“Definitely.” This is the confident answer of actor Paulo Avelino when asked if he’s convinced that mythological creatures such as the aswang existed.
Not that he has actually encountered any. If anything, he only learned much about the thing filming “Aswang,” a segment of iWant TFC’s “Sitsit,” where he is also producer.
The 32-year-old related his surprise learning that there are a lot of different types of Aswang.
“Sobrang dami na talaga so namili na lang kami ng isa na pwedeng gawin,” he said.
“Nakakatuwa dahil parte ito ng kultura natin at nakakayaman ito ng kultura natin, it’s very unique,” he added.
Asked to pick among supernatural creatures that he wants to portray in front of the camera given the chance, Paulo chose the Undin, a sea creature.
According to him, he first learned about it in one of the episodes of “Shake, Rattle & Roll III.”
“Napapanuod ko ‘yun nu’ng bata ako, nakakatakot siya. Parang ayokong magbanyo ng bata ako kasi feeling ko may lalabas na Undin du’n,” he recalled.