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 […]

The Blessing In Volunteering

The Blessing In Volunteering

Whenever disaster strikes, Filipinos have always been known for their indomitable “bayanihan” spirit– that unselfish desire to help those in need in whatever way possible, no matter how far the distance may be. When Filipina Eves Wood heard about Operation Blessing and its humanitarian efforts from a friend, she was immediately moved to support the ministry. Since Eves and her […]

An expert’s secret to a lucrative business

An expert’s secret to a lucrative business

Have you tried running your own business and failed? Don’t lose hope! Jocelyn Perez, a successful businesswoman from Pangasinan felt the same sentiment. She uses cornhusks to make beautiful handicrafts. Before becoming a well-celebrated handicraft maven, Jocelyn admitted that she also had a hard time introducing her products to the market. Her secret? She didn’t give up. She continued doing […]

This week at CBN Asia – Operation Blessing gives sustainable livelihood to Yolanda survivors

This week at CBN Asia – Operation Blessing gives sustainable livelihood to Yolanda survivors

This Week at CBN Asia – December 1, 2014 This is how Operation Blessing is helping Yolanda survivors gain sustainable livelihood. A year after typhoon Yolanda, Operation Blessing has helped more than 8,000 people and awarded close to 300 transitional houses. OB also provided different sources of livelihood such as boats, pedicabs and organic farming. To know more about Operation […]

How Does One Get Out of a Financial Rut?

How Does One Get Out of a Financial Rut?

Have you lost hope that your finances could improve? Do you want to know the secret of being a blessing and favor magnet? Jeana cannot bear the sight of her sick family members. Her husband’s Php100 daily income from being a tricycle driver is hardly enough to provide three balanced meals for her family. Hence, she cannot buy medicines whenever […]

This week at CBN Asia – October 27, 2014

This week at CBN Asia – October 27, 2014

This week at CBN Asia, we are looking at how our humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing, is bringing free medical services to those who do not have ready access to it. When Typhoon Yolanda hit Leyte in early November last year, it destroyed most of the hospitals and medical clinics in the area. While some facilities have been rebuilt, some areas […]

This week at CBN Asia – September 29, 2014

This week at CBN Asia – September 29, 2014

This week at CBN Asia, we are looking at how our humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing, came to the aid of those affected by the recent typhoon. The day after Typhoon Mario hit the Philippines, Operation Blessing immediately went into action. Staff and volunteers packed relief goods and cooked food to be distributed in typhoon-ravaged areas. Pumunta tayo sa Caloocan, Marikina, […]

Hot Meals for Hungry Souls

Operation Blessing staff and volunteers distribute steamed corn to our kababayans affected by Typhoon Mario in Cainta, Rizal

By Sheena Ferrer, Writer, CBN Asia, Inc. Days after typhoon Mario tore through cities and towns in the Philippines, many families are still struggling to get their normal life back. In Cainta, Rizal, aside from a devastating scene of flooded houses and ruined furniture, thousands are also looking forward to the day when their basic needs will be met. With […]

This week at CBN Asia – September 8, 2014

This week at CBN Asia – September 8, 2014

This week at CBN Asia, we are looking at how our humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing, is giving the gift of mobility to our home-bound countrymen in Masbate. Nuong nakaraang linggo, pumunta ang Operation Blessing sa Masbate. Dinalaw nila ang ating mga kababayang home-bound o naka-pir-me na lamang sa kanilang bahay. Dahil sa matinding kapansanan o karamdaman, nawalan sila ng abilidad […]

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

By Cyril Cabral, Volunteer Writer, Operation Blessing Philippines  GUIUAN, EASTERN SAMAR –  A fisherman most of his life, Nicomedes Abrajano, 49, considered the sea his friend. Little did he know that the same sea would take what was most precious to him. Nicomedes knew typhoon Yolanda would strike, but since their place is the usual path of typhoons, he made only […]

This week at CBN Asia – August 25, 2014

This week at CBN Asia – August 25, 2014

Operation Blessing Conducts Tummy-filling, Soul-lifting Feeding Program in Eastern Samar

Operation Blessing Conducts Tummy-filling, Soul-lifting Feeding Program in Eastern Samar

Pagnamitan Elementary School is known as the mother school in Eastern Samar, having been in the region since the American period. The school had just undergone improvements when Typhoon Yolanda struck. It had a huge stage, a big covered social hall, four electric fans to keep students comfortable, a mini-library and a kindergarten room complete with tiled comfort room and […]