The famous Front Beach of Boracay was filled with locals and foreigners awaiting the display of fireworks from resorts on Monday night, the 31st of December.
Although some feared that the fireworks display would not take place due to heavy rain, a few hours before 12 midnight, one hour before lighting time, the weather became better.
Half minute before twelve midnight, fireworks started to light the sky over Boracay island, and lasted until around one in the morning which revelers referred to as extension time.
Music was also played from establishments along the shore as tourists and locals celebrated the arrival of 2013.
The fireworks display in Boracay is awaited yearly by some revelers who were interviewed. This, they said, is better than lighting firecrackers themselves at their homes which is prone to accidents.