If you grew up in the Philippines, you might have once blocked off portions of your street to play a game of patintero with your friends. Yup, life was a whole lot simpler back in the day – all we needed to amuse ourselves was a piece of chalk and hours of endless fun. I haven’t played patintero since I was a kid, and I’m sure the same thing can be said for most adults and teenagers. But thanks to Yabang Pinoy, a Filipino pride movement, everyone now has the opportunity to participate in the largest game of patintero ever.
On June 21, 2009, the Pinakamahabang Todo Patintero event will be help from 3 pm to 5 pm at the University of the Philippines Diliman. It’s completely free and the only requirement is for you to show up with an abaca band, Yabang Pinoy’s signature accessory. To compete, you need to form a team of six to eight members. No age limit, no restrictions.
To join Todo Patintero, contact Yabang Pinoy advocate Weng de Leon through [email protected] or through +63905 268 9194. You may also visit yabangpinoy.com and http://yabangpinoys.multiply.com for more information.