.
View this post on Instagram Page 1 of 365. HAPPY NEW YEAR! A post shared by RUFFA GUTIERREZ (@iloveruffag) on Jan 1, 2019 at 12:16am PST
Jasmine Curtis-Smith welcomed 2019 ready for the beach.
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jasmine (@jascurtissmith) on Jan 1, 2019 at 12:06am PST
Erich Gonzales celebrated her holidays in Norway.
View this post on Instagram Happy New Year! A post shared by Erich Gonzales (@erichgg) on Dec 31, 2018 at 5:16am PST
Meanwhile, Glaiza de Castro was one of the GMA stars present at the New Year's Countdown at the Mall of Asia Arena.
View this post on Instagram Welcomed the year with three outfits from @darylmaat. Which one do you prefer? Lol A post shared by Glaiza De Castro (@glaizaredux) on Dec 31, 2018 at 4:15pm PST