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; ;; PBS-Mrs. Perry Cartera/Mrs. Juliet Rivera at 890 UN Ave., Ermita Mla.; ; ; Tel. nos. 5215785/5267777 loc. 600, Fax No. 5215803; 09178590019 /09156727492 /09182802775