• 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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Most Tweets of a Hashtag in 24 Hours (World Record)

On Sep 25, 2015, from 12 am to 11 pm, hashtag #AlDubEBforLOVE was tweeted a record breaking 25.6 million times. This was achieved because of the hype surrounding the forbidden love story between two characters from the Philippine television show Eat Bulaga! AlDub is the mashed up name of Alden “Aldin” Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza, a power couple whose onscreen ... Read More »

Bar Staffed By The Smallest People (World Record)

It was believed that college professor Jim Turner was so inspired by Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings books that he founded a bar called Hobbit House, a dwarf-themed blues bar in Manila. Opened in 1973 along Mabini St, Malate, the bar staffed by “little people” has become so famous that it has since opened a branch in Boracay. Read More »

World’s First 3D Printed Hotel

Lewis Grand Hotel in the Philippines, owned by entrepreneur Lewis Yakich, teamed up with 3D printing specialist Anthony Rudenko to create the hotel suite in 2015. The two men worked together to design the massive 3D printer that spews out the concrete made from sand and volcanic ash. The resulting 3D-printed hotel suite houses two separate bedrooms, a living room, ... Read More »

World’s Longest Barbecue

8,000 residents of Bayambang, Pangasinan managed a barbecue measuring 8,000m on 4 April 2014. The record attempt took place during the Malangsi Fish-tival in order to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the city Bayambang. The barbecue was made up of 8,000 grills connected to each other, each measuring 1m in length, 58 cm in height and 21 cm in width. 50,000 kg ... Read More »

Largest Human Smiley Formation

The largest human smiley was achieved by 8,018 people during an event organized by Alliance In Motion Global Inc. (Philippines) at Burnham Green, Quirino Grandstand, Luneta Park, Manila, Philippines on 30 May 2015. The record was organized to celebrate AIM Global’s 9th anniversary. Read More »

Largest Coin Mosaic

  The largest coin mosaic measures 252.78 m² (2,720.89 ft²) and was achieved by Western Union (Philippines), in Manila, Philippines, on 30 September 2015. Read More »

World’s Largest Gospel Choir

The largest gospel choir consists of 21,262 participants, achieved by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) (Philippines), in Ciudad de Victoria, Philippines, on 22 May 2016. The choir collectively sang 3 hymns, accompanied by an organ. The attempt took place at the Philippine Arena. Read More »

World’s Longest Marathon Playing Basketball

As sheer proof that no other country is crazier about basketball than Philippines, 24 players played a game which lasted from March 24 to 29, 2014 at the Meralco Gym in Ortigas. It was recorded to be exactly 120 hours, one minute, and seven seconds. The event was to raise funds for victims of super typhoon Yolanda. Team Bounce Back wound up ahead ... Read More »

Most People Brushing Their Teeth Simultaneously (World Record)

On 21 Feb 2007, the DepEd’s Health and Nutrition Center, in partnership with Colgate, organized the Super Mega Brushing event joined by 41,038 public school elementary students in 13 venues across the country. It was a proud achievement for the organizers because it led to a presidential memorandum requiring all schoolchildren to brush their teeth every morning. Read More »

30 Largest Philippine Listed Companies

Here is a summary of the list of the 30 Philippine companies in the PSEi index with their name, logo, sector and stock symbol (as at first semester 2016) Aboitiz Equity Ventures Sector: Holding Firms Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. is the publicly listed holding and investment company of the Aboitiz Group, notably involved in power, banking and financial services, food, land, and infrastructure. Website: aboitiz.com – stock symbol: ... Read More »

Most Trees Planted Simultaneously At Multiple Locations (World Record)

The Guinness World Records has recognized the 2,294,629 trees achieved by 122,168 volunteers in an event organized by TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW (Philippines) at 29 locations across the Philippines on 26 Sep 2014. The simultaneous tree-planting activity, aimed at reforesting the denuded parts of the remaining forests in Mindanao, broke the world record held by India. The project was initiated by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). Read More »

World 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 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) Read More »

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Philippine Book of Records The Philippine Book of Records (PBOR) is a non-profit association established in 2012, primarily to compile and adjudicate all national records, and to advise and promote world records. It was formed in response to widespread voices for a national body to administer and make local record breaking possible. There are currently about 25 countries around the world with ... Read More »

World’s Longest Continuous Poker Tournament

The longest continuous poker tournament lasted 48 hr 55 min 58.5 sec and was organized by the Asian Poker Tour and Resorts World Manila Iron Man Poker Challenge in Pasay, from 13 to 15 Dec 2013. Damon Shulenberger of USA won the main event, taking home a share of US$18,240 as the first prize. The total prize pool was US$71,400. Read More »

World’s Longest Massage Chain

The Philippine Association of Licensed Massage Therapists (Philippines) in Boracay, Malay Aklan, organised the longest massage chain on 16 May 2014. Stretching along the beach in Boracay, 1,600 participants formed the chain. Read More »

World’s Largest March Against Illegal Drugs

The ‘Grand BIDA March’ organised by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (Pagcor) in Manila on 21 Mar 2009 was the largest march against illegal drugs. Both lanes of the Roxas Boulevard from Gil Puyat (Buendia) to Padre Burgos were closed for the march. Guinness officials using a barcode system and an on-site registration method came up with a total of 332,963 people. Read More »

World’s Largest Parade Of Motorcycles

Yamaha Motor Philippines paraded 1,208 motorcycles  in association with Ad Staunch Communication Network Inc at SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, on 7 Jun 2014. Yamaha motorcycle owners and Yamaha Club members gathered at the shopping mall to celebrate Yamaha Club Day. The Yamaha Club is the largest motorcycle club in the country, having an estimated 85,000 members nationwide. Read More »

World’s Largest Prenatal Class (Multiple Venues)

The Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society organised prenatal class across 52 locations in the Philippines, on 10 March 2012. The classes took place simultaneously at 10am on ‘Araw ng Buntis’ (Day of Pregnant Mothers). The event was organised to encourage more women to have prenatal checks. The biggest class was at the Cebu International Convention Centre, where 1,896 pregnant women ... Read More »

World’s Largest Display Of Origami Lanterns

Hanging from the ceiling of the Lucky Chinatown mall in Manila on 24 Sep 2015, was a world record dragon, made of 19,552 individual red and yellow paper cubes. It was set up to celebrate the Mooncake festival and shoppers were invited to write a wish on one of the paper lanterns. The mall is owned by Megaworld Corporation. Read More »

World’s Largest Human Formation Of An Anchor

In celebration of the school’s 62nd foundation day and to honour the country’s many seafarers, Filipino maritime organisation Angkla Party-List and the University of Antique gathered 6,000 people to set this anchor human formation record. It was held at the university in Siba-Lom on 19 Jan 2016. The additional participants making up the “Angkla” sign were not counted in the ... Read More »

World’s Largest Flaming Image Using Candles

On 14 Apr 2014, Iloilo, 11,336 people lighted 56,680 candles to break the world record for the largest flaming image, measuring 166m x 303m. It depicted event organiser The Middle Way Meditation Institute’s logo with the sentence ‘World Peace Through Inner Peace’, with a map of the Philippines and the words ‘The Philippines 2014’. Read More »

World’s Largest Attendance At A Film Screening

The historical-biographical film “Felix Manalo” was shown to a record-breaking 43,624 people at The Philippine Arena in Cuidad de Victoria on 4 Oct 2015. The film dramatized the life of the first Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ). The 36,715 sqm air-conditioned venue is a one-sided, bowl-shaped arena featuring a theatre-style stage at one end and operates as a multi-use ... Read More »

Most Firework Rockets Launched In 30 Seconds (World Record)

The most firework rockets launched in 30 seconds is 125,801, in an attempt organised by Pyroworks International Inc. (Philippines), in Cebu, Philippines, on 8 May 2010. 16 stacks with 8,000 rockets in each were used for the attempt. All successful rockets were launched within 17 seconds. Read More »