We broke the record!!!

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We did it!

The Warays made history Sunday by breaking the Guinness World Records (GWR) on the largest wine tasting event.

The official figure: 7,187 participants.

Prior to Sunday’s event, the Guinness World Records wrote An Waray Party-List – Octubafest Tagay’s organizers:

“The current record for ‘Largest wine tasting event’ is:

The largest wine tasting event involved 5,095 participants at the Plaza de Toros in Aranda de Duero, Spain on September 15, 2006.

That changed Sunday, October 18, 2009 when over 10,000 Waray-warays trekked to the MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park at the Government Center in Pawing, Palo to participate in the world breaking attempt and also to raise relief aid for the victims of the recent typhoons that devastated Luzon.

After validating registration records, the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) certified that 7,187 actually participated in the wine tasting event of our native coconut wine – tuba. There were at least 3,000 more who were there to witness the event.

Before the record can be officially changed, organizers have to submit to GWR all evidence – registration records, official certifications and documentary evidence to back up the formal claim.

Once done, we hope it would put the Warays on the world map!

Official photographic and video documentation was done by the calle Zaragosa Productions group.

Visit the full gallery: http://gerryruiz.callezaragosa.com/p1060428914

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Registration

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Donations for typhoon victims pile up

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Moving force behind Octubafest – Cong. Bem Noel of AnWaray Party-List

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Gov. Jericho “Icot” Petilla

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K Brosas works up the crowd into fits of laughter

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PICPA announces its official verdict: 7,187 participants – a new world record!

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~ by gerryruiz on 20 October 2009.

10 Responses to “We broke the record!!!”

  1. great photos, gerry! a record in itself.

  2. Awesome!!! Brings a tear to my eyes!

  3. I did’nt believe that the record would not be broken especially for a good cause. I want to congratulate those behind this cause and record. More power to all of you and to all WARAYS. Tagay pa gud kay kulang pa man.

  4. A successful event. Congrats!

  5. EXCELLENT!! Kudos to the organizers…and congratulations to all the participants!! MABUHAY ANG MGA WARAY!!

  6. great!!! while i was looking at these shots, it made me smile! =) thanks to you sir gerry!

  7. wish i was there, good job… specially for the organizer

  8. of course, if we are going to be known for something, it’s got to be the TUBA! Congrats, toast (!) ngan sigi, PADAYON PAG-USWAG MGA WARAY!

  9. I’ve always been checking your blog site and I really enjoy it a lot, the photos, our own native land, the events and the people in Tacloban and that’s a big thanks to you Gerry, please keep it coming, and a lot of Waray here in Dubai are missing a lot of it.

  10. WOW! a new world record done in my beloved hometown of PALO. Excellent job, Gerry! keep it up!

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