From the Office of the General Secretary

New Testament Turn-Over to PNP

On the occasion of the 20th Founding Anniversary of the Phil National Police Community Relations, we turned-over 9,000 New Testaments (NTs)  to Gen. Nicanor Bartolome, PNP Chief. The 9,000 is part of the 20,000 New Testaments donated by Mr. Menardo and Mrs. Kay Jimenez as specifically to be distributed to the PNP for its values formation program. Bishop Jonel Milan handed over the NTs to Gen. Bartolome and on behalf of PBS, I signed the PNP-PBS MOA.

Ms. Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, eldest sister of Pres. Noynoy Aquino, was Guest of Honor and Speaker and Cong. Manny Pacquiao was the Gospel Sharer.
Ms. Ballsy Cruz shared a short, extemporaneous but very sincere speech. We saw in her the humility, sincerity and graciousness so typical of the Aquino family. She acknowledged Ms. Kay Jimenez as the reason why she became part of the Bible project. She also assured PNP of our prayers and support. “Kami sa PBS ay patuloy ang panalangin at suporta sa PNP”, she said.
Cong. Manny Pacquiao spoke on the importance of the Bible and how reading it changed his life. He is now an ardent Bible Ambassador encouraging everyone to read the Bible every day as he said, the Bible is our Manual to Life. He promised Gen. Bartolome to come back and have more time to conduct Bible studies in the PNP.
The event was covered by GMA7 and other media networks. I was interviewed by GMA7 and Ch 4.
We will post in the PBS website (and some in our Facebook page) the pictures taken during the event. We thank Mr. Menardo and Mrs. Kay Jimenez for their generous hearts in funding the printing, Bp. Jonel Milan for his presence and handing the NTs over to Gen. Bartolome, Perry Cartera for coordinating with the PNP, Laura Valledo for printing the NTs and all of us who in one way or another,  prayed and supported the project.
We say, thank you, Lord, for continuing to use PBS in making your Word available to our police force and others. May we all read, live and share God’s Word. To God be the glory!

“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