I made this art for our project group magazine this next Issue on Davao Graphic Designers Community Group. I'm the part of the Halloween theme and I choose Maria Labo.
Did you know that Maria Labo is
A young woman named Maria went to Canada as a caregiver. There, she took care of an old man which, according to rumours, was possessed by the so-called "vampire" (some "aswang") curse.
When the old man died, he passed the curse (some say, his powers) to Maria. Finding no luck in Canada, Maria went home. It was then that her thirst for human flesh started. When her husband, a policeman, went home one night, he looked for their kids. The deranged Maria pointed to the stove where she had cooked their children. Enraged, her husband struck her with a bolo ("labo") where she obtained a scar on her face, earning her the monicker Maria Labo.
They said, she fled to Visayas, then to Mindanao, in a quest to satiate her hunger for human flesh and viscera. Like a typical aswang, she has the ability to change her appearance. Sometimes she appears as a beautiful young lady. At other times, she appears as an old woman. The end
Actually I Choose Maria Labo because I always heard that in every story since in my childhood days and I Still confusing to myself that is it truly true that Maria Labo is still alive till now?
So here's my reference photo: