Bai Inyang bares secret to live up to 101 years

YOU want to live well for at least 100 years?

“Bathe every day and eat nutritious food” came the advice from Eugenia Escosio, the 101-year old grandma, the oldest living Dagupeña.

Eugenia Escosio or Bai Inyang to relatives and neighbors from Barangay Carael in Dagupan City, was born on June 16, 1917 and was honored during the 71st Agew na Dagupan (Dagupan Day) celebration on June 20.

Mayor Belen Fernandez presented to Bai Inyang Escosio a cash gift.

101 years old Escosio of Barangay Carael, is flanked by City Mayor Belen Fernandez and Political Affairs Sec. Francis Tolentiino after acknowledging her as the oldest Dagupeno during the Agew na Dagupan celebration. (Punchphoto by Eva Visperas)

She has eight children but only five are still alive. Her husband passed away when he was 82.

Her daughter, Lita E. Pacheco, 60, said her mother is not picky about her food as long she has leafy vegetables and drinks a lot milk, too.

“She has a good appetite but we limit her food intake because of her age,” she added and pointed out that her mom does not take any maintenance medicines, vitamins or supplements and seldom gets sick.

She said if one reason her mom could not take a bath, she feels sluggish and looks sick.

If she has fever, Lita said a paracetamol tablet is all she needs and she gets well.

Lita said her mom sleeps and wakes up early. She also has her nap morning and afternoon.

“She can still walk albeit very slowly,” Lita said although she stays seated in front of their house during the day.

Bai Inyang does not talk much anymore but when she does, her words are still clear, Lita said.

Lita said her mother has yet to receive the P100,000 cash incentive to centenarian given by the national government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development. (Eva Visperas)

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