Monday, November 09, 2015

I don't know anyone who doesn't like Lechon, here in the Philippines. It's in every festivity and celebration in the country and you'd know that it is grand whenever you see one. Yesterday, Calata Corp, one of the biggest agribusiness conglomerates in the country, hosted the largest "Lechon Party" as part of their 16th Anniversary and an early Christmas treat to the less privileged residents of Metro Manila. Not only did they hosted a grand celebration, they also broke the Guinness World Record on the largest serving of Roast Pork. These and all happened at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City Memorial Circle. 

Previously, the Guinness World Record on the largest serving of roast pork was held by Mexico where they served 3,094.2 kilos of cochinita pibil, a popular roast pork dish in its Yucatan region. Calata Corporation topped the record by serving 4,046 kilos of the country’s well-loved version of roast pork – the lechon. 

“This year, we celebrated our 16 successful years in the business by giving back to the community instead of having a lavish party. This is a very momentous occasion for the Philippines, to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest serving of lechon’,” shared Joseph Calata, Chairman and CEO of Calata Corporation.

The lechon was brought to us by Calata Corp and Lydia's lechon. Guinness World Records representative flew all the way from Italy so she could officiate the festivity. Before the Lechon Party started, performances from Glaiza De Castro and other artists were enjoyed by the crowd.

Calata Corporation is the largest retailer and distributor of top agrochemical brands, feeds, fertilizers, veterinary medicines and seeds throughout the country. Calata Corporation also owns and operates a chain of retail stores named AGRI, the largest retailer of the country’s choice brands such as AGRI Crop Protection, Heisenberg veterinary medicines, Thomson and Hine, as well as Ivansmith agrochemicals. 

Calata Corporation’s “Lechon Party” reflects how much the company values achievement, success, gratitude and kinship. Indeed, it’s a great way to kick off the holiday season by sharing their blessings with the less privileged and gathering family and friends. 

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