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 […]

Guiuan gets its groove back! Cops, kids sing and dance with ‘Superbook’

Guiuan gets its groove back! Cops, kids sing and dance with ‘Superbook’

January Gapasin, Volunteer Writer, Operation Blessing Philippines Super typhoon Yolanda left the people of Guiuan, Eastern Samar homeless, hopeless, hungry and hurting as gloom loomed in this once beautiful town. The children of Guiuan, like in most parts of the Visayas battered by Yolanda, were the most adversely affected by the super storm and bringing their joy back was a […]

Over 116,000 Yolanda Survivors Served by Operation Blessing

Over 116,000 Yolanda Survivors Served by Operation Blessing

Anne S. Tiangco, Senior Writer-Editor OPERATION Blessing Foundation Philippines, the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia, has now served over 116,000 survivors of super typhoon Yolanda in its continued relief and rehabilitation efforts, medical missions, trauma counseling and listening ministry. Partnering with different local and international organizations, Operation Blessing has successfully reached survivors in the remotest areas severely battered by Yolanda. “In […]

A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

Debbie Bataller, Junior Writer ARGIE Maloloy-on, a 24-year old security, was diligently guarding his post in an establishment in Tacloban when super typhoon Yolanda unleashed its fury in the Visayas. His family—wife Jennifer, 24 and two kids Alvin Jay, 2 years old and Kyle Andrei, 8 months—were left in Ormoc, another city badly battered by the super storm. Argie desperately […]

Washed Away and Looted, The Body Shop Still Shares

Washed Away and Looted, The Body Shop Still Shares

Anne S. Tiangco, Senior Writer-Editor THEIR branch in Tacloban was completely wiped out by super typhoon Yolanda and their stocks and cash register looted in the aftermath of the world’s strongest typhoon in recent history. But that did not stop global beauty brand The Body Shop from doing its own share in helping out the survivors of this tragedy. “The Body […]

American Pastor Pays it Forward to his Ormoc ‘family’

American Pastor Pays it Forward to his Ormoc ‘family’

Debbie Bataller, Junior Writer | With photos from Chito Vecina FACED with a difficult life in the state of New Mexico in the United States, 70-year old American pastor Rev. Harold Russell and his Filipina preacher wife, Cris, 50, decided a year and a half ago that it was time to pack their bags and continue their ministry in Cris’ homeland, […]

Princess Diaries in Tacloban

Princess Diaries in Tacloban

Debbie Bataller, Junior Writer | With photos by Chito Vecina FORMER actress Princess Punzalan-Field is living a quiet, comfortable life as a nurse in California with husband Jason Field, a marketing professional. But when super typhoon Yolanda unleashed its fury in the Philippines, Princess became restless. She revealed that she followed the news on the devastation caused by Yolanda and […]

Love in the time of Yolanda

Love in the time of Yolanda

Debbie Bataller, Junior Writer | Pictures by Chito Vecina WHEN 75-year old Lola Felisa Bicher of Barangay Youngfield, Tacloban, Leyte saw the battering rains made even more frightening with the howling winds and later on followed by the storm surge, she instantly knew that super typhoon Yolanda will not only destroy their town, it will also kill many people. She heard […]

Happy Soles for Happy Souls

Happy Soles for Happy Souls

Anne S. Tiangco, Senior Writer-Editor WITH its iconic cheerful colors and fun prints, every pair of Havaianas flip-flop is sure to transport a person into a happy state. So when Tropical Retail Company, Inc.- All Flip-Flops, retailer of the well-loved quality footwear, Havaianas, in the Philippine, donated 5,000 flip-flops to Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, Inc. for the victims of super […]

Jericho Rosales Auctions Off Pre-loved Personal Items for Yolanda Victims

Jericho Rosales Auctions Off Pre-loved Personal Items for Yolanda Victims

AWARD-WINNING actor-musician Jericho Rosales auctions off some of his pre-loved personal belongings to raise funds for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda. Proceeds of the sale will be coursed directly to Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia, which has been actively conducting disaster and relief efforts in areas worst-hit by the typhoon. In his official website […]

#YolandaPH Update: Operation Blessing Begins Relief Missions in Leyte, Iloilo, Samar and Coron

#YolandaPH Update: Operation Blessing Begins Relief Missions in Leyte, Iloilo, Samar and Coron

DESPITE the difficulties and perils, the disaster response teams of Operation Blessing Philippines, the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia, have already entered and have set bases in the four provinces worst hit by super typhoon Yolanda. The Operation Blessing team confirmed television footages and newspaper acounts on the massive devastation caused by Yolanda, describing the damage to life, property, infrastructure […]

Buy A Watch, Feed A Child

Buy A Watch, Feed A Child

  As Tomato introduces their latest product line, the newest collection of Tomato Time watches called SWAP, they have also tied-up with Operation Blessing Philippines – a non-government organization that helps the underprivileged through its various programs. In this partnership, Tomato and Operation Blessing send a message that “you can be the change in a child’s life, one watch at […]

The Awaited Answer To A Prayer

The Awaited Answer To A Prayer

It was a cloudy Thursday morning in Imus, Cavite when Operation Blessing and its partners went for a visit, but the atmosphere of the place started to be filled with happiness and hope as the beneficiaries arrive. One of them was Tranquilino Diesta, 66. Tranquilino and his wife, Augustina, knew about the good mission Operation Blessing does because for years […]

When the Barren Years are Over

When the Barren Years are Over

Two sacks of rice. For most people, rice seems to be an ordinary commodity, but for a small family in Sto. Tomas, Pampanga, these sacks contain the grains of hope, the grains of their future. Khrizel is a 12-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes in 2008. When Khrizel’s family discovered her condition, they struggled to make ends meetsince […]

A Sickly Heart Touched by God

A Sickly Heart Touched by God

By Jan Ver Lagarejos, Operation Blessing Volunteer Writer A seemingly dreadful condition turned out to be an opportunity for Joseph Rayton, 44, to be closer to God once again. Palpitations, rapid weight loss, and fatigue are some of the out of the ordinary things Joseph experienced before he was diagnosed with Congenital VSD (ventricular septal defect) heart disease. This is […]