I was born and raised in the city and I have heard the urban legends that circulated since I was a little girl. The first urban legend that I heard was the asuwang. It is a local werewolf where a woman, usually it is a female, turns into a creature that has a separated upper and lower body. The upper body has wings and it flies to seek potential victims. And the way to kill that asuwang is to put salt and crushed garlic on the lower body which is left standing in the house of that asuwang. Talks like that would come up once in a while when I was growing. Of course, I had believed that and like an ordinary girl, I was afraid to come out at night alone (although we were not allowed to do that). It only occurred to me that it was just a legend when I was already in college. Now I understand that talks about vampire or asuwang is a prelude to a movie.