It was a friday afternoon when we traveled to San Jose del Monte Bulacan to witness the most awaited festival in the province, the “Tanglawan Festival”. It’s actually my first time to visit the place and I didn’t know that San Jose del Monte is just near.
A little bit information about the place, San Jose del Monte is a component suburban city in the province of Bulacan in Central Luzon. It is located at the Northeast portion of Manila. The city is approximately 42 kilometers away from Manila
Tanglawan Festival started last year during the 16th City Anniversary Celebration of the City of San Jose del Monte Bulacan. It is headed by the City Mayor, Honorable Arturo B. Robes and Congresswoman Honorable Florida P. Robes with the cooperation of the City Government employees, Baranggay officials and Civic Society Organizations.
This years’ Tanglawan Festival successfully breaks the record as World’s Largest Lantern Parade. Over 12,500 lanterns illuminated Quirino Highway in the City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan,
The new record number of participants, which comprised of students from various schools and communities in the city, exceeded the previous record holder, Singapore, who had a total of 10,568 participants.
The city is expected to receive an authorized certificate from the members of the Guinness Book of World Records to commemorate their achievement and to cement their place as record holders in the coming weeks.
The local government of San Jose Del Monte, whom arranged the Festival and its activities credited the success of the world record attempt to the effforts of its constituents.
“The success of this event is victory for all San Joseño’s,” Said Congresswoman Florida “Rida” Robes.
“That together, we can achieve anything that we put our mind to,” she added.
“This accomplishment as a stepping stone for our community to realize our vision of San Jose Del Monte as a Sustainable City. While our city may have had a dark reputation and history, we believe the light of each citizen can change that,” she concluded.
For more information on San Jose Del Monte and their projects please visit http://csjdm.gov.ph/
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