An Lingganay "Golden Bell"
In the 17th and 18th centuries, the moro pirates often raided the towns in Leyte, especially those along the coast. They came during the monsoon period, and their principal object was to plunder and kidnap young people to sell to slavery.
But in Alangalang, the pirates have a different purpose. They had heard about the wonderful golden bell that the people of "Bukid" possessed. And indeed there was such a bell, a golden one that had been cast under the supervision of Father Baysa, a Franciscan missionary. The moro pirates came in several raids, but each time, the townsfolk would be warned by those who kept vigil at the watchtower, and they would, with great patience, carry the golden bell to a safe hiding place.
One time, however, the moro pirates surprised the people who fled hastily with the bell. As they were nearing the "Bagka River" they saw the moro pirates not far behind them, so rather than allow their precious bell to fall into the pirate's hands, they dropped it into the deepest part of the river. After the moros had been driven away, the people tried to get back the bell, but no matter how long and how hard they searched for it, they never found the bell. To this day, many say that now and then the sound of a bell can be heard faintly coming from the bottom of the "Bagka River".