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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Family Goes Viral for Having Three Kids with the Same Birthday
A family goes viral for having three kids with the same birthday – and they’re not triplets! Many netizens were amused, calling it a “life hack” because the family can surely save on costs because they hold the birthday parties at the same time.
Family has Three Kids with the Same Birthday
There are lots of factors that affect when a baby is born, but it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact date or time that they’re born even if their parents know exactly when the child is conceived.
Babies are often born anytime from 38 to 42 weeks gestation, but it’s also possible to give birth earlier than that – and even then, the actual due date isn’t sure.
So, imagine a couple’s surprise when they had their third baby on their two older kids’ birthday! Wow.
Apparently, their three kids have the same birth date – and, amazingly, they’re born exactly three years apart. We’re impressed.
Pamn Faye Hazel Cabañero, the three kids’ mother, gave birth to these three babies on January 27 of 2017, 2020, and 2023.
She explained that they didn’t expect this to happen, but it did, anyway. So, she joked that perhaps her womb only knows this day as the due date for her kids.
Because of the unique circumstances of her children’s birthday, Cabañero said that she’s thankful for this rare opportunity that happened to her family.
As early as now, they’re already planning the kids’ birthdays next year.
Many netizens were amused, saying that they wished they also had their kids on the same day because they can surely save money when throwing a birthday party.
But it appears that this isn’t unique to the Cabañero family.
In the post by News5 on Facebook, several netizens commented that their families also have a similar birth setup.
One netizen commented that her mom and her two siblings share the same birth date but are born in different years. Then, she and her brother also have the same setup – and it also happened with her two children.
Now, that’s even more amazing than the Cabañero family because this family actually had three batches or generations with the same birth date for each batch.
What are the Odds of Having the Same Birthday?
According to Scientific American, any two people have a 99.726027% or 364/365 chance of not having the same birthday. However, according to the birthday problem, at least two people will share a birthday in a set of n randomly chosen people.
Car Owner Accepts Onions as Payment after Vehicle Got Hit by a Tricycle – It’s for Real
A car owner has earned praise online after accepting onions as payment after her vehicle got hit by a tricycle! And it really happened for real, no joke. Yay or nay?
Onions as Payment in Vehicular Accident
The prices of onions have skyrocketed in recent weeks that netizens are joking about giving them out as Christmas gifts, using them as jewelry pieces and bouquets, or even to pay for something.
But netizens didn’t quite expect that paying in onions would become a reality – that’s why photos of a tricycle driver paying the car owner some spring onions after he hit her vehicle by accident quickly went viral.
Everyone just couldn’t believe their eyes because the memes and jokes have finally come true! LOL
In the photo, a young lady can be seen smiling from ear to ear while accepting a big bunch of spring onions from a somber-looking man.
It was shared on Reddit by Axle Gallardo (u/axle_gallardo).
“Sister In Law’s car got dented by a tricycle driver. Driver paid the car damage with Sibuyas (onions),” the post explained.
Axle’s sister-in-law (Reddit user u/Glad-Competition3835) explained that the accident, which happened in Laguna, was really the tricycle driver’s fault.
“The road was full. I saw him coming to the side of my car in my side mirror. And I don’t know why he was moving to the right towards me,” she explained.
“The left side is open and wide and he could have moved straight forward.”
Moments later, she heard a loud crash.
Upon inspecting the damage caused by the crash, the young lady talked with the tricycle driver. She learned that he’s a farmer who was just trying to deliver his farm goods to a nearby province.
It was unclear why the tricycle driver had crashed into the car. Surprisingly, the car driver didn’t get angry and joked, instead, that maybe the tricycle driver should just pay her using vegetables.
The farmer replied that he has spring onions.
It was really just a joke for the car owner who was already preparing to drive away, but the tricycle driver hurried back carrying two bunches of the spring onions.
She refused to accept them, but the farmer/tricycle driver insisted – so she ended up accepting one.
Can You Really Pay with Goods instead of Money?
Yes. That’s actually called trading – but can only be accepted if both parties agreed to the trade.
Amazingly, the young lady paid with spring onions also experienced a similar thing in the past – and the people that hit her vehicle paid her with two fresh, ocean-caught fish.
Wow. What a kind-hearted young woman.
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.
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)