Siquijor

Spellbinding Siquijor: ‘Bolo-Bolo’ Folk Healing Rituals of Consolacion Achay

Posted on May 17, 2012

87-year-old Consolacion G. Achay has been performing bolo-bolo healing rituals for 45 years The insular province of Siquijor is best known for supernatural powers, both good and evil. While the notorious reputation of the island being an abode of barang or sorcery persists, there are also benevolent spiritualists called mananambal who harness the healing powers of rituals, prayer and herbal remedies. The most popular folk healer on the island is 87-year-old Consolacion G. Achay – or Nang Conching to her patients – whoRead More

Siquijor Hotspots: Siquijor Church & Bell Tower, Lazi Church & Convent, Salagdoong Beach, Enchanted Balete & Cambugahay Falls

Posted on May 16, 2012

Salagdoong Beach in Maria is the most popular choice, complete with water slides and cliff-diving platforms For an island its size, Siquijor – the third smallest province in Philippines after Batanes and Camiguin – packs a punch with its surprising variety of attractions. During the Spanish period, the island was called Isla de Fuego or “Island of Fire”, because of the massive colonies of fireflies that lit up its coastline at night. Today, like moths drawn to a flame, touristsRead More