is a creature of Philippine mythology
described as hairy
, man-sized and ape
-like with long nails. The term may have its roots in the Hiligaynon
, which means "ape" or "monkey". Residents of La Castellana
in Negros Occidental
refer to the creature as a "wild monkey" that lives in caves near the foot of Mt. Kanlaon
. The creature is said to have attacked two residents of the settlement and disemboweled goats and chickens in the area, for the purpose of eating the entrails.