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Filipino widow Bai Ulan Kudanding, center, poses for a photo with her children and some of her 247 grandchildren in General Santos City, in the southern Philippines Oct. 17. From Kudanding's 14 children, she has 107 grandchildren, 138 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. One of her daughters, Marawiya, has 19 children. Currently, a couple from the United Kingdom holds the Guinness World Records of having 99 grandchildren.