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Lola Iska fails to make it to Guinness World Records

The Kabankalan resident believed to be the oldest living person in the world did not make it to the Guinness World Records because of the failure to submit all of the documents required, her granddaughter said on Tuesday, November 23.

Francisca Susano, also known as Lola Iska, was believed to be the oldest living person in the country and the world at 124 years old. She passed away at her home in Barangay Camingawan, Kabankalan City, on Monday, November 22.

Her granddaughter, Merlene Susano, said they were not able to submit Lola Iska’s baptismal certificate and some other documents in time.

Lola Iska who planted rootcrops for a living in her younger days had 14 children, eight of whom are alive. She is also survived by more than 500 grandchildren, Merlene said.

Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the provincial government will provide some assistance to the family of Lola Iska.

“She was an inspiration to her family….We also mourn the death of Lola Francisca,” he said.

Lola Iska died in her sleep after their evening prayers on Monday surrounded by 15 grandchildren, Merlene said.*

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