Missions That Save Lives

In Iligan City, cases of leptospirosis (bacterial infection from contact with animal urine) have spiked in the aftermath of tropical storm Sendong. Yet despite the alarming outbreak and recorded deaths, Marina Rico failed to recognize symptoms of the disease in her ill husband, Desiderio.

The same predicament happened to Eulogia Lladas. Three days after disaster struck, Eulogia was fiery with fever. Soon she was struggling to get out of bed. Days went on and she grew more ill, while her skin and eyes turned yellowish.

Clueless about their worsening conditions, the families of Desiderio and Eulogia made no intervention, until they heard of Operation Blessing’s ongoing outreach.

Continue reading at www.obphil.com to see how OB prevented these two leptospirosis victims from ending up as Sendong's casualties.

In the town of Bubong in Lanao del Sur, just a little over her eighth month of pregnancy, Rohaina Sultan labored for 30 long minutes—but not because her baby is ready for delivery.

Her house was instantaneously flooded by neck-high waters from Seguan and Kamanga Rivers. It was the fateful night of December 17, when tropical storm Sendong struck her sleeping hometown.

Scared for the safety of the growing baby inside her, Rohaina braved and treaded the seemingly angry waters for half an hour to get to safer ground in their barangay hall. Meanwhile, her husband Aminudin ferried their four small children—Johari, Hisam, Hussein, and Aliya—to safety. She said that anyone of them could have drowned during that terrible night.

How will the Sultan family survive their catastrophic ordeal? Continue reading HERE.


As of January 19, close to 52,200 Sendong-affected victims are grateful to you—because you chose to support Operation Blessing’s various disaster relief activities. All of them say a heartfelt “Thank you!”

To learn more how your donations to Operation Blessing made a world of difference in Northern Mindanao, read our stories and blog at www.obphil.com, or follow us at Facebook and Twitter.

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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