Residents of Barangay Tabuan in Estancia town, Iloilo recently made a huge bowl of halo-halo not only to beat the summer heat but also to pay tribute to one of the country's most popular desserts.
It contained 20 huge blocks of ice, 8 large cans of fruit cocktail, 6 packs of corn flakes, 3 bags of kamote (sweet potato), 20 bags of gulaman (bars of dried seaweed used to make jelly), 2 sacks of sugar and more than 200 cans of evaporated milk.
Barangay Tabuan hopes that the icy treat can make it to the Guinness Book of World Records.
The village has been making giant halo-halo for the past 6 years to celebrate a deliciously sweet fiesta called the Halo-Halo Festival.
Children and adults alike took part in the event by mixing the ingredients into a huge bowl using large metal spoons and funnelling the halo-halo into pitchers and glasses so others can enjoy the icy treat.
Halo-halo, which literally means "mix-mix," is a well-loved Filipino dessert that usually contains shaved ice, milk, beans, fruit bits, gelatin, ice cream, pinipig (pounded and toasted glutinous rice flakes) and leche flan (caramel custard).