NATURAL HEALTH FOUNDATION OF THE
PHILIPPINES INC. (NHFPI)
The Natural Health Foundation of the Philippines Inc.(NHFPI) is a non stock, non profit voluntary organization
committed to provide quality world class training and services on Natural Health, Complimentary and Alternative
Medicine. NHFPI is accredited by Technical Education & Skills Development Authority (TESDA) recognized by
Department of Health, Department of Tourism, Overseas Worker Welfare Administration and registered by the
Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency and an affiliated with the Philippine Hospital Association
and Professional Association of Massage Therapists, Philippines Inc NHFPI is registered as such with the Securities
and Exchange Commission (S.E.C) under Certificate of Registration No. CN2002251308 dated 17th July 2002 and
registered with TESDA under Certificate of Technical, Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) Program
Registration No. NTR0313020170 dated 26th day of August 2003. and registered with the Philippine National
Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency under Certificate Registration No. 2006-0046 dated 29th day of August
2006. As part of NHFPI educational activity and effort to upgrade capacities of complimentary and alternative
medicine, NHFPI carries out conference, convention, awareness seminar, livelihood skills training, in-house training,
workshop, outreach activity, medical and dental mission, humanitarian services, and symposia on local, regional and
national levels in line with alternative health care delivery system. Most of the government agencies, LGU, NGO, and
private institutions avail our humanitarian services in support with the Department of Health and Department of
Tourism campaign program on Medical Tourism " Preventing Disease, Promoting Wellness". The community based
program provided with our group is to promote natural healing thru reflexology, acupressure, shiatsu therapy, sports
massage, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, spa therapy, thai massage, swedish massage, remedial massage,
iridology and other manipulative therapy in line with Section 19 of the Republic Act No. 8423 ( " The Traditional and
Alternative Medicine Act of 1997- TAMA).
The Natural Health Foundation of the Philippines is a voluntary organization committed to provide high quality training
in natural health, science, education, research and conduct continuing education, and upgrade the standard of
complimentary and alternative medicine into high level of competencies. NHFPI seek to enhance the students and
alternative health care practitioners in their therapeutic skills and training methodology in the arts of natural healing
and other allied services that compliments to mainstream medicine.
The mission of our organization is to educate the public the importance of traditional, natural and complimentary
medicine that are safe, proven, cost effective, and consistent with government standards on health care practice and
advocates a theory of comprehensive human development that is linked to its vision of peace and seek to enhance
skills training in order to uphold the professional practice of complimentary and alternative medicine.
The Natural Health Foundation of the Philippines Inc. envision the total wellness and development of self directed and
responsible professional, capable of functioning effectively in any setting in the field of natural and traditional
medicine, science, education and research, that shall contribute towards the attainment of national and global unity
between western and oriental medicine for better health, peace and progress. Also NHFPI has worked to increase
awareness of health prevention in the promotion of traditional, complimentary and alternative medicine and engaged
in community based-voluntary health services for the achievement of novel profession and create job opportunities for
the sustainable community development .
1. To provide quality world class training and develop educational skills program in complimentary and alternative
2. To promulgate and enforce thical standard, rules and regulation, policies and guidelines of the organization/
3. To provide information for the advancement of science, technology, ethics and arts on alternative health care
through seminar, meetings, lecture, publication and other related materials.
4. To organize livelihood activity, awareness seminar, workshop, in-house training, outreach program, medical and
dental mission , humanitarian services, research work, upgrade and develop continuing education for allied health
professionals, health workers, students, researchers, and extension workers in the field of alternative medicine
practices under RA 8423 and PD 856.
5. To provide scholarship to those interested in traditional, complimentary and alternative medicine.
6. To establish institutions, training center, wellness center, health spa and clinical resources that all shall facilitate
quality technical learning skills.
7. Facilitate cooperation and understanding among alternative medical practitioners and other allied medical health
profession, hospital services, companies, private and government institutions, LGU, NGO, local and international
manufacturer/ industry and other agencies that interested in complimentary medicine.
8. To promote and advocate the use of traditional, complimentary and alternative health care modalities that have
been proven, safe , cost effective and consistent with government standard on health care practices.
9. To professionalized, standardized and uplift the practice of complimentary and alternative health care practice into
high level of performance and quality world class services which adjunct to national and global competitive standards.
"The Natural Health Foundation of the Philippines received the "2006 National Anvil Awards for Merit for the
Institutional and Corporate Program in the category of Consumers Protection and Welfare" during the 41st National
Anvil Awards of the Public Relation Society of the Philippines held at the Mabuhay Hall of the Manila Hotel on April 7,
2006 cited by former Senator Heherson Alvarez-Chairman of the Board of Judges of the Anvil Awards. Published in
the national newspaper the" Manila Bulletin on April 24, 2006 and the Daily Tribune on April 23, 2006".
"The Natural Health Foundation of the Philippines Inc. received the national awards as "2006 Outstanding Alternative
Medicine Institute" received from the National Consumers Affairs Foundation during the 23rd National Consumers
Quality and Peoples Choice Awards cited by Gov. Justo ortis and Jonathan Navea-Chairman of NCAF on September
23, 2005. Published in the national newspaper the " Philippine Star on October 16, 2005 and the Manila Bulletin on
October 18, 2005".
NATIONAL EVENTS: ( Sea Games )
The Natural Health Foundation of the Philippines together with the volunteers of Sports Massage Therapist promote
the effectiveness of Sport Massage Therapy to Team -Philippines Athletes during the 23rd South East Asian Games (
SEA GAMES ) held at Manila on November 27- December 5, 2005.
The Natural Health Foundation of the Philippines headed by Dr. Ronnie A. Royo N.D. represent the International
Training on Korean Oriental Medicine and Indigenous Medical Science held at Korean Institute of Oriental Medicine
(KIOM) Seoul, South Korea on July 8-22, 2004 organized by Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and
the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) of the Philippine government.
The training institution is headed by Dr. Ronnie A. Royo N.D.,M.D.(M.A). is an expert in Naturopath in the field of
alternative medicine for almost 17 years of his practices. He received his Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the
Institute of Alternative Medicine, under Dr. Dhiren Gala of Mumbai, India in 2000 and another doctorate degree-
Doctor of Medicina Alternative from the Open International University for Complimentary Medicine conferred by Prof.
Dr. Sir. Anton Jayasuriya - Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2002. He Is the Past President of Philippine Alternative Medicine
Association in 2002-2003 and currently President of natural Health Foundation of the Philippines and Professional
Association of massage Therapists, Philippines inc. (PAMAT-PHIL)
WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE N.H.F.P.I. AS YOUR TRAINING PROVIDER
1. We are leading training institution / organization in natural health in the Philippines for almost 10 years.
2. Registered Training institution in Technical Education and Skills Development Authority ( TESDA ).
3. Recommended by more allied health practitioners, caregiver students, therapist, and different government
agencies, non government organization and private institutions.
4. We focus on quality training , upgrading and continuing education in promoting wellness and healthy lifestyle thru
alternative medicine modalities.
5. Major contributors in upgrading world class quality skills training and services in the national level for massage
therapy in the Philippines.
6. Recognized by the Department of Health, Department of Tourism and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in
promoting massage therapy and alternative medicine towards the advancement of Medical Tourism.
7. Recommend graduates student for job placement, referrals for working in the Spa establishment, Wellness
Centers, Luxury cruise and other health related industry.
8. All training program have manuals, study guide, libraries, videos, books for references guide during training.
9. Qualified students received full scholarship if they passed the exam/ evaluation provided by the institutions.
10. Offers group package training, livelihood program, seminar, workshop, outreach activity and humanitarian health
Biodata of Dr. RONNIE A. ROYO : N.D., .M.D.(M.A)., L.M.T.
" Doctor of Naturopathy
" Doctor of Alternative Medicine
" D.O.H. Licensed Massage Therapist
" Sports Masseurs
" PRESIDENT/ FOUNDER - Natural Health Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (NHFPI).
Accredited by T.E.S.D.A and Recognized by the Department of Health (DOH) 2002 up to
" PRESIDENT- Professional Association of Massage Therapists, Philippines Inc.
Under the Department of Health, 2002 up to present
" PAST PRESIDENT - Scientific Natural Therapy Association of the Philippines,
" PAST PRESIDENT - Philippine Alternative Medicine Association ( PAMA ) 2002-2003.
" DIRECTOR - Philippine Association of Natural Therapist, 1995-1998.
" MEMBER: - International Association of Educator for World Peace, Philippines
- International Association of Lions Club ( Manila Sunrise Chapter)
- Universal Peace Federation, Philippines.
- Philippine National Red Cross
- Philippine Chamber of Herbal and Natural Health Industries Inc
- Philippine KOICA Fellows Association Inc. (PHILKOFA).
" Honorary Member - International Register of Massage Therapist, London 2002 up to present.
" Fellowship Member - Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research, Calcutta, India 2002.
" Lifetime Fellowship Member - Medicina Alternativa- Open International University for
Complementary Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka 2003
" Lifetime Membership - International Iridology Certification Board, Miami, Florida, U.S.A. 2003.
" Participants in the Training Program on Korean Oriental Medicine and Indigenous Medical
Science held at Korean Institute of Oriental Medicine, Seoul, Korea on July 8 - 22, 2004.
Sponsored by National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and Korean International
Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
1. Volunteer Sports Therapist: 23rd South East Asian Games (SEA-GAMES), November 27-
December 5, 2005. Manila, Philippines, Published in Manila Bulletin December 12, 2005.
2. Volunteer Sport Therapist: World Culture & Sports Festival, August 1992 & August 1995.
Seoul, South Korea.
" Department of Health License Massage Therapist (LMT) 1994 Lic. No. 1182
" TESDA Certified Caregiver- Certificate No. 041314040722.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: International and National Graduate Studies.
" Doctor of Medicina Alternativa : Open International University for Complimentary Medicine,
Faculty of Medical Studies: Medicina Alternativa Institute, Colombo 6, Sri Lanka: Honorary
Doctorate Degree, December 2002, Register No. 12.02.426.c
" Doctor of Naturopathy : Institute of Alternative Medicine, First Floor, Abbas Bldg., Near Adam -
N- Eve Tailors, Opp. Rly Hotel, Jalbhai Road, Grand Road (E), Mumbai, - 400 004 India,
Graduate October 2000, Register No. 1242.
" Advance Study: Diploma in Iridology: School of Natural Health Science, London, U.K.
" Advance Study: Diploma in Acupuncture, Indian Academy of Acupuncture Science, Mumbai,
India, March 15, 2004.
" Advance Study: Diploma in Aromatherapy, School of Natural Health Science, London, U.K.
August 21, 2003.
" Advance Study: Diploma in Acupresure, Institute of Alternative Medicine, Bombay, India, June
" Advance Study: Diploma in Alternative Medicine: St. Francis Divine College, School of
Alternative Medicine, Wholistic Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines, Graduate: March 1998.
" Advance Study : Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy, Professional Association of Massage
Therapist, Philippines Inc. Manila, February 22, 2006.
" Advance Study: Certificate in Deep Tissue Therapy, The Clinic Massage Institute, Arizona,
U.S.A. December 9, 2005.
" Advance Study: Certificate in Korean Oriental Medicine and Indigenous Medical Science,
Seoul, South Korea, July 21, 2004.
" College : Bachelor of Science In Education ( 18 units) : Saint Francis Divine College,
Novaliches, Q.C. Graduate of March 2002.
" College: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Mindanao, Davao City,
Graduate of March 1992.
" High School: Marikina Institute of Science and Technology, Sta. Elena, Marikina, Metro Manila
Graduate March of 1987.
" Elementary: Parang Elementary School, Parang, Marikina Metro Manila, Graduate of March
"Almost 17 years of experience in the practice of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine and
Expert in Reflexology, Acupressure, Shiatsu Therapy, Aromatherapy, Traditional Medical Thai
Massage, Clinical Deep Tissue Massage, Tuina Chinese Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractic,
Sports Medical Massage, Swedish Massage. Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Iridology, Herbal
Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, etc.
" Bayanihan Healing Foundation, Filipino Community in Central Hongkong, Livelihood Training in
Reflexology and Acupressure on May 2002, Central Hongkong.
NATIONAL AWARDS & RECOGNITION:
1. Plaque of Recognition:
Recipient Awardee: 2006 Global Excellence Awardee for Alternative Medicine, conferred by the
Asia Pacific Awards Council cited by Madam Imelda Romualdez-Marcos, Former First Lady of
the Republic of the Philippines and Gov. Ray Tremblay of Lions Club International-Canada on
October 12, 2006, held at Meralco Theater, Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City. Published in Manila
Bulletin November 20, 2006.
2. Plaque of Recognition:
Recipient Awardee: 2006 National Anvil Awardee for Health and Wellness in the category of
Consumer Protection and Welfare during the 41st National Anvil Awards of the Public Relation
Society of the Philippines (PRSP) held at Mabuhay Hall, Manila Hotel on April 7, 2006 cited by
Former Senator Heherson Alvares- Chairman of the Board of Judges of the Anvil Awards.
Published in Manila Bulletin April 24, 2006 and The Daily Tribune April 23, 2006.
3. Plaque of Recognition:
Recipient Awardee : 2005 Outstanding Young Professional Awardee for Alternative Medicine
during the 23rd National Consumers Quality and Peoples Choices Awards conferred by the
National Consumers Affairs Foundation cited by Governor Justo Ortis on September 30, 2005,
held at AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Published in The Philippine Star and Manila
Bulletin October 16, 2005.
4. Plaque of Recognition:
Recipient Awardee: 2003 Outstanding and Meritorious Awards in International and National
Services in Alternative Medicine conferred by Saint Francis Divine College, School of Alternative
Medicine cited by Dr. Alfonso T. Lagaya M.D. Department of Health Director General of
Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (DOH-PITAHC) signed by Dr.
Milagros B. Palacio Directress/ President of Saint Francis Divine College, during the School
Graduation rites held at, Novaliches, Quezon City. Published in Manila Bulletin April, 2003.
5. Plaque of Recognition:
Recipient Awardee: Whos Who Awardee as "2001 Outstanding Young Professional Awardee
for Natural Medicine/Allied Science" conferred by the 2001 Whos Who in the Philippine Awards
in Commemoration of the 16th Founding Anniversary of Parangal ng Bayan Foundation at Philam
Life Auditorium, U.N. Avenue, Ermita, Manila, cited by House Speaker Rep. Jose de Venecia
last September 17, 2001 signed by Honorary Adviser: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and
Vice President Teofisto T. Guingona Jr. of the Republic of the Philippines, Published in Manila
Bulletin October 01, 2001.
6. Plaque of Recognition:
Recipient Awardee: 1999 Outstanding Natural Therapist of the Year given by The Health Line
News Magazine, cited by Congressman Rodolfo C. Bacani, 4th District of Manila during the 1st
Anniversary of Healthline News Magazine in cooperation with the Scientific Natural Therapy
Association of the Philippines held at Corporate Inn Hotel, Kalaw, Ermita, Manila, Published in
the Philippine Star December 24, 1999.
7. Recipient Awardee:
1998 Outstanding Alternative Medicine Practitioner of the Year given by Ensign News Magazine
cited by Senator Nikki Coseteng and Congressman Heherson Alvarez during the 1st Anniversary
of Ensign News Magazine in cooperation with the International Press Council for Alternative
Medicine held at Westin Philippine Plaza Hotel, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Published in Manila
Bulletin, December 28, 1998.
8. Plaque of Appreciation:
Given by the Department of Agriculture (DA-NCR), for rendering Free Acupressure and
Massage Therapy for the DAR-RFU IV-A Employees on August 14, 2006 signed by Dir. Dennis
B Araullo, CESO III- Regional Executive Director, held at the DA-RFU IV Lobby, RMIC Bldg.,
Visayas Ave. Quezon City.
9. Plaque of Recognition:
Given by Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in grateful recognition and sincere
appreciation for sharing an expertise on Reflexology and Acupressure Therapy during the
Women's Month Celebration on March 10, 2006 signed by Dir. Alberto Q. Valenciano-Director
IV Administrative and Financial Management Office held at OWWA Center, Pasay City.
10. Plaque of Recognition:
Given by Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for continuous support in rendering voluntary
health services and livelihood program in Reflexology and Acupressure for the promotion of
Healthy Lifestyle to all CHED Employees signed by Fr. Rolando Dela Rosa- Chairman
Commission on Higher Education on February 18, 2005 held at 5th Floor DAP Bldg. San Miguel
Avenue, Pasig City.
11. Plaque of Recognition:
Given by Department of Tourism (DOT) in grateful recognition of exemplary performance for
sharing an invaluable expertise on Massage Therapy and Acupressure in connection with the
National Week Celebration of the department of Tourism on September 24, 2003 signed by
Hon. Evelyn B. Pantig CESO 1 -Undersecretary: Planning Product Development and
Coordination held at DOT Auditorium, T.M. Kalaw St, Manila.
12. Plaque of Appreciation:
Given by the National College of Business and Arts (NCBA) for serving as the Resource Person
on the seminar Stress Management with the application of reflexology and aromatherapy on
September 19, 2003 signed by Atty. Jose R. Torres Jr. President NCBA System held at HRM
Bldg. NCBA Cubao, Quezon City.
13. Plaque of Appreciation:
Given by St. Dominic Savio College for unwavering support to the mission, vision and goals of
St. Dominic College as Facilitator of the seminar/workshop in Massage and Reflexology signed
by Dr. Nestor V. Dela Cruz. Ph.D. President of Saint Dominic Savio College last May 17, 2003,
Novaliches, Quezon City.
14. Plaque of Recognition:
Given by Technology and Livelihood Resource Center (TLRC) Office of the President, Republic
of the Philippines in recognition of exemplary performance for providing Livelihood Skills
Training by this institutions to its clients since 1998 and for sharing an invaluable expertise on
reflexology, acupressure, swedish massage, sports massage, aromatherapy and shiatsu therapy
during the 24th Anniversary Celebration of TLRC on February 23, 2001 signed by Engr. Beato
H. Griarte-Manager Business Technology Training Department held at City State Centre, Shaw
Blvd, Pasig City.
15. Plaque of Recognition:
Given by Rizal Technological University (RTU), Republic of the Philippines " As Best Trainor in
Alternative Medicine" for invaluable support to RTU-CBET Extension Program "Livelihood Skills
Training in Reflexology, Acupressure and Aromatherapy" on November 20, 1999 signed by Dr.
Jose Q. Macaballug- President of RTU held at Bonifacio Highway, Mandaluyong City.
16. Plaque of Appreciation:
Given by Davao Del Norte Technology and Livelihood Development Center (DN-TLDC) under
the office of the Governor, Province of Davao Del Norte, supporting the livelihood project of the
government in promoting Reflexology and Acupressure in the province of Davao on March 10,
2001. signed by Governor Rodolfo P. del Rosario- Governor of Davao Del Norte.
17. Plaque of Recognition:
Given by the Province of Nueva Ecija, Municipality of San Isidro for Invaluable Contribution in
promoting Reflexology and Acupressure on August 31, 1999 signed by Major Sonia R. Lorenzo
- Municipal Mayor of San Isidro, Nueva Ecija.
18. Plaque of Appreciation:
Given by Samahan ng Kababaihan sa Office of the Press Secretary, Republic of the Philippines,
Kalayaan Hall signed by Malacaņang Press Secretary Rodolfo T. Reyes last October 2, 1999,
Manila. Published in Pilipino Star Ngayon October 22, 1999.
19. Plaque of Appreciation:
Given by Municipality of Mandaluyong City, Livelihood Training Skills Program sponsored by
Mayor Benhur Abalos and Vice Mayor Jessie Cruz on July 16, 1998 held at Barangay Plainview,