Philippine Bible Society

CJ Puno leads PBS for 3rd Straight Year

For the third straight year, retired Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno was elected President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Bible Society following the Bible Society’s Annual membership Meeting (AMM) last April 16, 2016 at the Philippine Bible Society Ministry Facility, United Nations Avenue, Manila.
Newly-elected Board of Trustees were:

Rev. Dr. Gloria Lita D. Mapangdol, Dean, St. Andrew’s Theological Seminary;
Dr. Natividad B. PagadutExecutive Secretary, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on the Biblical Apostolate (CBCP-ECBA);
Bishop Noel A. Pantoja, National Director, Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC);
Bishop Cesar Vicente P. Punzalan III, Presiding Bishop, Hope Christian Fellowship Churches in the Philippines;
Mrs. Florencia G. Tarriela, Chairman, Philippine National Bank; and,
Predikador Justice Raoul V. Victorino (Ret.), Chairperson, National Council of Churches in the Philippines.

The Executive Committee members were:

Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno (Ret.), Chairman and President;
Most Rev. Broderick S. Pabillo, D.D., Vice Chairman and Vice President;
Predikador Justice Raoul V. Victorino (Ret.), Corporate Secretary;
Bishop Noel A. Pantoja, Member-at-Large;
Mr. Lawrence Y. Ty, Member-at-Large.

The newly-elected Trustees and Executive Committee members were sworn in by Chairman Emeritus, the Most Rev. Arturo M. Bastes, S.V.D., D.D., Bishop of Sorsogon.
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During the meeting, General Secretary Dr. Nora G. Lucero highlighted in her report God’s faithfulness to the Bible Society, enabling it to “move forward as an organization that is in the midst of changes,” and likening it to how God allowed Joshua and the Israelites to cross the Jordan River on dry ground. With the ministry’s five (5) strategic directions in mind – Scripture Engagement, Proactive Marketing, Friend and Fundraising, Systems Innovation and Processes Improvement, and, Human Resources Development – she expressed the hope that the year 2015 would be a “continuing reminder of how the Filipino people, especially the less privileged encountered God in His Word in a very personal and life-changing way.”
The PBS has an 18-member inter-confessional Board of Trustees, composed of five (5) representatives each from the NCCP, PCEC, the Roman Catholic Church, and three (3) representatives from independent churches. Currently also serving as Trustees are:

Mr. Augusto A. Arguelles, President, Institute for Pastoral Development;
Bishop Joselito T. Cruz, General Secretary, Iglesia Filipina Independiente;
Mrs. Leonila T. Cruz, Elder, Friends of Jesus Christ Ministries International;
Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio S. David, D.D., Bishop of Kalookan;
Dr. Timoteo D. Gener, President, Asian Theological Seminary;
Dr. Rommel F. Linatoc, Program Secretary, Christian Unity and Ecumenical Relations of NCCP;
Atty. Gerard A. Mosquera, Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon;
Prof. Lysander P. Rivera, Associate Lecturer, Theology and Religious Education, De La Salle University-Manila;
Mr. Albert S. Tanlimco, President, AMTES Corporation; and,
Most Rev. Bishop Arturo M. Bastes, S.V.D., D.D, Bishop of Sorsogon, PBS President Emeritus.

We bring back all glory, honor, and praise to our Almighty God for His continuing wisdom, grace and provision in Making the Bible Known. He is sovereign over our plans and His faithfulness to the Bible Society endures!

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