Where did New Year’s Eve resolutions come from?

A New Year’s resolution is a tradition that goes back as far as Babylon and ancient Rome.

The concept? A creed to improve one’s self for the coming year. And with 2018 upon us, these Filipinos are making their own vows for the coming year.

For others, what they are hoping for in 2018 is bigger than their own personal wishes.

As we usher in 2018, the Philippine mission headed by Philippine ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Teddy Boy Locsin Jr. has a message, especially for those who will brave the biting cold ball drop in Times Square, where security will be tighter than ever after a number of recent acts of terror in the Big Apple.

“When it comes to random acts of terror, this is what I have to say,” said Locsin. “We live in new york, we share the risk of the people in new york because we are all enjoying the advantages, beauty and all the things that we go to New York for.”

While studies show that New Year’s resolutions are broken by 88 percent of those who make them, there’s always the following year to try again.

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