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Thursday, January 10, 2019

100 year-old Igorot man credits long life and health with eating camote, banana and squash

Cordillera - There are no other secrets to having a longer and healthier life than choosing the right  and healthy food to eat and living a healthy lifestyle.

A centenarian from Bontoc, Mt. Province shared how he was able to reach 100 years of his life. 

Mr. Herbert Malecdan Todyog just reached another milestone in his life when he just turned 100 years old last year - a long years of living that most people can not reach. He was born in March 10, 1918 in Bontoc.

Todyog shared that living in the village eating organically-grown food like camote, banana, squash and legumes are the reasons he believed help him reach 100 years. 

He also claimed that he was never been hospitalized, can still walk and has clear eyesight, according to a post from Municipality of Bontoc FB page. 

The organically-grown vegetables in his backyard like camote and squash are pesticide-free and these gave him long life and clear eyesight despite his age.  

Read Also: Survey says Igorots are among the 'healthiest' Pinoys in the country

It's a known fact that camote or sweet potato are full of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, potassium, calcium and other nutrients that act as antioxidant, anti-cancer, antidiabetic and anti-inflammatory properties. 

READ ALSO: How to avail PHP100,000 Centenarian CASH Gift for you Lolos and Lolas who reached 100 years old

As a centenarian, Todyog recieved PHP100,000 from the social welfare department and another cash worth PHP30,000 from the local government of Bontoc.
Photo Courtesy || Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office
Social Welfare Officer III Araceli Shane Bayanos of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) said that Todyog was blessed with one child, four grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. He has an adopted daughter who lives in Baguio City. 

Read Also: Health Benefits of drinking "Tapuy": Cordillera's traditional rice wine

Mr. Todyog chose to live alone in his house in Bontoc where his daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren visit him, attends to his needs, and provide for his basic necessities. 

Photo Credits || bbcgoodfood, prohealthlaw, viggiebullet


  1. Tama kasi ang nag papa iksi ng buhay natin ay ang mga process foods, mga karne at iba pa maliban sa halaman

  2. ayu taraki en si lolo herbert hehehe

  3. Long live lolo & always God bless youšŸ™

  4. don't believe right away with this since it really doesn't talk much of what his real diet consist of, incomplete information creates disinformation...

  5. What happened to his wife? She was never ever mentioned at all!!!


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