Undiminished Hope

Undiminished Hope

Homes and other belongings may have been turned into ashes, but people in Barangay 120, Grace Park, Caloocan City, did not lose hope that life will go.  Last April 20, a massive fire burned down at least 400 houses and displaced more than a thousand families. Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines distributed mats and blankets, food packs, and clothing to the […]

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 […]

Shattered Home, Unyielding Hope

Shattered Home, Unyielding Hope

What seemed to be an ordinary day turned out to be a day that Aileen Isahan, 21, of Sitio Bacao, Barangay Salomague in Paniqui, Tarlac would never forget. At around 2 in the afternoon, Aileen and her daughter Cheiann, 3, were resting on their bed. Her husband was in the farm, harvesting turnips. The rain poured heavily outside, and the […]

WATCH 5 FULL EPISODES of Bayan, Bayani, Bayanihan

WATCH 5 FULL EPISODES of Bayan, Bayani, Bayanihan

“The Filipino spirit is waterproof!” Once more, the Filipino race rises above unending rains and heavy floods! Even in the midst of a super monsoon that forced the nation’s capital to a standstill, the Filipino heart keeps on beating loudly with compassion and cooperation. That’s why from August 20-24, let us join hands in praying and lifting our nation, where […]

What Floods Can’t Take Away

What Floods Can’t Take Away

MUNTINLUPA CITY — “It will probably be here ‘til December,” said Analie Elvinea of the chest-high flood that invaded her home in Barangay Poblacion. The unprecedented monsoon rains that swept the Philippines over the past week has left countless communities drenched, and it looks like many of them will stay that way for some time. Analie’s barangay lies on the […]

Operation Blessing Calls Everyone to Bless Luzon

Operation Blessing Calls Everyone to Bless Luzon

Back-to-back typhoon and monsoon rains in the Philippines have already surpassed the deluge brought by 2009’s Typhoon Ondoy, the worst flooding in the country’s recent memory. After days of flooding spawned by Typhoon Gener, Operation Blessing, the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia, was able to serve 400 displaced families in the towns of Angono in Rizal and Obando in Bulacan. PHOTOS: See Operation Blessing […]

Operation Blessing Continues Aid in Flood-Hit Sarangani

Operation Blessing Continues Aid in Flood-Hit Sarangani

GLAN, Sarangani — The storm surge last June 12 caused destruction along this coastal town, claiming lives and various properties, while rampaging floodwaters set off landslides in hilly barangays. In response, Operation Blessing and its generous partners brought in relief and aid to hundreds of affected families through Operation: Bless Sarangani. As of June 27, Operation Blessing has served 466 families […]

Sarangani Receives Relief and Prayers

Sarangani Receives Relief and Prayers

GLAN, Sarangani — Waters used to spell life for 37-year-old Noriel Barcelona. For the last 15 years, he saw how fish thrived in the fishpond he helps take care of in Barangay Big Margus. Just 30 meters away from the fishpond stood his two-storey home made of nipa, which he shared with his wife Mary Jane. But heavy rains and […]

Relief for Isla Puting Bato Survivors

Relief for Isla Puting Bato Survivors

TONDO, Manila — One tragedy after another can drive any woman to her limits. Death of a loved one, burned properties and livelihood—these are too much for a widow to take. Nanay Nena patiently lined up and waited for her turn at Operation Blessing’s relief distribution as thousands of fire evacuees sheltered at the jampacked Delpan Sports Complex. Grieving on […]

Hope Never Lost

Hope Never Lost

TONDO, Manila — Tragedies do not choose when and where to strike. Last May 11, a massive fire struck Isla Puting Bato in Tondo leaving hundreds of families traumatized and homeless. Thousands of evacuees were crammed on the floor of Delpan Sports Complex that served as their refuge since the fire consumed all their belongings and left them at a […]

Rebounding After Sendong

Rebounding After Sendong

ILIGAN CITY — Bonifacio “Boni” Valendez sits behind a broken window, where he tries to recover from painful memories and a great loss. In the middle of the night, tropical storm Sendong made heavy downpour and caused a huge flashflood that caught the whole city unaware. For Boni, it was out of his duty as a barangay peace and order […]

A Great Catch for Aurora Fisherfolk

A Great Catch for Aurora Fisherfolk

DILASAG, Aurora — Shifting clouds danced along the daybreak hues of the early morning sky. Silhouetted by the sunrise, Sabino Bisco limped across the sand, a lump of weathered fishnet slung on his back. The 48-year-old fisherman used to dive for his source of income. Using a compressor, he catches fish and other sea creatures to earn a living, until […]

Dulce Sees Hope Rising After Sendong

Dulce Sees Hope Rising After Sendong

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Floodwaters triggered by tropical storm Sendong may have been long gone, but in its wake are communities still grappling with the loss of homes, livelihoods, and loved ones. This is the painful truth that “Asia’s Diva” Dulce confronted on her recent trip to Cagayan de Oro with humanitarian group Operation Blessing. Dulce went through a man-size hole […]