New Year, New Smile for Baby Jhorex

For first-time parents, a baby’s smile brings pure joy.

But when Pia and Alex saw their baby Jhorex, tears filled their eyes. Jhorex was born with cleft lip and palate – a condition where there’s an opening in the upper lip or the roof of the mouth.

“When I saw my son for the first time, I cried. I couldn’t accept his condition. I felt sorry for him,” Pia Jurado confessed. She spent sleepless nights blaming herself and their lack of money for his son’s condition.

Seeing Jhorex having a difficult time eating because of his condition, his father Alexis Campaner also worried about the future.

“What if people mock him when he grows up? Whenever I think of it, I would just cry,” he lamented.

Alex worked hard to save up for Jhorex’s cleft repair surgery. But no matter how hard they try to make ends meet, their family couldn’t afford it.

Pia reached out to hospitals – desperately looking for someone who could help their beloved son. Until they bumped into Edwin Luis, a concerned citizen.

“I was at the lobby of the hospital when I saw the mother carrying the child. I approached them and asked if I can post their picture, so other people can help too,” Luis narrated.

Thankfully, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm came across Edwin’s post. Through Operation Blessing and the support of faithful partners, Jhorex received his first cleft lip and palate surgery in 2019. Even in the middle of the pandemic, he received the second surgery.

Once full of tears, his parents Alex and Pia are now full of gratitude for the blessing they received—the gift of smile for their son. Jhorex is now a happy, healthy, and full of vigor baby!

“Operation Blessing, I can’t explain how happy I am because you helped my child. Now I’ve got tears of joy!” Pia shared.

With or without pandemic, Operation Blessing continues its mission of bringing free medical care to our kababayans in need. Just recently, the ministry launched its state-of-the-art mobile clinic to make medical support more accessible to the most vulnerable.

You too, can take part in bringing more smiles to our kababayans!

Partner with Operation Blessing today and support our medical missions! You may give any amount through Operation Blessing’s website, through GCash (Operation Blessing), or through the following bank accounts with account name: Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc.:

Banco De Oro (BDO)

Peso Account: 003-000-055-279

Dollar Account: 103-000-11-3333

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Union Bank of the Philippines

Peso Account: 00-216-072163-9

Dollar Account: 13-216-000170-0

Swift Code: UBPHPHMM

Metrobank

Peso Account: 270-3-27050273-4

Dollar Account: 270-2-27000282-4

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

Peso Account: 3001-0040-33

For more information on how you can support, visit Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0918-906-7753.

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Healthcare on Wheels: Operation Blessing Launches its First Mobile Clinic

Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, has launched its first ever, state-of-the-art mobile clinic to bring free basic medical care to the doorsteps of our kababayans in need.

On its launch last December 15 at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, the mobile clinic served military dependents during a medical mission with Eastern Communications and Rotary Camp Aguinaldo, through the 7th Civil Relations Group – Civil Relations Service Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Manned by trained staff, volunteers, and partner medical practitioners, the mobile clinic will deliver free dental, medical, laboratory, and pharmacy services to underserved communities in both rural and urban areas.

Operation Blessing Philippines President Peter Kairuz, Managing Trustee John Valdes Tan, and Commander of the Civil Relations Service AFP Major General Manuel Sequitin graced the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“We thank God for our partnership with AFP for more than 25 years and we are so grateful to the Lord that we launched our mobile clinic. It feels great! To our partners, we thank you for your love, prayers, and support to Operation Blessing. I hope you continue to partner with us so we can do more all over the country,” Kairuz said.

This is the latest of the organization’s ongoing efforts to make medical support more accessible amid the pandemic and improve the lives of our most vulnerable kababayans.

Be part of the bayanihan!

Partner with Operation Blessing now and sponsor our medical missions, just contact 0918-906-7753 or send a message through Facebook.

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Typhoon Odette-Affected Families Need Your Immediate Help and Prayers!

Super Typhoon Odette, one of the world’s strongest storms of 2021, wreaked havoc across the country and caused extensive damages to Visayas and Mindanao region yesterday.

(Photo from CDO-CSWD)

The typhoon packed extremely strong winds and heavy rains. It tore down houses, submerged towns, and displaced tens of thousands of families in its wake.

(Photo from CDO-CSWD)

With your help, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, is ready to respond!

Operation Blessing is racing to distribute meals, ensure safety, and offer comfort to our kababayans who are reeling from the typhoon’s impact.

Join Operation Blessing’s efforts to bring lifesaving relief and prayers to Typhoon Odette-affected families!

We are accepting cash and in-kind donations of non-perishable goods, hygiene supplies, and shelter needs:

  • Rice
  • Ready-to-eat food (“easy to open” canned goods, instant noodles, biscuits, powdered drinks, cereal drinks)
  • Bottled water
  • Blankets
  • Hygiene items (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary napkins)
  • Face masks
  • Alcohol (in 250 ml and 500 ml)

For cash donations, you may give any amount through Operation Blessing’s website, through GCash (Operation Blessing), or through the following bank accounts with account name: Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc.:

Banco De Oro (BDO)

Peso Account: 003-000-055-279

Dollar Account: 103-000-11-3333

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Union Bank of the Philippines

Peso Account: 00-216-072163-9

Dollar Account: 13-216-000170-0

Swift Code: UBPHPHMM

Metrobank

Peso Account: 270-3-27050273-4

Dollar Account: 270-2-27000282-4

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

Peso Account: 3001-0040-33

For more information on how you can help, visit Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939-921-5543 or 0918-906-7753.

(DSWD-SB-SP-000061-2021-Nationwide. Valid until November 23, 2022)

CBN Asia News “Pagsusuri” Sheds Light on Important Issues, Tackles Twitter Alters on Pilot Episode

CBN Asia News Pagsusuri, an online news magazine program, is set to shed light on pressing issues and events and uncover the truth from a Biblical perspective—starting December 18.

Giving you weekly in-depth journalism piece every Saturday night, CBN Asia News Pagsusuri probes into the most controversial social issues, important events, and their implications to give viewers a fresh perspective, hope, and informed opinion at the end of the day.

“Filipinos seek for the truthfulness and enlightenment on every issue that surrounds and affects them. Sadly, news stories that dominate all forms of media are mostly bad news that offer no hope at all to suffering Filipinos,” said host and producer Joash Bermejo.

He continued, “CBN Asia News Pagsusuri aims to be a vehicle of empowering Filipinos to make informed decisions by providing them the truth on every issue according to God’s truth, justice, and righteousness.”

On its first offering titled “Sa Ngalan ng Edukasyon,” CBN Asia News Pagsusuri looks into the controversial world of Twitter “alters.” It takes the viewers on an in-depth look of online prostitution and recounts stories of students who are forced to sell private content for the sake of their education.

The episode is hosted by Bermejo, through the editorial guidance of Becky Cabral, Executive Producer of The 700 Club Asia.

CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer shares that it has always been the ministry’s vision to create an online news show that presents relevant issues through the lens of truth.

“I am very excited about CBN Asia News Pagsusuri. We have always wanted to create a current affairs program for a long time and now it’s finally here. Now, we can glean from today’s social issues and examine them through the lens of the Bible—God’s Holy Word. I hope and pray that Pagsusuri will help guide God’s children in navigating these complicated and confusing times,” Tan said.

Shed light on important issues and uncover the truths with CBN Asia News Pagsusuri!

Catch it every Saturday, 8:00 PM, on its Facebook page and YouTube channel. Be sure to like and subscribe to never miss any update.

Module Problems Remain; Leave No Student Behind and Bless them Today!

Every morning, teachers from Sapang Munti Elementary School in Barangay San Mateo, Norzagaray, Bulacan wonder: would the modules be enough for the students today?

The pandemic made it difficult for remote and financially struggling schools to meet their students’ needs for distance learning.

Like many public schools, Sapang Munti Elementary School was left behind in terms of printing the learning modules due to lack of resources.

Although schools have allotted budget for printing, teachers say they easily run out of funds because large number of modules must be printed. Likewise, they find it hard to secure supplies needed for the reproduction of modules.

“There isn’t enough supply of bond paper. It’s one of the challenges we face here. The demand for paper has shot up with the modular learning,” shares Teacher Jason.

Thankfully, your giving has blessed the schools and students with materials they can use for modular learning!

Because of your donation, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, had been able to visit Sapang Munti Elementary School and deliver reams of bond papers, ink, and a printer.

The team braved hours of travel, crossed rivers, and trekked the mountainous area of Norzagaray to bring much-needed supplies as well as educational books and toys for the kids who belong to the Dumagat-Remontado tribe.

The trip was all worth it when the kids and teachers welcomed them with warm smiles!

“We are very grateful to receive these donations from Operation Blessing!” said Teacher Jason.

As module supply problems remain, we will continue to support and pray for Filipino teachers and students! Join us in ensuring that no school nor student is left behind modular learning—partner with Operation Blessing and bless them today!

You may donate any amount through Operation Blessing’s website, through GCash (Operation Blessing), or through the following bank accounts with account name: Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc.:

Banco De Oro (BDO)

Peso Account: 003-000-055-279

Dollar Account: 103-000-11-3333

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Union Bank of the Philippines

Peso Account: 00-216-072163-9

Dollar Account: 13-216-000170-0

Swift Code: UBPHPHMM

Metrobank

Peso Account: 270-3-27050273-4

Dollar Account: 270-2-27000282-4

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

Peso Account: 3001-0040-33

For more information on how to donate and make sponsorships, you may visit Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939-921-5543 or 0918-906-7753.

If you wish to support the entire CBN Asia Family of Ministries, here are the ways to give.

(DSWD-SB-SP-000061-2021-Nationwide. Valid until November 23, 2022)

Ask Gizmo Pilipinas

Have Fun This Christmas with Ask Gizmo Pilipinas!

Gizmo has special Christmas news for you, Batang Superbook! Ask Gizmo is launching in the Philippines tomorrow, December 8!

Ask Gizmo Pilipinas

Ask Gizmo Pilipinas is a live event where your favorite robot, Gizmo, will answer your questions about life, Superbook, and God. Just type in your questions during the livestream, and Gizmo will answer them using his seven nanometer processor with low latency six-time high efficiency multi-threaded data core! 😉  Yes, Gizmo will answer your questions LIVE!

But wait, there’s more! Gizmo is also giving away Superbook prizes for 50 livestream viewers who will participate in the selfie contest! Don’t forget to watch the live show to discover how to join. It’s going to be an early Superbook Christmas party full of fun and learning!

Are you excited to meet Gizmo? He’s currently busy gearing up to answer your questions! You can still join in on the fun by sending your questions today.

Gizmo will be waiting for you on Wednesday, December 8, 4:00 pm, on Batang Superbook’s Facebook page and YouTube channel!

See you, Batang Superbook!

Celebrate Christmas with Reverb Worship PH, Star Music’s “Dahilan ng Maligayang Pasko”

Christmas came early with Reverb Worship PH and Star Music’s newest holiday single, Dahilan ng Maligayang Pasko” – out NOW!

The pandemic Christmas may be cold, the world may feel dark, but there would always be room for hope and joy. “Dahilan ng Maligayang Pasko” is about fixing our eyes on Jesus—our true source of hope and the real reason for this season!

The song is performed by a roster of veteran and rising artists such as Jona, Angela Ken, Zephanie, Trisha Denise, Tim Pavino, Charmaine and Dennis Campañer, Neo Rivera, Nolo Lopez, Jex De Castro, Joselle Feliciano, Tricia Amper-Jimenez, and Alexa Kauffman.

“Dahilan ng Maligayang Pasko” is composed and produced by Jonathan Manalo and arranged by Tommy Katigbak—under CBN Asia’s music arm, Reverb Worship PH and Star Music.

No matter how tough this new normal has been, “Dahilan ng Maligayang Pasko” is a perfect breather for anyone who’s had a long year. It’s time to hang the decorations and play this festive song that reassures us that this year’s Christmas is in fact, still merry!

CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan invites you to open your hearts and revisit the spirit of Christmas with this heartwarming single.

“The song is a reminder that there are still reasons to celebrate Christmas despite the difficulties brought by the pandemic. God gave His only son so that through Jesus we can overcome all trials and challenges. We have eternal life because He came. We can celebrate the coming of our Lord, because with Him, is the Kingdom of God.”

Stream “Dahilan ng Maligayang Pasko” on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, YouTube, and all digital streaming platforms worldwide!

For more updates, follow Reverb Worship PH on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Bangon, Batangas! Taal Survivors Receive Boats from Operation Blessing

For many people, a boat is just a means of transportation.

But for the fishermen of Laurel, Batangas, their entire livelihood depends on their boats. A simple fishing boat helps secure income for food and basic needs for their family.

So when the Taal Volcano erupted last year, followed by the debilitating pandemic and series of strong typhoons this year, many fisherfolks in Laurel struggled to make ends meet.

They are in a dire situation.

Their houses and boats were either buried in thick ash or destroyed by the huge floods. And with the loss of their main source of income, the fishermen wondered how they could get back on their feet.

That’s why it is a huge relief for them that Operation Blessing, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, continues its recovery efforts to help Taal survivors.

Through your faithful partnership with Operation Blessing, fishermen in Barangay Buso-Buso, in Laurel, Batangas received 12 boats that can help get them back on their feet. Your donation—with the support from the Local Government Unit of Laurel and our church partner—allowed our kababayans to experience God’s love and hope!

Operation Blessing has provided nonstop relief efforts for Taal survivors, but there is still a lot to be done. And through your help, we can make sure that no one is left behind!

Partner with Operation Blessing today and together, we will uplift our kababayans in Batangas.

No help is too small!

Feel free to donate any amount through Operation Blessing’s website, through GCash (Operation Blessing), or through the following bank accounts with account name: Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc.:

Banco De Oro (BDO)

Peso Account: 003-000-055-279

Dollar Account: 103-000-11-3333

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Union Bank of the Philippines

Peso Account: 00-216-072163-9

Dollar Account: 13-216-000170-0

Swift Code: UBPHPHMM

Metrobank

Peso Account: 270-3-27050273-4

Dollar Account: 270-2-27000282-4

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

Peso Account: 3001-0040-33

For more information on how to donate and make sponsorships, you may visit Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939-921-5543 or 0918-906-7753.

If you wish to support the entire CBN Asia Family of Ministries, here are the ways to give.

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It’s 11.11! Make Christmas Extra Meaningful for Your Loved Ones this Christmas!

Christmas is a season of giving, but let us not forget that the real reason for it is Jesus! This year, give your children, pamangkins, and inaanaks gifts that would remind them about the real meaning of Christmas.

SuperGifts for Kids of All Ages

Are you still finalizing your Christmas shopping list? Don’t worry because we can help you with that! If you’re looking for Christ-centered and engaging gifts for the kids and adults alike, visit SuperGiftsPH on Shopee and Lazada! The best part? You can get these items for a minimum donation of 95 pesos only!

SuperGiftsPH offers many gift options for kids of all ages. You can find shirts and hoodies that are perfect for your holiday family matching outfits! Children will enjoy Superbook Activity and Coloring Books! There are also new Superbook Tracing Books to help younger kids practice their writing and drawing skills while having fun.

Also, during this pandemic, it’s essential to be extra careful in avoiding the virus to stay healthy. It’s a good thing that you can get Superbook face masks with inspiring messages for a gift of only 100 pesos!

Superbook DVDs are also available so the whole family can watch their favorite episodes anytime!

Perfect Time to Shop For Christmas Gifts

11.11 is the best time to shop for Christmas gifts! Because of the holiday rush, some shops take a while to ship items. But when you check out items on 11.11, you’d have enough time to receive them before Christmas! Did you know that you can also you can get your SuperGifts with zero shipping fee on 11.11?

What are you waiting for! Visit us on Shopee (https://shopee.ph/supergiftsph) and Lazada (https://www.lazada.com.ph/shop/supergiftsph/) to donate and get your SuperGifts just in time for Christmas.

Have a SUPER merry Christmas with Jesus!

Why is Bayanihan Important in this Time of Pandemic?

There has never been a more important time to keep the bayanihan spirit alive.

During the pandemic, many people lost their lives and livelihoods, their health and well-being suffered, and it stalled our children’s education and even the global economy. Nearly two years on and the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on everyone’s lives.

So, if you are wondering why we need bayanihan imore than ever, here’s a quick answer: bayanihan saves lives. And through your donations to charities and organizations like the Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, you help keep that Filipino spirit alive.

There are many more reasons to keep lending a hand, and here are a few more:

Bayanihan alleviates people’s suffering

Life was already difficult for many Filipinos, even before the pandemic. So when Severe Tropical Storm Maring—known internationally as Kompasu—ravaged the northern parts of Luzon last month, many of our kababayans had to rely on others’ help to get through the day.

Because of your bayanihan with Operation Blessing, we were able to give relief to families affected by the typhoon. The disaster response team visited Barangay Maynganay Sur in Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur last October 28 and delivered much-needed food bags to help our starving kababayans.

Bayanihan sparks hope

Persons with disabilities are among the most vulnerable, and also often the most in need of support like medications and medical devices like wheelchairs.

Thanks to your help, Operation Blessing was able to give them the gift of mobility!

In partnership with the Local Government Unit of Piddig, Ilocos Norte and a local church partner, persons of disabilities received brand new wheelchairs last week. Through your support, we can  wheelchairs to more of our kababayans to so they could have freedom of movement and independence.

Bayanihan rebuilds lives

According to Philippine Statistics Authority, almost 4.14 million Filipinos lost their jobs during the pandemic.

Some of our kababayans in Mindanao are among the people struggling to make ends meet. And though are doing their best, most of them still have a hard time finding comfort, relief, and hope that they can rebuild their lives.

Your giving helps them get back on their feet! Last week, our brothers and sisters in Balagonon, Bansalan, Davao del Sur received lifesaving supplies and much-needed encouragement from Operation Blessing.

Through tangible relief and uplifting words and prayers, jobless and disaster-affected families in Davao del Sur were comforted and encouraged to rebuild their lives.

Why is bayanihan important in this time of pandemic?

Bayanihan is important because it shows the heart of Filipinos – a heart of generosity, unity, and compassion to deliver hope where it’s needed most.

Keep the bayanihan spirit alive by partner with Operation Blessing today!

You may give through Operation Blessing’s website or through the following bank accounts with account name Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc.:

Banco De Oro (BDO)

Peso Account: 003-000-055-279

Dollar Account: 103-000-11-3333

Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Union Bank of the Philippines

Peso Account: 00-216-072163-9

Dollar Account: 13-216-000170-0

Swift Code: UBPHPHMM

Metrobank

Peso Account: 270-3-27050273-4

Dollar Account: 270-2-27000282-4

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

Peso Account: 3001-0040-33

For more information on how you can donate or sponsor, call 0939-921-5543 or 0918-906-7753.

(DSWD-SB-SP-00035-2021-Nationwide)

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