Philippine Bible Society

PBS Installs New Associate General Secretary

installationfor webPhilippine Bible Society Marketing Manager Perry Cartera will be the new Associate General Secretary beginning January 1, 2015. She will succeed Vilma Salvio, who will be retiring at yearend after 12 years of continuous service to the Bible Society.
Cartera was installed as AGS by PBS President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Chief Justice Reynato Puno (ret.) in a simple program during the staff fellowship last December 17, 2014. Her husband, Pastor Carmelo Cartera, and mother, Mamerta Zapa witnessed the ceremony.
“I praise God for this privilege to serve. As I assume the office of Associate General Secretary I continue to ask for your prayers because it is only by His grace that I will be able to do it,” Cartera said.
installationfor web2Also present during the installation ceremony were former General Secretary Dr. Medarlo Rivera and his wife Juliet, who was also the former Resource Development Manager; Trustees Mrs. Leonila Cruz, Atty. Jose Villanueva, Rev. Dr. Ruth Billena, and Dr. Nati Pagadut. Meanwhile, Salvio’s sister, Len, and her pastor, Rev. Dave Trinidad and his wife Nory of Sampaloc Bible Christian Community were also present during the program.
Working as a clerk back in 1981, Cartera served the Bible Society for almost 19 years before moving to Antipolo City-based Opportunity Microfinance Bank to serve as its Vice President for Operations. Under her leadership, the bank was able to expand its client base from 5,000 to 23,000 in a span of 18 months. After her stint there, she returned to PBS as a part time Internal Audit Consultant before becoming Marketing Manager in 2009.
 
Meanwhile, Salvio was also feted during the program, recounting her valuable contribution to the Bible Cause, initially as a consultant for Financial Services before coming on board as Officer-In-Charge for Finance, Administration, and Personnel in 2002. She also worked as Assistant Team Leader and Accountant of the Transformation Team before being appointed Associate General Secretary in December of 2003.

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