Lucia Cunanan

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Lucia Lagman Cunanan
Born1927 or 1928
DiedApril 16, 2008
Cause of deathMurder
Other names"Lucing"
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]


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"


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]


  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.