Philippine Bible Society

National Bible Week 2012 Plans Underway


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Leaders gather to plan for NBW 2012

Last July 29, 2011, leaders from various churches and Christian organizations came together to plan for the 2012 National Bible Week. This annual celebration, which aims to promote the Bible to Filipinos as an everyday manual to life and instrument for transformation, has been endorsed by three past presidents – Ferdinand Marcos (Presidential Proclamation no. 2242), Corazon Aquino (PP No. 44), and Fidel Ramos (PP No. 1067). The meeting’s discussion focused primarily on the theme for next year’s celebration. The themes suggested by the attendees were mostly geared towards getting the youth involved. National transformation was also a common focus as we want to partner with the current administration’s thrust.Though an agreement has yet to be reached regarding the theme, it was clear that that the themes suggested were still firmly rooted on the objectives of the May They Be One Biblecampaign. The leaders also shed light on the need for the current President to release a new proclamation that will help encourage more local leaders to release their own ordinances in their respective regions in order to further strengthen the celebration of NBW throughout the nation. As for the venue for next year’s celebration, Carol Rivera, a representative from the mayor’s office in Alfonso, Cavite, suggested the possibility of their province hosting the nationwide i-Proclaim! event which will culminate the NBW celebration. Along with the brainstorming for the theme and venue for the celebration, the church leaders have also pledged to strengthen the May They Be One Bible campaign through the Handwritten Unity Bible fundraising project by promoting it in their respective churches.

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