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MASS EXERCISE Braving the rain, some 87,700 students join a 30-minute aerobic exercise on the 1.8-kilometer runway of the old airport in Bacolod City in a bid for a world record. (See story in Across the Nation, Page A18.) PHOTO COURTESY OF AEROEYE ASIA, TEN O FIVE PRODUCTIONS AND VISAYAN DAILY STAR

BACOLOD CITY—At least 87,700 students braved the rain at the old Bacolod airport on Sunday morning to exercise in a bid to create a new world record.

The students performed a 30-minute “Jam Step” aerobic-dance exercise on the 1.8-kilometer stretch of the old airport runway about 8:30 a.m. for the record-breaking Jam Step 2-12-12.

The simple aerobic dance was choreographed by the pep squad of the De La Salle University-Bacolod City.

The students were also entertained by event host Epy Quizon, former beauty queen Daisy Reyes and actor Danilo Barrios who added star power to the event.

Jeepney and bus drivers numbering 1,300 joined their children and grandchildren in dancing to Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass for 30 minutes.

Organizers hoped to break the world record on the most number of people who gathered for a dance exercise.

The number exceeded the 47,000 people at the Quirino Grandstand in 2003, which was part of the campaign of the Department of Health for a healthy and active lifestyle.

The Jam Step 2-12-12 will easily break the current record held by China at 13,000 people, said Bacolod Representative Anthony Golez, one of the organizers of the event.


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  • paulmart

    WRONG PRIORITIES ! WHAT A WASTE OF TIME AND RESOURCES … JUST FOR THE SAKE OF FAME ! … This has nothing of value at all.  Hanggang dito lang talaga tayo.  Sa ganitong paraan lang tayo magaling.. Buti pa gamitin ninyo ang pwersa nyo sa paglinis sa mga kalye, canals, imburnal, at esteros…. Para hindi kayo bahain…Maglinis kayong lahat sa mga paligid para gumanda man lang ang bayan natin….

    • billy31

      hahaha…grabe naman, meron naman tagalinis ng kalye at mga imburnal at esteros sa Bacolod. Eh mga students yong nag-jam-step, hindi mga janitors. For me that was a decent show of cooperation among schools and citizens of Bacolod. I congratulate those who organized it.

  • tekateka

    Largest Slum Area World Record… just want to know where is? Kolkata or Metro Manila?

  • wanglee

    I think Bacolod is far clean than other city in the philippines.If you go to Manila area where the slum is.Promote Manila its more Slum in manila.

  • HereticO

    has anyone in this 87,700 contingent thought that they could have instead spent their time and money, effort and muscles in helping rebuild the earthquake-devastated places and needy victims in nearby towns in negros oriental? meron ba, maski isa lang sana, primarily among the organizers?

  • quphal

    mga airline passengers from manila to bacolod, eto ang dahilan kung bakit delayed ang flight nyo. kasi sarado ang runway dahil kelangan ma-break ang record.mas mahalaga daw kasi yun.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4AE6W2GWYPLLZLNT3K5USBMX4U Mark

       thats the old Bacolod airport. It is no longer being use. It has nothing to do with the delay of flight schedules….

    • Kenneth soLenium

      lol..old bacolod airport yan.. closed na yan.. >.<

      -BACOLOD CITY—At least 87,700 students braved the rain at the OLD Bacolod airport on Sunday morning to exercise in a bid to create a new world record.

    • mmm choco

      this is what they will do to have a record, instead of working hard for the country.. they play..

      • BacolodBoy

         sa totoo lang ginamait mga estudyante para sa politika no Tongressman Golez.

  • Jun Go

     Just realize what the Filipinos could achieve other than breaking world records.  If we could just orchestrate a consolidated effort as one nation with common objective of uplifting our nation it would be more than just Guinness records but even surpass a remarkable turnaround for other nations to see “the fastest industrialization of a nation from 3rd world to 1st world”.

  • BacolodBoy

    Sus balita namain 10,000 people lang mga nadyan, may LPA sa Bacolod pero pinilit ng lintok na congressman ang mga principal para sumali lang, politika yan ni Tongressman Golez. kaartihan, ni sinko wla silang binigay para sa taga Negros Oriental. ambisyoso kasi. 

  • BacolodBoy

    Sus Tongressman Golez, ibang klase ka mag utos sa photographer mo ba!!! top view ng taas ng husto para dumami ang 10,000 naging 87k plus. ambisyuso ka. ni singko wala kayong tinulong sa Negors Oriental. puro kalandia-an ginawa nyo ni former bb. pilipinal noJwel Lubaton-Pimentel… mga ambisyoso. pinaulanan nyo mga bata.

  • 4kingdaddy

    makakain n’yo ba ‘yan…..’di baleng lagnatin, basta malagay sa guinness…..talaga naman…

  • jennymartel

    I heard Jewl Lubaton-Pimentel and Rep. Golez are doing this for fundraising for sponsors hmmmm, audit please do not use the pupils and students to rasie fund for your sake. kakahiya kayo!!! Senate Inquiry please….

    • kismaytami

      Election na kasi next year. And public school students and parents are the most gullible people for politicians.

  • John de la Cruz

    i was part of this…congressman wanted us not do the whole 30 mins jamstep anymore but majority of us there wanted to do it, still.

    to those who are saying that we could have cleaned the streets instead. try to visit the city first before posting the dumb comment. BTW, we have been awarded the cleanest and greenest highly urbanized city for consecutive years. please lang research muna bago post cause you might sound like a bimbo.

    to those saying that we could have helped building houses in the oriental instead…ah its actually more than 5 hours of travel from Bacolod. So i don’t know [common sense lang]. And seriously you want us kids to build houses? this whole jamstep event was not participated by adults. [please read] STUDENTS. And oh yeah instead of getting the free bottled water they were giving, we didn’t bother getting one and asked the officials to donate them to the affected families in the oriental.

    Please never ever post comments bashing this event kung wala naman kayo dun.

    • jennymartel

       what cleanest and greenest are you talking. pagka hihko sang ciudad ta, di gani ma collect maayo basurahn ta sa palibot!!! diin ka ga istar nga wala ka kabalo sina man!

      • John de la Cruz

        Ah cleanliness starts from your own home. With the words you are saying i somehow get a picture on how you are at home. S-E-G-R-E-G-A-T-E, might help you cause i dunno about you, but our place is pretty clean. you know you can’t expect the government to clean outside your house, right? kilala mo si juan? oo, yup, tama, tumpak, correct, si juan tamad nga tinutukoy ko.

        and oh come on ma’am. have you actually been to other places here in the philippines? try to compare. trust me ours is far better than the others. and please why are you being so bitter anyways? has this event really matter to you? if it didn’t then just be happy kay kami nalingaw gid saut saut to. try mo pamangkot sa mga students da sa inyo if napilitan lng sila. hehehe :D peace!

        and btw ma’am yeah we had been awarded as the cleanest and greenest highly urbanize city. google it :D.

    • jennymartel

       are you really a kid?

      • John de la Cruz

        ahhhh i’m a first year HS student. so ahhhh i guess i am still a kid. :D :D well i dunno really. but i’m assuming, i am. XD

  • trav man

    what is this to be proud of???? the philippines keeps going on and on and on for world records simply because it has nothing better to do then to amass overpopulated towns with nothing to do. How about setting up records on education, cleanliness, industriousness etc???!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6XQ56F6GJZIXQM2RQXLU66XASQ caloyocoy

      tama ka jan kaibigang trav,jan tayo magaling sa paggawa ng walang kakwentakwentang world recor.mapa pagkain- pahabaan ng langgonisa suman at kung anu anu pa…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GVANQHP6VJ2MSGAJB46GUUNISE Jozz

    It would have been better if the students and other students did aerobic exercises for the victims of the earthquake there in Negros and Cebu. Many are lacking water and other items for their daily needs. The aerobic exercises could have been done with pledges for the victims. That way theyll have the record they are seeking for but not just for anything so trivial and meaningless but more so for a higher purpose and especially for their ka-probinsya at that.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/65LQE3DBGCQ6JT66ZD2IVAYDII mai

    @google-5fccb30d1229f835386a066e25ab11d9:disqus  dude wag mo nang pansinin ang mga yan! Being who we are, really don’t care about their reaction. I’m glad the city did this and that the student participated. It just means that no matter what is happening we always find things to do to lighten the burden… We created Masskara for the same reason. I am proud about this and still encourages student or pupils to participate, be a go-getter. :D

  • kismaytami

    Ang estudyanteng hindi umatend… bagsak ang grado… LOL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adel-Llacampaj/100001456248060 Adel Llacampaj

    dapat talagang bobo sa mundo noh?..ginagawa to ng pilipino kasi kaya natin..hindi 2 ginagawa para sa walang kwenta..kung magsalita kayo para kayong magagaling..lalo ka na caloyokoiy!!!



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