A participant experiences traditional Hilot at Unionbank's Tutok Kalusugan.

ATHAG joins Tutok Kalusugan 2014

PASIG CITY, Philippines-On October 4, 2014, the Association of Traditional Health Aid Givers Philippines, Inc. (ATHAG) was again invited to join UnionBank’s “Tutok Kalusugan: UnionBank Health Fair”  held at the UnionBank Head Office, Ortigas Center. Tutok Kalusugan is an annual tradition conducted by UnionBank to cultivate their employees’ and their respective families’ health and wellbeing.…

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Hilot featured on DWIZ’s ‘Kapangyarihan ng Isip’

PASIG CITY, Philippines- On Sept. 21, 2014, avid listeners of DWIZ 882’s radio program Kapangyarihan ng Isip learned about the Hilot healing tradition from Dr. Bibiano Fajardo, who was invited by renowned parapsychologist, lecturer, author, broadcaster Mr.  Jimmy Licauco to his regular Sunday evening program. After greeting his regular listeners and students, Mr. Licauco introduced…

A baby gets a traditional Hilot healing session at Payatas.

ATHAG provides free Hilot at Payatas mission

QUEZON CITY, Philippines- Children, mothers, fathers, and grandparents alike availed of the free Hilot sessions provided by the Association of Traditional Health Aid Givers Philippines, Inc. (ATHAG) during the “Medical, Dental, and Wellness Mission” held at the GPH Medical Clinic, Brgy. Payatas A, on Sept. 21, 2014. The activity was a joint project of GPH…

United Healers League of the Philippines, Inc. (UHLPI) Healing Festival 2014

United Healers League to hold ‘Healing Festival 2014’ in Tarlac

BAMBAN, Tarlac-The United Healer’s League of the Philippines, Inc. (UHLPI) invites everyone who wishes to experience traditional and alternative healing to its event, “Healing Festival 2014,” which will be held on August 2, 2014 at ROFIL Compound, Brgy. Anupul, Bamban, Tarlac. This Healing Festival is a project initiated by the UHLPI’s Council for Kuranderos, with the…

Hilot: Effective natural treatment for Asthma

Hilot: Effective natural treatment for Asthma

VALENZUELA CITY, Philippines- Richard Aguila,* an HR professional in his mid-twenties, looks at his asthma medications and tosses them in the garbage bin—he does not need them anymore, because he is already free from asthma. Just a few months before,  it was inconceivable for Richard to imagine himself ever being without his asthma meds. When…

Dr. Francis Ras of PITAHC facilitates the first public hearing for the National Competency Standards for Hilot.

ATHAG takes part in the 1st Public Hearing of the National Competency Standards for Hilot

QUEZON CITY, Philippines- A big step toward the official recognition of Hilot practitioners took place on May 28, 2014, with the first public hearing for the National Competency Standards for Hilot held at the Conference Room of the Philippine Institute for Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC). The Association of Traditional Health Aid Givers Philippines,…

Dr. Bibiano Fajardo explains traditional Hilot to students taking part in Ateneo's Cultural Laboratory 2014.

Ateneo Cultural Laboratory 2014 highlights Hilot as an important part of Batangas culture

BALAYAN, Batangas- Hilot was one of the traditional practices highlighted during the visit of Ateneo de Manila University’s Cultural Laboratory to this town on April 30, 2014. Thirteen students, uniformly clad in blue shirts, gathered together to listen and take notes as longtime manghihilot and albularyo Dr. Bibiano “Boy” Fajardo explained the ancient Hilot healing…