- This statue of Santo Niño de Cebú if finely crafted and painted with beautiful details specially the gold lining of the robe and crown
- Made of resin
- Measures 8" height
It all began when an image of the Holy Child, called the Santo Niño, was given as a baptismal gift to the local chief’s wife by Spanish explorers led by Portguese-born Ferdinand Magellan. When Magellan arrived in Cebu, he was received positively by the local chief, Rajah Humabon. They were baptized to Catholicism together with his 800 subjects.
The same Image now lies in the Basilica del Santo Nino and become a favorite destination for millions of pilgrims each year. For four and half centuries now, the Image of Santo Nino continues to make wonders in the lives of many Filipinos. On the third Sunday of each year, in Cebu, millions will flock to the streets in Cebu for a colorful festivity, honoring the Santo Nino and placing the Island and the entire Philippines under His Patronage.
During the last World War, a bomb fell inside the Church but the Image was recovered unscathed. It was one of the numerous miracles and powers attributed to the Holy Image.