Regine Tolentino eyes the Guinness World Record for Zumba event

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TV host and Zumba instructor Regine Tolentino and other Filipino Zumba enthusiasts are eyeing to bag the Guinness World Record for Zumba event with the most number of participants in an event organized by Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista to celebrate the city's 75th Diamond Jubilee.


Magiging bahagi ng pinakamalaking Zumba event na magaganap sa bansa si Regine Tolentino.

Ngayong October, tatangkain ng Pilipinas na mag-set ng bagong Guinness World Record sa larangan ng Zumba.

Nakatakda ang big event sa October 12, 2014, 4:00 PM sa Quezon City Memorial Circle.

Ito ay proyekto ni Mayor Herbert Bautista bilang bahagi ng selebrasyon ng 75th Diamond Jubilee ng Quezon City.

“Yes po, ita-try natin na makuha ang world record sa Zumba next month,” sagot ni Regine nang makapanayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sa pamamagitan ng Facebook last September 10.

Ilan ang kasalukuyang Guinness record sa Zumba at anong bansa ang may hawak nito?

“The current Guinness World Record for largest Zumba class in one venue ay hawak ng India, which had 6,671 participants. Naganap ito noong September 15, 2012.

“And ito ang ita-try i-break ng Pilipinas,” esplika pa ni Regine.

Dagdag pa ng actress/TV host, “Other countries and many have tried to break the record.

"But the staging in Quezon City, spearheaded by the Quezon City government, will be twice the current record with one main stage and eight satellite stages with over 100 Zumba instructors dancing with the crowd.”

Ilan ang inaasahan nilang lalahok dito?

“We expect to draw a crowd of at least 10,000 people gracing the dance and fitness floor.”

Sabi pa ni Regine tungkol sa pagiging bahagi niya ng activity, “Sobrang excited, as I’ve said, ang Zumba ay nakaka-addict talaga, e!

“This is the biggest event for 2014 in the whole Philippines as of October 12!

“Eto na ang pinakabonggang event for Zumba ever staged in the Philippines!

"Join the fun, excitement and party on Ocober 12! Let's party!”

Sasali ba rito si Lander Vera-Perez na isa ring certified Zumba instructor?

“Yes, sasali rito si Lander. Kasali rin dito pati ang daughter kong si Reigne Vera-Perez, who is the youngest licensed Zumba instructor in the Philippines.

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“The team that will bring this project together is composed of members of the Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN) of the Philippines spearheaded by Madelle Enriquez Paltu-ob, a former member of the two-time World Champion, the Philippine All Stars. Together with Prince Paltu-ob, the Zumba education specialist of the Philippines,” esplika pa ng tinaguriang Celebrity Dance Diva.

Ano'ng masasabi niya sa ideya ni Mayor Herbert na sungkitin ang Guinness record sa Zumba?

“Super magandang idea ito, Mayor Herbert is very involved.

“His secretary, Mr. Tadeo Palma is the executive director of the Jubilee committee.”

Pinaghahandaan daw nila ito nang maigi.

“We have been facilitating classes all over the nation and inviting all fitness groups and barangays to unite as one and join our advocacy for health and fitness!

“Umiikot kami all over QC to have classes and invite them to join this record breaking event.”

Sinong mga celebrity ang inaasahan niyang makikipag-participate sa inyo?

“Kami ni Lander… and we also invited Joshua and Jopay Zamora, Alma Concepcion, Ma’am Jessica Soho, Tippy Dos Santos, Aira of Sexbomb, Speed Dancers and international Zumba superstars to join.”

Maganda rin daw ang timing ng event dahil unti-unti nang nagiging popular ang Zumba sa Pilipinas.

“Yes! It's perfect timing that mayor Bautista became fully involved with our Zumba event.

"Zumba is the number-one fitness workout right now and the support is overwhelming!

“It's truly amazing to see how many Pinoy fitness enthusiasts we have around the country.

"I'm so excited and honor to be a part of this event and eager to promote the Philippines as a fitness capital in Asia with record breaking numbers internationally,” saad pa ni Regine.

Sinabi rin ni Regine na magandang pagkakataon ito para mas lalo pang palaganapin ang Zumba at ang healthy living.

“This event is not only a great opportunity to promote Zumba but to inspire others to lead a healthy lifestyle together with the family!

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“Fitness should be fun and these happy moments should be shared with the ones you love!!

"Zumba fitness is a party with great benefits! Burn calories, bond with family and friends, challenge yourself and have the most fun going it!!

“I'm proud to share my love for life through my healthy and fit lifestyle!” pahayag pa ni Regine.

Si Mayor Herbert kaya ay makiki-Zumba rin o sasali rito?

“Yes, mayor is attending and we are hoping he will join Zumba fitness with us, so he can inspire everyone to try it!”

Sa panig naman ni Mayor Herbert, hinikayat niya ang lahat at hindi lang ang mga taga-Quezon City, na suportahan ang naturang event.

“We are happy to announce that our application has been officially noted and accepted by the Guinness.

"In the spirit of unity, we are looking forward to make this event a big and fun-filled celebration for all.

"We are anticipating that this celebration will bring in participants from all over the city as well as those from neighbouring cities to rally with us in this record-breaking endeavour,” wika ni Mayor.


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