New Board of Trustees for Philippine Bible Society
PBS BOT 2012-2013 (l-r): Bp. Evangelio Mercado, Atty. Jose Villanueva, Mrs. Leonila Cruz, Dr. Natividad Pagadut, Ms. Joy Candelario, Bp.Renato Mayugba, Mr. Ramon dela Torre (seated l-r) PBS General Secretary Mrs. Nora. G. Lucero, Mrs. Emmaloisa Salumbides, Bp. Jonel Milan, Bp. Broderick Pabillo, Mrs. Guía del Rosario.
Some 318 members of the Philippine Bible Society gathered last April 21, 2012 to worship together and to attend its 47th Annual Membership Meeting. Keynote speaker during the event was Mr. Miguel ‘Mike’ Enriquez, Senior Vice President for Radio Operations Group of GMA Network who spoke on the role of media in Proclaiming God’s Word towards National transformation.
During the Business meeting, four members were re-elected and two new members were added to the Board of Trustees to fill in seats vacated by retiring members. The Executive Committee for 2012-2013 is composed of Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo, D.D. (Auxiliary Bishop of Manila) as President and Chairman; Vice President /Vice Chairman is Bishop Jonel R. Milan, National Chairman of the Philippine Ministerial Fellowship Network and Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, (Ret.) Chairman of the Puno United Methodist Church as Corporate Secretary. Members-at-large are Mr. Albert Tanlimco and Mrs. Emmaloisa Malibiran-Salumbides. Those who will be serving their first term are: Atty. Gerard Mosquera, (PCGG Commissioner) lay representative of the Philippine Council of Churches in the Philippines and Ms. Jessica Joy Candelario, Youth Pastoral Coordinator of the CICM-Bukal ng Tipan Center, as lay representative of the Roman Catholic Church.
The 18-member ecumenical Board of the Bible Society reserves five seats each for the major faith councils in the country—the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, National Council of Churches of the Philippines and the Roman Catholic Church, and three seats for independent churches. The PCEC representatives include: Bp. Joel Milan, Mrs. Emmaloisa Malibiran-Salumbides, Bp. Evangelio L. Mercado, Head Minister of the Zion Christian Community Church, Inc; and Mr. Ramon De la Torre (Chairperson, Church Council of Kamuning Bible Christian Fellowship) and Atty. Gerard Mosquera
Meanwhile, the Catholic representatives are: Bp. Broderick Pabillo, Bishop Renato Mayugba D.D. (Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan), Dr. Natividad B. Pagadut (Executive Secretary, Episcopal Commission for Biblical Apostolate, and Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines), Atty. Jose Tale, Chairman of the Couples for Christ and Ms. Jessica Joy Candelario. The NCCP representation, on the other hand, include: Chief Justice Reynato Puno together with Bp. Nathanael Lazaro, General Superintendent of the IEMELIF Church, Dr. Rommel Linatoc, Program Secretary Christian Unity and Ecumenical Relations, Rev. Dr. Ruth Billena (Deputy Conference Minister, Lowland Cavite South Manila Conference). Mrs. Guia Del Rosario (President, Philippine Lutheran Women’s League); and
The Independent church representatives are Mr. Albert S. Tanlimco (CEO, Amtes Corporation); Atty. Jose P. Villanueva (Founder and Chairman, Shekinah Christian Unity Foundation) and Mrs. Leonila Cruz, Active member of the Friends of Jesus Christ Ministries International, Inc.