The residents of a small and quiet town in Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental believe that a fairy is watching over a spring in their place because the water tastes really sweet.
Just recently, their hometown was featured in the ABS-CBN’s program “Rated K” where they visited the mysterious spring under the tree that produces sweet-tasting water.
A lot of people claimed that the water that pours out from the spring located at Brgy. Malangsa, Sitio Buod, taste like soft drinks.
Based on their interview with some residents, they believe that there is a fairy living in the tree where the spring is located and guarding the area. They also believe that the fairy is the one responsible for the water’s sweet taste.
“Parang may hiwaga pero sa umpisa lang iyon, Pero kapag naniwala ka sa Diyos, wala na. Dati sinasabi nila nakakakita sila pero kami wala talaga,” the resident said.
Although many people were amazed, there are also some who didn’t believe that spring water can taste like soft drinks.
But according to Engr. Danila Basilio of the Local Water Utilities Administration, it is possible that the water in the spring has a sweet taste as its taste will depend on where the water passes.
The program then decided to take a water sample from the spring to test its composition, the result shows that its a natural alkaline water and safe for the residents.
The residents also consider the spring as a blessing to them because they are getting their water from it since there is no waterline in Sitio Buod.
But aside from the sweet water in the spring in Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental, they learned that there is another sweet-tasting water that can also be found in our country. The Tomalistis falls located in Brgy. Asug, Caibiran Biliran, Leyte, which holds the Guinness Book of World Record for the ‘Sweetest Tasting Water in the World.’