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Francisca Susano, believed to be oldest living Pinoy, dies at 124

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Francisca Susano, who was considered the oldest living Filipino, died at 124-years-old on Monday, November 22.
Susano's great-grandson, Jonathan Susano, confirmed her passing at about 6:45 p.m.
Susano, fondly called as lola Iska by loved ones, hails from Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental and is believed to be the oldest living person in the Philippines.
Kabankalan City Public Office has yet to determine the cause of her death, however, Jonathan revealed that her grandmother was not sick but did sustain a wound on her side due to staying on the bed for a long period.
Susano was born on September 11, 1897 just before the country became independent from the Spanish regime. She was also able to witness both World War I and World War II.
Lola Iska had 14 children, including her now 101-year-old eldest daughter.
Her official declaration as the oldest person in the world is still under validation by the Guinness World Records. (Celia Cordova/Radyo Natin Kabankalan)

Last Modified: 2021-Dec-02 05.42.09 UTC+0800