Monday, March 4, 2013

How Pinoys Unite as Recorded by Guinness!

Amidst the the tensions, add more the many disasters be it man-made or natural and still there's poverty everywhere... it's refreshing to learn that we can be united.  It's not hopeless after all. It can be done.  And we already did it!  Even Guinness has a record of it!


 The largest human rainbow consisted of 30,365 participants, organized by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines at the Qurino Grandstand, Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines on 18 September 2004.


The largest march against illegal drugs, the 'Grand BIDA March' included 332,963 people and was organised py PAGCOR (Philippines), in Manila, Philippines, on 21 March 2009.

A barcode system and an on site registration method were used to count the participants. The organisers estimate a total non official number of 600,000 people.

The most participants in a racing event was 116,086 at the Run for the Pasig River in Manila, Philippines, on 10 October 2010. The event consisted of three races: 3 km (1.86 mi), 5 km (3.11 mi), and 10 km (6.21 mi) runs all occuring simultaneously on different routes through the city before converging at the end of each circuit.

The most Mentos and soda fountains was 2,865 and was achieved in an event organized by Perfetti Van Melle (Philippines) at the SM Mall of Asia Complex, in Manila, Philippines, on 17 October 2010.

The record attempt took place in an open-air area within Manila’s biggest shopping mall, SM Mall of Asia. 300 tables were placed in the area in total, with 10 Coca Cola Zero bottles and 10 Mentos on each.

The largest carpentry lesson involved 525 people in an event organised by Nestle Philippines Inc. (Philippines) at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila, Philippines, on 28 January 2011.

The lesson taught students how to construct their own tables and over 100 were built during the event.

The largest pipe drum ensemble involved 1,874 participants and was achieved by Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Philippines) at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Philippines, on 31 January 2011.

The record was attempted by employees of Maynilad Water Services Inc. in a team building initiative. The 1,874 members of the ensemble played Queen's 'We Will Rock You', playing for 5 minutes and 19 seconds in total. The ensemble played the song using a piece of water pipe and plastic paddle each.

The largest human cross was achieved by 13,266 participants at an event organised by the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines) in Manila, Philippines, on 9 March 2011.

The cross was in two colours, black and white.


  •     The most people involved in a dental health check (Ours is 4,128 beating India Dental’s 3,377)
  •     The most blood pressure readings taken in 8 hours (Ours is 8,026 beating Kuwait Heart Foundation’s 7,203)
  •     The most blood glucose level tests in 8 hours (Ours is 5,217 beating NovoNordisk Education Foundation’s (India) 3,573)

This was done in only 8 hours and was achieved by Iglesia Ni Cristo, at Parola Tondo, Manila on 7 July 2012.

"I have truly not seen anything like this not just as a representative of Guinness world record, but in my life. I’ve never seen an organization so dedicated to helping other people free of charge all day". – Tarika Vara, Guinness world record’s official adjudicator.

Still proud to be Pinoy! 

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