Philippine Bible Society

700 poor families in Batangas City to receive copies of Ilaw sa Tahanan Bible

MANILA, Philippines – At least 700 poor families in Balete, Batangas City will receive a copy of the Ilaw sa Tahanan (Light to the Home) Bible on August 9, 2003. The Philippine Bible Society (PBS) and church-affiliates of the Elders of the City Ministerial fellowship will spearhead the distribution activity. Balete is home to poor families relocated from Sta. Clara, Batangas by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).

Another distribution activity will take place in the afternoon, this time in Barangay Puyo, another relocation site near the Batangas port. Puyo is an interesting relocation community. Five hundred families pooled the P35,000 relocation assistance each family received from PPA and bought a 3.3 hectare undeveloped commercial property near the pier site. The families are working on a “subdivision plan” to develop the area into a “residential community.” To date 150 families have moved into Puyo.

The Ilaw sa Tahanan project emerged as PBS’ response to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s first State of the Nation Address. In her SONA delivered two years ago, President Arroyo disclosed her program to provide 150,000 housing units to poor families. As its part in helping build a godly nation, PBS promised to provide each beneficiary family of this program with a copy of the Bible. Distribution of the Bible is joint endeavor of PBS and local churches with the cooperation of government agencies in charge of the relocation program (National Housing Authority, Department of Public Works and Highways, etc.).

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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