Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, Inc. is the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia, the producer of The 700 Club Asia. Established in 1996 to reach out to the most neglected and disadvantaged people in the Philippines, Operation Blessing is a non-governmental organization, duly licensed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and accredited by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) as a donee institution.
Since its inception, Operation Blessing has inspired change in the lives of close to a million people from all over the Philippines through medical and disaster relief missions, community and children's programs, skills training and livelihood, and water and sanitation projects.
As soon as disaster strikes, Operation Blessing Philippines is one of the first on the scene, distributing relief goods to those affected and assessing the long term needs of the people. As needed, OB organizes medical teams and clean-up crews and grants livelihood projects to help the community get back on its feet.
Even before a calamity happens, OB's experienced disaster response team conducts International Disaster Response trainings to increase the community's disaster-preparedness.
Believing that every Filipino has the right to live healthier lives, Operation Blessing goes to far-flung villages and under-served communities to provide free primary healthcare and other medical services to the poorest of the poor in the form of regular medical missions, medical assistance, mobile dental clinic, cataract operations, and cleft lip and cleft palate corrective surgeries.
Operation Blessing also provides reading glasses and wheelchairs to those who cannot afford them.
Wanting to help indigent individuals attain economic self-sufficiency, Operation Blessing established the Mobile Skills Training Program, which equips the unemployed and out-of-school youth with vocational skills to help them earn a living, and the Small-Scale Business Program which provides assistance in setting up businesses. OB also helps communities set up a savings mobilization system called Bayanihan Banking to encourage livelihood beneficiaries to properly manage their finances.