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The woman believed to be the world’s oldest person dies at the age of 124

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Lola Francisca Susano (Photo courtesy of Kabankalan City Government)

(NEXSTAR) – A Filipino woman believed to be the world’s oldest person has died at the age of 124.

Lola Francisca Susano passed away early Monday morning, according to the city of Kabankalan, in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines.

“We are saddened to receive the news of the passing of our beloved Lola Francisca Susano,” the city government posted on its website. Facebook. “Her official claim as the world’s oldest person at 124 years old has now been confirmed by Guinness World Records.”

CNN Philippines reported According to city public information officer Jake Carlyne Gonzales, Susano will be tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday even though she is reported not to have any symptoms of the virus.

Susano was born on September 11, 1897, before the Philippines gained its independence from Spanish rule, CNN Philippines reported.

City officials, including Mayor Pedro Zayco, Jr and Deputy Mayor Raul Rivera, and “all Kabankalan City residents offer their condolences and prayers to Lola Iska’s family during their time of loss”, city ​​wrote in the post.

“Lola Iska will always be our inspiration and pride,” the post read.

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