Philippine Bible Society

New Board Members elected at 40th Annual Meeting

New Board Members elected at 40th Annual Meeting
10,301,324 Scriptures distributed in 2004
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The Philippine Bible Society welcomed six new Board Members during its 40th Annual Membership Meeting held on April 16, 2005 at the PBS Ministry Facility in Sta. Mesa, Manila. The six newly-elected Board Members are: Mrs. Flor Tarriela and Mr. James Y. Tioco of the Independent Churches group; Mrs. Lydia Aherrera, Mr. Rene Cristobal, and Prime Bishop Ignacio Soliba of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP); and Bishop Jose Corazon Tala-oc of the Roman Catholic Church. The new set of Executive Committee was also elected right after the meeting resulting to the election of the following: Bishop Efraim Tendero, President and Chairman; Bishop Arturo Bastes, SVD, DD, Vice-President and Vice-Chairman; Atty. Robinson Landicho, Corporate Secretary; Mrs. Flor Tarriela and Mr. Rene Cristobal, Members.

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During the meeting, PBS General Secretary Mrs. Nora Lucero reported on the achievement of the Bible Society. Despite another difficult year, PBS was able to distribute a total of 10,301,324 copies of Scriptures, an increase of 4.99% from 2003 total distribution. Of the total distribution, 613,997 are Bibles, 1,104,909 New Testaments, 1,867,603 Portions, 160,324 New Readers’ Portions, and 6,445,491 Selections (leaflets). In 2005, PBS aims to distribute a total of 10,863,000 Scriptures.

PBS also unveiled its eight-storey building project – the UN Bible House – to rise at 890 United Nations Avenue, Manila. The building, targeted to be completed in 15 months, will house the Bible Society offices, a bookstore, a library, meeting hall, and a two-level Bible museum.
 

 
The approved building design for
the PBS UN Bible House.