‘God is Good!’

‘God is Good!’

RODRIGUEZ, Rizal — “God is good!” exclaimed 24-year-old mother Nice Sarmiento, who lives in the foothills of the Sierra Madre. After months of earnest praying, the Lord finally granted her request. “I kept asking God if He could restore my sari-sari store,” she shared. And during one rainy morning in June, her request was granted. Test of Faith For more […]

Bananas, Blessings, and More

Bananas, Blessings, and More

RODRIGUEZ, Rizal — As part of Operation Blessing’s push for community transformation through microenterprise, three mothers from Montalban received small-scale businesses to help them provide for their family’s needs. These mothers and their kids are also beneficiaries of Operation Blessing’s Bless-a-Child project. This holistic activity addresses various needs of indigent underweight children by providing them balanced meals, proper healthcare, and, […]

Provision for a Provider

Provision for a Provider

DILASAG, Aurora — Donned with a pair of flippers and wooden goggles he made himself, Reynaldo Corpuz clutched a short spear on his right hand. He dove straight into the violent waters of the Pacific to catch fish for his family. But for this hardworking father, the responsibility of putting food on the table doesn’t end there. He also looks […]

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 […]

Niño Muhlach Shares Insights to ‘Mompreneurs’

Niño Muhlach Shares Insights to ‘Mompreneurs’

PAYATAS, Quezon City — Businessman, director, and actor Niño Muhlach recently visited this community to sit down and share helpful insights with mothers who received small-scale livelihood projects from Operation Blessing (OB). Over cups of coffee and his bestselling Muhlach ensaymadas, Niño inspired OB’s “mom-preneurs” with the story of how their family business began from his lola’s well-loved recipe. Starting […]

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 […]