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WATCH: 76-year-old Igorot lola wows netizens with fluency in English without formal education

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May. 27, 19 | 9:22 am

Filipinos from all walks of life continue to impress and wow their fellow Filipinos from all over the world and even other nationalities as their skills and talent shine with social media as their platform.

Lola Erlinda Doyog, now coined as ‘Lola Englisera’ in a video published by FYT in the Philippines, impressed many netizens with her command of the English language despite having no formal education.

Doyog comes from the Pidilisan tribe in Sagada, Mountain Province, and shares that she’s only able to visit tourist spots like the Bomod-Ok Falls only recently as she followed her parents’ strict and stern way of living to make ends meet.

“When I was young, we had no time (to visit Bomod-Ok Falls) because our parents said that we have to work and work because if you do not work, you have nothing to eat,” recalls Doyog.

Doyog went on to share about the history of the Pidilisan tribe and how the tribes determine the planting season to begin cultivating their crops on the lands.

“In doing the celebration of the planting season, if it’s like this (referring to the cloudy skies), it cannot do because it’s cloudy. They have to wait for the sun to rise up and it should be clear so that the rice they’re planting will follow and the seedling that they will plant will produce more,” said Doyog.

She hopes that more tourists will come and aid them to help their continuous drive to improve their pathways towards the Bomod-Ok falls as well as the improvement of their walkways in their village: “We are very happy for the tourists coming here, any visitors because we can learn some of their dialect. Because me I cannot speak in Tagalog, (interviewer: But you’re fluent in English!) …very good if I may say so. We appreciate those tourists coming to the falls, they are giving us 10 pesos per head to improve the pathway towards the falls and pathway near to our place.”

Many netizens lauded and loved how Doyog expressed herself in her use of the English language, sharing that many elder Igorots in the Mountain Province indeed have more mastery of English than the Tagalog dialect.

The viral post on Facebook now has more than 131,000+ views, with 2.3k reactions, 400+ comments and 1.1k shares.

Watch her video interview here:

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