The information given here is intended to be general in nature and does not constitute medical or other professional advice. Readers should consult their doctors and other healthcare practitioners for any known or suspected health conditions. I am not a medical doctor and I do not assume responsibility for anyone who chooses to visit a psychic surgeon or faith healer. Also, I do not personally perform psychic surgery, although I am clairvoyant and do a type of healing called Magnetic Energy Healing, which is related to psychic surgery.
There are many factors involved in why individuals receive different results from psychic surgery. If someone guarantees you will be healed, that person is probably a fake who is only out to get your money. Of course, genuine psychic surgery and other forms of spiritual and energetic healing can be of tremendous benefit, but whatever you receive from the healers is ultimately in God’s hands.
Psychic surgery is illegal in the United States, making it difficult to find this type of practitioner without traveling abroad. Some Filipino healers travel to Europe to practice.
Some people are afraid to travel to the Philippines because of what they hear in the media. However, almost all of the negative news is about Mindanao, which is located at the southern end of the islands. Most of the faith healers are located in northern Luzon. Just follow general safety guidelines for traveling in any foreign country, and don’t invite trouble. For example, don’t walk around late at night and flash a big wad of money in a bar. I actually feel safer in the Philippines than I do in Medford, Oregon. Rape is almost non-existent, and you will see security guards with rifles standing outside banks to prevent robberies.
Dial 117 to get help if you encounter trouble while traveling in the Philippines.
If you are worried about safety and reliability, you can always go with a tour guide.
PATRICK HAMOUY: RECOMMENDED TOUR GUIDE
It’s easier and the most beneficial to travel with an experienced guide, especially if you have mobility problems or health issues. I recommend a group or private tour with Patrick Hamouy, especially if you want to see Rev. Jun Labo—who is considered by many people worldwide to be the best currently practicing psychic surgeon. Patrick is your very best option for getting the healing you need easily and safely.
Patrick lives in the Philippines and has been offering tours to visit the psychic surgeons since 1997. He is uniquely qualified to aid people with cancer and other serious illnesses because he had liver and large intestines cancer, which was diagnosed in 1991. He is still alive today because he adopted a Macrobiotic diet and way of life, worked on his emotions to render them more positive, and he changed his lifestyle and the cosmetic and cleaning products he used daily. He subsequently traveled to the Philippines and received treatments to clean his body from any remaining toxins and tumors.As a result of his personal experiences, Patrick has dedicated his life to guiding others back to health.
In addition to group trips, Patrick also coordinates travel in the Philippines for people who want to visit the healers when a group is not regularly scheduled. When you travel with Patrick—either with a group or individually—he will pick you up at Clark International Airport or in Manila, drive you to Baguio, and personally introduce you to Jun Labo and other healers. In addition to his services as a tour guide, Patrick also offers private consultations, classes, and other guidance for people who are ill.
In March 2014, I experienced myself the value of what Patrick has to offer. I was having difficulties negotiating hotel accommodations in Baguio, and the air-pollution was giving me a lot of trouble. After meeting Patrick at Jun’s clinic, quite by accident, I spontaneously joined his group. It was a great decision, because I was able to stay with them at China Sea Resort by the sea in Bauang, La Union. Every morning Patrick drove us up to Jun’s in Baguio for healing, and then we returned to the seaside to rest. It was truly a healing “vacation.” Our group also went for lunch at several great restaurants and sightseeing at The Weaver’s Factory in Baguio. Sharing the experience of healing and getting to know people from other countries was educational and a lot of fun.
ABOUT JUN LABO
Jun’s Diagnostic Method:
Jun channels Jesus and an Indian guide named “Rama” during his surgeries. He practices in comfortable surrounding in his own healing centre in Baguio City, Philippines. In order to discover the condition of a patient, Jun holds a small white sheet in front of the patient and uses it as a form of clairvoyant X-ray. Through it, he is able to see energetic and physical disease inside the patient’s body and remove it.
At Jun’s Clinic:
Before going downstairs to the healing room, Jun leads everyone in prayer, during which he receives the Energy of the Holy Spirit. This Energy enables him to do psychic surgery. Once downstairs, you will see many nearly naked people! If you are shy, bring a shawl to cover yourself, and then put it aside when it’s your turn to get on the table (in front of the others, who will be watching). You can also ask for the curtains to be drawn so nobody can see you. Taking photos or videos of your loved ones while they are on the table is allowed, but you shouldn’t take photos of people you don’t know without permission. All this sounds weird, I know, but Jun’s method is not like Western medicine, which usually means waiting for the doctor alone in a cold, impersonal treatment room. Actually it’s quite easy and natural after a few days.
Jun’s Early History
Jun Labo was born on December 23, 1934 in Dagupan City in Pangasinan, Philippines. His mastery of bare hand surgery/psychic surgery is second to none. Jun’s parents belonged to the “Union Espiritista Christiana de Filipinas,” a Spiritist church that has produced numerous faith healers in the Philippines. Jun’s mother was a psychic dentist, and she forced Jun to go to church on Sundays. Jun was not keen on spending part of his Sunday in church and would sneak out to play with his friends.
One Sunday, he became paralyzed during a church ceremony. In a state of shock and fear, he witnessed an apparition of Jesus. This was Jun’s first encounter with Jesus, who was to become one of his spirit guides.
Jun’s first experience as a healer came when he was accompanying his mother and her friends on a religious walk. A woman collapsed and Jun instinctively placed his hand on her chest. Blood appeared on the surface of her body, and Jun ran away in fear. The crowd brought him back and asked him to finish the healing. Jun continued healing the woman and she fully recovered.
Since this early beginning, Jun has helped thousands and thousands of people.
HOW TO BOOK A TRIP WITH PATRICK HAMOUY
Everything you need to know about how to book a tour with Patrick and what he has to offer—including information on how to cure disease with cleansing and diet—can be found on his website:
If you decide to book with Patrick, please check my name (Jessica) on the booking form where it asks: “How did you hear about our trips?”
By doing this, you will be contributing to my financial support, and as a result it’s possible we will meet on a future trip to see the healers. We could even coordinate traveling together if you are leaving from the West Coast of the United States.
Patrick’s next group trip is scheduled to meet in Manila on October 18, 2014, but individual trips are always available.
CREATING YOUR OWN ITINERARY
If going with a tour doesn’t appeal to you—and you are an experienced traveler and feel confident about going to the Philippines on your own—you can create your own itinerary. But try to call or e-mail the healer(s) you intend to see before you buy your plane ticket to make sure the healer’s clinic will be open when you arrive.
Alternatively, you can just go and visit the different healers, as long as you are willing to accept possible disappointment. For example, perhaps the healer has moved, is traveling overseas, has died, or stopped working for some other reason. In 2010, a friend tried to visit Rev. Alex Orbito at the Pyramid of Asia for a scheduled convention, only to discover that the convention had been cancelled because Alex was in Europe!
In addition to Jun Labo, here are several other healers I believe to be genuine:
Temple of God of Espiritista Christiana, Inc.
Centro Silaw ti Biag
#537 Nagkayasan Sur. Urdaneta City, Pangasinan 2428
(on the MacArthur Highway 3-4 miles south of the Urdaneta crossing)
Healing by donation.
Telephone (from the U.S.): 011-63-919-603-4437
Articles about Esther on-line:
Saturday (2:00 p.m.) and Sunday (4:00 p.m.) are Esther’s regularly scheduled days for healing, but she often works every day when there is a group of foreigners in the clinic—except when she goes on a mission. Although specific times are scheduled, these times can vary, sometimes requiring a long wait. The chapel can be quite crowded and hot, so bring a fan and plenty of water.
On the third Monday of every month, Esther usually conducts a mediumship service during which she answers questions and gives personal messages. Actually, this starts at 10 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month and ends sometime in the middle of the night on Monday morning.
FAITH IN GOD SPIRITUAL CHURCH
Rev. Avelina “Belen” Ganaganan
Barangay Botique, Laoac, Pangasinan 2437
Physical Address: Barangay Vacante
Psychic surgery and magnetic healing by donation
Cell No. (from the U.S.): 011-63-94-7200-0395.
This number works, but the connection is not always dependable, so it’s best to just show up on Sunday morning between 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Psychic surgery and magnetic healing are offered at the end of church services. During the service, the medium will give spiritual messages and you may be called up to the front for a special blessing. The sermons are (loosely) translated when foreigners visit.
The Faith in God Spiritual Church offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about faith healing, which is integral to an understanding of psychic surgery. I consider this to be my “home church,” because it is the first place I visited in the Philippines. I also received many spiritual gifts at Faith in God, including the opening of my hand chakras for healing and my Third Eye for clairvoyance.
This church is located in the farming community of Barangay Vacante, about three miles north of the Binalonan crossing. (Binalonan is about ten miles north of Urdaneta.) You can take a jeepney from Urdaneta to Binalonan (saves on cost) and then transfer to a tricycle, or you can take a tricycle all the way from Urdaneta. The driver will wait for you, or you can take a different tricycle back. Note the jeepneys and buses stop at the entrance to Lisland Rainforest Resort in Urdaneta on the McArthur Highway. In Binalonan, they stop near the public market.
Driving north, there is a fairly large, hand-painted green sign on the left side of the McArthur Highway pointing the way to Vacante. If you come from Urdaneta by tricycle, your driver will probably have to stop and ask directions several times. The church is on the right two miles from the turn-off—not far past where the road becomes gravel only.
If you are open to accommodations in the somewhat “primitive” and “rustic” countryside, it is possible to stay with Rev. Ganaganan to receive healing and learn about the rural life lived by millions of Filipinos.
OTHER RECOMMENDED HEALERS IN BAGUIO
#4 Camp 7 Kennon Rd., Viewpoint
2600 Baguio City, P.O. Box 762; Philippines
Cell No. for his wife (from the U.S.): 011-63-915-314-6476
William’s cell phone (he is often in Switzerland): 09-27-771-4246
Healing by donation
William is often in Switzerland, but when he is in the Philippines he does healing early in the morning in Baguio City, and then he goes to Bauang, La Union to see groups and individuals at China Sea Resort and other resorts.
BROTHER LAURENCE S. CATENG
14-D Gen. Lim Street, P.O. Box 136
2600 Baguio City, Philippines
Phone No. (from the U.S.): 011-63-74-244-0972
Cell No.: 09-29-387-9355
Healing: 50 Euros
ARSENIA TERTE DE LA CRUZ
45 San Roque Village (near Jun Labo’s)
Baguio City, Philippines, 2600
Phone (from the U.S.): 011-63-74-442-6493
Cell No. (from the U.S.): 011-63-921-998-4424
Arsenia is the daughter of Eleuterio Terte, who was the first recorded psychic surgeon in modern times. She does magnetic healing by donation.
HEALERS ON THE INTERNET
Note the information on these websites is not guaranteed to be accurate, and I have no personal knowledge of most of these healers.
MISCELLANEOUS TRAVEL RESOURCES
Baguio is nicknamed the “Vacation Capital of the Philippines” because the climate is generally more moderate than in the lowlands. The best time to visit the Philippines is during the dry season, which is from November to February.
VISAS AND IMMIGRATION
Many travel books and websites on the Internet state that people from most countries can get a free visa for 21 days upon arrival at the airport. Note this has been changed to THIRTY DAYS (30). So book your trip accordingly.
It is also possible to extend your free 30-day visa to 59 days for a charge of $30. This requires a personal visit to the Bureau of Immigration to request a Visa Extension Stamp. Avoid the main office in Manila, if possible, and visit one of the district offices. For more information see:
Complete list of district offices:
DISTRICT OFFICES IN NORTHERN LUZON:
BAGUIO Bureau of Immigration
#38 Military Cut Off, Baguio, in the Wood Nymph Bldg. across from Small World School
SAN FERNANDO Bureau of Immigration
People’s Astrodome, Tapuac District
Also: Poro Point in San Fernando, La Union
LEAVING THE PHILIPPINES
When you leave the Philippines, you will be expected to pay an exit tax of 550 pesos; they also accept dollars. I’m not sure about other currencies.
The MacArthur Highway is the major highway between Manila and Baguio. It passes through Pangasinan, the center of which is Urdaneta. The easiest way to travel between these cities is to take an air-conditioned Victory Liner bus from the Pasay Bus Terminal in Manila, just south of the Ermita District. (Take a taxi to the bus station.) Buses run on the half-hour. It’s a seven-hour trip to Baguio from Manila, and about five hours to Urdaneta, with several stops for food and bathroom breaks (“comfort rooms”).
Pack lightweight clothing for the hot weather in the lowlands and a sweater for the mountains of Baguio. Take earplugs to block out street noise and a handkerchief for your nose to block out the fumes from the many vehicles clogging the highway and city streets. Carry toilet paper or you will have to buy it in many of the public toilets. Also avoid eating in the open-air food stalls to prevent intestinal upset.
If you have air-borne allergies or a medical condition such as asthma, COPD, or emphysema, please be cautious when traveling in the Philippines, because there can be quite a bit of diesel air pollution in the cities.
1690 M.H. Del Pilar St. Malate, Manila (Ermita)
Foreigners and Peace Corp Volunteers frequent this hotel. It is reasonably priced and conveniently located, although the neighborhood has declined in recent years. The air-conditioned rooms on the ground floor are best, at a cost of approximately $34 per night, single or double occupancy. They have other rooms for less, including a backpacker’s dormitory for approximately $10. There is Wi-Fi, and for those without laptops there is an Internet cafe close by.
LISLAND RAINFOREST RESORT
182 McArthur Highway, just north of the Urdaneta crossing
Phone (from the U.S.): 011-63-75-568-2962
Cost for room with two single beds: approximately $50.
This resort boasts many trees and gardens, and it has an enormous swimming pool that is built to resemble a natural lagoon. Because of the vegetation and off-road location, the air quality at Lisland is better than elsewhere in Urdaneta. However, Lisland can be noisy at night on the weekends when there is a dance party, although the air-conditioning usually drowns out the music. The menu is limited, but the mango shakes are great. You can also purchase vegetables in the market and the cook at Lisland will steam them up for you. (Say Hi to Freddie the waiter for me!)
FOOD IN URDANETA
Ambassador Seafoods is the only decent restaurant in Urdaneta I’ve found so far. Plan on eating a lot of bananas and mangoes.
Generally speaking, drink only bottled water. However, most of the higher end hotels and restaurants serve filtered water. Just ask whether the water is filtered.
INTERNET CAFES IN URDANETA
Magic Mall and the 168 Market have computer terminals (note the market closes at 5:00 p.m. and the mall at 7:00 p.m.). Many cafes and hotels have wi-fi.
There are few self-service laundromats in the Philippines, but your hotel staff will do your laundry for a fee. Be sure to ask the price in advance as it can vary widely. Of course, you can always do your laundry in your room.
MORE ABOUT LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
There are jeepneys and taxis in Baguio. There are no taxis in Urdaneta, but there are plenty of tricycles good for short or long distances. They can be rented for an entire day or part of a day, and the driver will also wait for you while you explore outlying areas and tourist attractions, such as the Church of Manaog.
BAGUIO CITY, Elevation 5,280 feet
There are many hotels in Baguio, but the best are at Camp John Hay because they are located above the center of town, which means there is almost no air pollution.
FOREST LODGE and THE MANOR
Camp John Hay
Loakan Road, Baguio City
Phone No. (from the U.S.):011-63-74-422-2075
The cost for a room with two double beds is between $100 and $180, depending on the time of year. Book on-line early, as the rooms fill up quickly, especially during April.
Camp John Hay is located high above the city on a beautiful property filled with pine trees, carefully tended gardens, and a golf course. The food and overall service is excellent, and the music in the evening is also excellent. This is the best choice for accommodations in Baguio, other than perhaps renting a house on the outskirts of town. Central Baguio is so polluted that it’s very difficult to be there, except in the air-conditioned mall, which, by the way, has a movie theatre showing current films.
FOOD IN BAGUIO
The best restaurant for delicious, healthy, organic food in Baguio is “Café by the Ruins” on Otek Street, near the main market. The food at Camp John Hay is also good.
Another recommended restaurant: Health 101, 350 Magsayay Ave. at the corner of Private Road, near the Toyota dealership. Open Sun-Fri 8-5.
MONEY IN BAGUIO
Any BDO bank will change money for you, although there is some paperwork involved when changing money at any bank. Another (often better) option is to go to the Public Market. There you will find many businesses that change money. Michelle’s Money Changer, 1020 Maharlika Bldg. has been recommended by a fellow traveler.
Wishing you all a safe, happy, and healthy trip. Be sure to write and tell me about your experiences!