Aswang is the Philippine version of the bloodsucking creature. In September 2004, Tata Porras, 16 years old living in Barangay Cabuling located in Tantangan said that his Brother Michael, 14 years old was attacked by an Aswang. He said that the aswang took the form of a giant dog with red glowing eyes similar to a fireball.
The description of Porras resembles the appearance of aswang as it was told in a story; a creature who has the ability to shape shift in any form and devour its prey. On the night of September 22, he and his brother were sleeping in a small nipa hut that is near the rice field and looking after the ducks when the incident happened. Their parents were taking a nap in their own house not far away from the makeshift hut.
"Aswang talaga ang nakita ko," (I really saw an aswang) he said in their local language. He added that the big black dog was about to bite the neck of his younger brother when he saw it. The creature is about 3 feet high.
When the aswang was about to bite his brother on the neck he grabbed the single shot gun and shoot the aswang. The aswang was startled on his action and it fled into the dark. Before the said attack, Tata was hearing an eerie sound outside of the hut. His younger brother Michael was shot in the right leg after Tata attempted to shot the aswang. He was immediately sent into a nearby hospital.
The local radio unit reported the bizarre incident. Others did not believe her story, but there are people who believe him who allegedly experienced the same incident within the area. Some of them believe that the particular region is infested with Aswang.