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LOOK: UST students pay tribute to teachers the grandest way
The attempt to set a new Guinness world record is part of the celebration of the National Teachers' Month

#THANKYOUTEACHER. UST students vie for the Guinness World Record for Largest Human Sentence in observance of National Teacher's Month. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – In a bid to set a new Guinness world record, 16,729 students from the University of Santo Tomas trooped to the UST Open Field to thank their teachers on Friday, September 29. 

The attempt to break a world record was part of UST’s celebration of the National Teachers’ Month from September 5 to October 5.

On Thursday, October 5, the country will also celebrate National Teachers Day, paying tribute to the everyday heroes who have been helping mold the country’s future generation of leaders. 

At the UST Open Field, the students spelled out “My teacher is my hero!” 

The Rotary International District 3000, Rotary Club of Perambalur New Gen, Roever Group of Educational Institutions based in India are the current holders of the  largest human sentence record. On August 10, 2016, they organized 16,550 participants to spell out “You can, you will” in celebration of the World Youth Day.  – 

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