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Mystery of ‘Ghost Ships’ in Siquijor, Solved by KMJS Team

For decades, people in Lazi, Siquijor, believed in the urban legend of the ‘tayog-tayog’, believed to be ghost ships that take ‘engkanto’ passengers to the town of Maria, Siquijor.

These ships often appear sometime past 12 midnight to 2 AM, suddenly disappearing from view in the distance just minutes after it would appear.

Photo credit: Facebook / Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho)

According to legend, this ship does not pass the area by itself. Often, it would appear with another ship. Those who witnessed seeing the ‘tayog-tayog’ up close said that the ships were scary and have passengers that looked like they are not from this world.

Photo credit: Facebook / Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho)

Last week, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) shared footage of the ‘ghost ships’ taken from January 8, 2019. Coast Guard Siquijor Province Station Commander LTJG Donna Liza Duran confirmed that there were no ships scheduled to pass through the area.

Adding thrill to the mystery was when the Coast Guard tried to go after the boats but the strong waves in the area prevented them from getting closer.

Photo credit: Facebook / Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho)

To truly solve the mystery, the Coast Guard requested for a bigger boat from Cebu that could stand the strong waves in the area, often associated with the appearance of the ‘tayog-tayog’.

On January 18, the Coast Guard and the KMJS boarded this larger vessel and waited near the area where the ‘tayog-tayog’ usually appears. As the witching hour drew near, the sound of a boat could be heard in the distance. Soon, a ship appeared – and everyone excitedly watched closely in hopes for finally seeing some ‘engkanto’ on board the vessel.

Photo credit: Facebook / Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho)

But the ‘ghost ship’ turned out to be a real one, M/V Filipinas Iligan of Cokaliong Shipping Lines that goes the Ozamis – Cebu and vice versa route. M/V Filipinas Iligan Chief Officer Porferio Y. Taclobo, Jr. was surprised to learn that their regular trip past the area had sparked urban legends.

Photo credit: Facebook / Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho)

Taclobo confirmed that there’s another ship that passes the same route at about the same time, Trans Asia 1. As for the ships suddenly appearing or disappearing in the distance, it turned out their lights were just covered by the foliage in the distance. Whew. Mystery solved.

Watch the story here:

Ghost ship part 2

Muling binalikan ng aming team ang karagatan ng Lazi para sa wakas ay malapitan ang pinaniniwalaang mahiwagang barko ng Siquijor. Isa nga ba talaga itong “ghost ship”? Panoorin ang video! #KMJS

Posted by Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) on Sunday, January 20, 2019

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Wanted Yaya Ad Goes Viral for Extremely High Standards




A wanted yaya ad goes viral for the extremely high posted by a certain “Mr. Leng.” Netizens couldn’t help but make comments about this photo, especially because the qualifications were similar to that of a beauty queen.

The real question now is whether Mr. Leng is really looking for a yaya or a beauty queen? LOL

Wanted Yaya Ad with Extremely High Standards

What qualities would you look for when it comes to looking for a yaya (nanny)?

Many of us are likely to pick hardworking, with experiencing handling and caring for small kids, and preferably someone mature, such as older than 30 years old (because some people think they’re more capable of caring for kids than younger nannies).

But a certain “Mr. Leng” posted a wanted yaya ad that got netizens scratching their heads (and some laughing) because the qualifications aren’t like what we’d expect for a nanny.

In photos circulating online in various Facebook groups and individual accounts, the ad by Mr. Leng appears to have been posted inside a restaurant.

wanted yaya ad
Photo credit: Senpai TV

The obviously Filipino restaurant was selling silog meals, batchoy, and other Pinoy favorites.

In the post, Mr. Leng is searching for a yaya who’s at least 5’8” in height. This number 1 qualification got many netizens laughing because it’s rare for Filipino women to be of this height, unless they have a mixed nationality.

If you have no idea, most Pinays have an average height of 5’ to 5’4”.

So, Mr. Leng is really pushing it when he posted this height requirement.

Next, he wanted one who’s Chinita, has flawless skin, and “maputi” (fair-skinned). It’s clear that he wants a mestizo (mixed nationality). After all, Filipinos have naturally brown skin, possibly morena (dark) complexion.

To top it all, the yaya has to have the vital statistics of 36-24-34 – and that, my friends, made everyone think that Mr. Leng is really looking for a beauty queen, not a yaya.

Perhaps it’s a joke – and that’s really the best explanation we can come up with over Mr. Leng’s extremely high standards for his wanted yaya ad.

What do you think of this ad?

What are the Qualifications to Becoming a Yaya?

You don’t need to have an educational degree to become a yaya, but some nanny agencies or employers might require at least a grade school diploma.

Other qualifications might include:

  • Police clearance
  • Recommendations (or past experience)




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Couple’s Unique Prenup Photoshoot at the Cemetery Goes Viral




A couple’s unique prenup photoshoot was met with mixed reactions as they picked a rather strange location: a cemetery!

They even wore black for the photoshoot and looked like they were too serious, even sad to get married. It got netizens wondering whether they were actually excited to get married at all!

Couple’s Unique Prenup Photoshoot Goes Viral

What are the best places for a prenup photoshoot?

For many, it could be a garden or with a water body as the background. A lot of couples go the extra mile, traveling to faraway places to find the best location for their prenup photoshoot.

unique prenup photoshoot
Photo credit: The Freeman

After all, a wedding happens just once in a lifetime, hopefully – and getting those prenup photos done perfectly is every couple’s goal.

But a couple in Cebu City, central Philippines made waves on social media after striking poses at the cemetery, leading some netizens to think that they’re being so creepy.

Photo credit: The Freeman
Photo credit: The Freeman
Photo credit: The Freeman

The black gothic theme for the photoshoot and the couple’s sad faces made the pictures look like they were posing for a funeral, not a wedding! Do you agree?

However, it turned out that the couple from Basak San Nicolas in Cebu City are getting their bread and butter almost literally from the cemetery. It turned out that the bride, Kayra Mae Geocallo, owns a funeral parlor while the groom, Stoney Jey Palomar, works as an embalmer.

Photo credit: The Freeman
Photo credit: The Freeman
Photo credit: The Freeman

It’s actually a perfect match for the couple – and the cemetery is their perfect location for their prenup shoot. But many netizens still think the pictures are giving them some goosebumps.

For those who think that they don’t look happy together, it might really by just for show. The two have been together for 11 years and actually have a four-year-old daughter.

What do you think of their photos?

unique prenup photoshoot
Photo credit: The Freeman
unique prenup photoshoot
Photo credit: The Freeman

Photoshoot in a Cemetery

There are plenty of superstitions about having a photoshoot at the cemetery, with many saying that it’s bad luck or disrespectful.

If you plan on one, make sure not to take photos of the people who are there to pay respects to their departed ones.

In many places, you’ll need permission before you can do a photoshoot, even if it’s a graveyard.




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Ultimate Anime Fan? New Dad Names Baby as “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze”




Would dare name your child after an anime or cartoon character? A new dad angers his family after naming his baby as “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze” – but he’s got a good explanation for it. He’s definitely the ultimate anime fan, huh?

New Dad Names Baby as “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze”

Finding the right baby name for your baby can be a challenging task for new parents. There are so many things to consider, especially when it comes to the name meaning, how to spell it, how significant it can be for the child and the family, the potential for bullying or embarrassment, etc.

But one dad threw caution to the wind after deciding to name his child after anime characters. His decision angered his family, but netizens are divided over praising and bashing him for what he did.

Before you take your side in this “Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze” issue, it’s a good idea to ask why he did it in the first place. For sure, he had his reasons.

Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze
Photo credit: Esquire Mag

When Jamesey Bolivar Maribojo, 29, knew that he’s going to be a single dad for his new baby, he decided to name his baby with this rather unusual name. Not only does he love anime and the Naruto series, but he explained that he felt like he could relate with the experiences of the protagonist who grew up without a family.

Mahilig ako manood ng anime, mula noon hanggang ngayon. Kung alam niyo ang Naruto: Shippuden, ang kuwento niya ay wala siyang pamilya na kinalakihan. Bilang single parent, 24/7 akong nag-aalaga sa anak ko. Bago kami naghiwalay ng nanay niya, nagpasya kami na ipangalan siya kay Naruto,” he explained.

Pero ako di ako nakontento sa ‘Naruto’ lang. Isinama ko rin ang apelyido ng nanay ni Naruto na si Kushina Uzumaki at apelyido ng tatay niya na si Minato Namikaze. Ang naging name ng anak ko, Naruto Uzumaki Namikaze P. Maribojo.

Jamesey said that his former partner allowed him to pick the name, but his family got angry. They told him that the kid could be up for bullying and might have a difficult time writing such a long name.

With that background story, we can all agree that the unusual name does appear impressive, right?

Naming Rules in the Philippines

There aren’t any restrictions on what you can name your kid in the Philippines. It’s not even unusual to find people with real names like “Baby,” “Don,” “Doña,” “Jesus,” etc.




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