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 tmove to evacuation centers while observing social distancing and other safety measures.

Battered by a calamity while facing a health crisis, the survivors struggled to cope and see hope.

That is why it’s a huge relief for them when CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), reached their community and brought much-needed food items.

Because of your unfaltering support, hundreds of kababayans in Barangays Natividad, Cahagwayan, and Baras in San Policarpio, Eastern Samar received food suppliesSan Policarpio was the first to brave Typhoon Ambo’s impact when it made its first landfall in the town, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

The residents have been coping with the wet “palay” (unhusked rice) due to heavy rains and strong winds that ravaged their fieldsand your timely giving provided them food for the next few weeks.

Furthermore, the OB team in Tacloban mobilized help anprovided food assistance to families in Barangays Tawagan, Relocation, Paypayon in Oras, Eastern Samar.

Continue to be an instrument of hope and comfort to our kababayans!

Let our bayanihan spirit be greater than any typhoon or pandemic by giving to typhoon-afflicted and COVID-19 affected families through the Operation Blessing. You may send in your donations through Paypal ([email protected]) and GCash (Operation Blessing) or through banks with account name: Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc.

BDO: 0030000-55279 (PhP Savings), BDO U.S.: 103000-113-333 ($ Savings)   

BPI: 3001-0040-33 (PhP Current)   

METROBANK: 270-3-27050273-4 (PhP Savings), METROBANK U.S.: 270-2-27000282-4   

UNION BANK: 00-216-072163-9 (PhP Current), UNION BANK U.S.: 13-216-000170-0 ($ Savings)

For more information about Operation Blessing’s relief efforts, visit their website and Facebook page. 

(DSWD Authority/Solicitation Permit No.: DSWD-SB-SP-00018-2020)

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