At 108 years old, Jessie Lichauco continues to live her life under the shade of an ancient banyan tree in her story-filled home on the Pasig River.
Visitors of all ages come to see her world, where she regales them with stories, books and old photos of a long-forgotten era, and the sweet poetry of her soul.
Jessie began her life in the Philippines in 1930’s. She saw the country through great transitions, from a flourishing American colony, through the Japanese occupation of World War 2, Philippine independence and the country’s evolution into a modern democracy.
For more information, please click on the following links of stories written about the journey of Jessie’s life.
TOWN AND COUNTRY – “Safe Haven”
PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER- “Pasig River Memories Recall Life, Love”
“Dancing with my Memories- Life at 98″
JEEPNEY MAGAZINE – “The Peace of Memories”
WEDDING BELLES- “Nana’Isms”
EXPAT MAGAZINE- “Foreign Face, FIlipina Heart”