The Best Part Happened during The Guinness for Federalism Event #HandaAwitDavao #TagumpayngPagbabago #PHVoteDuterte #DisiplinaDuterte

by - Friday, May 20, 2016

The Special Projects Team of the Duterte for President Movement calls for 300,000 strong volunteers to beat the world record in singing the National Anthem against Bangladesh last May 7, 2016. Dabawenyos positively responded to participate the Guinness for Federalism and at the same time attend and support the Miting de Avance of our beloved Mayor Rody R. Duterte which feeds simultaneously from the Luneta Park to Crocodile Park.




My personal view is that the event not only a call for us to sing "LUPANG HINIRANG", but also a call for UNITY & CAMARADERIE, an approach to life, a philosophy, an enthusiasm for experience that pervades a culture that has been neglected for so many years.

Davao City and other cities here in Mindanao has been long forgotten or let me rephrase it..somehow forgotten as part of the Philippine island. The call for FEDERALISM is one of the most important and innovative concepts if our Philippine Government will adapt this form of government, the equal sharing of revenues pertaining to one region. Most of the money goes to Metro Manila while Mindanao, despite its contribution to economy, it doesn't receive enough funds. 

I agree that people especially here in Mindanao are clamoring for a CHANGE. Why? Because the concentration of wealth and power can be seen only to the capital. The central powers takes the great opportunity to get all the revenues and the remaining will be given to other regions. Which is very unfair! This is the start of GRAFT & CORRUPTION...what we need is fair sharing of revenues, wherein autonomous states will take control over their own development as well as save the revenues for their own needs, like EMERGENCY/CALAMITY FUNDS.


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The event registration starts at 8am and people are waiting for their BARCODED ID to be scanned and be validated as per Guinness World Records requirements.

While waiting for the other participants to join the singing of the National Anthem which scheduled at 5PM, we got a good spot to take our lunch and have a good rest.



By the way, it's not totally a rest because every now and then, the organizers are giving instructions on what to do and not to do during the singing of "Lupang Hinirang". We are ask to group by 50's according to our shirt colors, we must sing it (lip sync is not allowed) - the assigned Marshalls/Stewards will see to it that everyone is singing, no taking of selfie during the singing, etc..etc...

We meet many people coming from different places in Davao Region, like some came from Mati City (Davao Oriental) and others are from Digos City (Davao del Sur), Tagum City (Davao del Norte) and IGACOS.





A festivity scenario that everyone will greet each other, sharing food and drinks. How can you restrain the joy that fills you when you hear the laughter in spite the scorching heat of the sun.




A FREE FOOD sponsored by Minute Burger.

A FREE DRINK sponsored by Nature's Spring Purified Water.



There are many Portable Public Toilets in every area inside the Crocodile Park.


  
A MEDICAL STATION by the DAVAO CENTRAL 911.




Another thing that best happened during the Guinness for Federalism Event, is that after the singing of the National Anthem it was followed by the OPERATION CLEANING.



And as we go home amidst the heavy traffic, someone knocks our car window. To our surprise, Mayor Inday Sara Duterte Staff and her Uncle (brother of Ma'am Elizabeth Zimmerman Duterte) give us food and drinks.



T'was a fun for us to join the event.  It has been a very fulfilling experience for us as Filipino and as Dabawenyos. I want to thank and congratulate the organizers and all the participants! Madayaw DABAW!


A Proud Dabawenya here!


    

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20 comments

  1. nice kaau ang blog ma'am Good luck!

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  2. I was able to participate in this. We didn't get the chance to avail the free food of Minute Burger. When we tried to get home, I was separated from my companions in the sea of people outside crocodile park. So I sat down in Caltex Gasoline Station. The station looked like an evacuation center. People were sitting on the floor and they had bottled waters and crackers by their side. When I saw that, I left the station because it was too silly to look at. I went back to crocodile park to find other people I know and watch the live stream of the Miting de Avance.

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    1. We haven't stayed much longer for we have another appointment to deal with. The exhausting traffic really give us a headache... there are still a lot of people coming in --- a sea of people!

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  3. Looking forward to more discussions and deliberations about Federalism in our country. I was wondering, what does Guinness have to do with it?

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    1. About why Guinness was there, click link here to read the story >>> https://anythingaboutdavao.blogspot.com/2016/05/guinness-for-federalism-handaawitdavao.html

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  4. It's great that the event has been very well organized. Lots of people enjoyed and even had free food and drinks. Davao is a safe place to live in.

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    1. Thanks Roch, visit Davao City again. See you soon!

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  5. I won't get into the politics here but any time there is a change for the better, or a call for a change for the better, that's always a good thing. I hope things do change for you all.

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  6. What a great event to get everyone united to stand for change. I like how the organisers ensured that actual singing was done - one have to stand for what is right with pride!

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  7. I didn't know that there is such event happening there in Davao. Only if Davao is just one ride away, I will definitely be participating. Was the result surpasses the Bangladesh people had done?

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  8. It's a great way to bring people together. Nice to know that a lot of people participated as well. I'm glad the event was successful and it's great that they also gave out free food.

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  9. I was part of the guinness world record once few year ago and it was a pretty interesting one... to have the most number of people putting on a mask at the same time!

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  10. I am ok with Federalism when it comes to sharing of revenues. The part I don't want is that people get to elect the head of state by region and by the record of the house of representatives, it doesn't always turns out well because of turncoatism.

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  11. I'm glad to see such uprisings world over of late as policians get greedy and irresponsible and corrupt. Something simular happened in Egypt & India too.

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  12. Wow! Great gathering I must say. Common people United for the country's love is heartwarming.

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  13. I feel these days people are more aware and vocal about their rights, good to see them united to stand and fight for their rights.

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  14. It looks like the event was well attended. The clean up is nice, and I laughed that the mayor was giving out food. That's a nice perk. ;)

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  15. Looks like you enjoyed the event. It is always nice to attend such events, brings in a a positive energy in the environment.

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  16. this is really a great movement of dedication without receiving anything in return, heartily given. Filipino Pride!!!

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