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Wondering How You Can Deliver Life-Saving Food to Tribal Communities?

Marinel Selvano of the Dumagat-Remontados tribe had high hopes for her children. She wanted them to grow up safe, happy, and healthy.

Wondering How You Can Deliver Life-Saving Food to Tribal Communities?

Sadly, all her dreams came crashing down when the pandemic hit the country.

Like most katutubos in General Nakar, Quezon, Marinel makes a living by planting crops of vegetables in her garden. She grows ginger in their backyard to sell.

Wondering How You Can Deliver Life-Saving Food to Tribal Communities?

Marinel lives up on the remote highlands of Sierra Madre and hikes for hours to reach their town proper so she could sell her harvest.

Due to movement restrictions, Marinel could not go to the town and sell their crops. The mother worried about how she could feed her children in the coming days.

“We are stuck in one place and we do not know what’s happening out there aside from what we see on TV and hear on the radio. We are scared and struggling to feed our children,” she shared.

Wondering How You Can Deliver Life-Saving Food to Tribal Communities?

And then came hope!

Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, visited their community in Barangay Lumutan in General Nakar, Quezon bringing with them life-saving food for the people of Marinel’s tribe.

Together with the Philippine Army and DLL-SAGAD Off-Roaders group, Operation Blessing crossed 14 rivers and hiked the steep mountains of Sierra Madre.

Wondering How You Can Deliver Life-Saving Food to Tribal Communities?

But the long and difficult trek was worth it – Marinel’s children and 200 katutubo families will now have food on their table in the coming days!

More than the material relief, the beneficiaries received words of encouragement and prayers from the team, giving them hope and strengthening their hearts.

Wondering How You Can Deliver Life-Saving Food to Tribal Communities?

“We already ran out of rice that’s why I am so happy that we received your food bags. It also warms my heart that there are people like you who would travel far and wide just to reach and help us,” Marinel said.

Wondering How You Can Deliver Life-Saving Food to Tribal Communities?

The pandemic has pushed many families, especially our indigenous kababayans, to the edge of starvation.

Thankfully, your giving can transform communities and serve as their strength during these trying times!

You too can deliver life-saving food to tribal communities and families in need, even from the comforts of your own home, by partnering with Operation Blessing.

Donate online, via GCash (Operation Blessing), or through these 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 give, send a message to Operation Blessing’s Facebook pageor contact 0939-921-5543 and 0918-906-7753.

You can also support CBN Asia’s entire Family of Ministries through this link.

When Hunger Knocks, We Respond with Much-Needed Relief and Prayers

When Hunger Knocks, We Respond with Much-Needed Relief and Prayers

Everyone is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but not all are affected in the same way.

Low-income families and communities in remote areas of our country are especially hit hard by the economic effects of the pandemic. Hunger and starvation are the bigger concerns for them, even more than the coronavirus.

When Hunger Knocks, We Respond with Much-Needed Relief and Prayers

Day by day, food insecurity intensifies. Poor households plunge deeper into poverty. The most vulnerable among us become even more vulnerable and in need of emergency food assistance.

To give you a clearer picture, a survey of the Department of Science and Technology Food and Nutrition Research Institute revealed that 62% of households experienced having little to no food amid the pandemic.

This alarming data has confirmed the magnitude of the hunger emergency gripping our kababayans. And while you are reading this article, the numbers continue to rise.

Do you know that with your help, we can support our most vulnerable kababayans and ease their suffering?

When hunger knocks, we respond with much-needed relief and prayers!

The residents of Santa Maria, Laguna witnessed our response to their great need when CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, visited their community last weekend.

When Hunger Knocks, We Respond with Much-Needed Relief and Prayers

Relief operations could not reach Santa Maria because of the community’s remote location. Residents needed to hike or ride horses for hours to reach the town proper. Children had to cross nine rivers every day just to go to school!

With the help of faithful partners like you and the DLL/SAGAD Off-Roaders group, the Operation Blessing team was able to brave the rough trails and heavy rains to get to Santa Maria!

When Hunger Knocks, We Respond with Much-Needed Relief and Prayers

Hundreds of families received food items, hygiene kits, and cleaning materials. More than the material relief, the residents also had the opportunity to hear the comforting, saving love of Jesus through the team.

When Hunger Knocks, We Respond with Much-Needed Relief and Prayers

“Everyone is struggling each day to survive. That’s why it is a huge blessing for them to receive this kind of help. They are very happy to be one of the beneficiaries of Operation Blessing,” shared Teacher Noel, one of the teachers who helped organize the relief operation.

When Hunger Knocks, We Respond with Much-Needed Relief and Prayers

Your generosity makes it possible for Operation Blessing to reach our most vulnerable kababayans and respond with much-needed relief and prayers. Do you want to bless more families in this time of need?

You may give online, via GCash (Operation Blessing), or through these 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, send a message to Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939-921-5543 or 0918-906-7753.

If you also wish to support other CBN Asia’s Family of Ministries, you may do so by visiting this link.

Here’s How You Saved a Construction Worker’s Family from Hunger and Hopelessness

Here’s How You Saved a Construction Worker’s Family from Hunger and Hopelessness

Life during the pandemic is not easy, especially when you are forced to leave the job that feeds your whole family.

This is what our Aeta brother Rudy Dela Cruz experienced.

Rudy belongs to a tribal community in Tayabas, Quezon, and found a job as a construction worker in Barangay Putingkahoy, in Rosario, Batangas. Nearing age 60, Rudy still endured the heavy labor, for very little pay.

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Life was already hard for their indigent family, but as soon as the pandemic razed the country, the father of four had to stop doing construction work.

“When I stopped doing construction work, what I did was to scythe bamboos. It was the only way I get to feed my four children. Then this pandemic hit us hard and we cannot even buy canned sardines,” Rudy recalled.

Can you imagine what it means to not afford food for your children?

Rudy can. And he realized that life had gotten even harder than before. No matter how many bamboos he scythes in a day, it is never enough to buy food for the whole family.

“We have no choice but to depend on the assistance we can get from the government or other people,” he lamented. He felt hopeless wondering how he can feed his hungry children in the coming days.

Thanks to your partnership with Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, we can put an end to that.

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Through your help, Rudy’s family, and many other residents of Rosario received much-needed food items. The team also prayed for the beneficiaries and encouraged hope among the families.

Rudy is grateful for the glimpse of hope you shared in the time he needed it most.

“This is a huge blessing to people like us who have no access to food because of the pandemic. Thank you so much for the timely response to our needs,” he said.

Rudy is just one of our many kababayans who live from day to day, hoping for more food tomorrow. Truly, the pandemic has affected our present situation, but we are not giving up on a better future!

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With your help, we can save more families from hunger and hopelessness. You can reach out right now by partnering with Operation Blessing!

You can 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, visit Operation Blessing’s Facebook page or contact 0939–921–5543 or 0918–906–7753.

You can also support the entire CBN Asia Family of Ministries through this link.

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