“This Medical Brigade is Truly a Blessing!”: Here’s How You Bring Hope and Healing to Our Kababayans in Ilocos Norte

With your generous help, Operation Blessing’s Medical Brigade is able to bring hope and healing to our kababayans in Ilocos Norte.

More than 400 residents received free medical care such as general checkups, dental and optical services, and took home free medicines, hygiene kits, and ‘Our Daily Bread’ devotionals.

One of the beneficiaries is Nanay Dominga.

During her free consultation with Operation Blessing’s doctors, Nanay Dominga shared her health struggle: she could not stand extreme heat; the hot weather made her feel weak.

“When the weather is hot, I feel very weak, like a wilted vegetable,” she said in vernacular. After suffering a stroke six years ago, she has been particularly sensitive to heat, and the current weather worsened her condition.

She would bathe every afternoon to refresh herself and lessen the heat she was experiencing. However, it was not enough—she needed to consult with a doctor for medication and vitamins.

Thanks to Operation Blessing’s medical mission in their community, Nanay Dominga received free check-ups and essential medicine and vitamins to alleviate her condition. The team also gave her a hygiene kit, and a copy of ‘Our Daily Bread’ devotional, and prayed for her continuous healing.

“This medical brigade is truly a blessing!” Nanay Dominga shared.

She also has a heartfelt message for Operation Blessing staff, donors, partners, and volunteers who made this medical brigade happen, “Your generous work is a great help, and I pray that God sees your sacrifices. May He give you strength, long life, and good health, and may we all be protected from any danger.”

Help us help more!

Visit cbnasia.com/give to make a one-time or monthly gift. To know more about the work we do through our humanitarian arm, visit operationblessing.ph or contact 09399215543 or 09189067754.

Gizmo Joins the Madlang People at It’s Showtime Online U

Superbook Season 5 has officially landed on Philippine television! And there’s no stopping Gizmo and the SuperCrew from spreading the exciting news.

Gizmo and the SuperCrew lit up the Showtime Online U stage as they joined the noontime show’s hosts yesterday and shared that Superbook is back with all-new episodes every Monday to Friday, at 8:30 AM on A2Z and Kapamilya Channel.

They highlighted the valuable lessons viewers can learn from the beloved animated series and encouraged everyone—parents and children alike—to watch its fifth season which came out 11 years after it debuted in the country.

The new episodes follow Chris, Joy, and Gizmo as they explore challenges and triumphs that resonate with people of all ages.

The guest kids were delighted to meet their robot friend, Gizmo, and learn more about Superbook. The fun did not stop there!

Joy filled the air as everyone danced and sang to The Salvation Poem. They also took home exclusive Superbook merchandise.

More fun awaits as you watch the thrilling adventures unfold in Season 5!

Don’t miss the new adventures of Chris, Joy, and Gizmo! Catch Superbook Season 5 every Monday to Friday, at 8:30 AM on A2Z and Kapamilya Channel.

Operation Blessing Turns Over ‘Community of Hope’ Common Areas to Tacloban LGU

More than a decade after Typhoon Yolanda, survivors continue to build back better as Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, officially handed over the Community of Hope (COH) housing project’s common areas to the local government unit during a turnover ceremony held at Tacloban City Hall, on May 31.

CBN Asia and Operation Blessing President Peter Kairuz, along with Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, graced the turnover ceremony, which featured their signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and Deed of Donation for Lot No. 4109—a parcel of land and a building within the COH resettlement area in Palanog.

“We warmly welcomed the visit of Operation Blessing President Mr. Peter Kairuz, along with other officials, for the ceremonial signing. Their ‘Community of Hope’ project symbolizes their continued support and collaboration with our local government to provide additional assistance to Taclobanons,” Romualdez said.

Aside from building 100 resilient homes, Operation Blessing has helped most families become self-sustainable by providing livelihood assistance. The organization has also offered free healthcare during various medical missions and partnered with Divine Word Hospital for health checkups. Moreover, deserving students have received scholarships through the Back-to-School program.

The latest turnover marks a significant milestone in Operation Blessing’s exit strategy, ensuring that Community of Hope and its residents will continue to thrive under local governance. Nonetheless, Operation Blessing’s support for Tacloban continues, ready to provide assistance whenever needed.

There is much more to be done and many more lives to be changed. Be part of Operation Blessing’s humanitarian efforts in Tacloban and across the nation by visiting operationblessing.ph or contacting 09399215543 or 09189067754.

5 Lessons Everyone Needs to Learn from the All-New Superbook Season 5 Episodes

The all-new episodes of Superbook Season 5 are coming on June 3 on A2Z and Kapamilya Channel! Are you excited about the new adventures with Chris, Joy, and Gizmo?

Here are five life lessons you can learn from Superbook Season 5:

Lesson #1: Be patient with those who struggle to believe in God

In the episode “Doubting Thomas,” Chris tried to tell other kids about God, but they just laughed at him. He learned that some people find it hard to believe in God, so he became patient and found ways to connect with them.

Telling others about God can be challenging, but we are called to be patient and kind as we do it (1 Peter 3:15-16).

Lesson #2: Accomplish all the tasks God gives you

Do you always find yourself struggling to accomplish a task? God assures us that we can do whatever He assigns us because He will give us the strength and wisdom we need (2 Corinthians 12:9).

In the 2-part episode “Paul and the Unknown God,” Paul preached with wisdom and boldness that comes from the Lord. He persevered because He wanted people to know the one true God.

Lesson #3: Give joyfully

In the episode “The Widow’s Mite,” a poor widow gives everything she has with a cheerful heart. Through this, Chris learns that giving is an act of worship to the Lord.

This story teaches us that an obedient and sincere heart is more important than what we give to Him (Luke 21:1-4).

Lesson #4: Trust in God’s plan, no matter the circumstances

When Joy faced a difficult situation, she found it hard to trust God. In the episode “Paul Keeps Faith,” Joy learns to keep believing in God even when her circumstances seem hopeless.

Even in difficult times, God promises to be with us, encouraging us through His Word and the people around us (Romans 8:37-39).

Lesson #5: Read and Obey God’s Word

In the episode “The Sermon on the Mount,” Chris and Joy struggled to fully understand the lessons Jesus taught them. This episode teaches us to read God’s Word and to put it into practice.

The Holy Spirit will guide every believer in living a life that is pleasing to God (John 14:26).

Don’t miss the wonderful lessons of Superbook Season 5! Join the fun Bible adventures every Monday to Friday, at 8:30 A.M on A2Z and Kapamilya channel.

Superbook Season 5 is Landing Soon on Philippine TV!

Suit up! We are about to take off on a fun adventure with Chris, Joy, and Gizmo!

Superbook’s fifth season is finally set to air on Philippine TV in June 2024, 11 years after its debut in the country. It premieres June 3, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. on A2Z and Kapamilya Channel.

Superbook Season 5 follows our favorite trio as they learn how to have a deeper relationship with Jesus and discover what it truly means to be His follower. Each episode explores real-life challenges and victories that people from all generations can relate to.

With this exciting launch comes new interactive events and materials designed to encourage children and their families to know God deeper and share their faith with the people around them.

Superbook Philippines is preparing to bring “Sabay-Sabay Lilipad,” an on-ground events campaign to malls, schools, churches, and communities nationwide. New fun and educational materials will be available at partner outlets and online platforms as well.

CBN Asia’s head for Superbook, Icko Gonzalez, also teases an exciting project this year, “As we approach CBN Asia’s 30th anniversary, we are thrilled to announce the upcoming Superbook Musical Theatre, bringing these beloved stories to life on stage,” he revealed.

Gonzalez also invites everyone to watch Superbook Season 5 on A2Z and the Kapamilya Channel every weekday, beginning June 3 at 8:30 AM.

“Join us in exploring deeper insights about Jesus and the Bible through Superbook Season 5. We invite all Batang Superbook fans, young and old, to continue supporting this animated program that not only entertains but also uplifts our spirits,” he said.

Gear up, Superbook fans, because everyone is welcome to join our out-of-this-world adventure with Superbook Season 5, airing June 3, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. on A2Z and Kapamilya Channel.

Superbook Presents Season 5 at Media Conference

Superbook Philippines held a media conference on Thursday, May 23, at the CBN Asia Studio, to announce the highly anticipated launch of Superbook Season 5.

Content creators and press people attended the event; some mommy bloggers brought their kids too and they all got to experience a sneak peek of what the brand-new season brings.

“While the first four seasons introduced stories and characters, Chris and Joy, with a light approach, Season 5 will be more serious, and also highlighting their growth in faith with stronger, more mature characters,” said Icko Gonzalez, CBN Asia’s Head for Superbook.

He added, “Expect new settings, characters, and enriching teachings in this exciting new season of Superbook!”

The highlight of the event was the screening of one of the episodes, titled Sermon on the Mount. The episode follows Chris, Joy, and Gizmo as they try to apply the teachings of Jesus from their Superbook adventures. They are transported back to the time of Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount.

The screening heightened the guests’ excitement for the new season and brought out laughter as the audience enjoyed the wit of Chris and Joy and their efforts to live out what they learned.

Mommy content creator Pamela Gasgonia shared her thoughts on the episode, saying, “It doesn’t mean that when we ask God for something, He will give it to us immediately. It’s important for children to also learn how to wait and understand that they need to take action while they wait.”

Christian content creator Lance Ocab shared his thoughts during the MediaCon, “I enjoyed the experience, especially watching one of the episodes. Witnessing this, I see the potential impact Superbook can have on children.”

He also reflected on the challenge of making Bible stories relatable to children, “It’s challenging. I am eager to see how Superbook will handle this challenge.”

For Ronieth Dayaoa, a Gen Z Christian content creator and author, Superbook creates a lasting positive impact on children.

Superbook helps children to be exposed to the love of Jesus and many other lessons that will create a ripple effect as they grow,” she said.

Inspired by the mommy content creators, Ronieth added that if she has children in the future, she plans to use Superbook to teach them about faith.

The event also featured the appearance of Gizmo, who was joyfully welcomed by everyone. The Superbook team, media partners, and their kids capped off the MediaCon by singing and dancing to The Salvation Poem—making the event more fun and meaningful.

Gather your kids and join Chris, Joy, and Gizmo for another series of Superbook adventures in Season 5, premiering on Philippine television this June 3. Tune in Monday to Friday at 8:30 a.m. on A2Z and Kapamilya Channel.

Luke Conde, Rain Matienzo Star as Pandemic Lovers in CBN Asia’s Holy Week Special, “Tugon”

CBN Asia will once again captivate audiences with its much-anticipated Holy Week special, Tanikala presents “Tugon,” airing this Good Friday, March 29, at 5:30 p.m. on GMA.

Starring Luke Conde and Rain Matienzo, Tugon tells the story of real-life couple, Nolo and Jasmine Lopez, who met online and found love and healing in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Luke plays Nolo, a young man scarred by childhood abuse and struggles to reconcile his faith in God. As a man with big dreams like Nolo, Luke reveals that he felt a deep connection to his role when his career was put to a halt during the pandemic.

“I wanted my career as an actor to continue. I had work with my previous network but because of the pandemic, I somehow lost my chance to continue that dream,” Luke recalled.

He continued, “Actually, when we were shooting this special, that feeling I had during the pandemic came back to me. It was like a rewind of what I experienced during that time.

Meanwhile, Rain breathes life into the character of Jasmine, who is haunted by her past traumas and the pressures of being a breadwinner. Despite their differing personalities, the actress sees herself in Jasmine, appreciating their shared courage in facing life’s challenges.

“I can relate to her fighting spirit. I am a fighter in my own way, but with Jasmine, you see it in her steadfastness. I am inspired by how she does it,” Rain shared.

Drawn together by a TikTok video, their characters find solace in music and faith. However, Nolo’s dark past resurfaces, testing their bond, while Jasmine confronts her fears about the future.

Tugon is directed by Timmy Yee and written by Seth Blanco and Shekinah Gram.

“Viewers can learn so many lessons in this film. One of them is the art of waiting for the right person,” the telecine’s director said. “It proves that love isn’t bound by unplanned circumstances. It proves that even in uncertain times, love can be victorious.”

See how their story unfolds. Watch CBN Asia’s Holy Week special, Tugon, on Good Friday, March 29, at 5:30 p.m. on GMA.

CBN Asia, Philippine Navy Seal Partnership Through Bridging Horizons Artwork Turnover

CBN Asia and the Philippine Navy cemented their partnership through an artwork turnover by Bridging Horizons, held at The 700 Club Asia Studio, last February 13.

Bridging Horizons is the advocacy of missionary visual artist, Civil Military Operations Officer 2 (CMO2) Kristine Lim. It is a series of captivating artworks meticulously crafted by Lim for the project Naval Cultural Exchange Thru Arts. Bridging Horizons aims to enhance the country’s diplomatic efforts by sharing culture and art, support military arts and cultural understanding, and promote civil-military operations.

Present in the turnover are CBN Asia President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Kairuz, CBN Asia Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan, Deputy Commander Commodore Lemuel Espartinez, Major Henry Te, Lieutenant Jerwel Villaflores, Chief Petty Officer Mary Ann Dumlao PN (Reserved), and Petty Officer First Class Cherry Ann Co PN (Reserved).

According to Co, Lim views herself as a warrior of God, exhibiting her faith in her artistic endeavors. Her works not only reflect her passion for art, but also her desire to spread the love of God to all. For this reason, the founder of Artist on a Mission chose CBN Asia as one of the recipients of her artworks.

Espartinez thanked CBN Asia for partaking in the Philippine Navy’s endeavor. He delightfully shared how the artworks symbolize the deepening bond between CBN Asia and the Philippine Navy.


“I extend my heartfelt gratitude to CBN Asia for the acceptance to become part of this endeavor. Through these artworks, we convey our deep appreciation for the bonds we will share and hope to remain resolute in the commitment to nurturing the collaboration for generations to come,” Espartinez said.

The culmination of the event came with the unveiling of the artworks—one of the Perla de Oriente series and one of Amak series.

The Perla de Oriente is a mixed media art that showcases the colors of the Philippine Navy and national symbols that tell the nation’s identity. Meanwhile, the Amak artwork was painted on a tree bark material called “amak”—which was also used by Indigenous Peoples in making their clothes. Both are beautifully crafted and meaningful through the materials used and the symbols that were incorporated.

“We are truly blessed to be the recipient of these fine and exquisite artworks that come from the heart of the missionary virtual artist, Ms. Kristine Ann Lim. Thank you very much. This is an open door, and we recognize God’s hands today. This is the start of a partnership that will be fruitful and lasting,” Kairuz shared.

The event has gone beyond just an artwork turnover, it was a moment that marked a partnership that will transform more lives and reach more nations.

You, too, can partner with CBN Asia in helping our kababayans and transforming lives. Visit cbnasia.org/give.

Reverb Worship Inspires You to Wait on God’s Timing with Newest Single, “Maghihintay”

As the New Year unfolds and the world seeks answered prayers, hope emerges. Reverb Worship brings this beautiful reminder of God’s faithfulness with its newest single, Maghihintay—out now on all digital streaming platforms worldwide!

Written and performed by promising artist Ava Canaceli and arranged by the critically acclaimed music producer Shadiel Chan, Maghihintay is Reverb Worship’s first anthem for 2024. Inspired by the Psalms of David in the Bible, Ava penned the song during the pandemic as a reminder of God’s goodness and to encourage listeners to stay firm and faithful in their waiting seasons.

“In difficult times, we often feel like God is silent—like He is not doing anything. This song is all about waiting desperately for Him and seeking His presence, no matter how long it takes for Him to answer,” the singer-songwriter shared.

Ava’s personal yet relatable lyrics and musing from the timeless biblical message, paired with her soulful voice and balladic melody, gave birth to the masterpiece that is Maghihintay.

The rising artist continued, “Like David pleading with the Lord, I hope this song becomes our prayer too—that we will patiently wait on God, believe in Him, and seek Him desperately, knowing that His presence is more than enough in our most difficult times.”

CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Valdes Tan hopes that Reverb Worship’s new year release will encourage many to receive God’s promise of fresh beginnings.

“We are proud to present the newest member of the Reverb Worship family, singer and composer, Ava Canaceli. We partnered Ava with the hitmaker arranger, Shadiel Chan to create Maghihintay—such a beautiful song born out of their talents and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The listeners will truly be blessed with this new flavor of Christian music,”

Believe that God is faithful to those who wait! Stream Maghihintay by Ava Canaceli on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and all digital streaming platforms worldwide. Follow Reverb Worship PH on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok to catch their upcoming song releases.

Superbook Earns 2nd Anak TV Seal, Wins Household Favorite Television Program For 2023

In 2013, CBN Asia launched the beloved Bible-oriented animated show Superbook Reimagined on Philippine television. Through its current partnership with ABS-CBN, a new generation of Filipino children is learning about Bible stories and their life-changing lessons.

Superbook gets its 2nd Anak TV Seal!

As Superbook Reimagined celebrates its 10th year in the Philippines, we also celebrate our latest award: the Anak TV Seal Household Favorite Television Program for 2023! The award was accepted by The 700 Club Asia host, Kata Inocencio.

CBN Asia’s manager for Superbook Icko Gonzalez expresses his gratitude for each opportunity that Superbook can extend its reach.

“We thank God for our partnerships with various media channels who share our commitment to bring the positive messages of the Bible to more Filipino families worldwide,” he said.

It is Gonzalez’ prayer that the Word of God would take root and flourish in the hearts of everyone who has been reached by Superbook, “May their faith and love for Jesus deepen even further as they navigate life’s challenges.”

What’s next for Superbook Philippines?

Superbook has done so much in a decade, but it does not stop there. According to Gonzalez, the Superbook Philippines team has many more surprises in store for the audience in 2024!

First up is the release of all Superbook Season 1 episodes in Bisaya, along with live events in the Visayas region. This comes after the successful launch of Superbook Cebuano last October 2023.

Gonzalez also gave another exciting news: Superbook Season 5 will soon have a simultaneous broadcast on A2Z and Kapamilya Channel! He invites everyone to join the fun.

“Get ready for a wave of excitement, especially for our multi-generational #CertifiedBatangSuperbook followers—there’s a lot to look forward to!”

Thanks to your love and support, Superbook can continue to reach thousands of Filipino children. Do you want to be our partner today?  Visit cbnasia.org/give.

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