You Can Help Protect COVID-19 Frontliners!

Together, flattening the curve is possible.

Because of your unwavering support and generosity, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, can extend help to medical front liners and kababayans who are gravely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Together with its partner, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Operation Blessing distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and preventive care kits to 8 hospitals, on March 24. 

Through your giving, medical front liners from Pasig City General Hospital, Ortigas Hospital and Health Center, Quirino Memorial Hospital, Culion Hospital in Palawan, Gumaca Quezon District Hospital, Word of Hope Hospital, Caloocan General Hospital, and Mary Johnston Hospital received much-needed PPEs and preventive kits. 

Each kit contains alcohol, face masks, vitamins, soaps, and disposable gowns, gloves, caps, and shoe covers – to help keep them safe as they bear challenges brought by the pandemic. 

Aside from giving out kits, the OB team also prayed for the frontliners and encouraged their spirits during these trying times.

Your continuous support is needed in helping them save more lives! Even when you’re staying at home, you can protect the frontliners by donating the following: 

  1. Surgical mask or N95 mask 
  2. Nitrile gloves 
  3. Goggles or face shields 
  4. Disposable surgical gown and raincoat 
  5. Disposable surgical cap 
  6. Disposable shoe cover 
  7. Isopropyl alcohol (70%) 
  8. Hand sanitizer 
  9. Soap for body and hands 
  10. Vitamin C 

You may also donate online or send your monetary donations through Paypal ([email protected]), GCash (Operation Blessing), and the following bank accounts with account name: Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc. 

BDO: 0030000-55279 

BPI: 3001-0040-33 

METRO BANK: 270-3-27050273-4 

UNION BANK: 00-216-072163-9 

Show your support to the selfless front liners by partnering with Operation Blessing now! 

For more information, you may contact 0939-921-5543 or send an email to [email protected] You may also visit Operation Blessing’s website and Facebook page. 

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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 able to report to training by then,” Alnajal shares.

While stuck in their dorm, Alnajal and his co-trainees started feeling restless about their condition. They received no financial help nor support as all their relatives are in Mindanao. They do not know where to seek help for food and some other basic needsIn addition to those burdens, they are really concerned about their families in the province.

“It’s very difficult for all of us, especially to me who doesn’t have a source of income here. I’m also worried about my family in Mindanao. I don’t know who can help me here,” he expressed.

Aside from food insecurity, they are also anxious about their health and safety in case they need to seek food or help outside their dormitory.

That is why it is a huge relief for Aljanal and his co-trainees when the Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB) heard about their condition. Operation Blessing immediately visited their dorm and provided much-needed food packs, hygiene kits, and other essential commodities to help alleviate their difficult condition.

“Although we will still be stranded here for quite a while, what Operation Blessing has given us is a huge help to us. Everyone in our boarding house was given relief items, and we are very grateful to Operation Blessing for reaching out to us,” Alnajal said, smiling behind his face mask.

They also received prayers and words of encouragement from the Operation Blessing team to help uplift their spirits. They realized that it is God who sees and will provide for their needs, as said in the Bible:

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) 

More kababayans like him are still stranded and they need your help. 

You can be a blessing to them by partnering with Operation Blessing now! Your generous giving will help lessen their plight and will lessen the worries of their families left in their respective provinces. 

Reach out by sending in your donations online, 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) 

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

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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 a serious impact on the lives of the 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 Foundation Philippines (OB), CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, continues to provide much-needed PPEs and preventive care kits to selfless health workers who are fighting the threat of COVID-19 and its further spread. 

“The preventive care kits you gave mean a lot to us frontliners, even to security guards and caregivers who directly handle patients in our Emergency Room triage. It’s a big help, now that we cannot get PPEs due to lack of suppliers,” shared Pocholo Yamsuan, an Infection Control Nurse at Mary Chiles Hospital and Maternity. 

Face masks, alcohol, soaps, and vitamins to help boost their immune system, are just some of the contents of the preventive care kits given away to hundreds of medical, military, and police frontliners. Not only that, OB also gave out preventive care kits to patients, farmers, daily wage earners, delivery crew, local government personnel, indigenous groups, PWDs, street kids, and homeless individuals who were greatly affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ.) 

“I am happy with what Operation Blessing has given us. These will surely help us, especially now that we’re affected by the ECQOur family doesn’t have enough money to buy things to protect ourselves,” expressed Gina Densing, a patient in one of the hospitals OB catered for.

The beneficiaries also received prayers and words of encouragement from the OB team to remind them of the comforting and saving love of God amid any crisis. 

The shortage of PPEs is real, but hope and our Filipino spirit of bayanihan are stronger!

You, too, can help protect those who protect the people. You, too, can reach out to those who are vulnerable and in need. Partner with Operation Blessing and help save lives today!

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)

Stay updated about Operation Blessing’s relief efforts. Visit their website and Facebook page. 

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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 of 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 do:

1. Stay informed

You can remain protected from this disease by knowing what malaria is and how to prevent it.

According to the World Health Organization, malaria is a life-threatening mosquito-borne disease. It is caused by parasites transmitted by infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.

Although preventable and curable, the Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research reports that malaria kills 400,000 people per year, and 228 million cases were registered worldwide in 2018.

Keep your loved ones safe by practicing ways of malaria prevention, especially avoiding mosquito bites. Also, helping spread the word about its prevention is a lifesaving act.

2. Protect health workers

Research published in The Lancet Journals tells that during the outbreak of another disease in Africa, deaths from other causes like malaria rose because of overwhelmed health services and deaths of healthcare workers.

That is why in any season, supporting health workers is important.

Good thing, you can help maintain their health and welfare by partnering with CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm – the Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines. Operation Blessing goes out to hospitals and gives Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), preventive care kits, and vitamins to the brave health workers amid COVID-19.

Be a lifesaver now by supporting health workers through Operation Blessing!

3. Pray for protection

Just like how you pray to God to spare you and your loved ones from COVID-19, you can also ask Him to keep you from malaria, and any kind of disease.

Pray that His steadfast love, mercy, and protection be upon you and the people who are at higher risk of developing the disease. Remember, God is your refuge and He can deliver you from any danger, as what 2 Corinthians 1:10 says,

World Malaria Day is a good reminder that everyone has a role to play in the control and prevention of deadly diseases. You can protect yourself, your family, and your community from this health risk as you stay informed, protect the health workers, and pray for protection!

Do you need someone to pray for you? Send in your prayer requests to the CBN Asia Facebook page today!

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 they reached out to public and private hospitals and vulnerable communities all around the country:

“We’re very much grateful because we know how critical the situation isyet you still remembered us here living in the mountains,” said Felix Acayin, while looking into the contents of the food pack they received from OB. Their family is part of the Dumagats, an indigenous group residing in Rizal, OB is reaching out to through its Bless-A-Child program.

Food packs were also given to the deaf and mute kababayans in Parañaque. Aside from nourishment to the body, they also received prayers and words of encouragement to help uplift their spirits!

Operation Blessing also paid a visit to the Victory Fort Bonifacio in Taguig that serves as a temporary housing facility for frontline healthcare workers who live far from the hospital where they work.  

Health workers from St. Lukes Medical Center in BGC and Rizal Medical Center received preventive care kits which includes soap, face shield, face mask, and alcohol.

Meanwhile, this crisis has also taught the people that service workers are one of the most important workforces. They cannot afford to get sick at a time like this so Operation Blessing handed over preventive care kits to these unsung heroes, to help protect and boost their immune system.

The Armed Forced of the Philippines, guards, and volunteers who were manning the checkpoints also received preventive care kits and oranges from our partner, NICE inContact.

Farmers who find it difficult to take their produce to the market due to the quarantine are also having a hard time feeding their own families.

Because of your continuous support, a group of farmers in Tuy, Batangas received food packs and preventive care kits that they can bring home to their families.

Aside from them, social workers in Valenzuela who are dedicated to assisting families-in-need also received their share of blessing.

They received preventive care kits to ensure their protection so that they can continue to serve those who need their helping hands. 

Barangay workers from Zone 75 in Manila were also given preventive care kits. They, too, are frontliners who provide immediate services to the community.

More of our kababayans from different sectors need your help, now more than ever. You can reach them out by supporting Operation Blessing’s nonstop relief efforts.  

Be part of the fight against COVID-19 by sending your donations through the following: 

Paypal ([email protected]) 

GCash (Operation Blessing) 

BANK 

(Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc.) 

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

BPI PH: 3001-0040-33 (PhP Current) 

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

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

For more information, visit the Operation Blessing Foundation Facebook page.

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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 to more patients, farmers, daily wage earners, delivery crew, local government personnel, indigenous groups, PWDs, street kids, and homeless individuals who are greatly affected by the quarantine.

“We will continue to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to hospitals still requesting for PPEs, then provide food supply and hygiene kits to thousands of families in Luzon, Bicol, Davao and Tacloban, and some Lumad communities,” said Gigi Endaya, Manager for Corporate Communications and Resource Development of Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines.

Apart from raising funds, Gary V, who has been an active partner and volunteer of CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm for over 25 years, also celebrated his 37th anniversary in showbusiness through the FB live concert.

He sang his timeless hits, “Hataw Na,” “’Wag Mo Na Sanang Isipin,” and crowd favorites, “Narito,” “Look In Her Eyes,” “‘Di Bale Na Lang,” and “Sana Maulit Muli.

He encouraged Filipinos here and abroad and offered a tribute to the brave front liners by singing “Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Pilipino,” “Kapit Pinoy,” and “Babalik Ka Rin.

Gary V also serenaded thousands of viewers with his hit single, “How Did You Know” and surprised all viewers with a duet with his daughter Kiana for “What More Can I Say” and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid for “Each Passing Night.”

The hitmaker also brought hopeful messages amid the global pandemic through his songs, “Ililigtas Ka Niya,” much-requested “The Warrior Is A Child,” and “Take Me Out of the Dark,” before concluding his concert with a prayer.

With all the support his fundraising anniversary concert received, Gary V offered heartfelt gratitude to everyone who watched and donated.

“This is not even about Gary V. It’s not,” he shared. “It’s everything that has to do with what I’m standing for. Through this, hopefully, I can instill a little hope in the hearts of those who might seem hopeless.”

Like Gary V, do you also want to reach out to front liners and kababayans in need? You may still do so by giving through these channels:

– Paypal ([email protected])
– GCash (Operation Blessing)
– BANK: (Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc.)
BDO PH: 0030000-55279 (PhP Savings), BDO U.S.: 103000-113-333 ($ Savings)
BPI PH: 3001-0040-33 (PhP Current)
METROBANK PH: 270-3-27050273-4 (PhP Savings), METROBANK U.S.: 270-2-27000282-4 ($ Savings)
UNION BANK PH: 00-216-072163-9 (PhP Current), UNION BANK U.S.: 13-216-000170-0 ($ Savings)

Visit the Operation Blessing website and Facebook page, and to be updated on their COVID-19-related relief work.

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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, and informal settlers from various parts of the country.

Last week, families in Payatas, Quezon City received much-needed food packs which include supplies that could last for a week.

Unable to work while taking care of both parents, Arlene Gayo, one of the beneficiaries, shared her gratitude after OB reached out to their community.

“We are being challenged in terms of finances. I was supposed to get a job, but because of my asthma, I had to postpone it to protect myself from the virus. I had to help my parents who are both senior citizens. My father needs medical sustenance for his asthma, diabetes and high blood. Help hasn’t reached us until now and I thank God because Operation Blessing remembered the families here in Payatas,” Arlene said.

OB also sent relief to a group of individuals who were stranded in a small dormitory in Manila.

The group, who flew all the way from Zamboanga to Camp Crame to become part of the police force, were prevented from traveling back to Mindanao because of the quarantine.

Likewise, OB reached out to children who are considered some of the most vulnerable during a crisis. The team provided food supply, vitamins, and preventive kits to street kids of Church on the Streets and the Alleys.

Moreover, informal settlers at North Cemetery received food packs and preventive kits yesterday through Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation Inc. They, along with families from Lower Bicutan, Taguig who also received food packs, are among the thousands of individuals financially challenged by the pandemic.

 

“Since almost all work opportunities have disappeared during the ECQ, our beneficiaries are extremely grateful to OB and to our donors for stepping in the gap. In these times of desperate need, people are worried and scared of getting sick of COVID-19. Having nothing to eat adds such a heavy toll on them,” shared Robert John Tan, CBN Asia’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

He also added that the beneficiaries, who do not have access to food through their local government, are grateful for the help given, “OB’s grocery bags are received with so much gratitude. We praise the Lord that He can use OB and all our donors to be such a blessing during these critical moments!”

On the other hand, frontliners continue to receive aid from Operation Blessing’s nonstop relief operations.

Consuming 80-100 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) per day as they battle against the spread of COVID-19, medical workers in the Lung Center of the Philippines are in grave need of more protective gear.

Through your generous giving, they received PPEs and preventive kits that will ensure their safety, as well as the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Medical Center, Manila Doctors Hospital, and other hospitals in Quezon City, Manila, and Marikina.

The Operation Blessing also prayed for the selfless frontliners, with hopes of providing comfort and encouragement during these trying times.

In addition, hospitals outside the metro such as the Ospital ng Biñan, Batangas Provincial Hospital, San Luis Rural Health Center, Bauan General Hospital, Lobo Municipal Hospital, and several checkpoints along the way also received PPEs and hygiene kits, with the help of Philippine National Army.

Today, the team flies to Davao to distribute PPEs and preventive kits to the brave frontliners in Mindanao. With the help of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the protective gear is transported through its C295 aircraft.

You, too, can take part in helping out someone in need today!

Join us in helping more of our kababayans by donating through Paypal ([email protected]), GCash (Operation Blessing), and online. For more details, you may visit the Operation Blessing website and Facebook page, or contact 8663-4701, 8663-4710, or 0939-921-5543.

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It’s Time to Fight TB! Here’s How You Can Help | World Tuberculosis Day

It was in 2016 when doctors told Uldarico Laroa that his lungs were not working well. During that time, his condition wasn’t properly explained to him.

It was an unexplainable illness, they said, and Uldarico can only remember having breathing problems and coughing up blood.

“My condition wasn’t properly explained to me. I was so confused, and I was losing hope, Uldarico recalled, fighting back tears as he reminisced one of the painful times in his life. 

Uldarico’s family is part of the Eskaya Tribean indigenous group residing in the mountainous regions of Bohol. To see a doctor, they endured hiking down the rough trails for long hoursThat is why when he suffered from the unexplained illness, Uldarico’s only source of courage in the midst of uncertainty and hopelessness were prayers. 

God answered him when Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, visited their community in Canta-ub, Sierra Bullones, Bohol and conducted a medical mission, dubbed as #OperationBlessBohol. 

During the medical mission, Uldarico received a free consultation with one of the volunteer doctors and nurses. They found out that he has Bronchiectasis. 

Tatay Uldarico’s case is called Bronchiectasis. It is a permanent distortion of airways caused by an infectious procedure. Based on his X-ray results, we confirmed that his lungs are damaged by Tuberculosis, his underlying medical condition,” explained Dr. Silverose Agustin.

According to Uldarico, it was the first time that a doctor took time and compassionately explained his illness, “I was enlightened because the OB volunteer doctor explained it very well. Now that I know my real condition, I know how to take care of my health.” 

Aside from the free consultation, he also received free medicines and vitamins to further support his medication. After receiving much-needed care, Uldarico also surrendered all his worries to God as the team prayed for him. 

“The Lord answered our prayers and sent Operation Blessing to check on us and provide our medical needs. I’m happy and thankful that even though we’re too far away from the town, you cared to reach us, Uldarico ended. 

Uldarico is just one of the thousands of Filipinos who suffer from Tuberculosis. According to the World Health OrganizationTuberculosis is preventable and curable, yet TB patients still face discrimination and financial challenges, alongside the health risks. 

This World Tuberculosis Day, it’s time to fight TB by partnering with Operation Blessing! Every time you give, you help more and more kababayans receive free medical attention and help better their condition. 

Do you have the heart to join the movement to bring medical assistance to many people? Visit the Operation Blessing website and Facebook page and know how you can help.

Meanwhile, if you’re a TB patient needing some prayers and encouragement, you may call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8737-0-700 and we would love to pray for you.

Staying at Home but Wants to Help Frontliners? Here’s How | Operation Blessing

Work together to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic through CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines.

 Last March 22, amid strict quarantine guidelines and health risks, the OB team braved going to different hospitals to distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and preventive care kits to help medical frontliners.

Nurses and doctors in Marikina Valley Medical Center, Valenzuela Medical Center, and Sta. Ana Hospital received much-needed alcohol, face masks, vitamins, and disposable gowns, caps, and shoe covers – to help keep the health responders safe as they selflessly and tirelessly care for kababayans who are in need of medical attention.

With hopes of lifting their spirits while serving the people, the OB team also encouraged and prayed for the frontliners.

Dr. Sheila Aranas, OB Programs Director, gave a glimpse of what was it like to be on the ground. “It was challenging to do the distribution because of the quarantine guidelines and the known risks of being exposed but personally, the worry of being exposed was superseded by joy in seeing that the beneficiaries were grateful and encouraged,” she said.

As a medical practitioner herself, Dr. Sheila saw the ever-increasing need to support her fellow frontliners. The doctor added that she, too, was blessed by the courageous hearts of those who fulfill their duties during these trying times.

“The health care frontliners didn’t know that I was also encouraged and blessed by their selfless commitment to serve beyond their duties! The nurses and doctors said they appreciated the PPEs but more [importantly], the prayers and encouragement,” she expressed.

More frontliners need your help! Aside from participating in the enhanced community quarantine and taking good care of your health, you can support and protect these modern-day heroes by donating the following:

  1. Surgical mask or N95 mask
  2. Nitrile gloves
  3. Goggles or face shields
  4. Disposable surgical gown and raincoat
  5. Disposable surgical cap
  6. Disposable shoe cover
  7. Isopropyl alcohol (70%)
  8. Hand sanitizer
  9. Soap for body and hands
  10. Vitamin C

You may also donate online or send your monetary donations through Paypal ([email protected]), GCash (Operation Blessing), and the following bank accounts with account name: Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc.

BDO: 0030000-55279

BPI: 3001-0040-33

METRO BANK: 270-3-27050273-4

UNION BANK: 00-216-072163-9

Help save lives by partnering with us now!

For more information, you may contact these numbers: (+632) 8663-4701 / (+632) 8663-4710 / 0939-921-5543 or send an email to [email protected] You may also visit Operation Blessing’s website and Facebook page.

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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 Tribean indigenous group residing in the mountainous regions of Bohol. They must hike down the rough trails for hours just to get to the nearest hospital and dental clinic. Moreover, Marisa and her husband find it hard to afford a dental consultationAs vegetable farmers in Barangay Taytay in Duero, Bohol, they only have enough money to cover their daily basic needs. 

This made Marisa burdened. The mother’s heart would ache especially whenever her little boys – Lienard, Kent, and Angelito – cry out in pain while enduring the toothache for a month. 

“They would tell me that their teeth are swollen and painful. All we can do was put toothpaste on the swollen parts to reduce their discomfort. The pain would go away for a while, but it always comes back, Marisa recalled. 

That’s why it’s been a huge relief for their family when they heard about Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines’ medical mission in their community. In the activity dubbed as #OperationBlessBohol, volunteer doctors, dentists, pharmacistsand pastors worked hand-in-hand with Bohol’s Local Government Unit and the Armed Forces of the Philippines so Boholanos could experience their much-needed healing.

During the 4-day mission on January 21 to 24, Eskayas from Brgy. Lundag and Catagdaan in Pilar, Brgy. Canta-ub in Sierra Bullones, and Brgy. Taytay in Duero, Bohol availed free medical, dental, and optical services, as well as free medicines and eyeglasses. Pastors from church partners prayed for theduring counseling sessions.  

Not only thatGizmo and the Superbook team also brought cheers and smiles to the faces of the Eskaya childrenThey enjoyed film shows, exciting games, and even danced along with The Salvation Poem.

Volunteer dentists and The 700 Club Asia host Joyce Burton-Titular also taught the youngsters how to practice good oral hygiene. 

At the mission in TaytayMarisa and her 3 kids received free dental checkups and medicines and had their aching teeth extracted.

Thank you, Operation Blessing, for the free dental service and medicines you gave us. We’re happy because of your help! It’s very expensive for us to have our teeth extracted, and we’re glad because we availed of it for freeThank you for praying for us, too. It feels good to be reminded that there is a God,” said Marisa, letting out a huge sigh of relief.

Her youngest son Angelito expressed his joy that finally, he can sleep and eat well without any discomfort. “My tooth was too painful before. Now, I’m okay because the dentist removed it already. Thank you very much!” 

Do you also want to help in restoring the health of our kababayans in far-flung places? Visit Operation Blessing’s website and Facebook page now and know how you can partner in bringing smiles to our kababayans in need. 

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What It Takes To Believe in God

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3you with unfailing kindness.

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The Fearless Life | God’s Word Today

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3

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What It Takes To Believe in God

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3you with unfailing kindness.

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The Fearless Life | God’s Word Today

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3