Hope for the Traumatized in the War-Stricken Marawi | Operation Blessing

Hope for the Traumatized in the War-Stricken Marawi | Operation Blessing

Wars can be extra threatening and traumatic to children. For 12-year old Jamael,  it is worse to be separated from his parents than to be caught in the dispute between the Maute terrorist group and the Philippine military soldiers. The young boy felt shaken, tired, and lost while walking nowhere for more than an hour after the incident. He sought […]

Operation Blessing Provides Clean Water in Tacloban

Operation Blessing Provides Clean Water in Tacloban

One of the most admirable characters of Jesus is His servant heart. Within the short period of His ministry here on earth, He made a great impact by serving, healing, and blessing multitudes of people. Despite being the Son of God, He became the servant of all. Inspired by the service of Jesus, Operation Blessing took part in serving the […]

“Mr. Pure Energy” Gary Valenciano Shares the Love of God in Albay

“Mr. Pure Energy” Gary Valenciano Shares the Love of God in Albay

How far should you go to share the love of God? Sometimes telling other people about God’s love is not enough. You need to exert more effort, which requires a lot of compassion plus taking necessary actions. This was what “Mr. Pure Energy” Gary Valenciano felt when he saw that his fellow Bicolanos were struggling to cope in life after […]

Hope in Wheels | Operation Blessing Medical Missions – Bolinao, Pangasinan

Hope in Wheels | Operation Blessing Medical Missions – Bolinao, Pangasinan

In partnership with JAC Liner, Operation Blessing (OB) conducted medical missions in Bolinao, Pangasinan on July 20-24 of 2016. Known for going to places with little access to medical facilities, OB catered to our kababayans who are in need of immediate medical help and those who cannot afford medical procedures. A total number of 1,278 individuals were blessed with the medical […]

Your Generosity Helping the Calicdans Endure | Operation Blessing

Your Generosity Helping the Calicdans Endure | Operation Blessing

It is agonizing for parents to see their children suffer in their special condition especially if they could not provide for their needs. For Merlyn Calicdan, it is much more heart-breaking because 4 of her 11 children have Cerebral Palsy. Her firstborn son even died of it when he was 4 years old. She needs to give special care for […]

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 […]