Traditional Healing Practices Featured in ‘Dayaw’

November 22, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the fourth episode of Dayaw on Thursday, November 24, 6:00pm on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) and ANC HD.


The episode, “Buo ang Loob – Shamans and Healers of the Philippines”, looks into the methods of traditional healers and spiritual leaders whose knowledge of the spiritual and natural world make them indispensable to their communities.


It features the Agusanon Babaylan, the Mambobolo andMananambal of Siquijor, and the Baglan of Abra. It is the first time that the Pinaing ritual of Abra has been documented and aired for television.

“These traditional healers have their own methods of healing. They delve into the spiritual and emotional rather than on the physical symptoms. Although no scientific explanations will ever suffice or explain their methods, the continued support of the people, especially those in their communities, point to an efficacy that is best experienced, rather than explained,” said Legarda.


Dayaw, conceptualized and hosted by Senator Legarda, and produced by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and ANC, is a six-part, 30-minute weekly documentary series that focuses on the preservation of the country’s culture and heritage.


It is shown every Thursday, 6:00pm on ANC and ANC HD, with replays on Friday 1:30am and 2:30pm, Saturday 3:00am and 8:30am, and Sunday 11:00am. It is aired simultaneously on The Filipino Channel (TFC). You may also watch Dayaw online via