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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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PBS Representatives Attend Breakfast Meeting with the Cardinal

Our PBS representatives—Mrs. Perry Cartera (Associate General Secretary) and Ms. Florence Vicente (Management Services Manager)—attended a breakfast meeting with His Eminence Antonio Luis Cardinal Tagle on February 4, 2019 from 7:00am to 9:00am...

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Adopt a Church Applicants Get Personal
Adopt a Church Applicants Get Personal

The difficulty they experienced in providing Bibles for their church communities was the main reason that compelled each one to put their churches up for adoption into this program.

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#InMyHeartLanguage: A Full Life Study Bible in Ilokano

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] The Philippine Bible Society (PBS) launched the Ilokano Full Life Study Bible or IFLSB last December 10, 2018  in the Ating Tahanan GSP National Program...

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Churches Unite to Spread the Word
Churches Unite to Spread the Word

All the Bible distribution activities conducted in Metro Manila during the 2019 National Bible Month (NBM) celebration must have made an impact in the lives of those who received their own copies of the Scriptures.

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The Pinoy NT’s Journey: What’s been happening since MIBF 2018?
The Pinoy NT’s Journey: What’s been happening since MIBF 2018?

Who could have predicted that the New Testament: Pinoy Version we launched back in September 13, 2018 at the 39th Manila International Book Fair would kick start countless passionate conversations both online and offline? ONLINE We were sent so...

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PBS hosts i-Proclaim Activity at Plaza Rueda
PBS hosts i-Proclaim Activity at Plaza Rueda

The i-Proclaim is essentially a public reading of the Bible. Aside from PBS staff, more than a hundred people officially registered to read the Word of God out loud on stage. Those who registered read from the New Testament: Pinoy Version.

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“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