1. ASWANG (or ASUWANG) is a mythical creature in Philippine folklore. The aswang is an inherently evil vampire-like creature and is the subject of a wide variety of myths and stories, the details of which vary greatly. Spanish colonizers noted that the Aswang was the most feared among the mythical creatures of the Philippines, even in the 16th century.
“Aswangs” are often described as a combination of vampire and witch almost always female. They are sometimes used as a generic term applied to all types of witches, shapeshifters, lycanthropes, and monsters. “Aswang” stories and definitions vary greatly from region to region and person to person, so no one particular set of characteristics are ascribed to the term."
2. HILOT – This age old indigenous Filipino massage and healing practice is a combination of different healing modalities,that bring about changes in the body.
It is a 3000 years old art of healing, and a part of the Filipino culture and tradition that predates the coming of the Spaniards and handed down from generation to generation.
“Hilot” as a healing methodology is being practiced all over the country as an alternative and cheaper means for medical health care in the Philippines.
However in a varying degree of variation and modification, adapting to the location, “ regions” , tradition, culture and needs of the users.
“Hilot” is a Philosophy and a culture unlike the other types of massages it not only relieves stress but also has “a rejuvenating, healing effect” on the patient or client. a good” Hilot” practitioner would know the type of ailments his client is suffering from just by looking at him and sensing his energy.