DAVAO OCTOGENERAIAN EATS 12 EGGS A DAY: Memoir Of An Agri Journalist

Mr. Uy’s farm produced 600,000 eggs a day.

Did you know that an octogenarian in Davao City has been eating 12 eggs a day for years? Of course, he did not have any problem sourcing his daily supply. After all he owned the biggest poultry farm in Mindanao which produced 600,000 eggs a day at the time we met.

When Rene Florencio, our friend who has a mango plantation in Tarlac, learned that I was going to Davao City he gave me the number of Mr. Uy and urged me to call him up because he said he was an avid reader of my articles.

When I called up Mr. Uy late in the evening, he invited me for breakfast in his house the following day. He had his driver pick me up from my hotel.

We had an enjoyable first meeting. I was really surprised. He had a big bowl of scrambled eggs and durian for breakfast. I could not tell him that most people believe that eating too many eggs is bad for the health. The perception is that eggs contain a lot of bad cholesterol. But how could I tell him that? He told me he had been eating 12 eggs a day all these past years and here he was, at 85, still up and about. We really enjoyed our breakfast. After all, I also love to eat durian.

Mr. Uy is a widower and he said he wanted to prove to me that he really loved to read my articles. He brought me to his bedroom where he had a big matrimonial bed. Half of it was for sleeping. On the other half, he had piles of my articles. I needed no other proof that Mr. Uy was really an avid fan of ours.

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