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
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.


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.

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