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…

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.…

Hilot Highlights for 2016

PASIG CITY, Philippines- The rest of 2016 was another fruitful year for the Hilot advocacy of the Association of Traditional Health Aid Givers Philippines, Inc. (ATHAG) under its President, Albularyo Bibiano “Boy” S. Fajardo. In addition to bringing traditional Hilot healing services to the public at its office in Bo. Kapitolyo, the following were the…

PITAHC Board of Trustees approves guidelines for Hilot certification

QUEZON CITY, Philippines- The official recognition of traditional manghihilot moves one step closer with the official approval of the implementing guidelines by the Philippine Institute for Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC) Board of Trustees during their meeting held on March 3, 2016 at the PITAHC Conference Room. The document, with the full title of “Guidelines…