pickled newt, i too never heard of it until i left philippines...ignorance is bless! when i was little i did hear that you have to be weary of the people from siquijor (not good to be not in their good books?)...no idea how true this story is..like most stories...there are people out there who would make up just about anything...they could fiction writers for all we know... talent wasted? or it might be true that "they are out there......"(x files?).