9-year-old faith healer draws crowds in Zamboanga

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 29 2014 09:01 AM | Updated as of Oct 11 2016 06:16 PM

MANILA – A 9-year-old faith healer in Zamboanga City is drawing people struck with various illnesses.

Ernesto Jailani Jr., also known as ''Santino'', is believed to have the ability to heal sick people who would touch him.

The boy's father, Ernesto Sr., said his son manifested the ability to heal at the age of 3, when the latter was observed playing and talking to an image of Sto. Niño.

Some people claim to have been healed by the boy, even as the local Catholic Church noted that it has not sanctioned the healing service.

Ernesto Sr. said his son does not accept any payment in exchange for his service. – report from Jewel Reyes ABS-CBN News Zamboanga