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Largest Philippine flag for 'holy land'
Unfurling of huge flag in Baguio is an 'instruction from God', say participantsA huge Philippine flag in Sarangani province (Photo courtesy of sarangani.gov.ph)
- Artemio A. Dumlao, Baguio City
- February 17, 2011
The two-hectare flag was sewn together by 44 people over four months and will be unfurled at the cityâ€™s athletics stadium in Burnham Park.
Grace Galindez Gupana, a Guinness World Record holder and self-proclaimed â€śambassador of Israel to the world for peace and unity,â€ť said the group chose Baguio because it is the Philippines' â€śholy land.â€ť
Gupana said they were not out to claim a world record but just want â€śto finally redeem Baguio.â€ť
She has recently been touring the country proclaiming â€śGodâ€™s prophesiesâ€ť 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).
â€śThe Philippine flag is our symbol of victory over Satan,â€ť Gupana said. â€śThe Lord told me to raise His flag in Baguio,â€ť she said, adding that it is an â€śassignment from the Lord.â€ť
About 700 students from Baguio City National High School are expected to help unfurl the flag.
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