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Island centenarians recognized

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Some of island's oldest citizens were honored at Government House in Agana Heights this year's annual centenarian recognition celebration highlighted the lives of four man'amko who have reached one hundred years of age or who will reach one hundred years of age this year.

They are Maria Naputi Mantanona, Preciosa Reyes Ulloa, Anuncia Reyes Salas and Olivia Leon Guerrero Untalan Arroyo. Social worker with the Division of Senior Citizens Shirley Olkeriil talked about the importance of recognizing the women, saying, "Senior citizens and especially our centenarians carry a lot of knowledge it our culture to honor our elderly and not many people reach the age of one hundred."

May has been designated as Senior Citizens Month. Two of the centenarians weren't able to make it to this year's ceremony.

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