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122-year-old Filipino woman in Negros beats Spanish flu, witnessed two world war, now vies for Guinness record

In her 122 years, Francisca Susano has lived through the 1918 spanish flu pandemic(1918-1919), two world wars (1914-1945), and now witnessing another global pandemic (COID-19).

She was a native of Brgy. Oringao, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, claimed to be the oldest person alive which born in September 11, 1897. 



Susano was even a year older than the Philippine Declaration of Independence, which happened on June 12, 1898.

Her family confirmed that they have submitted Francisca's records and information to the Guinness Book of World Records so she can be recognized as one of the oldest living person in the world.

As of September 13, 2019, Guinness records show that the oldest known living person is Kane Tanaka of Japan, aged 116 years, 254 days.


She got married at the age of 14 and blessed with 14 children with over 100 grandchildren and grandchildren's children. 

Susano is a farmer, and her secret for a longer life is her healthy lifestyle. She eat lots of fresh vegetable directly from their farm.

"Hanggang ngayon, buhay na buhay pa rin si Lola kasi fresh talaga kinakain nila kasi galing doon sa tanim nila," her granddaughter said during an interview with GMA-7: Amazing Planet.



Despite her age Susano still plays harmonica as her pastime.

Susano's current age is 122 and turning 123 this year.

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