Partner Programs

By: Applied Sciences of Indigenous Healing – Virgil Mayor Apostol
The art of Ablon or Hilot is an ancient, indigenous, spiritually-based form of healing and manual medicine. This has been passed down to Virgil Mayor Apostol from his maternal and paternal bloodline of indigenous healers from the Philippines. His practice involves the evaluation, treatment, and care for patients dealing with issues on physical, mental, and spiritual planes.  Ablon is based on natural and spiritual laws governing the human body by using spiritual, physiological, psychological, and mechanical methods. Typical ailments that people have sought Virgil’s services for include neck problems, shoulder tension, lower back pain, stress and anxiety, headaches, repetitive strain and other injuries, sprains, nerve imbalances, sport injuries, physical rehabilitation, stagnant energetic flow.  Contact Virgil Apostol at or 323-977-9036.

(Additional pictures available through Virgil’s website and facebook page


By: Lyn Pacificar/Herbalaria, LLC
Herbalaria LLC, located in East Hollywood, California, is founded by Lyn Pacificar, a Filipina-American modern-day albularya (healer) of Visayan descent.  Herbalaria’s mission is to bring value, recognition, and appreciation of Filipino plant and energetic medicine.  All products are natural, hand-made in ritual, vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, full of positive energy, made with crystal essences, auspicious astrological timing, and organic ingredients.  For more on Herbalaria, visit


By: Colleagues Communications/Christopher Aguilar
This play is the story of Stan De la Cruz and his battle with bipolar disorder. Stan gets hospitalized twice and his family finds ways to cope and help him through. After growing up with medications, Stan learns how to navigate his adult life and realizes the importance of family.


By: Historic Filipinotown Knights of Rizal
Established by the Historic Filipinotown Knights of Rizal, Talakayan is a discussion group that deals with international and national issues relevant to the Filipino American community. The group meets weekly on Wednesdays at noontime. Everyone is welcome to join these lively discussions.


By: Applied Sciences of Indigenous Healing – Virgil Mayor Apostol
Come join Virgil Apostol, author of Way of the Ancient Healer: Sacred Teachings from the Philippine Ancestral Traditions, as he shares his knowledge and wisdom on the three following disciplines: Dydya Mudgara warrior club calisthenics, Cabaroan Cinco Tero Escrima martial arts, and Ablon/Hilot manual therapy. These ongoing weekly classes are designed to promote health and well being through the development
of body mechanics, specialized strengthening and limbering exercises, martial science through the use of sticks and clubs, and an array of indigenous manual healing methods. Contact Virgil Apostol at or 323-977-9036.