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PIA Press Release
2009/10/18

Leyte "Tagay for a Cause" breaks world record for largest wine tasting event

Tacloban City (October 18) -- Leyte has broken the world record for largest wine tasting event with the support of the thousands of participants from all walks of life, in the Tagay for a Cause, tuba wine tasting event of Oktubafest which was spearheaded by the An Waray.

The PICPA which was the official tabulator for the event reported a total of 7,187 participants which is more than the current record holder, Spain, with more than 5,000 participants.

The Guinness Book of World Records had assigned an adjudicator for the Tagay for a Cause, the International Wine and Food Society, the representatives of which were present during the wine tasting event.

An Waray Partylist representatives Florencio Noel and Neil Montejo, both expressed gratitude for the overwhelming said the response of the people of Region was overwhelming.

About 10,000 people were at the Oktubafest's 'Tagay for a Cause' at the MacArthur Landing Memorial Park at Candahug, Palo, Leyte on Sunday, October 18.

However, the PICPA or the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants accounted for 7,187 participants who were registered.

It was learned that the cut-off time was 2:30 in the afternoon. Those who arrived after the cut-off time were no longer included.

Furthermore, three truck-loads of donations for the flood victims in Luzon were brought by the participants to the Tagay venue at MacArthur Park.

These donations were turned over to the Social Action Committee of the Archdiocese of Palo which in turn will send the goods to Luzon.

Donations varied from used clothing, canned goods, local dried fish, among others. (PIA 8) [top]

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