Stories of hope in ‘Mga Kwento ng Operation Odette’

April 21, 2022 Ian F. Fariñas 361 views

After Kapamilya stars shared their talents nightly for three months for the benefit of Odette survivors, ABS-CBN News turned the spotlight to the families that they have helped in Mga Kwento ng Operation Odette.

Narrated by Bernadette Sembrano, it featured beneficiaries of ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Foundation’s “Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-Ahon: Isang Daan sa Pagtutulungan” campaign.

A new episode streamed every day at 8 p.m. on the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels of ABS-CBN Entertainment and ABS-CBN News from April 9 to April 18.

Viewers first met the Guarin family from Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte, where about a hundred thousand lost their homes and sources of income because of the typhoon.

After living in a temporary shelter, Wilmar Guarin and wife Lucinda can now start anew after receiving a home repair kit and two piglets to begin a new livelihood.

Like them, fisherman Asisilio Cesar from Southern Leyte is also full of gratitude after receiving a brand new boat made from materials brought to them by ABS-CBN Foundation.

Over in Bohol, materials for 300 new houses were delivered to residents of Brgy. Cabacungan in Loon, including Gaspar Palacio.

ABS-CBN Foundation’s director for advocacy Ernie Lopez was among those who helped build his new home.

The Guarin, Cesar and Palacio families were beneficiaries of the first three fundraising activities, which are By Request, Truth or Dare and PBB Online 10Dahan.

Mga Kwento ng Operation Odette also featured those helped by other fundraisers like Kilig Match, By Request Part 2, Kapamilya Family Date Nights, It’s Showtime’s It’s Sharetime, By Request Part 3 and Star Magic Game Zone.

Meanwhile, ASAP Natin ‘To had a special segment to culminate the 100 days of fundraising of “Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-Ahon: Isang Daan sa Pagtutulungan” last Sunday.

Overall, as of April 13, the campaign has raised cash donations of P105.65 million and P16.49 million in-kind donations while 207,649 families have received food packs and 584 were given home repair kits that they can use to fix their houses.