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It’s four days to go before the most-anticipated world peace event at Savannah City, Iloilo, where the largest flaming image using candles will be featured.

I’m so excited because it’s my first time to be part of a Guinness World Record setting event.

The “Light of Peace in the Philippines (LOP) 2014” event aims to raise awareness and celebrate “World Peace through Inner Peace”by gathering at least 100,000 people from different sectors of society who will meditate together for individual inner peace.

The meditation will be followed by lighting of candles to form the world’s largest flaming image using candles, an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record. The image that will be created will show the Philippine map, the Light of Peace logo and motto, “World Peace through Inner Peace”.

image to be formed

“Let us show our genuine will to promote world peace by cultivating in ourselves inner peace. I believe that it’s not impossible to achieve world peace. With each of us being a light of peace, amidst our religious differences, we will be able to unite and attain world peace,” said former Sen. Manny Villar, who will also be attending the big event.

He cited last year’s “Inaugural Light of Peace” in Miag-ao, Iloilo, which gathered various religious leaders – Buddhists, Muslims and Christians, among others – and participants from all walks of life to call for world peace.

Villar, who is representing Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance), one of the major organizers of the LOP 2014 event added, “Peace is good for the economy. If we have peace, we won’t scare our investors; we will be able to encourage more investors to have business in our country, which will create more jobs and drive progress. ”

Volunteers for the Light of Peace 2014 event will be given this beautiful shirt.

Volunteers for the Light of Peace 2014 event will be given this beautiful shirt.

The other core organizers of the event include Thailand-based The Middle Way Meditation Institute (MMI) headed by its Director Venerable Burin Thitakusalo Bhikkhu, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jaro represented by Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. of the Provincial Government of Iloilo, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog of the Municipality of Iloilo, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Department of Education (DepED).