BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 30 (PIA) — It’s now official, the Ten Commandments Tablet donated to the city government has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Erected at the Dominican Heritage Hill and Prayer Mountain, it stands majestically at 152.90 square meters (1,645 ft.) and is now considered the tallest Ten Commandments Tablet in the world and the first Guinness World Record of Baguio.
Grace Galindez Gupana, President and Founder of the Kingdom of Jerusalem Hallelujah Foundation International funded the approximately P5 million worth, three-story structure. It houses a prayer room, fully furnished office and a relaxation room complete with restrooms and massage area for physical rejuvenation.Guinness World Records representative Vic Fabellana personally handed the certificate to city officials headed by Congressman Bernardo Vergara and Mayor Mauricio Domogan on October 26.
Among the guests who witnessed the official proclamation are H.E. Menashe Bar-on, Ambassador of Israel to the Philippines, Nigerian Minister of Culture and Information Abraham Ocolico representing Nigerian Royalty King Governor Jonah David Jang and officials of other government agencies.
Domogan said, “the building will not only serve as an added tourist attraction for the city but will act as a place for spiritual rejuvenation and healing as well.”
Councilor Phillian Louise Weygan-Allan, who heads the Character City Council, emphasized the importance of having a site in the city where all religions are welcome and where one can enrich his faith.
The program ended with Israeli Ambassador Bar-on planting the first ever ‘Olive Tree’ from Israel in front of the structure with a prayer in Hebrew ‘for the country and Baguio City to move forward’ in faith and progress .(Paul Rillorta, PIA CAR/PR-PIO Baguio City)