10 Guinness World Records Set By The Philippines

Filipinos do love setting world records, and they always succeed.
posted on: Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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Filipinos do love breaking Guinness records. How many records did the Philippines already set and break?

Well, I can no longer count but here are some of them:

1. Largest flaming image

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took part in an illuminating event in Ilolo, Philippines on April 2014, lighting 56,680 candles to set a new record for the largest flaming image.

2. Most women breastfeeding simultaneously


Held on May 2006, almost breastfed their babies simultaneously, setting a new world record. The event beat the previous holder set by California, with only 1,135 women.

3. Most people walking on a catwalk


The fashion show held at the Glorietta Mall in Makati on November 2012 featured . The former record holder was Turkey, having 1,967 people walking on the catwalk.

4. Largest charity walk


The previous record was set by Singapore on May 2000 with 77,500 participants.

On February 2014, the Worldwide Walk of Iglesia ni Cristo broke the record with  in a 1.6-kilometer walkathon. This fund-raising walk was for the benefit of the victims of supertyphoon Yolanda.

5. Longest basketball game


On March 2014, a basketball game was held on Meralco Gym in Pasig. The game between Team Walang Iwanan and Team Bounce Back lasted 120 hours, 1 minute and 7.8 seconds, breaking the previous record held by the US which lasted 112 hours and 13 seconds.

The final score was 16, 783 – 16, 732 in favor of Team Bounce Back.

6. Most different dishes on display

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with cheese as an ingredient were served at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on December 2009.

7. Longest barbecue


Set in Pangasinan to mark the Malangsi Fish-tival on April 2014, the longest barbecue measured . About 50, 000 kilograms of fish were used and 8, 000 people were involved.

8. Most trees planted simultaneously


Nearly 7,000 people helped in the mass planting of saplings in denuded forest and grassland in the eastern province of Camarines Sur. Together, the people planted trees in 15 minutes. The event was held on February 2011.

9. Largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island


Within , on the island of Luzon, Philippines, lies the Taal volcano, whose central crater is now a lake, called Crater Lake. Vulcan Point is a tiny island, some 40 meters across, situated within Crater Lake.

10. Most sky lanterns flown simultaneously


sky lanterns were launched on May 2013 on Ilolo, besting the previous record set in June 2012 by Romania at 12, 740 lanterns.

What other records would the Philippines aim in the future? Will Napoles’ record ever be broken?