Boto ni Kurakog

Bagamanoc, Catanduanes

"Boto ni Kurakog" which literally translates as "Kurakog's penis." It is located in Bagamanoc, 61 kilometers from the capital town, Virac. Local legend has it that this column, which rises about five meters above the sea and which resembles the male sex organ, belonged to a giant named Kurakog. It is said that he did not wake up from deep slumber and his body was washed away by the waves after whi ...

ch only the pointed column remained.

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