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Oldest Filipino dies @ 124 y.o.

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BACOLOD CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—Older than the world record holder for oldest living person in the world, Francisca Susano, 124, died on Monday night at 6:45 p.m. She is recognized as the oldest person in Negros Occidental and the Philippines.


A farmer back in the day, Susano was born on Sept. 11, 1897, while the country was still under Spain’s rule.


Although she has not been recognized by any international record-keeping body, Susano outlived world record holder, Japanese Kane Tanaka, 118 years old. She was considered for inclusion in the Guinness World Records, but did not make it as her family failed to complete the requirements.


The National Commission of Senior Citizens awarded Susano a plaque of recognition together with P10,000 cash and a manager’s check worth P24,000. She also received a certificate of recognition for reaching a “healthy and productive age of 124”.


According to granddaughter Merlene, Susano died after their evening prayers and after taking two deep breaths. Earlier, the 124-year-old had complained of difficulty breathing since 3 p.m., but felt better after getting massaged with liniment oil. Authorities still need to identify the cause of her death.


Affectionately called “Lola Iska”, Susano is survived by 14 children – eight of whom are still living – as well as over 500 grandchildren.

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