What does COVID-19 mean to families who are already struggling?

What does COVID-19 mean to families who are already struggling?

It could be devastating. For vulnerable and poverty-stricken families, COVID-19 could mean hunger and helplessness. And as you read this article, hundreds of them remain overburdened due to the pandemic. One of them is Mary Rose Gonzales’s household. Even before the crisis hit the country, their family was already struggling to make ends meet. They used to rely on his husband’s humble earnings as a gadget repairman. Now that the lockdown […]

Courage in Fight Against COVID: Support Pandemic-hit Families through Your Giving!

Courage in Fight Against COVID: Support Pandemic-hit Families through Your Giving!

Nearly 3 months have passed since the government-imposed quarantine started yet the battle with COVID-19 continues. While some communities are starting to ease up and navigate the new normal, there are families and individuals who are still stuck and are still experiencing difficulties brought by the pandemic. Your giving in the fight against COVID, through the CBN Asia humanitarian arm – Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, continues to support and provide relief to vulnerable people affected by the crisis. […]

Parenting Amid a Pandemic: How can we Help Parents During this Tough Time?

Parenting Amid a Pandemic: How can we Help Parents During this Tough Time?

For many years now, being a pedicab driver has been Nestor Francisco’s way of providing for his family. Tirelessly pedaling his old pedicab, the 55-year-old father would bear the scorching heat of the sun every day as he makes his way through the streets of their barangay in Las Piñas. It is their only means of livelihood. Exhausting as it is, Nestor endures it – and would continue to endure anything for his loved ones.  However, […]

Filipino Bayanihan: Stronger than Any Typhoon, Greater than Any Pandemic

Filipino Bayanihan: Stronger than Any Typhoon, Greater than Any Pandemic

Intense flooding. Heavy rains. Trees and posts toppled by violent winds. Displaced families. Destroyed boats, infrastructures, and fields. That is what Typhoon Ambo’s aftermath looks like. Typhoon Ambo left families reeling from the impact. After wreaking havoc in Eastern Samar last May 14, thousands of families lost their homes and livelihoods. At the same time, the health risks brought by the current pandemic made the situation even more challenging for the affected individuals. They were forced to move to evacuation centers while […]

Stranded this ECQ but Received a Helping Hand | Operation Blessing

Stranded this ECQ but Received a Helping Hand | Operation Blessing

As soon as the government declared the quarantine, many kababayans rushed to their home provinces to be with their families. However, such was not the case for Alnajal Jalmaani. Alnajal is one of the trainees of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) who got stranded in a dormitory in Manila because of the Luzon-wide quarantine.  “We were advised to standby. In case the processing of our application resumes, we would be […]

Ogie and Regine Alcasid Brought Hope Amid COVID-19 on “One Music. One Hope.”

Ogie and Regine Alcasid Brought Hope Amid COVID-19 on “One Music. One Hope.”

Is it still possible to see glimmers of hope amid a global pandemic?  Yes, says Asia’s songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid who shared how she prays to keep herself focused on God during these trying times, during the CBN Asia’s online concert, “One Music. One Hope.” last April 28. Regine and her husband, ultimate singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, brought the message of God’s love, hope and healing to kababayans as they rendered powerful performances and shared […]

PPEs Shortage is Real, but the Filipino Bayanihan is Stronger! | Operation Blessing

PPEs Shortage is Real, but the Filipino Bayanihan is Stronger! | Operation Blessing

Livelihoods were lost, lives have been claimed, and people were robbed of their peace. Without a doubt, the current pandemic has brought serious impact to the lives of Filipino people. Furthermore, the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and preventive care kits adds to the burden of frontliners who have been working hard to fight the battle.   To help lessen the plight of kababayans, the Operation Blessing […]

Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez to Hold a Fundraising FB Live titled “One Music. One Hope.”

Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez to Hold a Fundraising FB Live titled “One Music. One Hope.”

Ultimate singer-songwriter, Ogie Alcasid, and his wife, Asia’s songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, are set to perform live for a night filled with music and real-life stories as CBN Asia presents “One Music. One Hope.” on Tuesday, April 28, at 8:00 p.m. The power couple will be joined by top-performing artists, Tim Pavino, Janina Vela, and Lara Maigue, in aiming to spark […]

Amid COVID-19, How Can We Support ‘World Malaria Day 2020’?

Amid COVID-19, How Can We Support ‘World Malaria Day 2020’?

The world’s health systems have never been more challenged than now due to COVID-19. Although the world’s attention is fixated on the current pandemic, people – including you – are still at risk to other health problems. One of those health risks is malaria infection. This World Malaria Day, know that zero malaria starts with you. Here’s what you can […]

Through the Lens of Compassion: Operation Blessing’s Fight against COVID-19

Through the Lens of Compassion: Operation Blessing’s Fight against COVID-19

For weeks now, the nation has been obliged to live a life of “new normal” amid COVID-19. Vulnerable families and individuals were greatly affected by the pandemic. Some lost their jobs; others lost their loved ones. Health workers and other frontliners are risking their lives with hopes of saving one. You can help them by supporting CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), in the fight against COVID-19. Here are some of the moments captured by the OB Team when […]

Gary V Raises P6M in Two-Night Online Concert for COVID-19 relief | Operation Blessing

Gary V Raises P6M in Two-Night Online Concert for COVID-19 relief | Operation Blessing

Gary Valenciano raised over 6 million pesos during his two-day Facebook Live concert, “Gary V: HOPEFUL,” organized to support front liners and communities deeply affected by COVID-19, through Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB) and Shining Light Foundation. Thank you to everyone who supported “Gary V: HOPEFUL!” Because of your generosity, OB can continue to reach out and extend God’s love […]

Gary V Sparks Hope for Frontliners, Kababayans In Need through Online Anniversary Concert

Gary V Sparks Hope for Frontliners, Kababayans In Need through Online Anniversary Concert

Gary Valenciano celebrates 37 solid years in show business by bringing hope amid COVID-19 through a two-day online fundraising concert, “Gary V: HOPEFUL,” this Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, at 8:30 PM. Gary V will be streaming live from his own home to raise funds for Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, and Shining Light Foundation. […]

Informal Settlers, Jobless Kababayans Receive Help Amid COVID-19 | Operation Blessing

Informal Settlers, Jobless Kababayans Receive Help Amid COVID-19 | Operation Blessing

As families were obliged to stay at home amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Extended Community Quarantine (ECQ) has left thousands of Filipinos unsure where to get their next meal. To lessen the plight of kababayans who are greatly affected by the crisis, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, continues to extend help to medical frontliners, jobless families, […]

Lent in Time of COVID-19: How to Spend Meaningful Holy Week on Quarantine

Lent in Time of COVID-19: How to Spend Meaningful Holy Week on Quarantine

Are you wondering how you can spend a meaningful Holy Week during this time of pandemic? Over the years, most Filipinos observe Holy Week through various outdoor activities such as visiting a church, going to prayer mountains, or enjoying a relaxing vacation with loved ones. However, doing such things may seem out of the question now, as most are on quarantine to stay safe from COVID-19.  Worry not, here are some ways to make your Lenten season still meaningful even when you’re stuck inside your household:  Spend […]

Your Help can Save Lives and Help Protect our Kababayans against COVID-19!

Your Help can Save Lives and Help Protect our Kababayans against COVID-19!

When you give, more frontliners and vulnerable kababayans can continue their courageous fight against COVID-19.  Since March 22, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), have been distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), preventive care kits and vitamins to hospitals and families who are severely affected by the pandemic.  Many of the medical personnel, security enforcers and families of the patients in Ospital ng Muntinlupa, Silang Specialist Medical Center, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Medical Hospital […]