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  • Cornelio and his son Rizaldo Evangelista working on their patients
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Welcome to the Evangelista clinic in National City

Experience The Healing Hands of Rev. Cornelio Evangelista

Born in 1935 in Cavite, south-central Luzon, Philippines, Cornelio Hebreo Evangelista learned the healing art of Hilot from his father,  Marciano Evangelista, who in turned learned from his father whose name was also Cornelio. The senior Cornelio was known as “Tandang Anong”  and was a famous healer during his time.

Hilot has been in Cornelio’s family for generations. As with his grandfather, his father wwas also a serious practitioner of this healing art.  As a deeply religious family man, he passed this ability to his son and considered it a spiritual gift. “Corning,” as his friends and clients fondly call him, worked for the Edgermore Geriatric Hospital as Chef Supervisor for 12 years,  while performing Hilot in his home. After his retirement in 1982 and restricted to doing Hilot in his home, he decided to go commercial which led him to further studies at the Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego where he became a Massage Therapist and eventually obtained a Holistic Health Practitioner diploma.

In addtion to Hilot, Corning has studied both eastern and western forms of massage including Shiatsu, Swedish Circulatory and Sports Massage.  He is also a registered member of the International Institute of Reflexology. Corning most recently made his debut abroad where he furthered his studies in the Chinese art of Tui Na at the China Academy of  Traditional Chinese Medicine. Inturn he was able to introduce the art of Hilot to the many professors and doctors who were delighted to  learn that their neighboring country had an effective therapeutic healing art. After a month of intensive study, they invited Corning to stay and instruct them in the amazing art of Hilot.

The famous Evangelista Clinic which is located on 2005 Highland Avenue, Suite 2 in National City is owned and managed by Corning with his son Rizaldo who is also a Holistic Healing Practitioner. Since 1986 the Evangelista Clinic has specialized in the healing touch of therapeuticmassage. From backaches to headaches to all kinds of stress, massage therapy (Hilot) can provide effective relief that helps the recipient to keep in tune with everyday living. 


Evangelista Clinic is located at  2005 Highland Ave., National  City, CA 91950.

For inquiries call (619) 477-1732