First of all something basic has to be understood that is not understood by outsiders. Local Filipinos are easier to heal than foreigners. The rural Filipinos come to the healer first and have not visited a doctor since they cannot afford the doctor and the medicine. Foreigners may have a problem for years and years and have taken medication for years and years. Thus the healing power of most of the local healers is enough for locals but not strong enough for foreigners. Healers that heal foreigners have been adjusted with their healing power to that task. That is why foreigners desperately seeking help should stick with healers that have a reputation for healing foreigners. Under those circumstances we are considering only the healers in Baguio. Baguio has a mild climate that is suitable for foreigners with damaged health and a working tourist infrastructure with money changers, proper restaurants, hotels etc. There are also many healers with strong powers in the Pangasinan area but it is tiresome to travel around there for foreigners in weak health with the hot climate over longer distance and it lacks tourist infrastructure. So Baguio is the place with a high healer concentration, suitable for foreigners.
I am myself now probably one of the strongest healers and have often helped in addition to what healers in Baguio have not been able to heal. I only treat a few patients per day and not scores of patients. But I will not encourage foreigners to visit me in Cebu unless they are already in the area. If they will do it, I will accept it, but I do not wish to encourage them. If there is a specialty I can heal better than others, my specialty is to heal brain-disabled babies and bone problems of adults. Cancer is not my specialty. Many healers in Baguio can influence cancer better than I can. Looking at the situation in Baguio, many of the internationally exposed healers expect from foreigners a donation of 100 Dollars or even more per treatment or will demand it. The locals will pay a few cents, but foreign visitors are expected to give that amount. There are exceptions. I met a Dutch man a few times, going to be blind soon. He took his very last money and visited many healers in Baguio. No healer could help him. Also, no healer asked him for money. That possibility that the healer would expect a donation was not even mentioned. So he did not pay any healer anything and was welcome anywhere. There is a lot of criticism that Baguio healers expect so much money from foreigners. I will not comment on that. Many healers use money from foreigners for charity or to finance projects.
Now comes the main point: Not every patient responds to spiritual healing powers. Those who do not respond, will have no improvement whatsoever. The healer does not usually know that in advance. The only way to find it out, is to try the treatment. With Baguio healers exposed to foreigners, there should be improvement right after the first healing session. If there is none, the patient should change the healer or give up. If there is improvement, the patient should wait 2 days to allow the healing to work and then come for repeat treatment every 3 days as long as the trouble is completely gone. Over all the years there have been 2 sources of information about many healers in Baguio. The Baguio Healers Association, address is listed in the phone book. The boss there might treat people asking for a cancer healer himself. He treats many cancer patients. The other source that lists healers is the local Baguio office of the Ministry of Tourism. Only the local office of the Ministry of Tourism will provide information about the healers in Baguio.
Foreigners seeking healing in the Philippines are often over-charged and leave without any benefits. The typical 2-week group tours usually include a few visits to different healers plus a beach resort. Many people return home half-healed, because their individual needs did not fit into the tourist program. My advice to sick people just flying in from abroad to the Philippines for healing, is that they should go straight to Baguio and try any of the 4 healers I recommend. I recommend to visit the following healers in Baguio: Martin Caoili, Jose Segundo, Placido Palitayan, Jun Labo (who is also a locally famous/infamous politician). Now recommending healers that already are treating many foreigners and charge them each $100 or even more per treatment, means it is unfair to many other healers who would expect less money and do not have foreign patients, and their personal behavior need not be objected. But what has been lacking so far in any information on Philippine healers is some straight advice what to do. As a strong healer myself, recommending a procedure that would not financially benefit me, should make my advice trustworthy. Also I have another clear advice: "Not everyone responds to the spiritual healing power of Baguio healers. After you are treated by any healer in the places I recommend, there must be at least quite noticeable reactions in your body or real improvement. If you feel nothing afterwards, you are not responding, therefore, change healers. If the same happened at the next treatment of other healer, do not waste your time and money, fly home ( or visit a beach). If a healer helps, stick with him, be re-treated as long as needed. If a healer only half-heals you, then look for other healers, ask around a bit in advance if he/she may have a good chance to influence your specific problem."
When you should take up some of my hints of Baguio, please also include a warning: Visitors should please go along with friendly locals who bring them to healers. But they should only go along with people who can be traced afterwards, such as the waiter in the cafe. There is a criminal danger that the foreigners will be involved with small talk by strangers, what are they doing in Baguio. When the foreigner mentions healer, the stranger will suddenly know a healer that is much "better" than other healers. The stranger will offer to bring the visitor there. Instead of visiting a healer, the foreigner might be offered a poisoned knock-out drink, will fall unconscious and will be robbed of his money, credit card, camera, clothing, etc. Once the visitors understands that possibility, then he will have only good memory of most friendly locals trying to help him to find the right healer.
We are providing a service for English speaking foreigners seeking healing: My Filipina wife, Elsa von Hertzberg, would meet them at the pleasant and uncrowded international airport in Cebu, arrange a stay at a nice hotel near the airport overnight and she would fly with the individual to the Manila domestic airport, change plane there and fly to Baguio. The name of the fair priced air-conditioned good hotel upon arrival we recommend near Cebu Mactan International Airport, Airport Road, Lapu-Lapu, Mactan is "Days Hotel". It belongs to the known international chain of days hotels tourist class hotels, easily booked via Internet from abroad: http://www.dayshotel.ph/ . Cebu International Airport has flight connections to Japan, Singapore ( Singapore Airlines / Qatar Airlines) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia Airlines) and Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific). Thus arriving at Cebu from overseas and just changing planes at Manila Domestic Airport, all the unpleasant hassle and traffic jams of Manila can be avoided. In Baguio my wife checks into the same hotel, she brings that person to well-known healers, and accompanies that person during the day. At the moment that person is able to get along for himself, she would leave that person in Baguio and return to Cebu. We would expect $100US per day "on the job", that is on the days flying to Baguio and staying in Baguio, plus all actual expenses. Assisting the person to travel to beach resort etc. and to have his stay permit / Visa extended in Cebu is without salary. That kind of service is not what a normal traveler would need. We are not offering this as a frequent commercial service, only once in a blue moon when needed.
What we usually recommend when there is success, is to visit the healer as long as pain or condition being treated is gone and then not to return back home overseas immediately, but to stay some time at a pleasant beach resort. We recommend a beach that has 6 small resorts without tourist hassles and real value for money accommodations: Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, near Cebu. Then after 1 or 2 weeks to return to the healer again for follow-up treatments. This is to better ensure the healing result is permanent.
I am a good healer myself. I have dealt with skeptical foreigners on healing and their inability to think straight-forward about healing for many years. Our family address (# 3, Row House - Bliss, Katipunan - Labangon, 6000 Cebu City) is somewhat hard to find for foreigners. However my assistant and brother-in-law Eugene Sablada--Phone (Mobile) 0063-9196852021 (GMT +8hr)--has done comprehensive field research about local healers around Cebu City. Unless he is engaged with a project in his profession, most of the time he would be available to assist those foreigners who would like to visit local healers. If he would not be available due to professional job, my wife, Elsa v. Hertzberg, can take over. He / she would pick visitors up from the airport or their hotel and would expect compensation for their time and expenses. Also anyone who would like to visit me, I propose to send someone to pick him up from his hotel. May I also state that our family is very seriously involved with spiritual healing for more than 20 years. We will gladly assist anyone who has a serious interest in healers around Cebu City, such as individuals writing a book or if they have a health problem. However we do not entertain holiday makers who just as a gimmick or a thrill for an afternoon would like to visit a "healer" that they have some photos to show for their friends. My specialty is that I visit patient groups in Germany right in their town. I will only expect a donation from the individual patient if there is really very considerable improvement of a long "incurable" health problem within my first treatment, which takes 2 hours. With this background of visiting patients in their own town, I can not encourage individual patients to fly to far-away Philippines to be treated by me. However anyone who would find his way to me, my family and I will gladly try to assist him.
I now have a internet page www.deutscherheiler.my-page.ms . This page states my address in Germany and in the Philippines. My permanent e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org . If you would kindly mention in your changed listing of my activity, that anybody who would like to be treated should first check out by email if I would be in Germany or Cebu during the proposed time of visit.
DISCLAIMER: The information on this page was provided by the author. This website does not endorse nor make referrals to any particular healer and makes no claims, warranties or guarantees to the veracity of the information on this page or any information found on a site linked from this page.
Return to Healers Directory