Magic Potions

The Wonder Remedies of Siquijor’s Magic Potions Are there really such things as magic potions? If there are, what could they do that earns for them the label of being called magic? Siquijor Island in the Visayas tells us why. <p>No Advertising For You!</p> Strange roots and tree barks soaked in bizarre looking liquids, and then placed in clear bottles that give them even stranger appearances. The seller claims that drinking or rubbing such concoction will make us feel better or solve our life's woes. And for more complicated problems, Siquijor magic potions have “stronger” mix...
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The Magic of Siquijor

Despite the various technological advances that have been adopted and implemented by the Philippines, there are still several mysterious places that can be found in the country. There places were referred to as mysterious because several people barely know or have no idea at all regarding these places. <p>No Advertising For You!</p> Siquijor - Magic and Mystery Probably one of the best known among these places in the Philippines is the island of Siquijor. Many people have tried to document and explore what the mystery really is. Other people have even produced films that cen...
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Hundred Islands: Myth of a Hundred Promiscuity

One of the myths told of the Hundred Islands in Alaminos, Pangasinan is a tragic story about a hundred promiscuous men who started out right but ended up wrong. A seafaring people of a coastal town in the north, the myth says, were brave and industrious men. They were also devoted husbands and fathers who cared well for their wives and families, and were legendary in their strict adherence to the town code of being one-woman men. The myth goes on that because of their exceptional marital faithfulness, one day they were divinely endowed with a tremendous power to overcome any sea disaster or...
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Salted Egg – Itlog na Maalat

Chopped salted red eggs with chopped tomatoes and steaming hot rice have been a favorite meal since early times. But how did salted red eggs started to be around dinner tables? This Philippine myth offers this version. The myth says, a long time ago in a town called Palanyag, robberies were rampant. Robbers took everything of value from homes, even a pot of rice. According to the myth, local robbers soon became more adept with entering and robbing houses unseen so that more items were reported missing everyday. One day, the myth says, a farmer and his wife from Palanyag went to the city ...
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