Philippine Bible Society

PBS Joins UBS-GTA Meet

For the first time since 2009, Translation Officers (TOs) and select translation personnels from different Bible Societies gathered last March 6-12 in Antalya, Turkey, including PBS Publishing Manager Dr. Edgar Ebojo and PBS Translation Consultant Dr. Anicia del Corro.
Dr. Ebojo shared that the five-day gathering of almost a hundred TOs included a two-day lecture on Cognitive Linguistics (CL) and how this branch of linguistics can help in translation projects for minor language groups. “While CL has potentials, however, during the discussions, not everyone welcomed theories on cognitive linguistics as they have yet to be fully developed. Another factor is the long history of UBS with dynamic equivalence,” he said.
He added that an initial training on the use of ParaText 8 Bible Translation software was also conducted, which aims to further equip Translation teams worldwide to better use technology to quicken the phase of completion of projects without sacrificing quality. Another session was on contributing translation papers for the UBS journal, The Bible Translator. “All of us were encouraged to write more practical papers,” Dr. Ebojo shared.
Another highlight of the gathering was the graduation ceremony for the first batch of Translation Officers under the new 3-year UBS training program. “Before, one needed to train under a mentor for several years to be recognized by UBS as a Translation Consultant. I look forward to the day when our PBS translation officers would undergo and complete the new training program,” Dr. Ebojo said.
He praised God for the opportunity to meet friends and colleagues from other Bible Societies under the global fellowship whom he has not met since 2009. “I was also pleased to upgrade my skills during the gathering, and be informed of future plans of the UBS Translation team,” he said

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Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.Apostolic Administrator, Achdiocese of Manila

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Ptra. Dolores "Loy" FulgencioAnnual PBS Member

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Ptra. Nina VergaraAnnual PBS Member

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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.
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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