• Bayambang, Pangasinan’s St Vincent Ferrer statue, which is taller than the Statue of Liberty, holds the record for the world’s ‘tallest bamboo sculpture’ measuring at a whopping 164 feet and 9.56 inches (50.23 meters.

  • First Filipino Miss Universe Gloria Diaz -1969

  • An all-time high record of 7.1 million tourists arrived in the Philippines in 2018.

  • In 2002, San Fernando City switched on the world’s Largest Christmas Lantern which measured 26.8 m in dia

  • In Nov 2012, 2,255 models broke the world catwalk record at Glorietta Mall, Makati

  • 1588 inmates from CPDRC (Cebu) set the world record for Largest Thriller Dance in Jun 2007

  • 30,365 students and staff of PUP gathered at Rizal Park in 2004 to form the world’s Largest Human Rainbow

  • In 2002, Marikina City crafted the world’s largest pair of shoes – each measuring 5.5m x 2.25m and 1.83m high

  • 15,185 sky lanterns were released in UPV Field Miag-ao, Iloilo for a world record on 24 May 2013

  • Largest island (Vulcan Pt) in a lake (Crater Lake) on an island (volcano) in a lake (L.Taal) on an island (Luzon)

  • 64, 096 trees were planted in 15 mins by nearly 7,000 people on Feb 2011 at Camarines Sur

  • 12,975 people broke the world zumba record in Mandaluyong on 19 July 2015.

  • 5, 845 cheese dishes were served at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Dec 2009 to achieve the world record

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WORLD'S BIGGEST RICE IMPORTER

Recently, the Philippines has surpassed China as the biggest rice importer in the world after it imported 3 million metric tons of rice in 2019.

Last February, Duterte signed the Rice Tariffication Law that removed quantitative restrictions on rice importation, which stabilized rice supply and drove down prices.
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WORLDS BIGGEST RICE IMPORTER

Recently, the Philippines has surpassed China as the biggest rice importer in the world after it imported 3 million metric tons of rice in 2019. 

Last February, Duterte signed the Rice Tariffication Law that removed quantitative restrictions on rice importation, which stabilized rice supply and drove down prices.
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