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Largest Philippine flag for 'holy land'

Unfurling of huge flag in Baguio is an 'instruction from God', say participants

A huge Philippine flag in Sarangani province (Photo courtesy of sarangani.gov.ph) A huge Philippine flag in Sarangani province (Photo courtesy of sarangani.gov.ph)
  • Artemio A. Dumlao, Baguio City
  • Philippines
  • February 17, 2011
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A group of Filipinos plans to unfurl what they say is the country’s largest national flag in the northern city of Baguio February 18.

The two-hectare flag was sewn together by 44 people over four months and will be unfurled at the city’s athletics stadium in Burnham Park.

Grace Galindez Gupana, a Guinness World Record holder and self-proclaimed “ambassador of Israel to the world for peace and unity,” said the group chose Baguio because it is the Philippines' “holy land.”

Gupana said they were not out to claim a world record but just want “to finally redeem Baguio.”

She has recently been touring the country proclaiming “God’s prophesies” and proclaiming that the national flag has a very important spiritual meaning.

The flag reportedly weighs two tons and cost at least 6 million pesos (138,000 US dollars).

“The Philippine flag is our symbol of victory over Satan,” Gupana said. “The Lord told me to raise His flag in Baguio,” she said, adding that it is an “assignment from the Lord.”

About 700 students from Baguio City National High School are expected to help unfurl the flag.

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