The Young People of Guihulngan

GUIHULNGAN CITY, Negros Oriental — Ben Ricablanca, a teacher in Tinayunan Hill Elementary School, was preparing lunch for his family when the 6.9 earthquake hit their barangay. The nerve-wracking roaring of the earth and massive landslides in near Mount Kalatkat can be heard.

Ben and the other teachers quickly maneuvered all the kids towards the school's basketball court. “Dapa! Dapa! (Get down! Get down!)" the teachers shouted as the kids ran towards the open space. One kid spun and tumbled.

For hours the children stayed in the courts waiting for their parents to fetch them. By evening, families set up tents in the school grounds, fearing that another strong earthquake would occur.

How did Ben's students and the many children in Guihulngan will cope with their earth-shattering experience? Read more HERE.

Operation Blessing was just at the right place at the right time. One-year-and-three-month-old Kaizen Panuncillon was burning with high fever when his grandmother Leticia brought him to OB's medical mission in Barangay Planas last February 27. While falling in line for their turn to register, baby Kaizen threw fits.

The OB medical team immediately attended to Kaizen. His temperature had shoot up to 40 degrees Celsius. Grandmother Leticia was turning more panicky by the minute. OB rushed Kaizen to the Villegas Memorial Hospital to stabilize his condition. Jacklyn, Kaizen’s tearful mom, who went to the hospital in haste, had to be appeased.

What will be the poor baby's fate in the hands of Operation Blessing? Continue reading at

Brothers Dexter, 14, and Darwin Toting, 12, have memories that are tearing their young hearts every day since the fateful day of the earthquake. They lost the most important people in their lives: their Mama Melchora and Papa Danny, in a landslide.

Operation Blessing met the two brothers during a disaster relief mission in Planas. The boys barely talked. Dexter would stare ahead as he was asked, then immediately drop his eyes when prompted for an answer. Darwin would look at his older brother then look downwards as well. Their silence revealed the turmoil most likely have bottled up inside.

Click HERE to continue reading this heart-wrenching story, and how your partnership with The 700 Club and Operation Blessing brought smiles back in these brothers' faces.


Let this be another time for every Filipino to work together and show our love and care for the eartquake victims of Negros. To make a donation to Operation Blessing's earthquake relief efforts, click HERE.

February 2012
Earth-Shattering Tragedies
Nothing Can Shake Us
Both Young and Old Hit by Sendong

January 2012
Cleaning Up After Sendong
Missions That Save Lives
A Magical Christmas
Healing After the Storm
Holiday of Happiness
Iligan: Hope and Heroism
Cagayan de Oro: Tales of Survival and Compassion

November 2011
The Hat Weavers of Jao
The Right Tools for Recovery
Keeping the Malong Alive

October 2011
Operation Blessing Uplifts Flooded Calumpit
When We Need You The Most
Rainbow After the Flood
Surprise for a Survivor
A Heart Full of Hope
Worse Than Ondoy
Small Things Go a Long Way
Aid Arrives in Nueva Ecija

September 2011
Dreams and Answered Prayers
Merry, Joyful Mary Joy
Sharing Hope Through a Toy
Caring for the Seniors

August 2011
Erick Can Smile Now
Saving Grace
God’s Mercy Amidst Life’s Tragedy

July 2011
Winmark Finally Wins
Life When the River Rises
New Life Beyond a Broken Bridge
A Timely Blessing
OB First to Bring Relief to Hardest Hit of Davao Flood Victims

June 2011
Mission Behind Bars
Weaver on Wheels
Helping Out Grandma Potter
Sewing Her Way Out of Poverty
Enrico is All Grown Up
A Mother’s Honorable Dream
Wheel Marks on the Sand

May 2011
Meet Determined Dexter
How Precious is an OB Well?
A Celebration of God’s Faithfulness: Love Your Neighbor
"It's Like a New Life!"
Feet of My Own
Dancing On One Leg

April 2011
Something To Make Her Smile
Grandma's New Boat
Moving Forward
Everything Will Be All Right

March 2011
Operation Blessing Leaves Legacy Among Payatas Kids
Freed From Agony
He Could Have Been Anybody’s Dad
Seed of Hope

February 2011
Operation Blessing Moves to New Home in Pasig
Relief That Restores Hope
A Chance to Show Compassion
A Simple Wish Granted

January 2011
Believing the Impossible
A Stool for a Cane
Keeping the Vow She Made
A Gift Better Than Gold

December 2010
Road to Recovery
God Bless Ye Merry Little Men
Abandoned But Not Forgotten
There’s Someone Who Loves Me
No, Not Abandoned!

November 2010
God Cares, Still!
Just One Touch
Touching an Orphan’s Heart
Faithful in Every Season

October 2010
One Unforgettable Visit
One Heart at a Time
Mixed Rice and Toothy Grins
Blessed Beyond Measure
A Day of Enchantment
Someone to Love As We Grow Old

September 2010
Operation Blessing Serves the Elderly in Cavite
A Handicapped Woman’s Beautiful Feet
New Life, New Hope
Operation Blessing Helps Out in Damayang Lagi Fire
Operation Blessing Brings Smiles Amidst Fire Tragedy
From Hopeless End to Endless Hope

August 2010
Sewing a Better Life
Jhan-Jhan’s Priceless Gift
Operation Blessing Responds To Caloocan Fire
Operation Blessing Kids Graduate with Honors and Hope
Thankful Mothers of Payatas
Repair Skills Restore Hope and Dignity
The Best Gift of All

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