Philippine Bible Society

PBS Conducts simultaneous distribution to LRTA Stations

 

The Philippine Bible Society (PBS) in partnership with the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) conducted simultaneous Bible distribution to LRTA employees in celebration of National Bible Week held January 24.
The Bible distribution was held in four major terminals of LRT Line 1 and Line 2, including Central, Baclaran, Cubao (Araneta) and Santolan. PBS deployed its personnel to the stations to facilitate the distribution.

About 3,000 pocket New Testaments (Magandang Balita) and “Our Daily Bread” devotional books sponsored by The Generics Pharmacy were given out to the recipients.


An average of 800,000 passengers use the LRT public transport system and PBS is cognizant of the challenges that the LRTA management and personnel face daily, such as irate passengers, pickpocket incidents and even suicide attempts. The Bible distribution is PBS way of helping LRTA employees manage their daily stresses.

PBS General Secretary Dr. Nora G. Lucero said “We want to share the Word of God with the hardworking people of LRTA to help uplift their spirit and provide inspiration to them.”
PBS staff also distributed copies of the Daily Bible Reading Guide (DBRG) to commuters to encourage them to read the Bible and follow God’s Word. “The Bible teaches us to follow the law, be disciplined and be mindful of others. These are basic tenets that when followed by everyone will also benefit all,” Lucero added.

For their part, the LRTA officer-in-charge Mr. Emerson L. Benitez said, “We are glad for having been chosen as one of the recipients of the Bible. We believe that the Word of God is a source of wisdom and strength that will aid us in serving our nation better.”