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Lucia Cunanan

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Other names  "Lucing"
Occupation  restaurateur

Known for  inventing sisig
Name  Lucia Cunanan
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Born  1927 or 1928La Paz, Tarlac, Philippine Islands
Died  April 16, 2008, Angeles, Philippines

Lucia "Lucing" Cunanan (1927 or 1928 – April 16, 2008) 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.

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Career

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. Her restaurant featured what has been said as a reinvented variant of sisig which soon became nationally famous. The popularity of her sisig had helped establish Angeles as the "Sisig Capital of the Philippines", and Cunanan herself was dubbed as the "Sisig Queen"

Death

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. Two days after her murder, local police filed parricide charges against her 85-year-old husband, Victorino Cunanan. The reason he killed her is due to a disagreement involving money after she refused to give her husband money to sate his lust for gambling.

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Lucia Cunanan Wikipedia


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