Living Water in the Midst of Yolanda Ruins | Operation Blessing

Living Water in the Midst of Yolanda Ruins | Operation Blessing

Is water readily available in your faucet this morning? While for most of us who live here in the urban areas will answer “yes” to that question, Operation Blessing presents a different picture in light of what our kababayans are experiencing in Tacloban City. Almost 3 years had passed since Typhoon Yolanda swept the shores of Leyte in 2013, but […]

Our Source of Hope | Operation Blessing Disaster Relief – Sitio Bayan, Cagayan

Our Source of Hope | Operation Blessing Disaster Relief – Sitio Bayan, Cagayan

We also brighten our own paths as we light somebody else’s lamp. We bless ourselves by blessing others with our giving as God blessed us. Despite the best laid preparations, typhoon Lawin left most of the Northern Luzon destroyed. Growing up from a poor family, Marie learned about the importance of education at an early age. But unfortunately, she struggles […]

Operation Blessing Wheelchair Distribution Program brings Hope to Deroy Siblings

Operation Blessing Wheelchair Distribution Program brings Hope to Deroy Siblings

Siblings John Art and Janice Deroy overflowed with joy as they became 2 of the many recipients of the Wheelchair Distribution Program of Operation Blessing (OB). The Deroy siblings were both afflicted with dwarfism, which is a condition wherein a person’s height is different from a typical adult stature. This condition made it hard for them to live a normal […]

Operation Blessing Brings Smiles to Santiago Island

Operation Blessing Brings Smiles to Santiago Island

Operation Blessing (OB) is indeed a blessing, especially to the people in Santiago Island, Bolinao, Pangasinan. Famous for fishing and scuba diving, it was as if the island showed off its beauty while the sun was high in the sky when OB conducted their medical missions on July 21, 2016. For 3 days, Operation Blessing conducted medical and dental missions […]

Help Typhoon Lando survivors

Help Typhoon Lando survivors

Wanting to help those affected by Typhoon Lando, CBN Asia‘s humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, is currently engaged in disaster response operations in Aurora. We are doing feeding programs in evacuation centers. We have also conducted medical missions and distributed relief goods. You, too, can do your part and help out. Visit Operation Blessing’s website (www.obphil.com) for details.

Circus of Life

Circus of Life

This is Vilma Salazar, a 53 year old woman who was born without lower limbs. For 23 years, she performed at the circus, starting as a small child in 1962 until 1985, being ridiculed and made fun of by other people. But this did not lower Vilma’s self-esteem and confidence. When she stopped working at the circus, she tried her […]

Finding Joy in the Midst of Life’s Ordeals

Finding Joy in the Midst of Life’s Ordeals

While some of the victims of Typhoon Yolanda still remain under the roof of their makeshift homes, Benny Ortega, also a typhoon survivor, made sure that the catastrophe they experienced would not cripple his ability to provide for his family. He admitted that it was hard for them to start anew but because life is already demanding as it is, […]

A Year After Yolanda: Padayon lang!

A Year After Yolanda: Padayon lang!

Women say motherhood is the most beautiful and significantly life-altering event that can ever happen to them. Walking around with a fragile little creature inside your body for nine months can sound too risky for some, but for mothers, it’s just as normal as breathing and walking. And for Mina Billones of Brgy. San Jose, Palo, Leyte, there isn’t anything […]

Paolo Valenciano Wheels in a Big Surprise

Paolo Valenciano Wheels in a Big Surprise

PAYATAS, Quezon City — Paolo Valenciano, Gary V’s eldest, was a volunteer for a day when he joined Operation Blessing in assembling a remarkable gift for Tatay Rodrigo of Payatas. The 62-year-old father enjoyed life’s simplicity even while living near the Payatas dumpsite. He worked as a driver to support his family, and through his perseverance, he was able to send […]

Soar High

Soar High

Written by Astrid Raisa Subingsubing, Writer, Operation Blessing Philippines She dreams of being a stewardess when she grows up. “Kahit sa ospital, eroplano iniisip niya, (Even when she was hospitalized, she dreamt of being on an airplane),” said her mother, Mercy Bardenas, 49. 21-year-old Mary Jane Bardenas is a statuesque girl who could sure fit the bill of a flight […]

NEWS: A New Found Hope for Taclobanons

NEWS: A New Found Hope for Taclobanons

PALANOG, TACLOBAN CITY – More than a year has passed since Super Typhoon Yolanda (International code name: Haiyan) hit the Philippines yet thousands of families still live in evacuation sites and transitional houses. They’ve lost their loved ones and properties as well as their hope to start anew. To help alleviate this difficult situation, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, Inc., (OB) […]

When you’ve already lost everything, will you still give hope a chance?

When you’ve already lost everything, will you still give hope a chance?

Losing your home to nature’s most cruel storm is like disclosing the closest part of your life to a stranger – risky, devastating, and dangerous. That’s what happened to Quintin Paderan of Pagnamitan, Guiuan, Eastern, Samar. On the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda, Quintin didn’t have the chance to protect their house from the strongest storm that visited their island. He […]

Rising Above the Floodwaters

Rising Above the Floodwaters

by Bryan P. Arquiza, Writer, Operation Blessing Philippines SAN JOSE, TACLOBAN CITY – Twenty-five year old Elvin Lim still remembers the harrowing experience. Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) brought torrential rains and strong winds that wiped out their entire house. Nothing was left, it was completely devastated. Even more painful, it claimed his father’s life. “Tatay has been missing for more than a year […]

The Voice PH’s Jason Fernandez serenades beneficiaries in Pampanga

The Voice PH’s Jason Fernandez serenades beneficiaries in Pampanga

Jason Fernandez of Team Sarah in The Voice PH joined Operation Blessing Philippines Foundation during its wheelchair distribution in Pampanga. Not only did he helped in distributing free wheelchairs, Jason also had a duet with 18-year-old Angelita and serenaded 80-year-old Lola Antonia, who were both beneficiaries of the Free Wheelchair Mission. Jason, who is also a former frontman of the […]

We thank the Lord for you!

We thank the Lord for you!

This Christmas season, we remember you, your family, and the seeds you have sowed that made a significant impact in the lives of our underprivileged and disaster-strickenkababayans. We thank the Lord for you. You are a living testament that hope is alive today because you cared enough to give to those who needed it. May the hope that you shared […]