Programs & Ministries

PBS STATEMENT ON THE PINOY VERSION NEW TESTAMENT
PBS STATEMENT ON THE PINOY VERSION NEW TESTAMENT

In light of the renewed interest on the Pinoy Version New Testament on social media, the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) is issuing the following statement.

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Navotas #SpreadHopeNotFear Bible Distribution
Navotas #SpreadHopeNotFear Bible Distribution

Read testimonies from our Bible recipients of the #SpreadHopeNotFear Bayanihan Campaign for 48,000 Frontliners held at the Philippine Heart Center, Lung Center of the Philippines, and Navotas Disaster Risk and Management Office.

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5 Years of Riding to Place a Bible in Every Home
5 Years of Riding to Place a Bible in Every Home

Throughout the 11 Bible rides conducted in 11 provinces where 38 national high schools are reached, God has made milestones with the distribution of more than 50,000 copies of the Bible so far! Indeed, God has bigger plans than we set for...

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PBS Gears Up for National Bible Month 2021
PBS Gears Up for National Bible Month 2021

In preparation for the upcoming National Bible Month (NBM) in January 2021, we connected with NBM Coordinators, long-time PBS partners and church leaders, from different affiliations on June 26 to come up with themes and Scripture verses for the...

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PBS Joins the UBS World Day of Prayer
PBS Joins the UBS World Day of Prayer

Though physically separated, the celebration of the 2020 World Day of Prayer created a communion among those who shared the same concern and hope. Friends and partners of the Bible Society joined us in celebrating the goodness and faithfulness...

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i-Proclaim 2.0: Spreading Hope Amidst Fear
i-Proclaim 2.0: Spreading Hope Amidst Fear

i-Proclaim 2.0 reminded us that God’s Word always gives us relevant and timely encouragement. During these uncertain times, the promises in His Word remain true and certain. We thank Him for giving us the opportunity and platform to proclaim...

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PBS Marks Historical Feat with Virtual 55th Annual Membership Meeting
PBS Marks Historical Feat with Virtual 55th Annual Membership Meeting

MANILA, PHILIPPINES; June 13, 2020 – Philippine Bible Society (PBS) welcomed the new set of elected Board of Trustees during the first ever virtual 55th Annual Membership Meeting (AMM)!

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55th AMM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
55th AMM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

55th AMM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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PBS #SpreadHopeNotFear UP Philippine General Hospital and other frontliners.
PBS #SpreadHopeNotFear UP Philippine General Hospital and other frontliners.

PBS spreads hope through the distribution of Bibles to frontline health workers of the UP Philippine General Hospital and other frontliners. Let us #SpreadHopeNotFear!

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The Heart of a Bible Museum Tour Guide
The Heart of a Bible Museum Tour Guide

I believe the thing that motivates me to promote the Bible Museum is my love for the kids. I’d like to quote Matthew 19:14 from the Good News Translation, which says, “Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me and do not stop them, because...

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PBS Member Profile: Pastor Noel Cortez’s Creativity for the Cause of Christ
PBS Member Profile: Pastor Noel Cortez’s Creativity for the Cause of Christ

the Lord deserves our best work always and in all the ways that we can. We thank Him for allowing us to meet such a passionate soul–His servant, Pastor Noel.

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Good News is Always Welcome: God’s Faithfulness Overflows in Our Faith Comes By Hearing Ministry
Good News is Always Welcome: God’s Faithfulness Overflows in Our Faith Comes By Hearing Ministry

We praise God for the 2,000 flash drives containing copies of the Gospel Film project that are ready to be given out to 500 church leaders and workers.

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PBS Adopt a Church Program (AACP) in Cebu City!
PBS Adopt a Church Program (AACP) in Cebu City!

CURRENTLY: We are holding an Adopt a Church Program (AACP) Training session and Bible distribution activity here in His Dwelling Christian Church. Praise God! The weather is as beautiful as ever here in the island of Cebu. Once again, we...

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PBS Marks 120 Years of Bible Proclamation
PBS Marks 120 Years of Bible Proclamation

[Updated] Since 1899, PBS remains to be an organization inspired by its vision of seeing “a transformed Filipino people through God’s Word” become a reality.

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The Big Picture: PBS Translation Projects to Pray Over and UBS Translation News to Give Thanks For
The Big Picture: PBS Translation Projects to Pray Over and UBS Translation News to Give Thanks For

The beauty of Bible translation work is that we get to feel and experience the life-changing truth contained in the Gospel in our very own heart language.

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Invest in What Will Make an Eternal Impact: A PBS Ministry Facility Building Update
Invest in What Will Make an Eternal Impact: A PBS Ministry Facility Building Update

The groundbreaking for this new PBS Ministry Facility happened on June 9, 2016, and we are aiming and hoping for the project’s completion in 2020.

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PBS at the 40th Manila International Book Fair
PBS at the 40th Manila International Book Fair

The Philippine Bible Society (PBS) was once again blessed with the opportunity of becoming an exhibitor at this year’s 40th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF).

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A Poimen for the Mangyan Pastors
A Poimen for the Mangyan Pastors

We began a fundraising initiative–under the Adopt a Church Program (AACP)–for Mangyan pastors in Mindoro last July 2019. By God’s grace, we raised enough funds for 110 Poimen Bibles. PBS Church Relations Officer Ivan Gervacio shared, “When I...

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Healing Begins Within: Three-Day Trauma Healing Program Training for PBS Staff
Healing Begins Within: Three-Day Trauma Healing Program Training for PBS Staff

The Healing Group Session’s main objective is to help participants with wounded hearts, so that they can process their pain, find healing, and become more resilient–all while engaging with the Scriptures on a deeper level.

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Open to All: Bible Museum Tour Workshop Slots Filled in Less than a Week
Open to All: Bible Museum Tour Workshop Slots Filled in Less than a Week

Opening up opportunities for our PBS members and PBS staff to serve as Bible Museum tour guides was a good way to address this concern.

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Come Together: UBS-Asia Pacific Sign Language Consultation at PBS
Come Together: UBS-Asia Pacific Sign Language Consultation at PBS

The goal of the UBS-Asia Pacific Sign Language Consultation last June 4 was to actively respond to the increasing interest among Bible Societies in the Asia-Pacific region to develop Sign language projects of their own.

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Service with a Smile: PBS Receives Award at UBS Global Roundtable Exchange Meeting
Service with a Smile: PBS Receives Award at UBS Global Roundtable Exchange Meeting

Toward the end of this meeting, UBS recognized 10 Bible Societies for “providing mentoring to others in the United Bible Societies Fellowship.” We are delighted to share that PBS was a recipient of the Recognition of Steward Leadership...

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Embracing the ESV: PBS Partners with Crossway in ESV Bible Launch
Embracing the ESV: PBS Partners with Crossway in ESV Bible Launch

Praise God for the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible weekend launch in Manila last May 17-18, 2019. Dr. Dane C. Ortlund, senior vice president at Crossway Publishing, led the presentation before a hundred or more church leaders, officials, and...

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Q & A with Dr. Dane C. Ortlund
Q & A with Dr. Dane C. Ortlund

“Read the Bible every day in the same way you’d take a multi-vitamin every day, because our souls get hungry. Physically, you feel the hunger. But you don’t feel the spiritual hunger in the same way. In actuality, our souls are just as needy as...

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The Tambuli Fellowship: Charging Forward for the “Last 45”
The Tambuli Fellowship: Charging Forward for the “Last 45”

Tambuli is a call for all the churches, organizations, government agencies, and more to unite. We are called to respond in humility and act for the sake of the “Last 45.” Let us continue to listen to God’s voice.

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The Word Riders Bring The Pinoy NT to Camarines Norte
The Word Riders Bring The Pinoy NT to Camarines Norte

The riders made it their mission to distribute 1,800 copies of the New Testament: Pinoy Version to the Grade 8 students of 4 public high schools in the municipality of Daet.

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PBS Staff Undergo Training in the Art of Trauma Healing
PBS Staff Undergo Training in the Art of Trauma Healing

We praise God for He gives us opportunities to heal, to flourish, and to find a new and victorious life in Him again through the Trauma Healing Program.

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The Journey Continues: A Reviewer’s Workshop for the Pinoy Psalms and Proverbs
The Journey Continues: A Reviewer’s Workshop for the Pinoy Psalms and Proverbs

Pinoy OT: Psalms and Proverbs – Reviewer’s Workshop last February 7-8, 2019 (Thursday and Friday) at the PBS Ministry Center in UN Avenue, Manila from 8:00am to 5:00pm on both days. It was attended by 20 eager and energetic participants with ages...

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The Gift of Unity: 2019 National Bible Month Culmination
The Gift of Unity: 2019 National Bible Month Culmination

The mission of making the Bible known continues! Praise the Lord for we are more united than ever in spreading His Word and His love to our fellow Filipinos.

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Groove and Give Glory to God with National Bible Month 2019’s Theme Song
Groove and Give Glory to God with National Bible Month 2019’s Theme Song

Our winning track comes from the group of Pastora Juliet Astrologo and it’s called “Usap Tayo.” We praise the Lord for we now have a winning song entry that the whole Philippines can sing together!

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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