119-year-old Pinay vying for oldest living person title

Cherry Camacho, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 16 2016 09:57 AM

Francisca Susano, 119, is vying for the title of oldest living person in the world. Cherry Camacho, ABS-CBN News

PUERTO PRINCESA - A 119-year-old Filipina from Puerto Princesa will be vying for the title of oldest living person in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Volunteers from a resort in Puerto Princesa City this month submitted the story of Francisca Susano, a 119-year-old harmonica-playing lola in Palawan, to the Guinness organization.

Born on September 11, 1897, Susano is three years older than the currently recognized oldest living person, 116-year-old Emma Morano of Italy.

The Gerontology Research Group, which tracks people who are at least 110 years old, is currently verifying Susano's age.

Susano said she reached 119 years old because she spent her life being positive, eating healthy and abstaining from alcohol.

She also visits her family in Puerto Princesa City as well in Negros Occidental, she said.