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Like A Warzone: This Is What New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display Looks Like In Manila

Manila was like a freaking warzone!

You’ve probably never seen a New Year’s Eve like this before. But a typical Philippine New Year’s Eve is extremely wild, you’ll think the entire place is a warzone, with explosions everywhere and fireworks shooting up to the sky. When you’re inside the house, it sounds like the entire city is under heavy aerial bombing. This amateur video, taken from one of the tallest building in Metro Manila, gives us an amazing perspective.

Annie Colbert wrote at Mashable:

Sorry, New York, Sydney and London — Manila’s fireworks dominated New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Colorful explosions blasted in every corner of the Philippines’ capital city as revelers set off fireworks to celebrate the New Year’s Eve. Footage shot from a central skyscraper shows the vibrant, deafening and quite dangerous chaos of the festivities.

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This kind of scene is relatively unique to the Philippines. In Western countries especially in the United States, fireworks are heavily regulated. It’s quite difficult to purchase one unless you’re a licensed technician.

Indeed, nobody does it like the Philippines. The entire country always experience total anarchy every New Year. The celebration is definitely fun and unforgettable. But it comes with a cost. After the celebration, there are several hundreds if not thousands of fireworks related accidents. Huge fires that destroyed homes and properties, hundreds of amputations mostly on kids. Not to mention the airport having to be shut down and all flights cancelled due to the thick smoke. If you’re not used to it, you’ll definitely think the entire place sounds like a freaking warzone, except all people are having fun.


  1. Shelle Nevison

    December 31, 2017 at 11:12 PM

    Bernadette Mcmillan

  2. Michael Castillo Malaluan

    December 31, 2017 at 11:08 PM

    Not at all here at Sto. Tomas, Batangas..we’ve controlled the usage of firecrackers..😊

  3. Mervin Ian Herrera Wagas

    March 13, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Jhon Wags Christina May Herrera Wagas

  4. Mervin Ian Herrera Wagas

    March 13, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Jhon Wags Christina May Herrera Wagas

  5. Paul Yasmine

    December 31, 2017 at 10:59 PM

    come check how its like in beirut 🙂
    ak47 and m16 everywhere 😂😂😂

  6. Ginalyn Collette Aquino

    December 31, 2017 at 10:53 PM

    Indeed the happiest place on earth. It’s more fun in the Philippines 😍

  7. Yuki Torres

    December 31, 2017 at 10:47 PM

    only in the Philippines yeah…..

  8. Angelson Ralph Blancas

    March 13, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Kimverly Veril

  9. Jake Muaña Barro

    December 31, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    It’s more a hella fun in the Philippines 💕💕😊😊😁
    Happy New Year sa Lahat 🎉🎆🎇

  10. Karen Tan

    March 5, 2018 at 4:22 PM

    Poor firemen!

  11. Kimberly Louise Lerma

    March 5, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    Khurram Jaral watch mo po

  12. Kimberly Louise Lerma

    March 5, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    Khurram Jaral watch mo po

  13. Lis Yang

    December 31, 2017 at 9:55 PM

    Yeah all that money for fire works, should be spend on foods and shelters for the homeless there. Great job Philippine 👏

  14. Sonny Masangcay

    December 31, 2017 at 9:54 PM

    Viva Philippines, the happiest place on earth when it comes to New Year Celebration. Happy New Year, how I wish I were there.

  15. Vie Babilonia

    December 31, 2017 at 9:40 PM

    no one can defeat #pinoy’s in welcoming the new year! have a safe new year everyone!

  16. Brian Villeneuve

    December 31, 2017 at 9:37 PM

    Buncha a dog eating fools there!

  17. Per D Rosales

    December 31, 2017 at 9:26 PM

    Ulol Nyo Elite Readers! Welcome to the Philippines! Happy New Year! And Mabuhay!

  18. アマド カランジ

    December 31, 2017 at 9:08 PM

    The Happiest place on earth #Philippines! cheers mga kababayan 🍷🍾 Manigong Bagong taon sa inyo diyan… ang akin bayang sinilangan. ❤

  19. Lucky Fabros

    December 31, 2017 at 9:02 PM

    Not anymore

  20. VanVan Llanes

    December 31, 2017 at 8:57 PM

    saamin parang movie lang. Silent hills 🙁

  21. Sharma A

    December 31, 2017 at 8:51 PM

    Dats kinda hypocritical considering everyday d scene is same at magic kingdom in us…how is dat magical n this not…chill guys it’s just one day….

  22. Santos Carlo

    December 31, 2017 at 8:49 PM

    Hahahahaha no one uses “sinturon ni hudas” or other dangerous firecrackers.
    Because it was declared illegal.

  23. Tamago Chichi

    December 31, 2017 at 8:26 PM

    iba na new year ngaun, mejo tahimik

  24. Keneth Cuarto Cueto

    December 31, 2017 at 8:19 PM

    It’s safer than last year…i hope next year no more victim og “PAPUTOK!

  25. Anthony Munar Magallanes

    December 31, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    New Year’s Eve in Philippines was awesome 😎 I’m proud Filipino here. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  26. Dennis Pionelo Sangalang

    December 31, 2017 at 8:10 PM

    Previously,’s different now that we have new regulations under the new president.

  27. Reny Cabaguio

    December 31, 2017 at 8:09 PM

    happy new year🎉🎉🎉🎉

  28. Alyne Coleta

    December 31, 2017 at 8:03 PM

    Happy New Year to all

  29. Tsg Dei

    December 31, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    “Bahala na” we are just having fun..😀😀😉

  30. Jhen Torres Saballo

    March 13, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Robert Elliott

  31. Amir Orc

    December 31, 2017 at 7:45 PM

    I miss this 👍🏻🍻🥂 Happy New Year Philippines 🎆🎇

  32. Lyndon Bacatan

    December 31, 2017 at 7:42 PM

    Happy new year to all

  33. Denmar Milo

    December 31, 2017 at 7:41 PM

    Hahaha I’m laughing for the last statement about the fire accident. Happy new year kapwa pinoy

  34. Fenella Diaz

    December 31, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    Its more fun in the Philippines! 🎆
    Happy New Year!

  35. Gian Carlo Dayao

    December 31, 2017 at 7:32 PM

    April Damot

  36. Karla Salvador

    December 31, 2017 at 7:32 PM

    Happy New Year! 😂🎉🥂

  37. Aaron Gililland

    December 31, 2017 at 7:31 PM


  38. Louida Lags

    March 5, 2018 at 4:22 PM

    Iba talaga pag pinoy😘 Happy New Year Philippines🎆🎇✨🎉

  39. AceJan Golosino

    March 13, 2018 at 6:12 PM


  40. AceJan Golosino

    March 13, 2018 at 6:12 PM


  41. Mike Cala

    March 13, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Joyce Lau

  42. Mike Cala

    March 13, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Joyce Lau

  43. Pedro Macaban

    March 5, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    Yeah only in the Philippines 😆

  44. Gary Santiago

    March 5, 2018 at 4:22 PM

    iba ang pinoy….happy new year

  45. Dhynys Oybhynys Senebyo

    March 13, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Craig Brown

  46. Yuki Torres

    March 5, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    only in the Philippines yeah…..

  47. Yuki Torres

    March 5, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    only in the Philippines yeah…..

  48. Lucky Fabros

    March 5, 2018 at 4:22 PM

    Not anymore

  49. Reny Cabaguio

    March 5, 2018 at 4:22 PM

    happy new year🎉🎉🎉🎉

  50. Gian Carlo Dayao

    March 13, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    April Damot


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