Philippine Bible Society

National Bible Week Log Media Exposures

Other Dates and Venues: NBW Log | January 21-27 Mega Manila | Provincial Celebrations | Visayas | January 24-29

January 7 NBW Reflections started airing over the FEBC Network particularly in the Manila stations 702 DZAS and 98.7 DZFE. Regional stations followed suit during the week upon receipt of the CDs.
January 12 NBW press conference featured in ABS-CBN News Update Reflection CD aired over DZFM
January 17 PBS Gen. Sec. Nora Lucero was interviewed by CMMA award-winning station Mom’s Radio (under the SBN Network )with stations in Calamba, Tarlac, Naga, Cebu, Bacolod, Davao and Cagayan de Oro. She was featured in two full episodes of Mom’s Choice aired on January 26 and on February 2. She also recorded running segments or drop-ins that were aired several times a day during the Bible Week. SBN also recorded and played their version of the Reflections CD with PBS providing the script.
Reflections CD, Announcement on Board (AOB) and press releases started airing in DWBL 1242- AM, DWSS 1494-AM and Mellow 94.7 FM
January 19 PBS through the PRO Hazel Alviz promoted the NBW celebration inASK – Ang Say ng Kabataan, a weekly youth-oriented program hosted by Sec. Ric Saludo and Comm. Princess Abante. This was aired on Saturday, 10 pm on Channel 4 with a replay on Sunday, 2pm.
January 20 Fr. Oscar Alunday, Executive Secretary of the Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA) of the CBCP and PBS-PRO Hazel Alviz promoted the NBW celebration in the programAng Tinig ng Pastol (10 am on 846 Radio Veritas) hosted by Msgr. Pepe Quitorio and Sr. Pinky Barrientos.
January 21 Flag raising ceremonies at Office of the President in Malacanang Palace and at the Manila Police District were covered by GMA7news crew and were featured in Balitanghali, QTV 11.
Unang Hirit of GMA 7 featured event updates on the NBW celebration and even had Bible Trivia on their program the whole week.
Bible Society Vice President Bishop Arturo Bastes was interview by Fr. Francis Lucas in CMN Veritas about the Catholic churches’ participation in the NBW celebration
Pinoy Espesyal on 702 DZAS (11 am) interviewed PRO Hazel Alviz regarding NBW activities.
Reflections CD started airing in various KBP accredited stations including, DZRB, DZXL, DZRH, etc.
January 22 PBS President and Chairman Bishop Cesar Punzalan was interviewed in CMN Veritas by Fr. Francis Lucas about the Bible and society.
Bible Society consultant Dr. Medarlo Rivera was interviewed in Oras na Pilipinas, 702 DZAS (8am). He gave an overview on how the National Bible Week celebration started as well as outlined this year’s activities.
January 23 PBS Gen. Sec. Nora Lucero was interviewed live by Mike Enriquez (DZBB-GMA) during the nationwide broadcast of Saksi sa Dobol B. The interview lasted for 25 minutes (7:15-7:40am) with Mr. Enriquez quoting Bible verses.
Fr. Oscar Alunday of ECBA was interviewed in Oras na Pilipinas(DZAS) about Pasasalamat, the fundraising concert for men and women in uniform.
Dr. Medarlo Rivera was interviewed in Pinoy Espesyal (DZAS). He talked about why the country should celebrate and honor God’s Word. He also explained the rationale for the Pasasalamat concert.
January 25 Bishop Cesar Punzalan was interviewed in Oras na Pilipinas, DZAS (8am) about the Bible, national transformation and reconciliation.
PBS Translation Consultant Bishop Daniel Arichea and PRO Hazel Alviz were interviewed by the Holy Rosary Crusade in their radio program Pamilya Muna (Veritas 846- 10:30-12nn). Bishop Arichea tackled questions about the Bible and family, while Ms. Alviz talked about NBW history and activities. The program was hosted by Bro. Bernard Canaberal Jovie Baretto and Rose Marie Barin.
Dr. Annie Del Corro, PBS consultant, was interviewed on Pinoy Espesyal, DZAS on the topic: Why are there so many Bible translations?
January 26 Gen. Fernando Mesa of the AFP – NCR Command was interviewed in the program Contemporary Issues over 702 DZAS (7-8am). He talked about what the Bible says about peace as well as the campaign to distribute Bibles to the military.
Airing of Mom’s Choice interview with Mrs. Nora Lucero over the SBN Network.


News and feature stories about the National Bible Week appeared in the following newspapers:
Manila Bulletin
January 11 Front page
January 12 National News Section
January 21 Column of Fr. Bel San Luis
January 23 (front page, Metro section, column of Fr. Bel San Luis)
January 27 Editorial
January 31 Metro Manila (Navotas)
January 14 Front page
January 19 Opinion Column – Fr. Gerry Orbos
January 30 Across the Nation – Northern Luzon
Inquirer Libre January 26
Manila Times January 23 / Front page
Philippine Star January 13 / Nation section
Pinoy Parazzi January 21 ? Full page
Stories in the internet, newsletters
CBCP Online Jan 21
GMA News.TV Jan 14, 22
Gloriscope Chrsitian Global News Jan 11
Inquirer Online Jan 13
PCEC Online Jan 7
Manila Bulletin Online Jan 11
Supreme Court Online Jan 11
Nueva Segovia Chancery Jan 21
Northern Dispatch Jan 27
Sambuhay Misallete Jan 27
Weekly Sillimanian Jan 30
Blog sites:
It’s gonna be a Lovely Deigh Jan 20
Bible Blogsite Jan 16
Expletive Deleted Jan 20
PROYouth2 Jan 27

Other Dates and Venues: NBW Log | January 21-27 Mega Manila | Provincial Celebrations | Visayas | January 24-29 

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Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.
Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.Apostolic Administrator, Achdiocese of Manila

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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