June 1, 2023
TWO GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS — The men and women from the seven towns and one city of Kalinga set two Guinness World Records for the largest gong ensemble with 3,440 male dancers and the largest clay pot dance with 4,681 female dancers with pots on their heads during the “Awong Chi Gangsa, Agtu’n Chi Banga” (A call of a thousand gongs, The dance of a thousand pots) as part of the Bodong Festival held at the Kalinga Sports Complex on Feb. 15. The historic event symbolized the drive towards peace and unity of the indigenous peoples of Kalinga despite their differences. — Ofelia Empian