Miracle Drug in the Philippines Cures Everything

miracle drug in the philippines

Unfortunately my wife gave me some bad news yesterday, as the  son of one her first cousin’s died in his sleep last night. JoJo was only in his early 30’s. Cause of death not known at this time. Also, a son of another first cousin, Boy, that worked at  Cousin Emma’s  Jade and Joe Market, a man that I had talked to many times and helped get groceries and San Miguels for us, is in the Guimaras provincial hospital dying of pneumonia and a heart condition and is not responding to any medications.DSC

I told my wife today that as soon as I start collecting my Social Security pension, we’re moving off this island and locating somewhere else in the Philippines with better health care facilities. The local hospital in Guimaras frankly scares me.


A wife of another cousin dropped by “The Compound” today, and my asawa bought a bag of rice from her which will be delivered in 90 days in what her relative calls the “Third Harvest.” It’s costing P1600, almost 36.68 US Dollars, and is taking a big bite out of our monthly budget. We used to get our rice delivered for free from some land my mother-in-law owns, but due to some recent problems on the property, we now have to purchase a 120 pound bag about every two months. I’ve instructed my wife to have her sister, Marjorie, working in Kuwait as a domestic helper, to start sending my wife more money each month since we are the ones supporting her children, Shaina and Sharwin, that live with us.

Anyway, here’s a photo of the “Miracle Drug” that my sister-in-law, Alida, bought for P100 a bottle, 2.29 US Dollars, and gave to her Uncle Octaviano who recently was checked into our local provincial hospital in Guimaras.

DSCThis medicinal herbal syrup, is a pito-pito product, a blend of seven traditional medicinal herbal plants.  This “miracle drug” claims to do the following: lower your blood sugar level, cure high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, strengthen and balance the immune system, cure a cough, take care of stomach aches and diarrhea, get rid of allergies and asthma, it “cleanses” you, and cures insomnia, fever, anemia, bronchitis, nervousness, and even takes care of irregular menstruation. Aside from not claiming to cure cancer, this pito-pito can do it all. Kind of reminds me, however,  of “snake oil” that the old Wild West Medicine Show hawkers used to pitch.

But if there’s anyone out there that has used this pito-pito successfully, drop me a comment. I’d love to know if it really works or not. Maybe some duwendes hanging underneath a mushroom cap are making it,  who knows? Anything is possible in the Philippines!

Author: The Kano

POST AUTHOR: "THE KANO." Dave DeWall, "The Kano", is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of "Philippines Plus" in publication since August 2009. He is also the CEO of Lizard Poop Productions and author of the best-selling guide book "The Philippines Expat Advisor." Dave moved to the Philippines in July 2009 from Central Illinois with his lovely wife of over 19 years, "The Sainted Patient Wife." The couple reside in a rural province in Western Visayas, Guimaras. The small island province is said to have the sweetest mangoes in the world. They do not have any children but are the proud owners of eight active canines, including a Belgian Shepherd called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people in the last two years along with one goat and a carabao. "Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.

27 thoughts on “Miracle Drug in the Philippines Cures Everything

  1. Hi Dave, are the ingredients listed on this bottle at all? If it is, can you list them here and I’ll be able to tell you what they are for.
    I like to know what I swallow, so I usually read labels to see what they are. But in PI, it is quite common not to list these!

  2. Wow, I better buy some of that. I wonder why my great doctor didn’t have me get some of that???

    BTW – They do sell “Snake Oil” here in Tagum City. Cures everything!

      1. Aw Dave…just get some ever clear and put some mango juice or cheery juice or grape or grape fruit juice in it or maybe some of that purple food coloring your egg making selling man use and have your Mother in law cast a spell on the bottle and you have your meds.

  3. Wow Dave………the 3rd harvest? I sure hope theres a 3rd harvest for You and Your Family…wow, that near sounds like the lady who rent Mother in laws rice land and pay with crop of rice, but the 1st or 2nd or 3rd never came to the cutting of the stocks…so that nice you in the loan business now there…..just joking…..but I quess with culture there and a realtive around every tree leaf its interesting…….I not know…….I think I just be way gone most of the time….Red Horse heaven..

    1. The relative my wife is buying the rice from, Dan, after the 3rd Harvest, has a piece of land separate from my mother-in-law’s. Don’t know what the current status is on the mother-in-law’s land other than the lady that was leasing it still owes The Giant Lizard Killer money. Don’t think we’ll get any rice from that piece of land during the 3rd Harvest, however.

  4. I believe this is what Aunt Bee in Mayberry……bought from the snake oil salesman…It had so much alcohol in it……..She didnt feel any aches or pain…..Maybe this stuff would be a good mixer…….for an adult beverage

    1. I will definitely have to try the Red Horse next time I am there. I remember when I was a teenager we used to make fun of Budweiser and other American beers because our Canadian light beer had 4.5% alcohol which was higher than regular American beer at the time. Canadians say American beer tastes like p*ss and Americans say Mexican beer tastes like p*ss. I wonder what the Mexicans say?

  5. Dave it’s good to know that you like my photo resp. find it useful for your publication. However if someone wants to use a photo of mine which has all rights reserved for publication I think that decency would command to ask me for my permission first, I would want that respect for my work and property.

    1. Kuuan, you’re right. When I first posted your photo from Flickr, it was noted that it could be shared on websites. When I go back to the picture now, I do not see such information. I’ve deleted the photo from the article. Thanks for bringing this to my attention .

      1. hi Dave. I was afraid that you would do this, there was no need to delete the photo though. I have been asked for permission to use photos of mine ‘for free’ and if it was not for a commercial site I always have granted it, I am only happy if someone likes a photo of mine and can use it. I never would make serious problems to anyone using a photo of mine unless it was for a commercial site with much money involved. However I have been offered money for photos and therefore try to protect my rights and to make users aware to better respect copyrights.

        1. OK, kuuan, a misunderstanding on my part. I certainly respect your rights. Hope you will continue to sell more photos. I just thought that when Flickr had the “share” option available from the photographer then prior permission wasn’t needed to post the photos since publishing such photos might give the person more opportunities to have their work viewed by others.

          1. oh, you have the share option available?
            surprising, since I have all rights reserved. Could be that I am also simply wrong, because I think that posting a thumbnail which links back to the original page is legal anyhow.

            sorry for the trouble Dave, shouldn’t have bothered you( wrote my comment here same time when i wrote to someone else who put a photo of mine on his site without linking it back to my site or any reference to me, he simply had downloaded it and than hosted from his own site, – just learning here too 😉

            how did the miracle cure turn out?

            1. No trouble at all, Kuuan. In the future I will make sure I always post a link back to the photo from Flickr. Some, but not all, of the photos posted on Flickr have the share option for websites and blogs. If the person doesn’t have that option listed on his/her account, I will not post that photo under any circumstances.
              Did the miracle cure work? Well, don’t know for sure, but at least it hasn’t killed any relatives that have taken it. 😉

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