The story of the alleged existence of a half-human, half-snake creature thriving at the Robinsons Galleria has sparked the interest of netizens once again after the disappearance of 22-year-old criminology student Jovelyn Galleno.
Galleno has been reported missing since August 5 after failing to return home following her shift at the mall. Before scaring her family, Galleno texted her sister asking what was for supper and revealed that she didn’t receive a salary from her employer.
After several hours, she couldn’t be reached anymore. Her worried family went to look for her at the mall, but it was already closed.
People are already assuming that Galleno is dead. Based on several expert tarot readings, someone close to Galleno had something to do with her disappearance, which could be attributed to jealousy.
While others say that the mythical snake-like creature haunting Robinsons Galleria made Galleno its latest victim.
reading and watching those robinsons snake urban legend stories instead of doing my papers hashtag girlblogging
— chaerli xcx (@femmedeco) August 13, 2022
I hope the human snake at robinsons mall is true
— daisy (@daizwee) August 12, 2022
robinsons snake yarnnn 😭😭😭 https://t.co/eFoaXKhH1l
— denise (@stanningastro) August 15, 2022
That snake man shit in robinsons galleria genuinely scares me help
— al (@lyaIilac) August 15, 2022
Last year in a sit-down with Ayala Corporation Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, JG Summit CEO Lance Gokongwei said that the humanoid snake story is ridiculous.
“If there was a snake, my sister Robina would’ve caught it and converted it into a handbag that she sold in Robinsons,” he said.
Part of the urban legend says that Robina Y Gokongwei-Pe, the oldest of the Gokongwei siblings, is the creature’s twin. It is said that the mall was built so that the creature could prey on young women.
Actress Alice Dixon was also mixed up in the urban legend. Years ago, Dixon was at the mall to shoot a movie. While in the restroom, she blurted “tuklaw tuklaw.”
“I was just being funny, I was trying to get a laugh sa mga kasamahan ko. I was just being young and silly.” she said.
“And also because, yung time na yun, yung kasamahan ko sa pelikulang Dyesebel na si Richard Gomez, he had a movie that came out called Tuklaw, at uso iyan noon.” she added.
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Suddenly, people started spreading the rumor that the creature was able to victimize Dixon, which she denies.
“Well, kayo na lang po ang bahalang mag-decide kung ano ang paniniwalaan ninyo. If it is or it is not.
“Basta sinabi ko na sa inyo yung truth ko, I told you what happened and, hopefully, this is the first and last time I’m gonna explain myself or say anything about it,” she said.
Meanwhile, Robinsons’ CCTV footage shows Galleno entering the mall at 9 am. A different camera not operated by the mall caught Galleno entering a “white multicab,” said the CITY PNP.
“Likewise, the SITG Jovelyn who were reviewing the CCTV Footage found out that the missing person Jovelyn ride a white Multicab from Robinson Mall plying to Brgy Sta Lourdes at around 6:56 PM on August 05, 2022, based on the footage, and it was acknowledged/confirmed by her family that it was Jovelyn on the CCTV Footage.” the PPCPO said in a statement.
The PPCPO is currently searching for clues that could lead to finding Galleno.