COMMUNITY: Worldwide Walk vs Poverty sets World Record

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.



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.)

Congratulations to all the members of the INC for this worthwhile charity event and for everyone who supported this cause!






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


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