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 […]

The Power of Prayer – Operation Blessing PH Disaster Relief for Lawin Survivors

The Power of Prayer – Operation Blessing PH Disaster Relief for Lawin Survivors

How vital it is that we pray armed with the knowledge that God is in heaven. Our voice matters in heaven. God listens to every painful plea of His people. If we truly believe in our hearts that God hears us, then He promises to rescue us and help us in times of need. Aling Huling was in the ricefields […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wishing for the Basic Things in Life

Wishing for the Basic Things in Life

By: Neyzielle Ronnicque Cadiz, Writer, Operation Blessing Philippines “Wala na akong ibang hihilingin pa kundi magkabahay lang kami at makapag-aral nang mabuti ang mga anak ko (I can never wish for anything more than to have our own home and for my children to have good education),” Balma Colandog, 47, said as she dug root crops from her garden. Balma is […]

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 […]