LOOK: Siquijor holds annual 'healing festival'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 24 2016 04:58 PM

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The mananambal of Siquijor gather every Holy Week for the annual Healing Festival of the island. Annie Fe Perez, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Every Holy Week, the local government of the province of Siquijor holds a "Healing Festival" at the highest peak of the island, the Bandilaan Mountain View Park.

There, the mananambal --the local term for the healers of Siquijor-- gather, prepare, and brew their medicinal potions indigenous to the island.

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A tourist consults a mananambal during the annual 'Healing Festival.' Annie Fe Perez, ABS-CBN News

The festival, which also provides stalls for healers and herbalists where patients and tourists can consult them, has been an annual event since 2009.

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A tourist consults a mananambal during the annual 'Healing Festival.' Annie Fe Perez, ABS-CBN News

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