Travel – There are no witches in Capiz…

When we were on the road for a tour of nearby province of Capiz, in Panay Island, Philippines, after a seemingly fruitful plan of buying pineapples on the roadside, we decided to proceed to a beach resort where we could rest for a while after the long drive. We were not familiar with the place so we asked people from the street to direct us to a beach resort nearby. We drove and drove until we got to spot a resort. This was unplanned so, whatever it was, so be it. And these are what we got.

CAPIZ, is a province in the central section of Western Visayas. Its location at the northeastern portion of Panay island made it a top producer of seafood products such as, prawns, milkfish, blue marlin, squids, oysters, seaweeds, and angel wings. The wide expanse of swampy lands that were converted into fishponds plus its 80 kilometers of coastline are the sources of the aquamarine products making the province the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines”.

Capiz is always on the top list when people talk about witches, spirits, and ghosts of the local folklore. We don’t believe the stories about “aswangs” I guess our elders told stories about them just to scare the children, so they would be home earlier. It’s my opinion though, I was also scared driving in the middle of the night. So, in the afternoon of 2PM we made our exit from the scene. We would still drive in 5 to 6 hours home.

We ate our dinner at the Iloilo-Capiz border at a roadside restaurant. Home was still 2 hours drive.


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6 thoughts on “Travel – There are no witches in Capiz…”

  1. We were also told generational folk stories in Ireland that the adults had once formulated to scare children into not going into hollow trees or potentially dangerous places. Love your post! Beautiful place! ❤️🦋🌀🙏

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  2. Bonjour mon ami amie

    Par ce message positif et amical je te souhaite une bonne semaine mon ami.amie .Quoi que tu vives, quoi que tu fasses, dans chaque moment il se cache une raison d’être heureux …

    Affectueusement et sincèrement
    Ton ami qui pense à toi
    Bisou d’amitié sincère …

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