How to Avoid Getting Sick

PASIG CITY, Philippines- “Bawal magkasakit!” (It is forbidden to get sick!)   This is the motto of many people, especially breadwinners, as they struggle daily to meet the pressures of work and the needs of their families. And it is no wonder why—getting sick not only means feeling unwell, it means taking time off work…

Kababaihan ng Maynila get a hold of basic traditional Hilot

MANILA, Philippines-On July 15, 22, and 29, over eighty members of the women’s group Kababaihan ng Maynila, along with a few other interested individuals, attended an introductory course on traditional Hilot. The seminar-workshop was made possible through the collaboration between Mrs. Beng Atienza, executive director and founder of Kababaihan ng Maynila; Maharlikang Bahay-Inaralan ng Sining…

Hilot: Healing for Kidney Diseases

PASIG CITY, Philippines- “Around four years ago, I already received Extreme Unction and Viaticum,” Fr. Columbano Adag, OSB, cheerfully reveals. “I already asked for forgiveness from the community. I was ready to go.” Fr. Adag is a monk priest from the Monastery of the Transfiguration, Malaybalay, Bukidnon. With his smiling countenance and frequent laughter, it…

Hilot featured in ASEAN Health Wisdom Conference 2017

PRACHINBURI, Thailand- Hilot was one of the traditional medicine systems featured in a recently held conference in Thailand. Albularyo Bibiano S. Fajardo was nominated by the Philippine Institute for Traditional Health Care (PITAHC) to represent the Philippines during the ASEAN Health Wisdom Conference 2017 in Prachinburi province, Thailand. Together with him were PITAHC Director-General Dr.…