QUEZON CITY, Philippines- “In remote areas and provinces, people commonly turn to the Albularyo when they are sick or have body aches that they cannot explain. But does their kind of healing still have a place in the time of modern science?” This was the question posed by TV host Anthony Taberna to his viewers … Continue reading ‘Tapatan ni Tunying,’ takes a closer look at traditional Hilot healing
CONCEPCION, Tarlac- The Association of Traditional Health Aid Givers Philippines Inc. (ATHAG), under the lead of founding president Dr. Bibiano Fajardo, took part in the healing mission organized by the United Healers League of the Philippines, Inc. (UHLPI) at Lunduyang Bayung Jerusalem in Brgy. Balutu on Sept. 6, 2014. The activity was conducted to promote … Continue reading ATHAG joins UHLPI Healing Mission in Concepcion Tarlac
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 … Continue reading Hilot: The Science of the Ancient Filipino Healing Arts
Though it is an integral part of Philippine culture, the mention of Hilot evokes different reactions, depending on the person's background and experience. There are people who swear by the healing benefits of Hilot, while others view Hilot with skepticism. Still others view Hilot as just another way to relax at the spa. But what is Hilot, really? Dr. Bibiano Fajardo, … Continue reading What is Hilot?