My late grandfather, Rev. Erasmo Alcantara, used to impress me wit the claim that he once owned a tagi-amo. According to him, it was obtained from a Tinguian acquaintance for and consideration of nine hand-woven blankets, one goat and fifty pesos, quite a tidy sum at the same time of its acquisition which was before the war. Vehemently swearing over its potency; he attributes numerous amorous conquests he had made to his tagi-ruot. He never told me he lost it but the most plausible explanation is that my grandmother must have discovered it and destroyed it.