Philippine Bible Society

Bible Caravan Goes To Northern Luzon

The Philippine Bible Society (PBS) recently held a Bible Seminar Caravan, covering three major cities in Northern Luzon from July 26 to 29.
Joining the Translation Seminar Team, composed of Translation Department Manager Rev. Edgar Ebojo, United Bible Societies Translation Consultant Dr. Annie del Corro, and PBS Honorary Translation Consultant Bishop Daniel Arichea, Jr., Were Marketing Department’s Joti Jotojot, Aries Aguilar, and Dario Esponilla.
First stop for the team was Laoag City in Ilocos Norte, where 86 participants attended the seminar.  The same number of participants joined them in the Vigan, Ilocos Sur seminar, while 113 participants attended the seminar in San Fernando, La Union.


Bishop Daniel C. Arichea, Dr. Annie del Corro, and Rev. Edgar Ebojo pose with participants in San Fernando.

During the seminars, Dr. del Corro discussed the importance of knowing the reasons why there are so many versions of the Bible.  She also underscored the various socio-historical factors behind the printing of Bibles with Deuterocanonical books.
For his part, Dr. Arichea leisurely presented, to the audience’s delight, the virtue of correctly interpreting the Word of God in light of various translations of the Bible.
On the other hand, Rev. Ebojo, provided the historical sketch for the Marketing Department during the caravan.  Majority of the participants were grateful for the activity, saying it was “very informative and it helped them understand the Word of God better.
According to Rev. Ebojo, it is also noteworthy that in all three seminars students from Bible colleges have been consistently part of their audience, which has been usually composed of pastors and church lay people.


Marketing Department’s Joti Jotojot joins the participants in Vigan.

A reason for this could be the fact that biblical translation is not part of the usual fare in Bible schools,” he explained, adding that this could be an indication that PBS is slowly being recognized as a solid resource in the field of translation.
The Bible Translation Seminars will be PBS’ continuing service to inform and educate our constituents about PBS translations and its ministry.  Another Bible Caravan is scheduled this September in the Visayas area, particularly in the cities of Ormoc, Tagbilaran, and Dumaguete.

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

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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