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Igorot Centenarian, Ibinahagi ang Sikreto sa Mahabang Buhay

Isang sentenaryong Igorot mula sa Bontoc, Mountain Province ang nagbahagi kung paano niya nakamit ang 100 taon ng kanyang buhay.

Si G. Herbert Malecdan Todyog, kilala bilang "Lakay Coteng"

Si G. Herbert Malecdan Todyog, kilala bilang "Lakay Coteng"

Walang iba pang mga lihim sa pagkakaroon ng mas mahaba at malusog na buhay kaysa sa pagpili ng tama at malusog na pagkain na makakain at pamumuhay ng isang malusog na pamumuhay.

Si G. Herbert Malecdan Todyog, kilala bilang "Lakay Coteng" ay nakarating lamang sa isa pang milestone sa kanyang buhay nang siya ay naka-100 taong gulang lamang noong nakaraang taon - isang mahabang taon ng pamumuhay na hindi marating ng karamihan sa mga tao. Ipinanganak siya noong Marso 10, 1918 sa Bontoc.

Si Herbert Malecdan Todyog, sikat na kilala bilang Lakay Coteng sa kanyang nayon ay ngumiti habang naalala niya ang kanyang pagkabata at kabataan. Larawan ni Vilma W. Peckley.

Si Herbert Malecdan Todyog, sikat na kilala bilang Lakay Coteng sa kanyang nayon ay ngumiti habang naalala niya ang kanyang pagkabata at kabataan. Larawan ni Vilma W. Peckley.

Ibinahagi ni Todyog na ang nakatira sa nayon na kumakain ng mga naka-organikong pagkain tulad ng camote, saging, kalabasa at legume ang mga kadahilanan na pinaniniwalaan niyang tulungan siyang maabot ang 100 taon.

Inamin din niya na hindi siya naospital, maaari pa ring maglakad at may malinaw na paningin, ayon sa isang post mula sa munisipalidad ng pahina ng FB ng Bontoc.

Ang mga gulay na organiko na halaman sa kanyang likod-bahay tulad ng camote at kalabasa ay walang pestisidyo at ito ang nagbigay sa kanya ng mahabang buhay at malinaw na paningin sa kabila ng kanyang edad.

Centenarian Herbert Malecdan Todyog, who was born on March 10, 1918 and a resident of Barangay Alab Oriente, Bontoc, Mountain Province.

Centenarian Herbert Malecdan Todyog, who was born on March 10, 1918 and a resident of Barangay Alab Oriente, Bontoc, Mountain Province.

Ayon sa kanya, ang kanilang pangunahing pagkain noon ay kung ano ang kanilang itinanim sa "uma" (hardin) na matatagpuan malayo sa kanilang tinitirhan.

Ginugunita niya kung paano nila nilalakbay ang maburol na nayon ng bundok na umuwi sa uma at umuwi kasama ang kanyang ina na nagdadala ng mga bundle ng "safog" o "sabog" sa kanyang ulo habang siya, ang kanyang mga kapatid at ang kanilang ama ay nagdala ng malaking sukat na camote, ube at cassava sa kanilang likuran.

Ipinapares nila ang lokal na pagkain sa "sabeng". Sinabi niya na kung minsan, ipinagpalit ng kanyang mga magulang ang isang plato na puno ng "sabog o safog" sa isang plato na puno ng palay mula sa Kadangyan (mayaman na pamilya) sa kanilang nayon.

Bilang isang sentenaryo, natanggap ni Todyog ang PHP 100,000 mula sa departamento ng social welfare at PHP 30,000 mula sa lokal na pamahalaan ng Bontoc.

Sinabi ni Social Welfare Officer III Araceli Shane Bayanos ng Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO), na si Todyog ay pinagpala ng isang anak, apat na apo at 23 dakilang mga apo at isang ampon na anak na babae na nakatira sa Baguio City.

Pinili ni G. Todyog na manirahan nang mag-isa sa kanyang bahay sa Bontoc kung saan binisita siya ng kanyang pamilya, dumadalo sa kanyang mga pangangailangan, at magbigay ng kanyang mga pangunahing pangangailangan.


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