Three new Guinness World Records were set during the second Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty organized by the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) held simultaneously in Manila, Philippines and in multiple locations in different parts of the world this weekend to benefit less privileged people in Africa.
INC head Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo said new record surpassed the existing Guinness world record for largest charity walk in single venue” with participants numbering to 238,171 for its main Manila site.
Aside from this, the event also set world record for the “largest human mosaic” with a total of 9,000 people forming the group’s tri-colored flag and “largest human sentence” with 23,235 participants forming the sentence “Proud to be a member of Iglesia Ni Cristo”.
(Photo taken in Roxas Boulevard, Manila, Philppines)
The one remaining world record for the “Largest Walk in multiple venues” is still pending for verification, An expected 358 sites around the globe in 44 countries, 33 territories and across 18 time zones simultaneously walked – including the one undertaken in Manitoba, Canada.
MANITOBA: 1440 PEOPLE JOINED THE WALK
In Manitoba, it was a day of solidarity for the thousand strong members of INC. The unofficial tally of participants reached to 1,440 after counting all wristbands of hundreds of people, young and old, who joined in the 1.6 Kilometre charity walk held at the Manitoba Legislative Grounds on May 5th, 2018.
The crowd also included non-INC members who came down to show support to the cause.
Registration started 3PM while the official walk kicked off 5PM local time. A short program and prayer before and after the was led by the ministers, officers and organizers from INC Manitoba. Official lenght of walk was recorded at 50 minutes and 7 seconds.
CKJS’ Lito Taruc joined Member of Parliament Kevin Lamoureux and Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Ted Marcelino as official time keepers while CKJS’ Donna Natividad-Arenas and MLA Cindy Lamoureux acted as independent witnessses.
The Manitoba’s contribution to the Guinness event was made possible through the dedication and hardwork of INC leaders spearheaded by the District Minister of Central Canada, Sidney Santos; Christian Family Organization Minister Jeiel Robregado; and fellow Ministers Felman Saren, Sonny Salanga, Richard Quindoza, Ramil Salas, Ramil Macaspac ll and Isidro Dina. INC Manitoba’s organizing team also included Jimi Cruz who also acted as media coordinator.
The event was made orderly and peacefully through the collected efforts of the members of SCAN International who served as Marshalls.
Credit goes to all volunteers, videographers and photographers. (Thank you Henry Balanial of HB Digiphoto for letting CKJS use some of his amazing phots in this site.)
Here’s a glimpse of the Manitoba Charity Walk. (Credit goes to Alex Reyes.)
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Posted by Alex Reyes on Sunday, May 6, 2018