A forest spirit, similar to the bambanig. It takes the form of a huge black creature, an ordinary man, a piece of cloth, or other objects. They are among the less malevolent of the supernaturals, but they can harm people if trees are felled without reciting age-old invocations.



  • Jocano, F. Landa; Edrozo, Arnora. (1982). The Ilocanos: an ethnography of family and community life in the Ilocos region. Quezon City: Institute of Asian Studies, University of the Philippines, p. 223.