In a world that becomes increasingly instant and digital, it’s only logical that even exorcism is now available in the Internet. How? Through Facebook, of course!
In an episode of GMA‘s Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, a certain manggagamot by the name of Arturo Solon claims he can cure your illness and those who believed to be kinulam (cursed) via smartphones. He’s the digital alburyo, at service through your fingertips.
Commonly known as Mang Arturo from Cavite, he broadcasts his actual healing and exorcism sessions through Facebook Live.
Got a health-related concern but you’re miles away from him? Why, he also offers his healing services through video call. He’s only one phone call away to save your day. Also, he’s no Superman but he certainly looks like Jesus, steadily gaining believers and followers through uploaded videos on social media.
Of course, a visit to his Facebook page will give you an idea that a couple of netizens believe in his healing powers, since his videos have more than a thousand views. Most of his video call clients are based overseas.
In fact, a certain Nanay Vita, based in the US, was Mang Arturo’s client during the episode taping. He was instructing her to put the camera on her swollen foot. Since she is not physically present, Arturo will heal Nanay Vita through a stand-in, her relative.
During the session, there will be an orasyon using the rosary and an amulet-medallion. Arturo will call upon the spirit of the mambabarang or mangkukulam, threatening it to stop bothering the victim.
He had put his best foot forward with the session because it was successful.
According to Nanay Vita, it was. “Pero napakalaki talaga ng pagbabago. Nawala ‘yung parang tinutusok ‘yung daliri ko, lahat ng daliri. At saka ‘yung aking gitna ng paa,” she shared.
Another patient of Arturo was Priscilla, who had a bloated abdomen for the past 4 months. The doctor suspects it’s a pelvic or abdominal mass that could be a cyst or tumor.
But her mother doesn’t believe the doctor’s diagnosis. She is convinced that one of their relatives did a “kulam” on Priscilla.
Although she felt better afterwards, the doctor thinks that Priscilla still has to undergo proper work up to determine if she has ovarian cancer, a fatal and costly illness.
Many are convinced of Mang Arturo’s powers, however, Perly is not a believer. In fact, her reputation was tarnished when she was accused of being a mangkukulam in one of the videos. Arturo and Perly have already settled the matter.
While having your friendly neighborhood albularyo on speed dial or Facebook is convenient, it’s still a necessity to consult with your doctors. Healing may be instant and virtual, but death is irreversible and actual.
Are you interested with how this works? Watch the video here:
To think there’s such a thing as digital albularyo!
What could you say about this story? Do you believe in albularyos, mambabarangs, and mangkukulams? Have you had an unexplained illness? Share your experience and thoughts through the comments section below!
SOURCE: GMA NEWS