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‘Hilot’ book nominated in Filipino Readers Choice Awards 2014

PASIG CITY, Philippines- The groundbreaking book, Hilot: The Science of the Ancient Filipino Healing Arts by Dr. Bibiano S. Fajardo and Ma. Aleli V. Pansacola is one of the nominees in the upcoming Filipino Readers Choice Awards 2014 under the Nonfiction category. The Filipino Readers Choice Awards, was initiated by the Filipino Book Bloggers Group…

Hilot: The Science of the Ancient Filipino Healing Arts

Hilot: The Science of the Ancient Filipino Healing Arts

Hilot is scientific. This would undoubtedly come as quite a surprise to many Filipinos, who have long associated Hilot with wizened albularyos and manghihilots (traditional healers) who explain physical maladies in terms of kulam (curses) and enkanto (elementals), and who diagnose ailments through equally mysterious means—with leaves or twigs, candles, and mystical incantations known as oracion. Dr. Bibiano…