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Dec 31, 2011

PHILIPPINES New Year 2012 Celebration, Dec 31, 2011


Philippine fireworks, revelry gunfire injure 200
USA TODAY
Officials fear the number of injuries may rise as superstitious Filipinos bid goodbye to a year of natural disasters and economic uncertainty. Many Filipinos, largely influenced by Chinese tradition, believe that noisy New Year's celebrations drive ...
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Fireworks follow 2012 through the time zones
CTV.ca
"I've had enough this year," said Sandra Cameron, 68, whose Queensland home was wrecked by a cyclone's floodwaters in February. "It's gotta be a better year next year." New Year's celebrations raised fears in thePhilippines where more than 200 people ...
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New Year surprise for typhoon victims
ABC Online
By Clare Rawlinson A group of university students have banded together in the flood-ravaged Philippines city of Iligan to host a surprise New Year's Eve celebration for thousands of Typhoon Washi victims. The Mindanao State University students were ...
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New Year Cheer Starts Early in Samoa
TIME
The storm killed more than 1200 in southern and central Philippines, 800 of which were in Cagayan de Oro. For Ana Caneda, a disaster relief official in Cagayan de Oro, thenew year "offers a new ray of hope." "It's going to be a relief to write the ...
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How P-Noy celebrates New Year
Manila Bulletin
By MADEL R. SABATER MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno S. Aquino III will be welcoming the New Year with his family. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the President normally spends his New Year with his sisters. ...
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DOH urges public: Bang pots and pans in welcoming New Year
Inquirer.net
By Matikas Santos MANILA, Philippines—Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona appealed to the public to look for alternative ways of merry-making hours before the New Year's Eve revelry. He called on the people to “think of alternative ways...
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New Year Message from the President of Philippines - Jejomar C. Binay
IEWY News
I wish everyone a New Year of hope. Have your say on "New YearMessage from the President of Philippines – Jejomar C. Binay" Join the discussion below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS. Be nice. ...
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Fireworks, hope and worry as world rings in a new year, leaving a tough one behind
Newser
(Associated Press) Fireworks burst over Sydney Opera House as New Year's celebrations begin in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) (Associated Press) Visitors are showered by confetti as they celebrate a light show at ...
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New Year's traditions from around the world
Mother Nature Network (blog)
Whoever finds the coin in their piece of cake will have extra good luck in the coming year. Philippines: Food, family, and friends make up traditional New Year's celebrations in the Philippines, but there is a twist. The custom on this day is to wear ...
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Happy New Year to All!
Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines — Thank God for the New Year! Significantly ushered in by the recent celebration of the Birth of the Child Jesus, it gives us a fresh sense of hope. It gives us the opportunity to start anew, drawing inspiration from the triumphs ...
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Fire bureau issues last minute warning to prevent fire on New Year's day
Inquirer.net
By DJ Yap MANILA, Philippines–Fire officials issued last-minute warnings to the public about typical hazards during New Year's Day celebrations on top of traditional admonitions against using illegal firecrackers, as the country prepared to welcome the ...
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New Year, A Better You!
Manila Bulletin
BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD MANILA, Philippines — The inventive Italians have an amusing custom on New Year. As midnight of New Year's Eveapproaches, the streets are clear. There is no traffic, no pedestrians; even the carabinierri (cops) take cover. ...
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Manila Bulletin
Message to faithful: New year to bring 'abundant graces'
Inquirer.net
Despite the present difficulties, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines(CBCP) sees a year of “abundant divine graces” for the faithful in 2012. CBCP president and Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said Catholics would witness this year a ...
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Revelers around the world hope for a better year
NECN
COURTESY: TV New Zealand ((mandatory on-air credit)) (31 Dec 2011) APPHOTO XBM103: Thousands of revelers watch as fireworks light up the sky to welcome the New Year Sunday Jan.1, 2012 in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) (1 Jan 2012) ...
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World Gears up for New Year
NTDTV
The chocolate treats are New Year's gifts for friends and relatives meant to begin thenew year with cheer. In the Philippines, colorfully wrapped firecrackers draw a crowd looking to stock up before the celebrations begin. ...
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Hope reigns as the world welcomes 2012
gulfnews.com
Earlier, revellers packed the Dubai Metro trains and hit the streets of Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and other emirates as the UAE got into the mood to ring in the New Year and party the night away. Shopping malls were full of people looking for new clothes for ...
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World rings in 2012 and bids adieu to a tough year
KTAR.com
By GREG KELLER Fireworks burst over the Sydney Opera House, rigfht, as New Year's celebrations begin in Sydney, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Associated Press PARIS (AP) - With glittering fireworks and celebrations from New Zealand ...
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Fitness, financial gains top New Year resolutions
Gulf Times
Marie D'Angelo: I hope that I can earn some more money this year to send back to my family in the Philippines. It is hard being away from them but it will be worth it. I also hope that my family, friends and everyone else enjoys happiness and health ...
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Real hope
Oman Daily Observer
Hino, her husband and four children are among tens of thousands of people in thePhilippines displaced by floods triggered by Tropical Storm Washi who will spend New Year's Eve in refugee camps in the worst-hit cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. ...
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Fire department renews warning about firecrackers, other hazards
Inquirer.net
By DJ Yap MANILA, Philippines—Fire officials issued last-minute warnings to the public about typical hazards during New Year's Day celebrations on top of traditional admonitions against using illegal firecrackers, as the country prepared to welcome ...
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Happy New Year Google Doodle 2012 vs the last 5 years
PopHerald.com
Due to time zone, United States is one of the last countries to experience the new tweaked logo which celebrates the coming New Year while Japan, New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines and other countries in Asia and the Pacific were among the first ...
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Dragon stamps for Chinese New Year released
ABS CBN News
MANILA, Philippines - Two dragon-design stamps were released by the Philippine Postal Corp. to welcome the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese lunar calendar. The head of a fire-breathing dragon can be seen in the P7 stamp, while the full picture of a ...
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There is good news here: Bulletin Entertainment's Best of 2011
Manila Bulletin
By JECELYN V. MACAHINDOG MANILA, Philippines — Though typhoon “Sendong” left immeasurable damage to the country, life goes on in these parts. Like the passing year, we all move forward and start the New Year right. Bulletin Entertainment gathered...
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New Year honours list: diplomatic service and overseas
The Guardian
Dr Michael Thomas Jackson, Formerly International Rice Research Institute, ThePhilippines. For serv international food science. Anthony Paul Kay, Consular Regional dir for the Middle East, Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Miss Elizabeth Jean Laughton, ...
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Oak View man will celebrate new year by turning 100
Ventura County Star
1, 1912, in Sinait, in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines, to Pablo and Alejandra Barut. He had three sisters, and all have since died. Clark said Barut's mother lived to be 105. When he was 16 years old, an uncle offered Barut passage to the ...
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New Year's traditions from around the world | MNN - Mother Nature ...
By Jenn Savedge
Philippines: Food, family, and friends make up traditional New Year's celebrations in thePhilippines, but there is a twist. The custom on this day is to wear clothes with circular patterns like polka dots, as it is believed that circles attract money ...
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Refrain from Fireworks During New Year Celebration, urges ...
By Satish Karat
No Fireworks During New Year Celebration, urges Government. The Government has been continuously urging the people not to involve dangerous fireworks, including gunfire, in their celebrations. The festive season is ongoing and thus to ...
TopNews United States
Global Traditions: What You Eat to Welcome in New Year Matters ...
By Corey
And in the Philippines you will find people collecting 7 different types of round fruits for the new year. The round shape of the fruits signify money and seven is believed to be a lucky number. The fruits are set on the dinner table and are ...
Multilingual Living
Happy New Year and a Prosperous 2012! | YugaTech | Philippines ...
By yuga
I'd like to take this quick post to greet everyone a very Happy New Year! I've been a really challenging but exciting year for me here and hoping it could be.
YugaTech | Philippines, Tech...
Twitter Back To Normal After Being 'Over Capacity' On New Year's Eve
By skschust
I live in the Philippines and Twitter crashed a little before midnight so I think our time zone made Twitter go over capacity because of all the people tweeting like crazy on New Year's eve. Hahaha! December 31, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Reply ...
CBS New York
New Year: Traditions around the world - MyHeritage.com - English ...
By Schelly
And, of course, there are countries where the New Year is not celebrated on January 1, but in spring or fall. Regardless of where or ... Auld Lang Syne – written by Scottish poet Robert Burns - is the New Year's Eve song In English-speaking countries. Read the history of the ... Among them: wearing colored underwear (red for love, yellow for money) in some places in South America; in the Philippines, they wear polka dot clothing, and eat round fruit for prosperity;. And here's some info ...
MyHeritage Blog
Philippine fireworks, revelry gunfire injures 200 | SeacoastOnline.com
MANILA, Philippines — More than 200 people have been injured by illegal firecrackers and celebratory gunfire in the Philippines despite a government scare campaign against reckless New Year revelries, officials said Saturday. ... Many Filipinos, largely influenced by Chinese tradition, believe that noisy New Year's celebrations drive away evil and misfortune. But they have carried that superstition to extremes, exploding huge firecrackers and firing guns to welcome the new year ...
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New Year Message from the President of Philippines – Jejomar C ...
By iewy-aliya
New Year Message from the President of Philippines - Jejomar C. Binay. Another year has just passed and while we look back to celebrate our triumphs, let us also recall theevents that have united us as a people, extending our charity and ...
IEWY Press Release Distribution
The English Blog: Reuters Video: World gears up for New Year
By Jeffrey Hill
The chocolate treats are New Year's gifts for friends and relatives meant to begin the new year with cheer. In the Philippines, colorfully wrapped firecrackers draw a crowd looking to stock up before the celebrations begin. Despite some towns' ...
The English Blog
New Year cheer starts early in time-jumping Samoa « New ...
By Associated Press
APIA, Samoa (AP) — The New Year's Eve parties started a whole day early on the South Pacific island nation of Samoa, after a hop across the international date line transported the country 24 hours into the future — making it the first in the world to ring in the new year. Samoans ... Associated Press writers Ray Lilley in Wellington, New Zealand, Teresa Cerojano in Manila, Philippines, Kelvin Chan in Hong Kong, Yuri Kageyama in Tokyo contributed to this report. Related Stories ...
New Hampshire Journal
PAGASA: Rainy New Year's Eve in the country | Mint Screen
Rain looms over parts of the Philippines on the new year's eve of 2012. Strong to gale force wind is expected to affect the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas, ...
mintscreen.com/.../pagasa-rainy-new-years-eve-in-the-philippi...
Rain's Travels: Where to Spend New Year's Eve in the Philippines
Where to Spend New Year's Eve in the Philippines. Like it? Share it on Facebook or Twitter! The beautiful Philippine Islands may not have the remarkable ...
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A Safe Kiddie New Year! | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online
MANILA, Philippines — New Year's Eve in the Philippines might as well be a taste of what World War III could look like. Every household in the country will light ...
www.mb.com.ph/articles/346508/a-safe-kiddie-new-year
New Year Party in Cebu? - Philippines Forum
Does anyone know what bars or places are popular with expats on New Years Eve? Any hotels with parties in them worth visiting on New Years Eve? Any ...
www.philippines-addicts.com/.../9158-new-year-party-in-cebu...
New Year's fireworks, revelry gunfire injure 200 in Philippines ...
New Year's fireworks, revelry gunfire injure 200 in Philippines ... by Chinese tradition, believe that noisy New Year's celebrations drive away evil and misfortune. ...
www.norwichbulletin.com/.../Unhappy-New-Year-for-200-hu...
Warm Holidays in the Philippines: Christmas and New Year ...
A week before the end of the year, we celebrate Christmas; one of the most anticipated and distinguished event of our every lives, apart from our own birthdays ...
www.coolwindsresidences.com/.../christmas-new-year-celebrat...
DOH reiterates call for safe New Year celebrations | Official Gazette ...
A December 26, 2011 press release from the Department of Health: The Department of Health reiterated its call for a safe celebration of the New Year as part of ...
www.gov.ph/.../doh-reiterates-call-for-safe-new-year-celebrati...
Philippine fireworks, revelry gunfire injure 200
MANILA, Philippines (AP) – More than 200 people have been injured by illegal ...believe that noisy New Year's celebrations drive away evil and misfortune. ...
www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2011-12-31/.../1
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Are you going to a private party where you ring in the new year with friends? Maybe just ... How Long Can A U.S. Citizen Stay in the Philippines? What should I ...
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