The conjoined piglets were born in a small piggery in Roxas (Photo courtesy of Barangay San Miguel, Roxas facebook page) municipality

A pair of dead conjoined piglets, which initially stunned residents of a small village in Roxas municipality, is now considered as a phenomenon and a symbol that could bring them good luck and fortune.

The rare occurrence happend on January 20, 2019, when a sow gave birth to 13 piglets and the owner noticed that two of them were strangely attached together in the body with one head.

Barangay San Miguel councilor Gilda Parangue said the conjoined piglets were born in the small piggery of his cousin Salvador Rodriguez.

They are sixth and seventh to be born out of Rodriguez’ 13 piglets.

“Kakaiba talaga siya. Pang-anim at pito silang anak kasi dalawang bilang na kaagad. Noong lumabas ‘yong isa na lang na kabiyak ang buhay at ‘yong isa talagang patay na kaagad (They’re really strange. They’re sixth and seventh to be born and only the other one was alive for a while),” ayon pa sa kaniya.

She said their whole family was stunned when they saw the rare piglets.

Parangue said they since it is the “Year of the Pig”, it will bring them prosperity.

She said they were regretful that it did not survive.

“Nanghihinayang kami kasi dalawa pa sana ‘yon. Naniniwala kami sa swerte talaga sila lalo na unang anak din sila ng baboy ng pinsan ko, unang buwan ng taon at year of the pig pa,” ani Parangue.

(It’s regretful that the piglets died. We believe they will bring us luck because they’re part of the first batch to be born to my cousin’s farm in the first month of the year and in the Year of the Pig.)

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