Lance Gokongwei Speaks on ‘Taong-Ahas’ Urban Legend Inside Robinsons Mall

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Taong-ahas urban legend resurfaced amid the case of Jovelyn Galleno; Here’s what Lance Gokongwei has to say about it

LANCE GOKONGWEI – The JG Summit CEO speaks on the infamous “taong-ahas” urban legend.

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The taong-ahas urban legend surfaced anew following the case of Jovelyn Galleno.

The 22-year-old graduating student taking up B.S. Criminology has been making a buzz in the past few days after she went missing upon entering Robinsons Place Puerto Princesa City in Palawan.

CCTV footage was released showing the victim entering the mall. However, the establishment failed to show a copy of the CCTV footage of the young woman leaving the mall despite the fact the entrance and exit points of the mall have operational surveillance cameras.

The Local Government of Puerto Princesa coordinated with the management of the Robinsons Mall in order to locate the victim. Apparently, the mall has yet to present footage showing her leaving the premises of the building.

On the other hand, Robinsons Mall claimed that they have nothing to hide regarding the matter.

Meanwhile, it was in 2021 when JG Summit CEO Lance Gokongwei sat down for an interview with Ayala Corporation Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala.

At one point, he was asked about the “taong-ahas” legend.

“That’s a definite false. 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.

Watch the video below as Lance Gokongwei denies the presence of taong-ahas inside their mall:

Robina Gokongwei-Pe, the CEO of Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. also refuted the decade-old rumor involving their company.

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