Lucia Cunanan

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Lucia Lagman Cunanan
Born1927 or 1928
DiedApril 16, 2008
Cause of deathMurder
Other names"Lucing"
Occupationrestaurateur
Known forinventing sisig

Lucia "Aling Lucing" Lagman Cunanan (1927 or 1928 – April 16, 2008)[1] was a Filipino restaurateur credited in some quarters as having invented or re-invented sisig, a Kapampangan dish now popular all over the Philippines and probably all over the world.[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

A typical Aling Lucing outlet.

Born as Lucia Lagman in Tarlac, she settled in Pampanga after her marriage to Victorino Cunanan. She established Aling Lucing's, a restaurant in Angeles City, Pampanga in 1974.[4] Her restaurant featured what has been said as a reinvented variant of sisig which soon became nationally famous.[4] The popularity of her sisig had helped establish Angeles as the "Sisig Capital of the Philippines",[5] and Cunanan herself was dubbed as the "Sisig Queen"

Death[edit]

Lucia Cunanan was found bludgeoned to death in her Angeles City home with 10 stab wounds on April 16, 2008. She was 80 years old.[2] Two days after her murder, local police filed parricide charges against her 85-year-old husband, Victorino Cunanan. He was believed to have killed her after she refused to give him money for his mistress.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Sisig Queen' murdered". GMA News. Sun.Star Pampanga. April 17, 2008. Archived from the original on 31 March 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b Tonette Orejas (2008-04-16). "Woman who created native dish slain in Pampanga home". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  3. ^ "RP's sisig queen found dead in Pampanga home". GMANews.TV. 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  4. ^ a b c "'Sisig Queen' murdered". Sun Star Pampanga. 2008-04-17. Retrieved 2008-04-18.
  5. ^ "Festivals and Events: Pampanga". The Ultimate Philippines Ultimate Travel Guide For Tourists. Department of Tourism. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  6. ^ Tonette Orejas (2008-04-18). "Husband tagged as suspect in 'Sisig Queen's' murder". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2008-04-18.