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INC Beats Indian Record
Guinness adjudicator Paulina Sapinska said that the INC beats previous record-holder India, which formed the sentence “you can you will” with 16,550 students on August 10, 2016. This was during their celebration of World Youth Day. The INC’s winning version was done during its Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty. It is also happening simultaneously in 43 other countries across 18 time zones.
About 1.2 to 1.5 Crowd Estimate
Supt. Erwin Margarejo, Manila Police District (MPD) spokesperson, estimates the crowd at 1.5 million. They occupy 1.6-kilometers (km) from the Cultural Center of the Philippines up to Salas St. along Roxas Boulevard. About 700 policemen from the Southern Police District and 200 personnel from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) were to secure the area. The walk starts at 6 a.m. in Manila. It is also being held simultaneously in Davao Oriental, Abra, Bicol, Albay, Benguet, Aurora, Pangasinan, Calamian, Quezon province, and Iloilo.
INC members are also doing the same in 43 other countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France. The group attempts to hold four other official Guinness titles: the largest picture mosaic formed by people, most nationalities in a charity walk, the largest charity walk in a single venue, and even break its own record for largest charity walk across multiple venues which it previously held in 2014.
First Worldwide Walk
The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes the INC’s first Worldwide Walk since 2014 as the largest charity walk across multiple venues held in 24 hours. The number of participants initially starts at 519,221 individuals in 129 sites in 16 countries. This year’s event is just massive. Gov. Imee Marcos’ presence during the awarding ceremony hints that she may also be an endorsee of the INC for the 2019 Senatorial Race just like her brother for VP in the 2016 election.