• 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

Builder Of World’s Largest Palace

Builder Of World’s Largest Palace

The world’s largest residential palace is the Istana Nurul Iman, near Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of Brunei. Official home of the 29th Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, and also the seat of the Brunei government, the palace covers 200,000 m² (2,152,782 ft²) and contains 1,788 rooms. It also has 257 bathrooms, banqueting hall for 5,000 guests, large mosque, garage for 110 cars, air-conditioned stable for 200 polo ponies and five swimming pools. Designed by architect Leandro V. Locsin (Philippines), with interior designs by Khuan Chew (UK), the palace was constructed by the  country’s oldest and largest conglomerate, Ayala Corporation and completed in 1984 at a total cost of around US$1.4 billion.