Faith healer faces raps for young man’s death

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Friday, August 22, 2014

THE family of a young man from Manapla town is preparing charges against a faith healer for allegedly causing the death of their brother after he extracted five of his teeth.

Based on police report of the Manapla Municipal Police Station, Johna de la Cruz complained that her brother, Johnny Aguirre, 21, died on August 19 due to infection and blood poisoning.


She said that her brother had his five teeth extracted by Godofredo Mahilum, a known faith healer, of Sitio Busay, Barangay Punta Mesa last August 1.

The complainant said her brother availed of Mahilum's promo of P700 for extraction of five teeth. The faith healer reportedly used big pliers and prayed for his patient before doing the tooth extraction.

On August 15, Aguirre went to a dentist for the removal of his two teeth that were not totally removed by the faith healer.

De la Cruz said that on August 19, Aguirre died in his sleep.

His death certificate issued by the Municipal Health Office showed he died of infection and blood poisoning.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 22, 2014.

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