I found this photo in my archives, I remember I took this in a monastery somewhere in Tacunan here in Davao some months back. It's an old, old, huge, huge mango tree that shades the convent, gosh I had goosebumps when we were there. Our guide said there were 'Kapres' in here. It was daylight when I took this photo though, but maybe if you're gifted with the third eye, you might see this puffing fella somewhere in these branches. Dang, sorry about some crazy imaginations, I'm past hours my lunch...hahaha!
"What is a Kapre? (related to the Agta in the Visayan dialect) is a Philippine mythical creature that could be characterized as a tree demon, but with more human characteristics. It is described as being a tall (7 to 9 ft), brown, hairy male with a beard. Kapres are normally described as smoking a big tobacco pipe, whose strong smell would attract human attention. The term kapre comes from the Arabic "kaffir" meaning a non-believer in Islam. The early Arabs and the Moors used it to refer to the non-Muslim Dravidians who were dark-skinned. The term was later brought to the Philippines by the Spanish who had previous contact with the Moors. Some historians speculate that the legend was propagated by the Spanish to prevent Filipinos from assisting any escaped African slaves. (more info at Wikipedia)"