Philippine Bible Society

New Bible for women launched

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The giant representation of the Tagalog Women’s Bible adorned the stage at the Women of Blessing Rally in Cuneta Astrodome.

With all the hype about women power and women being treated equal with men, it still can’t be denied that these once called ‘weaker sex’ have special needs. Mrs. Nora Lucero, General Secretary of the Philippine Bible Society said, “Ang Filipina ay unique. Kakaiba ang kanyang mga hangarin, interes, at mga struggles sa buhay. Gusto nating matugunan ang mga ito sa pamamagitan ng isang Biblia na masasabi niyang talagang para sa akin ito. (The Filipina is unique, as well as her goals, interests and struggles in life. And we want to address these in a Bible that she can claim her own).”

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Unveiling of the Tagalog Women’s Bible. Leading the ceremony
are Mrs. Lucero of PBS and Mrs. Tita Tolentino, Women of Blessing Chairman.

This is the motivation behind the Philippine Bible Society’s (PBS) new Scripture product, the Ang Biblia para sa Makabagong Filipina. The Tagalog Women’s Bible was formally launched during the Women of Blessing rally held at the Cuneta Astrodome on October 22, 2005 attended by 4,000 women from various parts of Luzon.
The Ang Biblia para sa Makabagong Filipina was especially produced for the needs of modern-day Filipinas. It contains carefully written articles on the relevance of God’s Word to current women issues. Most of these articles were based on life experiences of reputable women from various fields, including Evelyn Miranda-Feliciano, Catholic Mass Media awardee and best-selling author; Jophen Baui, writer and Bible translator; Sarah Jean Padrinao, FEBC radio announcer; and Amyjay Riconalla, Chairman of Fellowship of Christians in Business. The articles address topics such as sexual harassment, marital/domestic violence and balancing work and rest.

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PBS GenSec Mrs. Lucero (2nd from right) with the writers
(from left) Jophen Baui, Evelyn Miranda-Feliciano and Richelle Ann Joson-Ligot.

“Karamihan sa mga issues ng mga babae ay parang nakabaon sa pages ng Scriptures. (Women issues are oftentimes buried in the pages of the Scriptures),” said Ms. Baui. “Ang mga articles ay parang mga pointers that will direct the readers to passages speaking to women, for women, and about women (The articles are like pointers that will direct the readers to passages speaking to women, for women and about women).”
The Tagalog Women’s Bible, containing the easy-to-understand Magandang Balita Biblia text, is available both in Catholic and Protestant Editions. Copies are distributed at PBS’ BibleHouses in Sta. Mesa and United Nations Avenue, as well as leading bookstores nationwide.

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