89-year-old finishes cooking course

Posted at 04/08/11 4:23 PM

ILOILO CITY, Philippines – Eliseo Inayan of Barangay San Jose in Iloilo proved that learning does not have an age limit.

Inayan, 89, recently graduated from a Commercial Cooking course at the Technical Institute of Iloilo City.

Inayan is a retired seaman and was once a chief electrician for a soft drinks company in Iloilo. Inayan lived a comfortable life as a professional but chose to finish schooling.

“Dapat hindi sayangin ng mga kabataan ang pera ng kanilang mga magulang at kung may chance na mag-aral sila ulit, mag-aral sila,” said Inayan.

Inayan said cooking has always been a hobby of his and the promise of learning new techniques in cooking lured him into taking up the cooking course. -- Report from Kenneth Ladigohon, ABS-CBN News