October 27, 2011

Giant Ten Commandments Tablet Rises In Dominican Hill, Baguio City

Baguio City is known for a lot of things except huge monument-replicas of religious tablets. This, however, is going to change with the recent rise of a giant Ten Commandments tablet at Dominican Hill. Measuring 1,645 square feet, the monument has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest of its kind in the world.

Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan received the certification from a Guinness Book of World Records representative in the person of Vic Fabellana.

According to various reports, the structure cost 5 million pesos to build. It was bankrolled by a certain Grace Galindez-Gupana, a Filipina businesswoman.

It's a little bit weird though reading Gupana's comments as to why she built the structure. In Gupana's words:
“The Lord spoke to me and told me, ‘tell this leader I will build my sanctuary [here].’Hence this sanctuary on top of the Mt. Sinai in the Philippines. Not only does this become a beacon of His name. This is a global tourist spot. It is what we call heavenly, biblical and absolutely God Kingdom Come.”

She also declared Baguio as the "New Jerusalem", going as far as calling the city "chosen by God".

There's more, she "anointed Domogan as “king” and the 14 city councilors as “princes and princesses"", according to a Sun Star report.

Then Baguio Representative Bernardo Vergara comes out saying, “We’ve built a place for spiritual rejuvenation. This beautiful and divine edifice will serve to drive away the evils of spirits that time and again emerges from disasters. May it [also] drive away [the] evils of illegal drugs, gambling, [and] prostitution.”

I'd say no Mr. Congressman, those are your jobs. Let the statue stand there and remind people of God's rules but don't transfer your responsibilities to it.

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  1. Hi. May I ask how to get to the location of that giant tablet from Town?