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Countdown revelries to 2013 goes nationwide for the first time

KILLER FIRECRACKER  Former PNP Chief Nicanor Bartolome holds up this pyrotechnic, called  “Goodbye Philippines,” which is 16 X 16 inches, much bigger than the ordinary firecracker (circled at left). Exploding this big one may well mean literally bidding adieu not only to the country but also to the world as it kills. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

For the first time, the New Year countdown celebrations have become a truly nationwide affair in the country, with street parties, live performances and fireworks displays laid out for New Year’s Eve revelers from Baguio City in the north to Tagum in typhoon-ravaged Mindanao.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Juan Time’ real time for New Year countdown


This is one government project where there is no room for nonconformists. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has called on the nation anew to synchronize watches and clocks with the Philippine Standard Time (PST) so everybody can greet 2012 at exactly the same time. Science Secretary Mario Montejo also appealed to organizers of […]

Posted: December 31st, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »