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Presentation By: Merei Hatanaka

This study will show whether the image of the Aswang is a good or a bad image to the City of Roxas, Capiz despite its controversies and problems among the views of both tourists and community.
Why was the Aswang made as a tourism subject in Roxas City, Capiz? How did the community of Roxas City, Capiz react to making the Aswang as a tourism subject? Why is the local Church against on making the Aswang a tourist subject in Roxas City, Capiz? Why was the Aswang subject stopped as a tourism subject in Roxas City, Capiz? Should the negative image of Aswang in Roxas City, Capiz be used as a tourism subject?

Theoretical Framework

Aswang as a tourism subject in Roxas City, Capiz


Situate and define the truth that the Aswang only exists in literature. To make the Aswang as a negative connotation into a positive one. Use for tourism as a gateway to attracting tourists in Roxas City, Capiz. For information dissemination but to enhance and appreciate that it is part of the culture that Filipino.

The Reaction of Community of Roxas City, Capiz to Making the Aswang as a Tourism Subject

In Roxas City, Capiz people are aware of being labeled as a place of the Aswangs. Mostly of the people does not believe in the existence of the Aswang, partially there are still people who does. The people of Roxas City, Capiz does not consider this as a good tourism subject and they strongly disagree to this idea and they will not participate and support such events relating to the Aswang They are not comfortable or open to such topics like the Aswang

The local Church of Roxas City, Capiz against on making the Aswang as a tourist subject

The church did not like the idea due to it can bear a lot of negative things to Roxas City, Capiz They wanted to erase the idea of the Aswang by supporting other tourism attractions in Roxas City, Capiz Roxas City, Capiz is a city that is mostly made up of devout Catholics The Church will protest if it will be continued again

The Aswang discontinued as a tourist subject in Roxas City, Capiz

It was the Church who opposed to the idea of making the Aswang as a tourist subject but the change of the administration made it stop completely. The administration listens and hears what the local Church advises due to the number of voters comes from the Church It will only continue if there will be change of administration if it will be strongly pursued but the chances of this will be very low.

The negative branding of Aswang between the Aswang and the people of Roxas City, Capiz be used for tourism
The tourism officers of Roxas City, Capiz are still open to the idea of making the Aswang as a viable tourism subject. It is a good tourism subject for Roxas City, Capiz due to it can be held at October as a preHalloween party Its purpose was to clarify things about the Aswang that only exists in myths and literature and to avoid misjudgments. There is a need of information dissemination of this topic due to there is no concrete and precise definition of this subject.

Conclusion
I agree on making the Aswang as a tourism subject in Roxas City, Capiz. The Aswang is the representation of everything that is vile, disgusting and evil in Filipino society that's why it has become horrifying. Society denies its existencfe and so it had to find a way to come out. Anything that keeps you powerless becomes the mosnter and you create that monster to be able to strike at it. This is why all great stories are basted from a poetic truth about ourselves

Too much belief on the supernatural makes us ignorant, but too much reliance on logic and science makes us ignorant.