Backstreet Boy approves of ABS-CBN News video

Posted at 09/20/12 8:09 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A member of the popular American boy band Backstreet Boys gave his seal of approval to the viral video of ABS-CBN anchors and reporters lip dubbing one of the band’s greatest hits.

In his official Twitter account, Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson said one of his friends sent him the link of the “I Want It That Way” music video of ABS-CBN News journalists.

“A friend just sent me this. Love to the #Philippines,” he tweeted.

The video, which has been making the rounds of social media, currently has nearly half a million views on YouTube. It was directed by Jeff Canoy and produced by Jenny Reyes and Chiara Zambrano.

"Because sometimes, journalists like to have fun, too. Here's a slice of the newsroom... after the cameras stop rolling," Zambrano said in the video's caption.

The video shows several news personalities including "Bandila" anchors Karen Davila and Julius Babao, as well as "TV Patrol" anchors Ted Failon, Korina Sanchez and Noli de Castro.