Roberto del Rosario, president of the Trebel Music Corporation developed a sing-along system in 1975 and patented his “Minus-One” in 1983 and 1986. The device is now commonly known as the “karaoke machine”. Following a court battle with a Japanese company which claimed to have invented the system, the Supreme Court in 2007 declared that he owns the patent rights.
In the later models of his system, another cassette tape player/recorder was added. It could record on one magnetic tape both the musical accompaniment and voice of the person singing. To enhance the quality of sound the device had a "reverb" knob [or echo-like sound] adding technical artistry to the resulting sound. ... See MoreSee Less
PHILIPPINE TARSIER - 2 WORLD RECORDS
Smallest Haplorrhine in the World.
It is often described as the smallest primate in the World but this is not quite accurate. It is the smallest haplorrhine in the World ("haplorrhine" = somewhere between a monkey and a primate)
Mammal with the largest eyes in the World, in proportion to its body size. At just 12cm in length, its large eyes and soft, thick fur make it the cutest animal on the planet. They are found in the islands of Samar, Leyte, Bohol and Mindanao. ... See MoreSee Less
LARGEST GATHERING IN PHILIPPINES
Some six million people tuned up to attend mass with Pope Francis at Manila's Rizal Park on 18 Jan 2015.
That beats the previous record crowd for a single-day religious event of five million set during Pope John Paul II’s World Youth Day Mass in 1995, also in the Philippines. ... See MoreSee Less
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WORLD'S LARGEST DANCING FOUNTAIN ... See MoreSee Less
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Longest bridge in Philippines ... See MoreSee Less
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Philippine Book of Records shared Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho)'s #KMJS12: Nortega Conjoined Twins.
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PHILIPPINE FASTEST CAR
2,000 race fans turned up at the inaugural AutoIndustriya.com Speedfest at Subic International Airport, 25-26 Feb 2012.
All speed runs were officially timed and recorded with the WCC/Matonetics Port-A-Tree Timing System.
The rules were simple: achieve the highest top speed over the 1.6 km long runway. It was MOTUL-Autoplus that took the overall win in the Unlimited Class as Carlos Gono, behind the wheel of his highly tuned Ford GT, blistered the SPEEDFEST Mile with a top speed of 330.7 km/h. Another car that broke the 200mph barrier was the highly-tuned 1000-horsepower MOTUL-Autoplus Nissan GT-R driven by Manuel Go Jr. that clocked in 321.88km/h for second place. Another 1000-horsepower JCT Racing Nissan GT-R driven by Jonathan Tiu clocked in at 310.6km/h for third place. All top-three cars in the 6-cylinder and up forced induction class broke the 300 km/h speed barrier.
In the 6-cylinder and up, naturally-aspirated class, it was the Lamborghini Gallardo of Maurice Laude that clocked the fastest run at 277.48 km/h. Chris Tajano's Audi R8 V10 took 2nd with a speed of 274.33 km/h. Third place went to Bennett Cua with his Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series doing a speed of 273.3 km/h. ... See MoreSee Less
FIRST GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF IYF WORLD CULTURAL DANCE FESTIVAL
Kahayag Dance Company is a community-based dance group in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Kahayag created an international traction when they won the Grand Prize of the 2015 IYF World Cultural Dance Festival in Korea. This earned them a Resolution Of Recognition from the City Government of Dumaguete while the Province of Negros Oriental proclaimed them as a Resident Artistic Group of the province. ... See MoreSee Less
Kahayag Dance Company The Philippines bagged the grand prize at the 2015 International Youth Fellowship (IYF) World Cultural Dance Festival held in Jeonju, S...
MOST ACCLAIMED BEAT-BOXER ... See MoreSee Less
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Philippine Book of Records shared Tech in Asia's Revolution Precrafted prefabricated homes.
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The Iglesia ni Cristo Central Temple (Filipino: Templo Central) is a main temple of the Iglesia ni Cristo. Located along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, it was completed on July 27, 1984, and is the biggest place of worship in the country with a capacity of around 7,000 people. ... See MoreSee Less
MOST FUEL EFFICIENT ICE CAR
Team Aquila from Mapua Institute of Technology managed 401.35 km per litre for its Internal Cmbustion Engine (ICE) prototype. The team emerged champions in that category in the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia held in Singapore from March 16-19, 2017. Aguila IV, the team's three-wheeled prototype gasoline category vehicle, utilizes lightweight design techniques such as carbon fiber body panels and light but high-tensile-strength aluminum alloy tubings for the internal frame. ... See MoreSee Less
Philippine Book of Records shared NowThis's This alternative leather is made out of pineapple waste.
Philippines introduce leather made of pineapple leaves ... See MoreSee Less
This leather is made from pineapples instead of cows
Philippine Book of Records shared Ovation TV's Island Museum - The largest 3-D museum in Asia.
Largest 3-D museum in Asia. ... See MoreSee Less
This museum in the Philippines is the perfect place for taking the most epic selfies. The largest 3-D museum in Asia invites you to become part of the art.
Philippine Book of Records shared Renewable power Systems's video.
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World’s largest commercial rooftop solar array is on a shopping mall in the Philippines
Philippine Book of Records shared Guinness World Records's Most Full Body Revolutions Maintaining A Chest Stand.
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Filipino Leilani Franco breaks a world record. ... See MoreSee Less
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BEST SELLING ALBUM BY A FILIPINO
Christmas in Our Hearts, by Jose Mari Chan, is the best-selling album by an Original Pilipino Music (OPM) artist to date. Just weeks after the album was released, it was certified triple platinum by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) in 1990. In Dec 2006, it was awarded with a Double Diamond certification by the PARI on GMA Network's SOP for selling more than 600,000 units in the Philippines. It makes Chan the only Filipino artist to achieve the feat, with two Double Diamond albums - the other one being Constant Change. The album has sold over 800,000 copies in the country to date.[ ... See MoreSee Less
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"Finding someone to do justice to Celine Dion's songs is almost impossible until we found this dynamo from the Philippines..."
In 2010, Charice was the first Asian solo singer in history to be in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. ... See MoreSee Less
One Of The Best Singers Of The World - Charice Pempengco -To Love You More (I'll be waiting for you) and All by My Self. Take time to watch her second song (...
PHILIPPINES BIGGEST DRUG HAUL
Philippine authorities have seized about 6 billion pesos worth of methamphetamine or shabu in a series of raids ending 23 Dec 2016. 6 people - 4 locals and 2 Chinese - were arrested and 560 Kg of suspected meth were found in the raids. ... See MoreSee Less
FASTEST GROWING INDUSTRY
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) currently provides the Philippines with 1.3 million jobs and US$25 billion in revenue. By 2017, BPO is expected to provide more foreign revenue than remittances – the republic’s traditional source of foreign exchange. Furthermore, the World Bank estimates that BPO revenues could soar to well over US$50 billion and provide some 2.6 million jobs by 2020.
Government investments in communications infrastructure, combined with an English-speaking talent pool and competitive tender prices has seen companies from all over the world outsourcing their IT work to the Philippines. Commonly outsourced processes include data processing, human resources, accounting, and call centre services.
In the early 2000, when there were reportedly only four call centres in the Philippines. Today, there are estimated to be almost 800 call centres and the industry as a whole contributes 10 per cent to the country’s GDP.(Photo: AFP) ... See MoreSee Less
TOP MEMORIZER FOR NAMES & FACES, SPOKEN NUMBERS
12-year-old Jan Jelo Juanir of St. Joseph School of Lawang Bato, Valenzuela, captured the silver in the Names and Faces event and the bronze in the Spoken Numbers event in the Kids division of the World Memory Championship held in Singapore in Dec 2016.
Juanir also got his second of the three norms needed to attain the title of International Master of Memory. ... See MoreSee Less
Philippine Book of Records shared Philippine Mind Sports Association - Philippine Memory Team's post. ... See MoreSee Less
Team Pinas Humakot ng 5 MEDALYA sa WORLD MEMORY CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 - Singapore (1 Gold, 3 Silvers, 1 Bronze) Philippine Memory Team brought home 5 medals from the 25th World Memory Championship whic...
Philippine Book of Records shared Tech Insider UK's Cycling on wire in the Philippines.
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At Eden Nature Park and Resort is Philippines' only Skyrider. It is cycling on a cable suspended 60 feet high across a 200-meter long zipline overlooking Davao City and the Gulf. ... See MoreSee Less
This park in the Philippines lets you bike on a wire.
On April 7, 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan landed in Cebu. The Spanish arrived in Cebu on 1565 and in 1567 the Cebu garrison was reinforced with the arrival of 2,100 soldiers from New Spain (Mexico). By 1569 the Spanish settlement in Cebu had become important as a safe port for ships from Mexico and as a jumping-off point for further exploration of the region. Cebu City now has a land area of 315 sq km and a population of 922,611. ... See MoreSee Less
HOOQ, ASIA'S FIRST AND LARGEST VIDEO-ON-DEMAND SERVICE
Into its second year in Philippines, Hooq is unfazed by the increasing competition. Hooq currently boasts of over 35,000 hours of Hollywood, regional and Filipino movies and TV shows available to over 100,000 paying subscribers throughout the country.
Among its most popular contents are the Hooq-exclusive series “Supergirl,” Ash vs. Evil Dead,” “The Player” and “Mad Dogs” as well as “Spartacus,” “The White Queen,” and “The Flash".
Hooq’s partnerships with Viva Communications, GMA Network, Regal Entertainment and ABS-CBN have also given it an equally impressive line-up of local content including blockbuster films like “Diary ng Panget,” “The Gifted,” and “Ang Cute ng Ina Mo” as well as hard-to-find indies like “1st Ko si 3rd,” “Astro Mayabang,” and the acclaimed “Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay.” ... See MoreSee Less
Philippines' LARGEST COMPANY BY ASSETS is Metropolitan Bank & Trust. Its assets as at May 2016 is US$37.5 billion up 20.4% from 2015. ... See MoreSee Less
Philippines' current LARGEST COMPANY BY SALES is San Miguel. Its sales as of May 2016 is US$17.6 billion, up 0.1% from 2015. ... See MoreSee Less
FIRST CHOIR IN THE WORLD TO WIN EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX FOR CHORAL SINGING TWICE (1997 and 2007).
The University of the Philippines Madrigal Singers was organized in 1963 by National Artist Professor Andrea O. Veneracion. The group is composed of students, faculty and alumni from the different colleges of the University of the Philippines (UP). The choir is one of the world’s most awarded, having consistently won all the top prizes in most of the world’s prestigious choral competitions: Arezzo and Gorizia in Italy, Marktoberdorf in Germany, Spittal in Austria, Neuchatel in Switzerland, Tours in France, Varna in Bulgaria, Debrecen in Hungary, Cantonigros, Tolosa, Torrevieja in Spain, and the European Grand Prix.
The ensemble performs a wide repertoire of various styles and forms: renaissance music, classical music, Filipino and international folksongs, contemporary and avant-garde music, opera and even popular music. Their specialization and focus on the madrigal idiom has inspired their unique set-up of singing while seated in a semi-circle, without a conductor. ... See MoreSee Less
LARGEST PROPERTY DEVELOPER
Ayala Land, Inc. is the largest property developer in the Philippines, operating prime commercial spaces throughout the country. It is owned by the Ayala Corporation.
Ayala Land develops residential, retail, office, hotel, and leisure components, within growth centers across strategic areas around Philippines. It is the real estate arm of Ayala Corporation, the country’s oldest and one of its largest conglomerates. From an internal division of Ayala Corporation, it was spun off and incorporated in 1988. ... See MoreSee Less
LARGEST CABLE TV PROVIDER
SKYcable is a cable television service of Sky Cable Corporation, the Philippines' largest cable television provider. It has over 500,000 subscribers controlling 40% of the cable TV market. Commercial cable operations commenced in 1992. In 2006, the first ever prepaid cable TV service in the country was introduced, SKYCABLE Silver Prepaid. In 2008, SKYBROADBAND, the fastest residential broadband internet service in the land, and SKYVOICE, the lowest-priced IDD calling service, were launched. ... See MoreSee Less
TOP DRUG ABUSE IN PHILIPPINES
It has been estimated that about seven million people use shabu, also known as ice or crystal methamphetamine.
Most people smoke shabu, but it can also be snorted, injected, or simply dissolved in a liquid. In no time at all, tolerance can set in after frequent use, and the user will need greater quantities to get high. ... See MoreSee Less
LARGEST LOCAL FAST FOOD CHAIN
Jollibee has the largest fast food chain in the archipelago. It is most popular for its spaghetti and chicken. It was founded in 1975 by Tony Tan Caktiong and his family in Cubao, Quezon City. The Group has a total store network of 2,951 stores worldwide as of March 31, 2015. In the Philippines, its store network totals to 2,335. ... See MoreSee Less
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A megabat was captured in the Philippines. Some say it's a human size bat while others say it's a giant golden crowned flying fox. Media: Black Flying Fox/Ja...
The highest waterfall in the country is the 388m-high Aliwagwag Falls, in Cateel town, Davao Oriental province. The cascade has 13 rapids and looks like a stairway with 84 steps of varying heights. ... See MoreSee Less
Philippine Book of Records shared TMS Media's Secret Twin Lagoon Coron Island.
PHILIPPINES' MOST SECRET LAGOON ... See MoreSee Less
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MOST POPULATED CITY
The population of the Philippines as of August 1, 2015 was 100,981,437, based on the 2015 Census of Population. Four cities surpassed the one million population mark, namely, Quezon City (2.94 million), City of Manila (1.78 million), Davao City (1.63 million), and Caloocan City (1.58 million). ... See MoreSee Less
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WORLD'S LARGEST PEARL
Philippine officials believe they may have recovered the biggest natural giant clam pearl in the world - weighing a whopping 34kg (5.2 stone).
The pearl was found 10 years ago by a fisherman who was unaware of its value and kept it as a good luck charm, Palawan official Aileen Amurao said.
"We were amazed when he brought it to us," she told local media.
Officials are awaiting confirmation from gemologists that the find is indeed the world's largest pearl.
The pearl is 1ft (30.5cm) wide and 2.2ft long and, if confirmed, will easily beat the current record holder, the Pearl of Lao Tzu, which weighs 6.4kg. ... See MoreSee Less
PHILIPPINES: WORLD'S LARGEST EXPORTER OF NICKEL DSO
The Philippines saw an increase in its nickel production from 2014, producing 530,000 tonnes last year. In 2015, it is the world's top direct shipping ore (DSO) exporter. The country took advantage of Indonesia’s export ban and stepped in to distribute to China in 2014 with the Philippines’ nickel exports to China increasing by 24 percent in the first 10 months of the year, according to Bloomberg. The Philippines also holds 3.1 million tonnes in nickel reserves. ... See MoreSee Less
IDAPAWAN CITY – Some 14,000 dancers on Tuesday participated in Kidapawan City's attempt to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest cha-cha-cha dance.
Leading the dancers were City Mayor Joseph Evangelista and Cotabato Governor Lala Mendoza.
Most of the cha-cha-cha dancers were elementary pupils and high school students from more than 150 private and public schools in the city. Senior citizens also took part in the performance.
The event organizers had to close two kilometers of the city’s main highway for the five-minute dance.
Joey Recemilla, city tourism and investment promotions officer, said at least three professional dancers, one of them a British national, witnessed the presentation, which happened at exactly 9 a.m.
Witnesses were Julie Plummer, a Latin and standard professional from England who has been living in the Philippines since 2011; Lowell Basa Tan of the United Kingdom Alliance (UKA) Professional Teachers of Dancing; and Crisaldo Rendon, head coach and principal teacher of the Dancesport Team in Cebu City and fellow Latin American and modern standard professional from the UKA.
The city’s attempt to set a world record was aimed at changing a negative image which was created after the bloody dispersal of farmers who held a picket along the national highway when El Niño hit the country in April this year. The dispersal killed two individuals, one of them a farmer from a hinterland town in Cotabato.
“We already achieved our goal. We already have changed the landscape of our city,” said Recemilla.
Diodilito Laniton, also known by his radio name as ‘Idol Manoy, said he presented the idea to the local government unit in August last year. But due to lack of funds, the LGU scheduled it in February 2016. It was reset in time for the city’s fruit fests in August.
Laniton, disc jock of Happy FM of the Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation, is a member of the Kidapawan City Dance Sport Team.
Evangelista, overwhelmed by the huge support of his constituents, wants another record next year.
“We will again try to break our own record in 2017,” he said.
Since 2011, Singapore holds the record for the world’s largest cha-cha-cha, with 3,379 participants.
For this year's attempt, Kidapawan City gathered 14,127 cha-cha-cha dancers, based on the records from the city’s tourism and investment promotions office.
The participants started doing the practice three months before the event. —With Joseph Tristan Roxas/KG, GMA News ... See MoreSee Less
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LARGEST OIL SPILL
M/V Solar I sank about 30 kilometres southwest of Guimaras Island in the Philippines on August 11, 2006. It carried a cargo of 2.4 million litres of bunker fuel in 10 sealed tanks, and leaked approximately 200,000 litres of oil in the five days since it sank. ... See MoreSee Less
At the time it was completed in 1959, the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City was touted as the world's largest covered entertainment center. Also known as the Big Dome, it measures approximately 108.0 meters and has a floor area of 2,300 square meters and a seating capacity of 33,000 people. ... See MoreSee Less
The highest mountain in the Philippines is Mt. Apo, a dormant volcano found in Mindanao, at 2,954 meters (9,689 feet). Mt. Pulog in Luzon is the second highest at 2,928 meters (9604 feet). ... See MoreSee Less
Philippine Book of Records shared SM Cinema's photo. ... See MoreSee Less
Be part of history this August 26, 2016! Join us at the #OnePieceFilmGold advance screening, 7PM at SM Cinema Megamall and take home exciting items! Help us beat a Philippine record of having the mos...
LARGEST TEN COMMANDMENTS TABLETS
Measuring 152.90 sqm, the giant Ten Commandments tablet unveiled in the Philippines was built at Dominican Hill - Baguio's prayer mountain for free by the Kingdom of Jerusalem Halleluyah Foundation International; it sets the new world record for the Largest Ten Commandments.
It cost P5 million to build, said Mayor Mauricio Domogan, who on behalf of the 350,000 Baguio residents, received the certification from a Guinness World Records representative. (Nov 2011) ... See MoreSee Less
SL AGritech Corp. (SLAC) -biggest producer of hybrid rice seeds
SLAC produces popular hybrid rice seed SL-8H which has helped uplift the lives of many Filipino farmers through higher rice yield. Farmers are able to access otherwise hard-to-reach financing facilities through the company’s “Plant Now Pay Later” program. SLAC buys their produce 100 percent at higher price compared to the market. From this contract growing program, SLAC produces the Dona Maria premium rice Miponica and Jasponica, the “best tasting rice in the Philippines, probably the whole world.” ... See MoreSee Less
The Philippine Bank of Communications Tower, more commonly known as PBCom Tower, is an office skyscraper ranked officially as the tallest building in the Philippines since 2000. It has a total ground to architectural top height of 259 metres (850 ft), with 52 storeys including an 8-level radio tower. It is a joint development of Filinvest Asia Corporation (FAC) and the Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom). ... See MoreSee Less
On March 16, 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in service of Spain landed at Samar.On March 31, 1521 (Easter Sunday) Spanish friar Pedro Valderama conducted the first Catholic mass in Limasawa, Leyte. Rajah Kolambu, who forged a blood compact of friendship with Magellan two days earlier, attended along with Rajah Siagu.
First Filipino Christians
On April 14, 1521, Rajah Humabon, Rajah Kolambu, and 400 other Filipino natives were baptized into Christianity during a ceremony administered by friar Pedro Valderamma.
First Spanish Monument
Also on April 14, 1521, Ferdinand Magellan planted a huge cross in Cebu. It was here where friar Valderama baptized Rajah Humabon, Rajah Kolambu and 400 other Filipinos into Christianity.
First Religious Order
The Franciscans were the first Catholic religious order to establish their presence in the Philippines. The Franciscans came here in 1577; Jesuits, 1581; Dominicans, 1587; Recollects, 1606; Paulists, 1862; Sisters of Charity, 1862; Capuchins, 1886; and Benedictines, 1895.
First Spanish-Filipino Marriage
In 1585, Spanish soldier Pablo Alvarez married Nicolasa de Alvarez, a native of Lubao, Pampanga.
First Spanish Governor General
Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, who founded the first European settlement in Cebu City in 1565, is considered the first Spanish governor general in the Philippines. He founded the city of Manila and declared it the capital of the archipelago on June 3, 1571. The last Spanish governor general in the Philippines was Riego delos Rios in 1898.
First Filipino Priest
In 1590, Martin Lakandula was ordained as an Augustinian priest, becoming the first native Filipino to serve as a friar. In 1906, Jorge Barlin became the first Filipino bishop under the Roman Catholic Church. The first Filipino archbishop was Viviano Gorordo while the first Filipino cardinal was Rufino Cardinal Santos. ... See MoreSee Less
World's Largest Bamboo Organ
The bamboo organ at St. Joseph Church in Las Pinas City is arguably the world's largest bamboo organ. It was completed in 1824 by Father Diego Cera, the builder of the town's stone church and its first resident Catholic parish priest. The organ was declared a National Cultural Treasure of the Philippines in 2003. ... See MoreSee Less
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