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Construction of the largest cross installed underwater continues as Lapu-lapu City, Cebu strives to beat the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Cross installed Underwater”.

On the Facebook post made by Lapu-lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, he shared the updates on the work done for the planned 100-meter cross which will be installed in Barangay Tingo in the island of Olango – exactly across Barangay Punta Engaño of mainland Mactan. This aims to attract more visitors – both foreign and locals – to visit the place. Most importantly, the underwater cross symbolizes the unwavering faith of the Cebuanos.

The Largest Cross installed Underwater

The current record holder for the largest cross installed underwater spans up to 70 meters long. Lapu-lapu City aims to break this record with its 100-meter underwater cross – which is made from artificial coral reefs that will soon become the habitat to marine life.

In this time of struggle, the cross highlights the deep faith among many Oponganons, as well as thanksgiving for the blessings and protection provided despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

As one of the best diving sites in Asia, this underwater cross will provide another tourist attraction – and bring forth good tidings to the economy and to the locals of Cebu.

Official Statement of Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan on the Installationn of the Largest Cross installed Underwater

Padayon ang pagtrabaho sa pinakadakong cross nga maoy mamahimong pinakadako sa tibuok kalibutan. Ato kining ibutang sa ilawm sa kadagatan sa Brgy Tingo, Isla sa Olango o atbang sa pinakatumoyng bahin sa Punta Engaño. May tuyo kitang hulipan ang kasamtangang record holder sa Guinness World of Records nga anaa lang 70 meters nga gitas-on kay ang atoang cross moabot sa 100 meters.

Ginama kini sa corals nga maoy himuong pinuy-anan sa liboan ka mga klase sa isda ug magsilbi kining timaan sa atong dako ug lawm nga pagtuo sa labawng makagagahum hilabi na sa grasya nga iyang gihatag ug proteksyon sa mga Oponganon atol sa pila ka buwan nga pandemia.

Magdala kini og dakong dungog sa atong syudad ug maila kita sa tibuok kalibutan. Sa samang higayon, makatabang pod kini nga maka-agni og daghan pang foreign tourists hilabi na nga giila kita nga usa sa mga best diving sites in Asia. Mas daghang turista, mas daghan kitag mahatag nga panginabuhian sa atong mga kaigsuonan. Laban Opon!”

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