Last New Year’s eve, local bands and other games & surprises on-stage made the occasion fun while everyone waits for 2012 to end. The Aduana or the old Customs House was lit more brightly thus adding more appeal to the celebration and at the same time still stood as a reminder of the city’s rich cultural heritage as we all face the coming year. After City Mayor Hon. Jed Mabilog lead the countdown, everyone watched as colorful lights blasting one by one from the barge on the river up to the skies. Children and adults enjoyed the spectacular fireworks display for the second time in this part of the Iloilo River. Surely more and more people are choosing to just watch these shows rather than spending on fireworks and be possible victims of firecracker injuries. Happy and blessed New Year to all!