Good Money Habits to Start This Year | Beyond Small Talk

Good Money Habits to Start This Year | Beyond Small Talk

Are you up for the challenge?  But before you start, you need to discipline yourself and make a decision to quit your old ways in handling money.  If you constantly fall into debt or you’re overspending to make yourself look rich for others, it’s time to make way for new financial habits.   Take note that “it’s not really about how much you earn but what you do with the money that comes your way and […]

Bringing Back the Smiles | Operation Bless Bohol Medical Mission

Bringing Back the Smiles | Operation Bless Bohol Medical Mission

Smiling is simple.   Such, however, was not the case for Marisa Mejaseo and her family. The 42-year-old mother and 3 of her children cannot smile because they had been suffering from excruciating dental pain for weeks.  Even if they wanted to, getting their aching teeth out seemed impossible. They live far away and cannot pay any dentist the visit.  Marisa’s family is part of the Eskaya Tribe, an indigenous group residing on the mountainous regions of Bohol. They must hike down the rough […]

Dumagat Children Dare to Dream with Operation Blessing and Francis Libiran

Dumagat Children Dare to Dream with Operation Blessing and Francis Libiran

Barangay Puray, in Rodriguez, Rizal is home of indigenous people called Dumagat-Remontado tribe. Although living in the hilltops allows the residents to enjoy the serene nature, their remote location isolates them from proper healthcare and education.  Such lack affects not just the adults, but most especially, the children in their community. One of them is Noemi Cruz.  To a little girl like Noemi, daring to dream for her future also means helping other kids who are […]

Rising From The Ashes – Operation Blessing Gives Hope To Fire Victims In Sta. Ana, Manila

Rising From The Ashes – Operation Blessing Gives Hope To Fire Victims In Sta. Ana, Manila

It was in the early hours of January 1, 2020 when a destructive fire woke up the residents along Pasig Line St. in Sta. Ana, Manila. Houses and properties were consumed by the fire leaving hundreds of our kababayans homeless and hopeless this new year. To help them rise from the ashes, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), CBN Asia’s humanitarian […]

Superbook Inspires the Children of Batangas to Hope Again

Superbook Inspires the Children of Batangas to Hope Again

The province of Batangas was gravely affected when the Taal Volcano’s eruption began last January 12. When heavy ash clouds covered its towns and cities and earthquakes became more frequent, thousands of Batangueños were forced to leave their homes and move to the nearest evacuation centers. “We’ve been here for almost two weeks,” said 8-year-old Monica whose family evacuated to […]

Celebrating Chinese New Year? Here Are 3 Things To Remember

Celebrating Chinese New Year? Here Are 3 Things To Remember

Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is well-celebrated in the Philippines. Following the movement of the moon, it is observed either in January or February based on the lunar calendar where each year is represented by an animal sign known as the Chinese Zodiac, Alina Bradford explained in her article Chinese New Year: Customs & Traditions by Live Science. Traditions, […]

Will Batangas get to Rise Again after the Taal Volcano Eruption?

Will Batangas get to Rise Again after the Taal Volcano Eruption?

Life in the evacuation area is not easy. All of a sudden, you would have to live with people, mostly whom you have not met, from different places. You have to share rooms, comfort rooms, and bathrooms. You have to wait for relief goods, if some would come. Life there is like keeping your hopes up in the midst of […]

Struggling to Save Money? Here are 3 Tips to Help You | Beyond Small Talk

Struggling to Save Money? Here are 3 Tips to Help You | Beyond Small Talk

What prevents you from saving? Is it because you don’t have money left to save? Or you feel like you’re still too young to save and think of the future? Whatever your reasons are, step back and assess because you may be just using those as excuses. According to a survey of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in 2014 cited in […]

Teaching Good Values through Superbook

Teaching Good Values through Superbook

“It is important that we teach children good values because they will carry it with them for the rest of their lives,” shared Rosenda Garces, a first-grade teacher from Enrique Jose Elementary School in Kibungan, Benguet. In the morning, before her class begins, Rosenda lets her students watch Superbook. “Superbook is a good TV program for children,” said Rowena. “Superbook […]

It isn’t over yet – Sending hope to our kababayans in Taal continues

It isn’t over yet – Sending hope to our kababayans in Taal continues

It’s been days since Taal Volcano erupted. There have been efforts done to address the needs of our disaster–stricken kababayans, but a lot of people still needs help.  Though less devastated than the other towns surrounding Taal, Nasugbu served as a safe haven for Batangueños who were forced to flee from their homes because of the impending danger caused by the eruption.  Schools around Nasugbu became evacuation centers. Classrooms served as temporary shelters.   Dedicated to help our needy kababayans wherever […]

Your Help Matters – Bring Comfort to Distressed Taal Volcano Evacuees

Your Help Matters – Bring Comfort to Distressed Taal Volcano Evacuees

Geraldine Cabrera can still vividly recall the extreme fear she felt when the Taal Volcano spewed a massive cloud of ash and caused a series of earthquakes in Batangas and its nearby areas, last January 12. “When the tremblings of the ground intensified, I felt really scared. I feared for my children’s safety. Once the local officials forced us to evacuate from our home in Brgy. San Nicolas, we had […]

This is Where Your Giving Goes – Operation Blessing Distributed Relief Packs to Taal Victims

This is Where Your Giving Goes – Operation Blessing Distributed Relief Packs to Taal Victims

Because of your unwavering generosity, the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), continued their 3rd day of relief operations to provide the needs of around 400 families affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in Ibaan, Batangas on January 15. See here for updates on OB’s 2nd day of #OneStepAhead relief operations for Taal Volcano victims. Since […]

Extend God’s Comfort to our Kababayans Affected by Taal Eruption

Extend God’s Comfort to our Kababayans Affected by Taal Eruption

Because of your support to CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm – Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), more than 600 temporarily displaced families in Malvar, Balayan, Tanauan, and Batangas City received hygiene kits on January 14. The kits composed of soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrush, detergents, and alcohol were distributed on the 2nd day of our #OneStepAhead disaster relief operations following the […]

Help Taal Volcano victims through Operation Blessing – Here’s how

Help Taal Volcano victims through Operation Blessing – Here’s how

Amidst the ashfall and light rain, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), went to Batangas this afternoon to reach out to our kababayans severely affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. Starting last January 12 with the volcano spewing ash, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) rapidly raised the volcano’s alert level from 2 to 4 […]

Can God Really Give You the Desires of Your Heart?

Can God Really Give You the Desires of Your Heart?

Alice Dalimbang believes so. For 12 long years, Alice dedicated her whole heart in proclaiming who Jesus is to the nations. Trained by the Asian Center for Missions (ACM), CBN Asia’s missionary training arm, she was deployed to Cambodia as a full time missionary. After seeing that God is doing great things in Cambodia, she went back to the Philippines […]