Philippine Bible Society

Celebrity Couple is Rooted in the Word

Unknown to many, celebrity couple King and Boots Rodrigo are lovers of the Word. In fact, their love for the Bible intertwines with their own love story.
Atty. King shared that when he was trying to hurry Boots along into marrying him, she quoted a passage from Ecclesiastes in reply. “She quoted Ecclesiastes 3, which says ‘For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter in heaven,’” he said.
A serious Bible reader himself, Atty. King would not be outdone. He had a particular Bible verse in mind, which he thought was more appropriate for him and Boots at that stage of their courtship. “I corrected her and said that Ecclesiastes 11:4 was more applicable to our situation then. It says ‘He who observes the wind will not sow, he who regards the clouds will not reap.’” he said.
Following their much-publicized marriage, they still continue to read God’s Word. “If you go in our room, you will find a copy of the Bible on our bedside table. I also have a Bible commentary handy for when I need to understand a passage more clearly. And every night before we sleep, I would read the Bible aloud to Boots,” he shared.
Atty. King emphasized the importance of reading the Bible, saying that “it is impossible to love God without knowing Him through the Bible.”
“I think that for us to love God, we must know Him. It would be difficult to love someone, whether God or man, if you do not know the person. So what better way to know God than through His Word, the Bible,” he explained.
For her part, Boots said that her daily Bible reading has influenced her much “before and after her marriage to Atty. King.” “The adherence to the Bible is a togetherness activity for us,” she said.
The couple expressed hope that more Filipinos, especially children, get to know more about God through His Word. “If more people had access to the Bible, if they read it and live by it, more people would love God and serve Him,” Atty. King said.
This is why they continue to devote their time, talents, and treasure to help the Philippine Bible Society fulfil its mission of making the Bible known. Atty. King said many Catholics believe in God without clearly knowing why. “This is why Filipinos need to read the Bible,” he stressed.
Boots also said that due emphasis should be given to teaching young people about the Bible, especially those in the so-called formative years. She also suggested that a family Bible program would be a good initiative to get more Filipinos engaged in the Word. “While it is good to start with children in their formative years, you would need the cooperation of the parents. It would be easier for both the parents and the children to continue learning about God and His Word in the privacy of their own home after a Bible reading session or workshop,” she said.

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