This is a legend often narrated by the old folks living in the town of Naujan in the island of Mindoro.
According to them, during the early Spanish times, many merchandises flowing to the country were brought in by the huge galleons coming all the way from Mexico
On their return voyage to Mexico, they would in turn ship out locally-made goods such as copra, tobacco and spices out of the country.
We got a lot of goods!!
One time, one of these galleons carried sacks of rice from Luzon and was to make a stopover in Cebu before heading east all the way to Mexico
Okay boys, carry those sacks of rice to the ship
As the ship passed by the turbulent waters surrounding Mindoro to reach Cebu, a strong typhoon caught up with it. The ship, with all its men and crew and the cargo of rice capsized and fell into the bottom of the sea.