By Budjette Tan
While the sunlight units within the urban of Manila, don't you dare make a incorrect flip and prove in that dimly-lit facet of the metro, the place aswang run the most-wanted kidnapping earrings, the place kapre are the kingpins of crime, and engkantos slip in the course of the cracks and scouse borrow your most dear possessions.
When crime takes a flip for the bizarre, the police name Alexandra Trese.
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