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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

This week at CBN Asia – March 24, 2014

This week at CBN Asia – March 24, 2014

This week at CBN Asia, we are looking at how our hit animated children’s series, Superbook, is helping restore hope and put the smiles back in the faces of children affected by Typhoon Yolanda. When the super typhoon hit the Visayas last year, many children were orphaned, left homeless, robbed of laughter, and deprived of play. Kaya naman ang ating […]

This week at CBN Asia – March 17, 2014

This week at CBN Asia – March 17, 2014

This week at CBN Asia, we are looking at how our humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing, is helping restore normalcy to the lives of the people in Guiuan, Samar and Tacloban, Leyte. When Typhoon Yolanda struck the Visayas in early November of last year, millions lost their homes and had to take temporary shelter in tents and other makeshift structures. To […]

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 […]

Love That is Unconditional

Love That is Unconditional

TAYTAY, Rizal — Roderick loves to play outdoors. He is an energetic kid who enjoys the warm weather while chasing and playing tag with other kids.  He is having fun while the other kids make fun of his condition—being special. Roderick has bacterial meningitis, which caused his learning disabilities, hearing loss, visual impairment, and immobility. His mother thought it was […]

Healed by God’s Grace

Healed by God’s Grace

TAYTAY, Rizal – It all started one fine September morning last year. Nanay Socorro, 67, woke up not feeling well. Then she realized she couldn’t move her feet to stand up. Last thing she remembered was she stumbled and fell on the floor.  Immediately, Nanay Socorro was rushed to the nearest hospital. The doctors confirmed the old woman had a stroke […]

Overcoming Life’s Challenges

Overcoming Life’s Challenges

TAYTAY, Rizal – A life full of hardships is nothing new to Jennifer. She was born with a club foot. While growing up, she was left by her parents to her grandmother.  Though embattled with sufferings at such an early age, Jennifer did not let her disability become a liability. Instead, she used it as a motivation to keep on […]

Well Provided For

Well Provided For

MABALACAT, Pampanga — This town experienced abundance of water in extreme measure when the August monsoon rains drenched floodplains in Pampanga. Some Kapampangans wished that instead of flooding the streets, water would flow freely from the faucets in their bathrooms and sinks.  Daisy Cortez, 40, a mother of nine from Sitio Dungan in Barangay Tabun, was one of them. Her family was […]

Drawing Strength from Someone Who Understands

Drawing Strength from Someone Who Understands

SANTO TOMAS, Pampanga — Years ago, Kriezl used to be like most children. She lived a carefree life, making the most of her childhood. Like her friends, she loved sweets and enjoyed their delectable taste. But after a grave diagnosis that turned her life around, those enjoyable treats became poison and her carefree life was soon became complicated with insulin injections.  Kriezl Incillo, […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

The Greatest Gift for Angelica

The Greatest Gift for Angelica

VIGA, Catanduanes — At one point in her life, she thought her dreams will forever remain a dream. But thanks to Operation Blessing’s wheelchair distribution project, Angelica is now a few steps away from reaching her goals. In her sixth grade, Angelica was stricken with polio. Great sadness filled her heart. She felt everything was taken away from her and […]