Philippine Bible Society

Bible Campaign Hits the Campuses

St. Scholastica’s College professor Miss Jing Calsado’s vision for Bible distribution was stirred up when she heard about the May They Be One Bible (MTBO) campaign during a talk by her former professor, Bishop Broderick Pabillo, at Mary Hill School of Theology. On March 10, she turned over P3,750 to the MTBO campaign to enable 25 Filipino families to own a Bible. The amount was the voluntary contribution of her students in 5 classes and herself.

cbcp1In nearby De La Salle University, more than 200 students learned about how to use the Bible in Personal Devotions in a workshop led by May They Be One(MTBO) Committee member Dr. Philip Flores. The workshop, organized by the university’s Theology and Religious Education Department headed by Dr. Rito Baring, was held on March 26 at DLSU Taft. It was part of a Bible Symposium during which Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate Executive Assistant Fr. Oscar Alunday presented the MTBO challenge to the students. They found out that just by giving up one cup of Starbucks coffee or a McDonald’s sandwich a month – which has the approximate equivalent price of one MTBO Bible – a student can help bring the Bible to a poor Filipino family a month or to 12 families in a year.

No. of Dioceses participating in the Bible Campaign – 65 out of 86 Dioceses
Bible Distribution (Jan 2010 – Mar 2010 )
Total Bibles distributed – 38,184 cps. (Jan – 10,369; Feb. – 14,472; Mar – 13,343)
Parishes/Communities served – 125
Bibles Distributed by Languages – Tagalog ( 12,877 cps.), English (3,772 cps.), Bicol (2,306 cps), Cebuano ( 10,002 cps.), Hiligaynon ( 2,073 cps.), Ilocano ( 5,148 cps.) Pangasinense (2,006 cps.)

Target Coverage of Bible Distribution for April-June 2010 (based on orders received):

Naval, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Digos, Pagadian, Ozamis, Butuan, Dipolog, Borongan, Bayombong, San Fernando (Pampanga)

Total Bible Distribution: (Jan 2009- Mar 2010): 104,258 cps (2009) + 38,184 cps.
(2010)= 142,442 cps.
Target No. of Bibles for Distribution for 2010: 200,000 cps.
Total Funds Needed for Printing and Transport of Bibles in 2010: P36M

Support the May They Be One Bible Campaign and help bring God’s Word to more Filipino homes. Your contribution of at least P150/month will enable poor families to have their own Bibles they can read, study and pray. For more Campaign info-visit, email or call ECBA – Fr. Oscar Alunday, 470 Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Mla. Telefax no. 5279386;ecba_cbcp@yahoo.com ; www.ecba-cbcp.com; PBS-Mrs. Perry Cartera/Mrs. Juliet Rivera at 890 UN Ave., Ermita Mla.; perry@bible.org.ph ; juliet@bible.org.ph ; www.bible.org..ph Tel. nos. 5215785/5267777 loc. 600, Fax No. 5215803; 09178590019 /09156727492 /09182802775

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