Philippine Bible Society

Dr. Ebojo speaks at the Divine Word Seminary Symposium

The Divine Word Seminary-Tagaytay (DWST), School of Theology, held a symposium on the “History of the Filipino Bible” last March 2 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, at the DWST Arnoldus Hall, Tagaytay City. more than 150 participated in the Symposium, coming from different nearby seminaries and convents, as well as faculty members of DWST.
Among the symposium speakers were Dr. Edgar Ebojo (PhD, University of Birmingham and PBS Publishing Manager), who gave a presentation on “From One Language to Another: A Discourse on the History of the Bible Transmission in the Philippines”)”; Rev. Fr. Randolf Flores, SVD (SSL, Biblicum, Rome; PhD, Ateneo), presented a sketch of the “History of the Ilocano Bible”; Sr. Miriam Alejandrino, OSB (SSL, Biblicum-Rome; STD Gregoriana-Rome), the “History of the Cebuano Bible”; and Rev. Fr. Oscar Alunday, SVD (STL, Salesiana-Rome), who gave a presentation on the “History of the Tingguian Bible”, in which PBS has undertaken a translation of the Gospel of Mark in one of the ten Tinggian dialects. Rev. Federiico Villanueva (PhD, University of Bristol) was chosen as respondent to the four presentations. Question and Answer ensued after the presentations.
Also, PBS Translation Supervisor, Mrs. Jojee Martinez (on study leave) and Translation staff Miss Leizl Ocampo accompanied Dr. Ebojo, taking along with them various samples of early and modern Bibles, kept at the PBS archives and holdings, to give participants better appreciation of the work of PBS as a Bible translating, producing, distributing, and engaging ministry.
Dr. Ebojo intimated that “it has been a rare privilege to deliver the keynote address… during the Divine Word Seminary-sponsored Symposium on the History of the Filipino Bible. Not only was it a ‘historic’ event, but also an ‘interconfessional’ fellowship of brothers and sisters in the Lord. The Lord be praised!”

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