Philippine Bible Society

National Bible Week Log Mega Manila

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January 21-27 Motorcades, bible exhibits, quizzes in various municipalities, cities and churches, schools
MEGA Manila
1. Mandaluyong City. The Mandaluyong Ministerial Fellowship headed by Pastor Bon Francisco had a motorcade/ parade on Saturday, January 26 and an evangelistic concert – Friday night at Mandaluyong City Hall Gym.
2. Manila. The Manila Ministerial Fellowship headed by Ptr. Peter Reyes attended the flag raising ceremony on Jan. 21 where they presented Bibles to Mayor Fred Lim and Vice Mayor Isko Moreno. This event was covered by media and a shot of Mayor Lim accepting the Bible was shown on QTV 11.
The Lector’s Ministry of Sta. Cruz Parish, Manila hosted a Bible Quiz from January 20-26 that was participated in by pre-schoolers, college students and parish volunteers. They also had biblical song composition competition, a Holy Hour, and a talk on the topic: “The Word of God creates in us a life of giving.”
3. Muntinlupa City. Dr. Medarlo Rivera attended with Adette Dimaala. Two groups of “Walkers for Christ” converged at the Municipal City Hall Quadrangle. Participants were attired in white T-shirts and were identifiable through the streamers/ placards they carried. A sea of humanity in white was a sight to behold – all intently listening to the Muntinlupa City Choir and the City Band! The PBS contingent met with Councilor Marissa Core Rongavilla who was responsible for City Ordinance no. 15-074 that institutionalized the NBW celebration on December 12, 2005. She introduced them to Pastor Nory Matakot, Chair of the Muntinlupa Ministerial Fellowship, to members of the City Council and the Vice Mayor. The Bible Week message was delivered by Dr. Rivera. This was followed by a Bible distribution to the members of the council and city executives. Finally, multi-colored aerial balloons carrying of poster bearing the NBW Theme were released.
4. Navotas City. An ecumenical activity participated in by Roman Catholics, 7th Day Adventists, Malabon Navotas Ministerial Association, JIL, Assembly of God, Ang Dating Daan and the Samahang Kristiyano ng Navotas. Coordinator is Bro. Dan Marcelo. They had a motorcade in the morning of January 25, then a program at 6pm. Youth groups from various churches gave musical numbers and led in the praise and worship. This was followed by a Bible reading led by a Roman Catholic priest. PRO Hazel Alviz represented PBS and gave the message. A PBS Bible was also presented to Vice Mayor Joseph Patrick Javier.
5. Paranaque City – Pastors Ministers and Leaders Association (PAMILEA) of Parañaque held a motorcade on Saturday, January 26.
6. Pag-Asa, Quezon City – The Pag-asa Christian Learning School (under the auspices of UCCP) had a motorcade. Ptr. Elmer who led the celebration said, we are doing this for I think 4 consecutive years and we will do this on and on and on. By this activity we encourage our neighbors to read the Bible…”
7. Pateros. Pateros celebrated the NBW 2008 backed up with the Municipal Ordinance # 2007-002 which was approved last February 26, 2007. The ministerial Fellowship of Pateros called SAKOP hosted event. While it was their 1st Bible week celebration, they managed to create a big impact to the community.
8. San Juan City. Dr. Annie Del Corro attended. The flag ceremony was held in front of the San Juan city hall with the Mayor JV Ejercito and some councilors in attendance, together with the policemen. After the pledge of allegiance, a pastor gave a brief testimony about God’s goodness. Pastor Jun Sibanico, our contact, presented a plaque to the mayor in recognition for his being a TOYM awardee. Dr. Del Corro also presented the ESV Bible for the mayor, from PBS then proceeded to give the box of Bibles to Pastor Sibanico.
There was a motorcade with at least 25 vehicles joining. A big NBW banner was displayed on the side of a big truck while a taped message played over the PA system, explaining what the motorcade and celebration is about. A fire truck even participated in the motorcade. The route passed through even narrow streets, and also the main roads such as Ortigas, Wilson and P. Guevara. There were even T-shirts that said NBWC for National Bible Week Celebration, 2008 San Juan.
9. Valenzuela City – The Valenzuela City Christian Council of Elders (VCCCE) led the NBW celebration that had the theme: “Valenzuela may Disiplina Kung Gabay ay Biblia”. This group is composed of the Valenzuela Pastoral network, Valenzuela for Jesus Movement, Valenzuela Christian Ministers for Social concern and the Ministers for Valenzuela’s Progress. Valenzuela seeks to be known as the Bible Belt of the Philippines. Their week-long activities (participated in by the Far East Broadcasting Company, Bethel Bible College, Febias College of Bible, the Christian Literature Crusade and the Phil. Bible Society) included a formal declaration during the Monday flag ceremony, a Bible prayer gathering, a motorcade, Bible slogan campaign, Bible distribution (PBS donated 130 Bibles), and a luncheon with local officials at the Maricopa Restaurant. The luncheon was graced by Congressman Bishop Abante who is proposing a bill in the Congress to make the Bible as a required reading material for all public schools.
The Beacon of Faith AG, headed by Ptr. Chona Tobias meanwhile conducted the LXVI (66) Challenge. The whole congregation endeavored to set a record by reading the whole Bible in one week. Sixty-six volunteers (from grade schoolers to senior citizens) picked a particular Bible book to read during the week (Jan 21- 26). On Bible Sunday, volunteers submitted a book report. Successful challengers were awarded with certificates declaring: “I Survived the LXVI Bible Challenge!”

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