Like most Pinoys, some celebrities are also proud of Filipino athlete Hidilyn Diaz for winning silver medal in the women’s 53 kg. class of the weightlifting competition at the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro.
Diaz's win is a historic triumph because it ended the 20-year Philippine medal drought in the Olympics, since boxer Mansueto ‘Onyok’ Velasco won a silver medal in the light-flyweight class at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
The 26-year-old weightlifter is also the first Filipina to bring home a silver medal in the Olympics after Velasco and the late Anthony Villanueva, who competed in boxing at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
As expected, Hidilyn instantly became a top trending topic as congratulatory messages flooded social media.
Here are some of the personalities who celebrated Hidilyn's victory:
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is proud of her fellow Mindanaoan.
Finally! The Philippines gets its first Olympic medal since 1996 with Hidilyn Diaz bagging the silver medal for women's weightlifting. And she's also the first ever woman from the Philippines to win an Olympic medal! Mabuhay ka, Hidilyn! ???????? #Rio2016 #HidilynDiaz #ThirdTimesACharm #ProudMindanaoan
Lea Salonga says Hidilyn's record was “unbelievable.”
SHE GOT SILVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad I saw it live!!!!!!!— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) August 7, 2016
Boxing champ and senator Manny Pacquiao couldn't be more proud of Hidilyn.
Here's former Olympian and actress Mikee Conjuangco-Jaworski with Hidilyn at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Here are the other celebrities and personalities who congratulated Hidilyn through social media:
Awesome news! Congratulations to Hidilyn Diaz who nabbed the SILVER medal for Olympic Weightlifting!!! Wooohoooo!! #TeamPhilippines— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) August 8, 2016