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Pacific Northwest News q Volume 24 Number 5 q March 3, 2014 q www.asianreporter.com
celebrated across India
Manta ray tourism
growing in Indonesia
dancers to foil protests
SHIVRATRI FESTIVAL. An Indian woman dressed as Hindu Goddess Kali participates in a Shivratri procession in Allahabad, India. Shivratri, or the night of Shiva, is
dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. The celebration is attributed to several tales in Hindu mythology. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar
Philippines claims record in organ donor pledges
Legend Kuhaulua says
his heart is on Maui
MANILA, The Philippines (AP) — The
Philippines has broken India’s record of
gathering the most organ donor pledges in
an hour at a single site, according to health
officials. The feat awaits the Guinness
World Records’ official confirmation.
Health assistant secretary Eric Tayag
said the campaign gathered 3,548 pledges
at an event held at the Polytechnic
University of the Philippines’ Manila
campus, beating India’s previous record of
At the event, aimed at raising aware-
ness about organ donation, volunteers
filled out forms with a checklist of organs
they are willing to donate upon death.
Forms were then checked and recorded by
“We have a lot of countrymen who are in
dire need of organs and this is part of the
goal of the Department of Health to remove
the stigma attached to donating organs,”
He said the record was still unofficial
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because there were no Guinness
adjudicators present. Documented results
will be sent to the records body.
The Philippines also hopes to top India’s
record of 10,450 pledges at a single site
in eight hours, and to set new records for
the most number of donors signing up
in one hour and eight hours at multiple
Aside from Manila, simultaneous regis-
tration of donors was held in five other
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