“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 […]

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 […]