The Philippines officially made it to the Guinness Book of World Records as the first nation to hold the biggest march against illegal drugs.
The record was established by attaining the highest number of participants composed of public school children and their parents and teachers dubbed as the “Grand Batang Iwas Droga” otherwise known as the B.I.D.A. March in Manila.
Around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Guinness representatives Italian Lucia Sinigagliesi, Adjudications Executive; and Swedish Denise Anlander, Digital Content Manager, awarded the certificate to Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Chairman Efraim C. Genuino on behalf of PAGCOR and the BIDA Foundation.
The project is supported by the Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB).