Ugly evil spirits who have the power to injure people. They eat anything, even dead persons. They have been described as having long bodies and necks, long fingers and feet, but small arms. Their faces, which are framed by curly hair, are black with flat noses. They have one big or yellow eye, and two long and pointed teeth.

Some of the buso are Kogang, Limbago, Mamili, Marina, Naat, and Pungatu.



  • Cole, Fay-Cooper. (1913). The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, p. 107.
  • Cook Cole, Mabel. (1916). Philippine Folk Tales. Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co.