This week at CBN Asia – April 7, 2014

This week at CBN Asia – April 7, 2014

Thousands of Sta. Fe, Leyte Students, Barefoot no More

Thousands of Sta. Fe, Leyte Students, Barefoot no More

Written By Ana Marie Tiangco STA. FE, Leyte — MORE than a thousand barefoot kids and children in tattered shoes and worn out slippers marched toward the expansive school grounds of the Sta. Fe Central School, the biggest school in this district, last Tuesday morning, diligently falling in line behind designated scouts who carried their special “numbers.” Unmindful of the […]

This week at CBN Asia – March 31, 2014

This week at CBN Asia – March 31, 2014

This week at CBN Asia, we are looking at how our humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing, is bringing back the spring in the steps of the children survivors of Typhoon Yolanda. When you’ve lost so much in a major calamity, it is easy to overlook one’s seemingly, small and insignificant needs. Operation Blessing, in partnership with Soles for Souls, has chosen […]

Operation Blessing’s Boat-Making Project Helps Mang Max Send His Children to School

Operation Blessing’s Boat-Making Project Helps Mang Max Send His Children to School

Written By Heizel Mainar, Volunteer Writer, Operation Blessing Mang Max is a fisherman, but why is he making boats? Well, blame it on Typhoon Yolanda since it washed out their houses and their means of livelihood. Fortunately, Mang Max also knows how to make boats as he learned it from his Tatay Prudito. Max Salvador Prado is 40 years old […]

This week at CBN Asia – March 24, 2014

This week at CBN Asia – March 24, 2014

This week at CBN Asia, we are looking at how our hit animated children’s series, Superbook, is helping restore hope and put the smiles back in the faces of children affected by Typhoon Yolanda. When the super typhoon hit the Visayas last year, many children were orphaned, left homeless, robbed of laughter, and deprived of play. Kaya naman ang ating […]

This week at CBN Asia – March 17, 2014

This week at CBN Asia – March 17, 2014

This week at CBN Asia, we are looking at how our humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing, is helping restore normalcy to the lives of the people in Guiuan, Samar and Tacloban, Leyte. When Typhoon Yolanda struck the Visayas in early November of last year, millions lost their homes and had to take temporary shelter in tents and other makeshift structures. To […]

Homes After the Storm for Yolanda Widows and Widowers

Homes After the Storm for Yolanda Widows and Widowers

Written By Ana Marie Tiangco, CBN Asia Writer-Editor SUPER Typhoon Yolanda has left not just a trail of massive devastation but also hundreds of grieving widows and widowers who were left in a daze as to how to rebuild their lives again without their partners by their side. Fisherman Elenito Bajas spent most of his day staring blankly at a […]

This week at CBN Asia – March 4, 2014

This week at CBN Asia – March 4, 2014

This week at CBN Asia, we are looking at Operation Blessing’s continuing rehabilitation efforts amongst those affected by Typhoon Yolanda. When Typhoon Yolanda hit Guiuan, Eastern Samar late last year, it destroyed most of Guiuan’s wells. Kaya naman hirap ang mga taong kumuha ng malinis na tubig. Our humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing Philippines, in partnership with Operation Blessing Japan and […]

“Miracle Baby,” Thousands More Served by Operation Blessing’s Medical Mission

“Miracle Baby,” Thousands More Served by Operation Blessing’s Medical Mission

Written By Ana Marie S. Tiangco, Senior Writer – Editor, CBN Asia SIX-month-old Kheesha Blanco was the center of attention at the crowded public plaza of Barangay Baculanad in Tacloban City during one of the many medical missions of Operation Blessing. Kheesha is a healthy baby girl, with adorable round eyes and a happy disposition. She was among the hundreds […]

She Prayed, God Answered: The Miracle of Myrna’s House

She Prayed, God Answered: The Miracle of Myrna’s House

Written By Ana Marie S. Tiangco, Senior Writer-Editor, CBN Asia Myrna Rendon, 42, like the rest of the residents of Barangay Pagnamitan, was hopeless, helpless, and clueless on how to start rebuilding their lives when Super Typhoon Yolanda struck. She was with her chidren Nicole James, 14, and Jenny Grace, 6, when the storm surge swept the village. Sherwin, her […]

Operation Blessing Provides E-load Station Business to Yolanda Survivor

Operation Blessing Provides E-load Station Business to Yolanda Survivor

Written By Ana Marie S. Tiangco, Senior Writer-Editor, CBN Asia Prayers and a Gemelina tree saved his life. For five long hours, Rowel Martinez, a 34-year-old house painter, and his brother clung for dear life during the storm surge caused by super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). But to rise above this tragedy that befell his family and thousands of people from […]

This week at CBN Asia – February 10, 2014

This week at CBN Asia – February 10, 2014

This week at CBN Asia, we are looking at Operation Blessing’s continuing rehabilitation efforts amongst those affected by Typhoon Yolanda. While many of the children in Typhoon Yolanda-affected areas have gone back to school, many of them are holding classes at damaged classrooms. Kapag umuulan, ‘yung ibang mga teachers, kailangan pang payungan habang nagtuturo kasi wala ng bubong ‘yung mga […]

It’s Christmas All Over Again!

It’s Christmas All Over Again!

by Ana Marie S. Tiangco, CBN Asia Senior Writer-Editor It felt like Christmas all over again as PLDT sent 4,000 bags of gifts, called Sack O’ Joy, for distribution to child survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas, through the efforts of Operation Blessing. The kids patiently waited in line during the gift distribution and they were overjoyed upon opening […]

Fresh Start Comes From New Home, New Boat

Fresh Start Comes From New Home, New Boat

Written By Anne S. Tiangco, CBN Asia Senior Writer-Editor GUIUAN, Eastern Samar—Forty-one-year-old Robert Gacita was happily hammering away freshly-sawed lumber for the construction of a new house. His joy was palpable. Once finished, this house will be the new home for him and his family. Not only that, he was also chosen to be a part of a fishermen’s cooperative […]

Progress in the Philippines

Progress in the Philippines

Operation Blessing’s David Darg, vice president of international operations, is back on the ground in the Philippines two months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the small community of Pagnamitan. PAGNAMITAN, Philippines – I’m writing from a small wooden house that was partially destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, and right now we’re in the middle of a massive storm that has been named […]