Partnering for Peace: Operation Blessing Received AFP’s “Gawad sa Kapayapaan”

Blessed to be a blessing! 

Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, was conferred the Gawad sa Kapayapaan citation by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)during the latter’s founding anniversary last December 21, 2020.

The Gawad sa Kapayapaan, also known as Award for Peace, is one of the highest distinctions that AFP gives to individuals and institutions who have put forward valuable contributions in promoting societal understanding and reconciliation, or made an exceptional achievement in pursuit of national accord and development.

CBN Asia’s Chief Operating Officer, John Valdes Tan, received the award from AFP Chief of StaffGeneral Gilbert Gapay aGeneral Headquarters Canopy, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

Throughout the years, Operation Blessing has worked hand-in-hand with the AFP in providing immediate relief to disaster-stricken communitiesbringing much-needed help to our kababayans in need, and promoting the spirit of bayanihan and peace across the country.

That is why to CBN Asia’s COOthe award is a special acknowledgment to the faithful and fruitful partnership of Operation Blessing and AFP.

It is truly an honor for Operation Blessing Philippines to be recognized with the prestigious Kapayapaan Award by the AFP. This award recognizes our valuable partnership with the AFP for peace and the development of our nation,” Tan shared.

He highlighted the importance of AFP’s support to Operation Blessing’s programs especially during Disaster Relief Operations and Medical Missions in remote areasOn the other hand, Operation Blessing recently supported AFP’s Mobile Kitchen program which provided thousands of hot meals to impoverished areas during the quarantine. 

We truly thank the Lord for this partnership and recognition. Surely, OB will continue to partner with our Armed Forces for the building of our nation and our people,” Tan ended.

To God be all the glory!

Do you also want to partner with us in sharing God’s love and peace to more Filipinos?

Share the love that keeps on giving! Visit Operation Blessing’s website or Facebook page to know how you can take part. If you want to support the entire CBN Asia Family of Ministries, you may do so through this page. 

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