New set of Bible stories in Filipino Sign Language launched

God wants to speak to us in the language that we understand. He wants to communicate even to those who cannot see, nor hear, nor talk. But how can God communicate with them when there is no Bible in the language that speaks to their hearts? How can they be reached?   These are pressing questions in light of the almost one million deaf Filipinos who are cut off from normal means of hearing the gospel. They need a Bible tailored to their condition and Continue reading →

Young people unite to pray for the Bible cause worldwide

Who says young people can’t make a difference? Over a hundred of young people from different churches and organizations, together with the members and staff of the Philippine Bible Society (PBS), gathered for the World Day of Prayer last May 9. This prayer gathering dubbed “Youth Empowered” was organized in line with the anniversary of the United Bible Societies, the global fellowship of Bible Societies in 147 countries worldwide. It provided an avenue for united and concerted intercession for the advancement of the global Bible Continue reading →

New PBS Board named; Chief Justice Puno retires as Chair

After three fruitful years as President and Chairman of the Philippine Bible Society (PBS), retired Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno passed on the leadership to Bishop Noel A. Pantoja, National Director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), who was elected as the new President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees following the 52nd Annual Membership Meeting (AMM) last April 22, 2017. During the 52nd AMM, 233 voting members were present for the election of the new Board of Trustees. The newly-elected Board Continue reading →

6th UBS Publishers’ Convention mobilizes Bible Societies toward creativity and relevance

Over 240 delegates from 91 National Bible Societies and partner organizations from all over the world gather at the biennial United Bible Societies (UBS) Publishers’ Convention last March 20-24 in Berlin, Germany. Celebrating its sixth leg, the convention carrying the theme “Breaking Barriers, Bringing Hope,” challenged Bible leaders to be flexible and creative to remain relevant in today’s fast-changing publishing landscape. The 5-day event featured sessions by various world-class speakers — experts in digital technology, content marketing, translation, and social media. Emphasis was given on Continue reading →