As Capiznon I’m proud to share some myth and superstitious or religious beliefs of the early Capiznon. Do you believe in Aswang? Aswang is a Filipino version of the vampire. They are human-like by day but transform into different monstrous forms to harass and eat awake humans at night, especially pregnant women who are about to give birth. Aswangs can change from a human to an animal form, usually as a bat, a pig or a black dog. Some aswang’s can change form at will, others through the use of foul oils concocted by evil magicians. Aswangs appear at night to prey upon unwary travelers or sleeping people. It is said that they have a peculiar liking for the taste of human liver. The myth of the Aswang is popular in the Visayas, especially in provinces such as Capiz, Antique, and Iloilo. Aswangs also have a peculiar liking for the fetus of pregnant women and are said to find their quarry by the scent of the mother, which to the aswang smells like ripe jackfruit.
Upon finding the house of the pregnant mother, the aswang alights on the roof from where it stretches its tongue until it is as thin as a thread and uses it to enter the womb and feast on the fetus. This blog article has no intentions to scare the visitors who want to visit Capiz and the myth of aswang is not true it’s just a myth and this just all superstitious and religious beliefs of early Capiznon. This blog want to promote Capiz as the premier destination for out of town trip. We wantsto encourage visitors and travelers to discover the Capiz mystic. Explore the rolling hills, mountain peaks and ranges. Enjoy daytime excursions at the province’s wide beaches and isolated coves. Beautiful people. Have a fill of a variety of seafoods available all year round. Capiz is known as the Seafood’s Capital of the Philippines. Visit local gardens, historical sites, old Spanish churches, Southeast Asia’s largest bell at Pan-ay Church, and the birthplace of Manuel A. Roxas (first Philippine President). Capiznon people are God fearing, we believe in God Almighty, we believe in Jesus Christ, whatever religion we have, whether Catholic, Protestants, or Baptist, we are all Christians and we believe in one God.