Philippine Bible Society

Unity in God's Word manifested in the National Bible Week celebrations

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos, regardless of their religious persuasion, joined together to celebrate God’s Word during National Bible Week which started on January 24. The National Bible Week was spearheaded by Philippine Bible Society, a non-stock, inter-confessional organization committed to the widest possible distribution of the Holy Scriptures in the country. The celebration was mandated by Presidential Proclamation Nos. 44 and 1067 signed by former Presidents Corazon Aquino and Fidel Ramos, respectively.

Mrs. Nora Lucero, PBS General Secretary

This year’s celebration has for a theme “God’s Word: Foundation for Unity and Transformation.” With all the natural disasters and calamities happening in the country, as well as abroad, the Bible Week, as PBS General Secretary Mrs. Nora Lucero said, serves as “a timely reminder to remind ourselves that if we are serious in using God’s Word as foundation for change: change in ourselves, change in our families, in our communities, in our nation, we will see a growing, blessed and transformed nation.” With this belief and encouragement, the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) worked with churches, private organizations, media, and government agencies to widely promote the Scriptures and encourage Bible reading among Filipinos.
ImageIn support of this event, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is also a Bible reader, encouraged Filipinos in her special Bible Week message, “The Holy Bible is the most beautifully written book in the world. God’s love lives in its pages.

“As we celebrate National Bible Week, let God’s Words be our sanctuary, especially in this year of urgent change and fervent hope. Let’s work for national solidarity through prayer and hard work.

Manalig tayo sa pagmamahal ng ating Panginoon dahil hindi Niya tayo kailanman pababayaan.”

I am a Bible Ambassador because I believe that the Bible can help people a lot. And knowing the Bible, people come in touch with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.
Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.Apostolic Administrator, Achdiocese of Manila

Gusto kong makipag-fellowship sa kanila, masaya sa Philippine Bible Society kapag may mga (membership) meetings.  Gusto ko rin madagdagan knowledge ko... yung opportunity makapag.distribute ng Biblia sa maraming tao at magamit ako ng Panginoon. Pangatlo ay yung ma.bless din ako and be a blessing to many people.

Ptra. Dolores “Loy” Fulgencio
Ptra. Dolores "Loy" FulgencioAnnual PBS Member

It's an honor and a privilege for me to support the Philippine Bible Society - to reach out to the unreachable people by giving Bibles not only in the Philippines but the whole world.

Ptra. Nina Vergara
Ptra. Nina VergaraAnnual PBS Member

“It is a blessing to be able to support our local churches in need of Bibles and Bible study programs. It is our hope that they not only grow in terms of membership but also have the heart to extend spiritual help to others, just like how they have received help.”

Ptr. Callum TabadaUCCP Cosmopolitan Administrative Pastor (AACP benefactor)

“We are thankful since each individual now has a Bible. Our members will no longer have a hard time reading. Thank you also for the discipleship materials for these will help all in getting to know Jesus and to know how to be a better Christian.”

Ptr. Eric BulanteChurch Pastor, Shepherd's Church in Hills of Zion, Talim Island (AACP beneficiary)

“Philippine Bible Society organizes trainings that really respond to the needs of people who are suffering.
It has well-equipped leaders who facilitate trainings and workshops.
Its mission to reach out to Filipinos using God’s Word is fulfilled through its works.”

Miriam del RosarioExecutive director at The Birthright Educators Foundation

“I praise and thank our Almighty God that, through PBS, I now own a Poimen version of MBB (Magandang Balita Biblia) in the national language of the Philippines – Tagalog.
Knowing Matthew 10:32-33, I read and study the Bible so that I will not be dismayed when the Lord Jesus Christ comes. Life is too short compared with the promise of eternal life in God’s Kingdom.”

Jorge BianesLocal Church Elder at LJOR Unified Commonwealth

I think this is very helpful to every readers. The word of the Lord are the food of our soul which we always need every minute of our life. I dont often read the Bible but everytime i open it, God was always like in front of me and speaking as what is something i'm just needing to hear. He speaks to me and i can feel it. A million thanks to You my Lord.

CrisTin Bocar AtregenioHousewife, Stay-at-home parent

I love the ministry of the Philippine Bible Society in sharing the Word to the world. God bless PBS!

Ganni BanzueloScripture Marketing Officer at Philippine Bible Society