The nation welcomed 2022 with another wave of COVID-19 surge, affecting works and drying up sources of income. As Operation Blessing (OB) continues extending assistance to marginalized communities through food bags and hygiene kit distribution, its Disaster Response Team thinks of more ways to help individuals and families recover from their income losses by providing them with livelihood assistance.

From experience, OB sees how small talks can lead to big changes.

As part of its COVID-19 Rehabilitation Project, OB partnered with Bureau of Plant Industry to conduct a webinar that will provide people with basic knowledge in urban gardening. This partnership is aimed at making sustainable food source available to low-income households especially in the time when there is reduced mobility due to quarantine restrictions.

In the webinar, agriculturist Ernie Lito Bollosa shared basic methods and requirements of gardening and promotion of indigenous vegetables.

Both OB and the agricultural agency see the potential of this partnership to give people better chances to thrive, not just survive, during these hard times.

Collaboration and idea sharing offers us a way forward as we are able to bring together people to help them find the answers to challenges they are facing. If you want to partner with us in making a difference, go to For inquiries, please contact 09399215543 or 09189067753.

DSWD-SB-SP-000061-2021-Nationwide. Valid until Nov 23, 2022.