Meet Charmel Arellano, 6 years old; her brother KJ Ace Arellano, 4 years old; and their friend, Neniel Balermo, 3 years old. It was Friday, January 24, 2014, at around 1 p.m. They were looking for toys in the shore. They did not know that on that afternoon, they will find more than just toys.
This is in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, the place where they tried to find some toys.
Barangay Mactan is rich in mangroves.
The three children reached this area, 200 meters away from their home.
As they sifted through the trash, KJ Ace found this unusual toy, which he described as “barbie doll”.
KJ told his tale that when he first saw the Sto. Niño, it moved its eyes.
Her older sister picked it up, and when he told what he saw, Charmel was terrified that she threw the idol away, which made a chunk of the idol’s nose detached.
The kids started to run, but KJ would not want to leave the “barbie doll”. He started to pick it up and it started to talk to talk to him, “Ayaw ko ilabay kay buotan man ko.”
Here, KJ Ace retold his encounter with the Sto. Niño.
So Charmel carried the Sto. Niño and brought it home, which put her father into shock. Their mother, Charise Arellano, brought the image later during Mass to be blessed. Well, as they say that the walls have ears, news spread quickly like a wildfire. People were curious as to how the image looked like, making their place look like a tourist spot.
Others grabbed the opportunity to make business. Like selling flowers.
And the spot where they’ve found the Sto. Niño? Well, people were going there too.
Saving some sand where the image was found.
The people didn’t just visit the site; they donated some materials to make a mini-altar where the image is placed.
Because of this, the people can’t help but notice how similar it was where the Virgin Mary appeared to three children of Fatima.
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