Let us help rebuild Houses

Last week Typhoon Rai (Odette) have struck the Island of Siargao and our Ancestral Home together with our neighbors have been affected. Most of our neighbors are related to one another as the Barrio Esperanza Del Carmen is the place where the Comon Clan originated.

Our Ancestral Home where my father, uncle and Auntie used to grow up.

This typhoon was the second time that it hit so strong in the Island, but according to my Father that this is the first time it destroyed many houses including our Ancestral Home.

I am writing this article here in the Academy to knock on your doors to have compassion to share your Blessings to our Family in order to rebuild our Home this Christmas.

We ask for your financial support that will be distributed not only to our Family but also to the residents of Esperanza Del Carmen in Siargao Islands.

For your Donation kindly send it to our PayPal account.

Our Reaction towards PITAHC best practices of HILOT

Last October 28-29, 2021- Philippine Institute of Traditional Alternative Health Care conducted their first regional Hilot Congress held at Malay, Aklan which was aired live through their Facebook Page.

On this video we will see different Politicians and Government Officials that supports the amendment of Republic Act 8423 or Philippine Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act of 1997 that will empower PITAHC as a regulatory body in the practice of Traditional Medicine in our Country. This power should be exercised 24 years ago as the national government are allocating funds for this Government Owned Corporation but for those wasted years, it is only now that they are focusing on Hilot to be regulated.

Since it’s creation, as we see that they focused on promoting foreign traditional medicine such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Chiropractic, Naturopathy and Homeopathy and have neglected to develop methodologies in order to advance the practice of Hilot that could be integrated into the Country’s Health Care Delivery System.

In one of their presentation as the Department Head of the Standards and Accreditation Division have presented the number of Manghihilot that registered in their agency, they have asked Why only 24 manghihilot are in their list. Probably their campaign is not effective enough and the manghihilot see that their new policy is an additional burden for them as Manghihilot.

Since 2008, I have been a Trainer and Assessor of Hilot Wellness Massage NC2 as promulgated by Technical Education Skills Development Authority and from that time we have produced numerous Manghihilot coming from Quezon City, Marikina, Cavite, Ilocos Sur which we teach personally face-to-face and assessed and certify. And the coming of this new policy implemented by PITAHC will only give confusion to our Hilot Provider.

As Training Provider, I think that the institute should coordinate with TESDA and other Training provider of Hilot so that their list will grow. And as we see their best practice of Hilot, it shows the practice of Massage which already covered by PG 856 or the Sanitation Code of the Philippines which the Licensed Masssage Therapist Organization claimed that created them and was strengthened through Department of Health Administrative Order in terms of the practice of Massage in the Philippines.

On the video below is my personal reaction towards the best practice of Hilot and a suggested program that the institution should implement in the integration towards the National Health Care Delivery System.

When a Hilot Binabaylan meets Death

Every moment death happen among us and we see healers struggle with death every now and then. We may know someone who can prolong life of an individual but until when can life stay within the body.

This 7th of November 2021, students of Hilot Academy of Binabaylan will gather to an online conference as we will discuss the different forms of Death and the condition of the person on which we give in to Death.

If you are an alumni of the academy, and want to participate to our discussion, kindly email me at apuadman@hilotacademy.com

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Why do we consult with Magtatawas?

Tawas is a Filipino divinatory method employed by a Babaylan to foretell an Omen. It is also used as a Diagnostic tool during the precolonial times to detect the cause of illnesses. In ancient times, our ancestors believed that Humans may suffer 2 kinds of illnesses; the first one is of Physical cause and the other one is of spiritual origins. The video below is a discussion that we took at Hilot Online Training under the Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit Working Class.

Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit Working Class is a certification training program offered by Hilot Academy of Binabaylan that will make our students to become a Certified Magtatawas/Magaanito/Pangutanahan/ Pangatauhan which will serve the role of a Babaylan as a Mystic. A new class cycle will start on October 24, 2021. If you want to join the class, kindly fill up on our registration form by clicking on the link below.

Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit Working Class

Recognizing and remembering our Racial Origin

Register now to our upcoming SiAd Tala Mystic Oracle Attunement Workshop on September 20, 2021 by filling up the form.
https://forms.gle/VHoqxcUpaQ4hSvvDA

“The Sibulan Adlaw Tala Mystic Oracle is the Celestial Lights that guides mankind through the Aeon of Time.”

Workshop will be held through Google Meet on October 20, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Philippine Standard Time. For our International Participants Time will be determined according to your location.

The SiAd Tala script is inspired by “baybayin”.

The word “Si bulan” means “The Moon”

The “Adlaw” is a Visayan term for “Sun” and

The “Tala” is a Tagalog term for “Star”.

Through our SiAd Tala Mystic Oracle Full Moon attunement Ritual we unleashed our Babaylan Energy to Empower ourselves physically and spiritually.

In this workshop the participant will be initiated in using Baybayin Script in accordance to the method of Sibulan Adlaw Tala Way.

At the end of the workshop, each participants are expected to be able to:

*Read and Write the Baybayin Script
*Interpret each symbol of Baybayin in 18 Characters plus.
*Use each symbol to improve one’s life through meditation, charm and so on.
*Use Baybayin Script and characters as an oracle or divinatory tool.
*Write and Read the name of individuals of baybayin to unleash their natural powers and abilities within their name.
*Understand the past, present and future possibilities of an individual that can be found on their name that is written in Baybayin.
*Combine the essential Baybayin Characters into a monogram to be your personal sigil for guidance, charm and protection.

Inclusion:
Workshop Module
Video Presentation (Via Youtube/ Google Drive Private Link)
Certificate of Attunement
Google Meet Participation Link

Registration Fee:
PHP 5000.00
Payment can be made through Paypal.me/alsentaghama
or through email at alsentaghama@gmail.com

Baknaw: Bakun’s Traditional Way of Healing

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A wife of a manbunong (above) along with other Cordilleran’s continuous practice on traditional healing like the bkanaw of Bakun, Benguet is another indication that the culture of the Igorots is indeed very rich. Image Source: http://maxpasion.photoshelter.com/image/I0000mdBWsyytUpM

Some dubbed it as a black magic activity while others labeled it as an anti-Christian belief. However, despite what the others say, the effectiveness of traditional healing was proven more than a thousand times. Its special power of curing made our ancestors survive when psychiatrist, obstetricians, and pediatricians are not yet available. And the baknaw of Bakun, Benguet was no exception to this.

In an undergraduate  study titled “Pansigdan Di Padtu: Understanding Baknaw in Bakun, Benguet” which was conducted by Nadah A. Dada-an, a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Development Communication in Benguet State University, baknaw is defined as a traditional healing practice of Bakun. When a person’s sickness cannot be…

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Tigkiriwi: Why August is a Bad Month for the Ilonggos

August is a “lean month” for the Ilonggos. They call it tigkiriwi, derived from a Hiligaynon adjective kiwi which means “asymmetrical” or “not balanced.” (It is a cognate of the Cebuano word hiwi which means the same.) Old folks also called tigkiriwi “tiempos muertos” (Spanish for ‘dying times’) in times in Iloilo. Socio-culturally, the harvest …

Source: Tigkiriwi: Why August is a Bad Month for the Ilonggos

The Spiritual Aspect of Hilot and why it is inseparable?

Hilot Academy of Binabaylan offers training program that mostly deal with the Spirits. But why we are offering this when Hilot tends to care for the Body of an ailing patients?

Well our ancestors believed that a Body without a Spirit is dead, and taking care of the Spirit of Life in human will provide them optimum health and wellness. We believe that Life comes from the Spirit and the integration of the Spirit to the Human body makes them live.

Human is a complete being that is composed of the Physical Body, Emotional Body, Intellectual/Mental Body, Social and Spiritual Body. These aspects of Man pertains to the 5 Elemental Components or Ingredients that made mankind. Balancing the Elements by caring for the Spirit within Human will provide them the fullness of Life. In Hilot, we are not just dealing with the individual spirit of the person but also we deal with nature as they could affect the condition of the spirit of life of a person.

This is why we offer Non Contact Hilot: Mind and Spirit working Course that offers certification to an individual to become a Magtatawas/ Pangatauhan/ Pangutanahan and Magaanito. All those terms or title are one certification that an Individual could use when they have completed this course. It is one qualification of a Babaylan out of 7 in accordance to the studies of Luntiang Aghama Natural Divine Arts Shrine of Healing Inc. In this certification program, Hilot Academy of Binabaylan will certify an Individual and grant them a title of Magtatawas/ Pangutanahan/Pangatauhan or Magaanito.

Magtatawas

This title are used by a person who does ritual divination or spiritual diagnosis.

Pangutanahan

This title is derived from the Visayan word Pangutana which means to ask questions. Thus the role of the Pangutanahan is to answer questions of the people who are ill.

Pangatauhan

This is a traditional Title or name of the Tagalog Diviner. This is much appropriate term to use rather than to Manghuhula which can be translated as Guesser or the one who makes a Guess.

Magaanito/Panganituhan

Magaanito or Panganituhan is more traditional term for magtatawas who conducts divinatory ritual or spirit diagnosis. They aim to communicate with the Spirits either of Human, Ancestral, Nature or Divine Spirit. Maganito means to conduct ritual.

In Tagalog Language- there are no translation for the word Ritual, but the term Anituhan which is working with the spirits can be used instead of the tagalized word “ritwal” for the english word RITUAL.