- A Filipina grandmother could be recognized as the world’s oldest living person once her birth records are verified
- The Pinay grandma was reportedly born on September 11, 1897
- Currently, an Italian woman born on November 29, 1899 was officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living person
The Guinness World Records officially recognized an Italian woman as the world’s oldest living person. The recognition was given to Emma Martina Luigia Morano of Vercelli, Italy on May this year. She was born on November 29, 1899.
However, a Filipina grandmother living in Palawan could be officially recognized as the oldest living person in the world once her birth records have been verified by the Gerentology Research Group, a global group of researchers in various fields that verifies and tracks supercentenarians or people who are at least 110 years old in a list of verified oldest people.
Francisca Susano of Puerto Princesa, Palawan was born on September 11, 1897 or two years older than Ms. Morano of Italy. ABS-CBN News said it was able to secure Susano’s birth certificate.
Her secret to long life could be her fondness for music and healthy eating habits. She said she loves to eat fruits and vegetables and meat, if it is available. She plays the flute as her way of relieving stress.
Susano got married at a very tender age of 14. She bore 14 children and her firstborn child is 99 years old and still alive.
Susano is a grandmother to 70 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
All Filipino centenarians like her will receive a one-time P100,000 cash from the Philippine government and a felicitation letter from the President of the Philippines after former President Benigno Aquino III signed the Centenarians Act of 2016 a week before he stepped down from Malacañang.