A Filipino man with a rare skin condition which makes his skin looked burned has been relentlessly bullied by locals who brand him a ‘cursed’ Ghost Man.
Antonio Reloj, 26, was born with a severe form of ichthyosis, which causes his skin to harden, crack and appear burned.
His mother abandoned him when he was 12, leaving his grandmother to raise him in remote Aklan province, Philippines.
Antonio’s condition worsened as his skin became thicker and harder and his eyesight started to deteriorate as it spread across his face.
He used to enjoy visiting the local market and going to church but now spends his days hidden in a wooden shack, after residents branded him a ‘non human’ evil spirit.
Antonio now has some hope of being treated after good samaritans took him to capital city Manila for treatment.