Philippine Bible Society

Handwritten Bible Project Gets a Go from Roman Catholic Counterparts

A mock-up of the planned Handwritten Unity Bible
A mock-up of the Handwritten Unity Bible

In light of the May They Be One Bible Campaign launched last September 2008, the Philippine Bible Society will launch the Handwritten Unity Bible Project this coming September on MTBO’s second year. The Handwritten Unity Bible Project was conceptualized as a fundraising project as well as to create awareness in promoting unity amongst the Filipino people in ushering transformation through fostering a love for God’s word. Leaders of the various religious communities will also be asked to contribute to the project as well as encourage their members from all over the country and abroad to write and lobby to complete the whole Bible in 2 years. Some of those who will be tapped for the project will be government officials and prominent personalities. The project targets to collect a minimum contribution of PhP50 for each written verse amounting to a minimum of PhP 3.565 million which will go to the May They Be One Bible Campaign.
The project was promoted by Bp. Rene Mayugba last July 11, 2010 at the 101st Catholic Bishops’ Conference held at Pope Pius (number?) Center, UN Avenue, Manila. The Handwritten Unity Bible was also one of the partnership topics that was discussed in Radyo Veritas’ program Tinig ng Pastol last Sunday, July 11. The program is hosted by Msgr, Pepe Quitoryo who interviewed guests Hazel Alviz (PBS) and Fr. Oscar Alunday (ECBA) who work hand-in-hand for the success of the May They Be One Bible Campaign. Both times, the project was received with excitement and enthusiasm, looking to towards the vision of bringing the Bible to more and more Filipinos throughout coming years. It is the prayer of PBS that both the MTBO Bible Campaign and the Handwritten Unity Bible Project will indeed be a success to bring more people into the knowledge of God’s Word and in turn into a living relationship with the God whose Word endures through the ages.

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