Lola Francisca Susano, 124, was born in 1897. And the current holder of the oldest living person was born in 1903, known as Kane Tanaka, a Japanese.
Representative Rodolfo Ordanes of the Senior Citizen Partylist said the Guinness World Record has already received the needed documents supporting the country’s claim to the oldest living person in the world.
Rep Ordanes also filed a resolution urging the House of Representatives to honor Lola Francisca and grant her the supercentenarian award of P1 million for her remarkable achievement and great honor to the country if she will be cited by Guinness soon.
“Dapat nating ituring na pambansang yaman ang mga gaya ni Lola Francisca Susano. Nasaksihan niya ang mahahalagang yugto sa kasaysayan ng ating bansa sa nagdaang mahigit isang siglo. Mas matanda pa nga siya kaysa sa deklarasyon ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas mula sa Espanya,” Rep. Ordanes pointed out.
Based on records, a certain Jeanne Calment from France was the oldest living person at the age of 122 but she passed away in 1997.