A viscera sucker. The wakwak of Surigao were said to steal the baby from the body of the mother. In the daytime it is human being, a witch. See also aswang and manananggal, and wakwak (bird).



  • Buenconsejo, José Semblante. (2002). Songs and gifts at the frontier. New York: Routledge, p. 103.
  • Ramos, Maximo D. (1990). Creatures of Philippine lower mythology. Quezon City: Phoenix Publishing House, p. 130.