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Rockford

Pinoy Urban Legends
« on: November 14, 2007, 11:17:54 pm »
Pinoy Urban Legends
By Eric S. Caruncho


You must have heard the one about the giant python that lurks in the air ducts above the ladies' fitting room at the Robinson's Department Store, swallowing unwary customers and salesladies whole and disappearing back into its ceiling lair.

The story, which was current around the early '90s, is what is known as an urban legend.

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In the case of the Robinson's python, a starlet was even said to have narrowly escaped its clutches while trying on some clothes. The story was so widespread that for a time, female customers stopped trying on clothes at the department store.

Later, the story took an even stranger twist: the snake in question was said to be the twin sister of Robina Gokongwei, the daughter of the tycoon who owned the department store.   In one fell swoop, the emerging urban legend conflated popular folklore about women who give birth to snakes as well as human babies, which led to the emergence of Zuma, the snake-man of popular Tagalog komiks.

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How else can you explain the persistence of the rumor that Ma Mon Luk siopao is made out of "meow meow"? I also heard this one first in the '70s, and to this day I still hear people attribute the distinctive flavor of Ma Mon Luk to its supposed use of alternative meats.

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Another fast food related urban legend, but one that was relatively short-lived, was the story in the early 1980s that Jollibee was using earthworms as "Hamburger Helper".   At around the same time, if memory serves, there was a wave of interest in vermiculture, and attempts to promote the slimy creatures as a source of protein.   Needless to say,   in spite of the enthusiasm of its proponents, it was a tough sell. For   its part, Jollibee took steps to quickly quash any loose talk about earthworms in their hamburgers. In fact, strong allegations were made that the rumors were started by rival multinational fastfood companies trying to cut into their market share. But for a time, people actually stayed away from Jollibee because of the story, which might have helped their rivals get a foothold in the local fastfood market.

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Some years ago there was widespread panic in Manila about "tappers". According to this urban legend, widely reported in the tabloids at the time, some maniac was going around tapping people on the shoulder, after which they would start to feel dizzy and pass out. According to the tabloids, the maniac had rigged some sort of device for injecting his victims with a powerful sedative. The device was supposedly hidden in long sleeves, with the needle held between the fingers, so a light tap on the shoulder was all it took to inject the drug.

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Comedian Dolphy is supposed to have a huge whanger. Some stories describe it as unusually "lightbulb-shaped". Anyway, this supposedly explains his attraction for women.


Source:
http://www.workspresso.com/20070601%20edition/archives/oct1-15-04/current/features_current/feature4.html



Core2_i7

Re: Pinoy Urban Legends
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007, 11:21:19 pm »
haha ung iba dito napanuod ko sa ang pinaka like ung tungkol sa ahas sa rob  laffman::


manoyihay

Re: Pinoy Urban Legends
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007, 11:29:56 pm »
may ganyan din pala na istorya diyan about sa isang mall na may giant python na gumagala?

ganyan din kasi ang mga sabi-sabi dito sa amin sa isang kilalang mall dito na may ahas rin na gumagala at kumakain ng customer...

malas lang ng nagpakalat ng tsismis na iyon lalo pang sumikat ang tindahan na iyon.

skapinoy

Re: Pinoy Urban Legends
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2007, 03:40:11 am »
Pinoy Urban Legends
By Eric S. Caruncho




How else can you explain the persistence of the rumor that Ma Mon Luk siopao is made out of "meow meow"? I also heard this one first in the '70s, and to this day I still hear people attribute the distinctive flavor of Ma Mon Luk to its supposed use of alternative meats.

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hehe naalala ko ito mga 80's kumalat to, pero gayunpaman lagi p din kaming kumakain buong mag-anak sa ma mon luk sa cubao, nung time na yun bumawas tlga customer nila to our advantage kasi maiksi na ang pilahan. hte best ang mami at siopao dun. hay sayang at wala sila..pero sa quiapo ata meron p din.

Kulangotnipatrick

Re: Pinoy Urban Legends
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2007, 07:07:24 am »
magandang gawing pelikula yan... mga bobo lang mga producer dito sa pilipinas hanggang comedy horror drama at mga korning movie lang ang ginagawa nila

ebok

Re: Pinoy Urban Legends
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2007, 07:18:15 am »
alam ko lahat to pwera lang un tapper parang hindi ko maalala  laffman::
pero meron pang urban legend non di ba? un manananggal na pumunta ng manila nung 90's.

zaraki kenpachi

Re: Pinoy Urban Legends
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2007, 09:35:50 am »
alam ko lahat to pwera lang un tapper parang hindi ko maalala  laffman::
pero meron pang urban legend non di ba? un manananggal na pumunta ng manila nung 90's.


  i think napadaan sa amin sa tondo ung sinasabi mo tol... mukhang mananangal ung babaeng un... tapos kinakain nya yung kaning baboy ng kapitbahay namin...
tapos minsan, nakaupo sya sa gutter, tapos nakadamit sya ng daster... sinigawan ako ng "hoy", eh di napalingon ako... tapos inangat nya daster nya, tapos ala syang panty... "eeewwww"

  yung siopao i think totoong pusa talaga yon... one time kasi, kumain ako sa 7 eleven ng siopao nila, habang nginunguya ko yun at sarap na sarap ako, parang natinga ako... tapos paghugot ko, nakuha ko ung parang whisker ng pusa... kulay puti... yum!
my country is the world and my religion is to do good

puretuts

Re: Pinoy Urban Legends
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2007, 11:31:04 am »
yung babae sa balete drive is also an alledge urban legend.


Rockford

Re: Pinoy Urban Legends
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2007, 08:14:01 pm »
Pinoy Urban Legends 2


WHITE LADY OF BALETE DRIVE, Quezon City:
Is a touching story about a beautiful lady dressed in white, who appears on rainy nights. Clearly a maiden in distress, travelers stop to offer her a ride. After a few minutes, the ghostly rider mysteriously disappears leaving only a wetspot on the car seat.

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AIDS INFECTED SM EMPLOYEE:
The perpetrator is usually a disgruntled male, who was a ex- employee of Shoe Mart. When it was discovered he was HIV Positive, he was fired by Shoe Mart magnate -Henry Sy. The vengeful man, would sit or stand beside an SM shopper and inject the victim with infected blood, then run off saying, "Happy Living!"

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YAMASHITA/ FORT SANTIAGO TREASURE:
General Tomoyuki Yamashita was the Commander of the Japanese army who invaded the Philippines in the 1940‘s. It was rumored that vast amounts of gold and other treasures raided from neighboring countries are hidden throughout the Philippine Islands and one of those places is Fort Santiago.

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Adolf Hitler Rizal:
This infamous Nazi dictator, is rumored to be the love child of Jose Rizal. Another version of this story claim China’s Mao Zedong to be Rizal’s other illegitimate offspring.

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ALIENS IN MOUNT BANAHAW:
This sacred mountain located between Laguna and Quezon, is rumored to be a vortex for the supernatural. Many claim it to be the landing site for the extra-terrestial Ashtar Command, as witnessed by hundreds of people including a TV crew who filmed it.

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Jose Rizal as Jack the Ripper:
Rizal was in London from May 1888 to January 1889, in the British Library copying "Sucesos de las islas Filipinas" by hand because there were no photocopying machines at the time. Jack the Ripper was active around this time, and since we do not know what Rizal did at night or on the days he was not in the library, some people would like to believe Rizal is suspect.

They argue that when Rizal left London, the Ripper murders stopped. They say that Jack the Ripper must have had some medical training, based on the way his victims were mutilated. Rizal, of course, was a doctor. Jack the Ripper liked women, and so did our own Rizal. And -- this is so obvious that many overlooked it -- Jose Rizal's initials match those of Jack the Ripper!


Source:
http://mikerapphone.blogspot.com/2005/01/philippine-urban-legends.html
http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/permalink/philippine_urban_legends/


« Last Edit: November 15, 2007, 08:26:23 pm by Rockford »

40licks

Re: Pinoy Urban Legends
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2007, 08:59:23 pm »
the white lady in Balete Drive was "created" to protect the rich families living in the area. it is said the rich families paid a radio announcer to broadcast the supposed "appearances". Obviously to ward off the burglars. tingnan nyo, halos walang kaso ng pagnanakaw sa street na yun. kasi nga takot sa mumu. mas kinatatakutan kesa sa mga pulis. magaling din ang mayamang pamilyang yun sa pag"-imbento" ng bantay nila.

skapinoy

Re: Pinoy Urban Legends
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2007, 09:20:25 pm »
Pinoy Urban Legends 2


Adolf Hitler Rizal:
This infamous Nazi dictator, is rumored to be the love child of Jose Rizal. Another version of this story claim China’s Mao Zedong to be Rizal’s other illegitimate offspring.

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ayus to at isang fascistang diktador at isang communista ang anak ni rizal  laffman:: meron kayang democrat?

-=Kurabo=-

Re: Pinoy Urban Legends
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2007, 09:34:08 pm »
pag umaaraw sabay umuulan. kinakasal tikbalang..

tpos ung isang barkong galing capiz n puro aswang pumunta ng manila laffman::

it ain't over. . .till its over

jootz2005

Re: Pinoy Urban Legends
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2007, 01:26:06 am »
jose rizal as jack the ripper.... ok to'h ah....  psrulez:: psrulez:: psrulez::

TobleRONe

Re: Pinoy Urban Legends
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2007, 01:41:37 am »
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hehe naalala ko ito mga 80's kumalat to, pero gayunpaman lagi p din kaming kumakain buong mag-anak sa ma mon luk sa cubao, nung time na yun bumawas tlga customer nila to our advantage kasi maiksi na ang pilahan. hte best ang mami at siopao dun. hay sayang at wala sila..pero sa quiapo ata meron p din.

bro meron ma mon luk sa quezon ave. masarap din yung siomai nilang pagkalaki-laki. at syempre yung siopao nila. elementary ako ng lumabas ang urban legend na ito. matagal din na di ako kumain ng siopao dahil dito.

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pag umaaraw sabay umuulan. kinakasal tikbalang..

sabi ng lola ko unang patak ng ulan ng mayo na sabay umaaraw, naliligo raw mga maligno.

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AIDS INFECTED SM EMPLOYEE:
The perpetrator is usually a disgruntled male, who was a ex- employee of Shoe Mart. When it was discovered he was HIV Positive, he was fired by Shoe Mart magnate -Henry Sy. The vengeful man, would sit or stand beside an SM shopper and inject the victim with infected blood, then run off saying, "Happy Living!"

HS ako ng lumabas ang balitang ito. naalala ko pa nanonood ako ng free entertainment sa SM noon ng biglang may humarang sa harap ko, di ko makita ang stage. kaya yung pardible ng pants ko kinuha ko sabay tusok sa humarang. lilingon lingon yung mama, kitang kita yung panic sa mukha nya. ako naman dedma, syempre di ako nagpahalata na ako yung sumundot sa kanya

zaraki kenpachi

Re: Pinoy Urban Legends
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2007, 09:26:11 am »
pag umaaraw sabay umuulan. kinakasal tikbalang..

tpos ung isang barkong galing capiz n puro aswang pumunta ng manila laffman::

 nanay ko taga capiz, dun sya pinanganak at lumaki... pero ni minsan hindi sya nagkwento ng tungkol sa mga aswang... ewan ko lang kung aswang din lahi namin kaya d sya kwento.

 pero may nakwento sya minsan na ang mga aswang daw nanggaling sa antique, kalapit na probinsya ng capiz... kwentu kwentuhan daw sa capiz noon na yung may isang baryo daw na puro aswang sa antique, tapos nalaman ng buong probinsya kaya nagalisan sila... nagpuntahan lahat sa capiz...

 
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