Med School Pranksters
One urban legend revolves around some medical school students who are supposedly infamous for playing pranks on unsuspecting victims. One of their victims was a female student who was known to innocent and gets easily frightened, or so they thought. They supposedly placed a disfigured leg on the bed of the student. When she woke up, they heard her screams. But, the screams unexpectedly stopped. The med students were curious about what happened and checked on the female student. To their surprise, they found her grinning as she was chewing on the leg.
Around two decades ago, there was a letter sent to a popular radio station in Cebu. The letter was about a man who offered a pack of peanuts to a homeless child at the Plaza Independencia. The child declined the peanuts. To show gratitude for the compassion of the man, the child told the man to put up a sign on the door of his house saying “Higugmaa and Diyos, Kahadloki ang Diyos” or Love God, Fear God. The sign will supposedly keep his family safe.
The Santo Niño is one of the most revered figures in Cebu. Cebuanos celebrate the Sinulog each year in honor of the Santo Niño. While there are many miracles that people attribute to the Santo Niño, there are also some stories about the adventurous nature of the Holy Child of Cebu.
Some places in the Queen City of the South supposedly sell siopao with a secret main ingredient, cat meat. No one really knows when or how the story started, but it may be attributed to the time when meat was scarce during World War 2. During this time, siopao makers supposedly used cat meat as a substitute.
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