Philippine Bible Society

DISASTER ALERT: Typhoon Ondoy Left Many Fellowmen in Distress

Last September 26, 2009, the typhoon “Ketsana” (locally known as “Ondoy”) has intensely struck Luzon greatly affecting mostly Metro Manila areas. Ketsana brought immense magnitude of floodwaters and mud caused by continuous raining, with 341 millimeters within 6 hours.
The surge of heavy rains caused the overflow of rivers and creeks into the cities which damaged many structures including houses, roads and public walls. Affected families sought refuge by ascending to the higher floors or roofs of their houses. Motorists and the greater public were stranded on the roads because many areas were already clogged by flood.
Many areas are still inaccessible due to muddy floodwaters making it difficult for rescue teams and relief operations to reach victims who have been awaiting assistance for 3 days since the typhoon hit. According to the report of the National Disaster Coordinating Council, as of September 27, 2009 7AM, 51 casualties, 21 missing person cases and 4 people injured. Statistic reports confirmed that 54,891 families or 279,763 people suffered as a result of the typhoon.
A Call for Aid 
We seek for your assistance on behalf of our brothers and sisters in need. Donations in cash or kind are very much appreciated. Your donations may be coursed through the Philippine Bible Society, 890 UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila. If you need more details on this, you may contact us at +63 2 5230369 (Administration) and +63 2 5256720 (Finance).
For your cash donations, kindly deposit it to our bank accounts:
Account name: Philippine Bible Society
UCPB (UN Ave. Branch) Account Number: 128-101338-1 (for Peso donations)
BPI (Sta. Mesa Branch) Account Number: 3904-0027-46 (for Dollar donations)
Swift code for Dollar account: BOPIPHMM
Our brethren would be grateful for your donations in kind such as:

  • Clothes
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping mats and beddings
  • Plates, Cups, Spoons and Forks
  • Medicines for flu, cough, colds, diarrhea, antibacterial and anti-fugal creams
  • Toiletries (shampoo, bath soap, toothbrush and toothpaste)
  • Laundry soap
  • Food and drinkable water

Let us all be united as a people and be channels of blessing to encourage, comfort and help our countrymen who are in deep need. May we all be one in prayer, in support and in love, especially in this trying time. We pray that the Lord would return your goodness hundredfold.
Mrs. Marilou Esponilla/Ms. Raquel Hornilla
+63 2 5230369 /
Ms. Florence Vicente/Mrs. Sharon Napalang
+63 2 5256720 /

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