Sorsogon (CNN Philippines, October 31) – Sorsogon set a new Guinness Record for the largest presentation of Filipino folk dance in one place.
The Sorsogon Provincial Information Office said a total of 7,127 people took to the streets of Sorsogon town on Thursday and danced to âPantomina sa Tinampo,â a folk dance mimicking the âcourtship displayâ of doves.
The event, led by Governor Chiz Escudero and his wife, actress Heart Evangelista, saw thousands of attendees dressed in their kimono costumes and abaca slippers join the parade.
Performers of the âPantomina sa Tinampoâ – a highlight of the month-long Kasanggayahan Festival – are usually dressed in colorful barongs and Filipino outfits. Folk dancing has become an important part of the region’s festivities over the years.
This is the first time that the province has broken a world record on Guinness for this category, according to the Sorsogon Provincial Tourist Board.
CNN Philippines stringer Rosas Olarte contributed to this report.