The bird’s eye view of more than 6,000 individuals forming the largest image of a human anchor in UA Parade Grounds.
In response to the challenge by ANGKLA Party list, UAeans in white t-shirts cuddled the morning sunshine beating a world record on its 62nd founding anniversary, January 19. With the growing number of Maritime students and developing facilities, Angkla Party list challenged this university to break the recent record of 4, 200 participants. At about 8:30 in the morning today, Dr. Pablo S. Crespo Jr., VP for Academic Affairs, signaled the start of the formation that broke the world record with more than 6,000 students from different colleges, faculty and staff of UA huddled together forming the largest image of a human anchor in the world in less than five minutes. “This is an evidence that everything is possible if we work together,” Capt. Ronald Enrile, Vice Chairman of Angkla Party list, said. Six thousand color wristbands with serial numbers were distributed to participating individuals unexpectedly surpassing the said number hence, forming the biggest number of participants to date. “This feat will surely put UA on the world map and will be remembered until one community breaks our record,” Capt. Geronimo Dolor, College of Maritime Studies dean, said. The said record will be included in this year’s Guinness Book of World Record as validated by external auditors and confirmed by a representative from the Guinness World Records itself. Meanwhile, as much as Php 2,000.00 cash prizes from ANGKLA Party list were up for grabs for the 62nd person or 62nd commenter who uploaded on ANGKLA Facebook page a selfie or groupie of themselves at the formation with the hash tag #ANGKLA; cash prizes are also given to wristband wearers whose serial number was chosen in an electronic draw lots. This event was made possible by the UA community, ANGKLA Party list, and Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc. This year’s anniversary theme is “UA: a university anchored on QA.”