"blood sucker." A vampire in Philippine folklore. The mandurugo are said to be most active in the province of Capiz, Panay Island. During the day they are beautiful and seductive young women, but at night they transform into flying monsters.

The Tagalog story of The Girl With Many Loves tells of a young girl, the most beautiful in the land, who married at the age of sixteen. Her husband, a husky youth, withered away within a year. After his death she remarried, but her second husband, and then her third, suffered the same fate. Her fourth husband, having been warned, feigned sleep one night while keeping a knife close at hand. At midnight he felt a presence looming over him and then a prick in his neck. He stuck at the creature with his knife, and heard a screech and the flapping of wings. The next day, his bride was found dead near their house with a knife wound in her chest. She turned out to have been one of the mandurugo.



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