Philippine Bible Society

National Bible Week: Transforming the Nation Through God’s Word

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The annual celebration of National Bible Week by Philippine Bible Society is empowered by Presidential Proclamations No. 44 by President Corazon Aquino and Proclamation No. 1607 by President Fidel V. Ramos. Both decrees recognized that “national attention be focused on the importance of reading and studying the Bible in molding the spiritual, moral, and social fiber of our country”.
Next year’s celebration carries the theme, Pagpapahayag ng Salita ng Diyos Tungo sa Pagbabago (Proclaiming God’s Word Towards National Transformation) and will be celebrated on January 23 – 29, 2012. Inspired by verses from Jonah 3:1- 10 and Matthew 5:17, it addresses the importance of the Word of God in bringing about a much needed change in our society. Leaders from various churches and organizations came up with the theme in response to the current administration’s goal of abolishing corruption and promoting the moral development of the people.
To kick off this grand celebration, PBS will conduct an I-Proclaim! event, a 12-hour continuous, public and ecumenical Bible-reading, which seeks to bring God’s Word closer to Filipinos and to encourage everyone to explore its riches and relevance to their lives. As more and more people read and study the Bible, the universal truths found in its pages will empower them to live with hope and courage even during unpredictable and trying times. Another highlight of the celebration will be the Handwritten Unity Bible, a historic undertaking that aims to unite Filipinos from all sectors by re-writing the Bible by hand. These activities are slated for January 13, 2012 at the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite.

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