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 […]

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, […]