Philippine Bible Society

PBS Participates in Asia Bible Advocacy Conference in SG

British and Foreign Bible Society Trustee John Griffiths (left) welcomes the delegates on behalf of Group CEO James Catford, while United Bible Societies General Secretary Michael Perreau delivered the a lecture on “The Role of the Bible for the Betterment of Societies in Asia.”

British and Foreign Bible Society Trustee John Griffiths (left) welcomes the delegates on behalf of Group CEO James Catford, while United Bible Societies General Secretary Michael Perreau delivered the a lecture on “The Role of the Bible for the Betterment of Societies in Asia.”


“I long and pray for the day when people from all walks of life turn to the Bible as their resource for life.”
This was one of the aspirations of Philippine Bible Society General Secretary Dr. Nora G. Lucero that was highlighted following the Bible Society’s participation to the recently-concluded Asia Bible Advocacy Conference (ABAC) in Singapore, from August 14-18, 2014.
The conference, which was hosted by the Bible Society of Singapore, also saw delegates from the following Bible Societies: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United Bible Societies.
The aim of the conference was to take stock of what Bible Societies in the Asia Pacific region have been doing to advance the Bible cause in their respective areas of operations. It also became a venue for delegates to swap ideas and share best practices that work under various circumstances. Finally, the conference also outlined ideas and initiatives for what’s ahead for the Bible Societies in terms of advocating God’s Word to the people.
PBS General Secretary Dr. Nora G. Lucero (foreground right) and Resource Development Supervisor Pearl Grace Cabrera (foreground left) with some of the delegates to the Asia Bible Advocacy Conference.

PBS General Secretary Dr. Nora G. Lucero (foreground right) and Resource Development Supervisor Pearl Grace Cabrera (foreground left) with some of the delegates to the Asia Bible Advocacy Conference.


Dr. Lucero also shared that the four-day conference reiterated to her, on a more personal level, the importance of the Bible’s impact to one’s daily life. “It challenged me to look for ways to expand the reach of the Bible so that people would go to it for direction in their lives,” she explained.
For her part, Resource Development Supervisor Pearl Grace Cabrera, who joined Dr. Lucero at the conference in the city state, said she appreciated learning more about how Bible Societies in the region promote God’s Word to their people. “There is much to learn from our collective experience, which can be translated into something we could use to advance the Bible cause in the Philippines,” she said.
She added that PBS is blessed to have “open doors to engage not only the different Christian faith councils but even the government as well. Other countries are not as fortunate,” Cabrera explained, “this is why I hope that by God’s grace, we (in PBS) grow deeper in our relationship with our partners and are able to reach every Filipino to give them their own copy of the Bible.”
Leaders from the British and Foreign Bible Society and the Bible Society of Singapore blow out the candle on the cake celebrating 210 years of Bible missions.

Leaders from the British and Foreign Bible Society and the Bible Society of Singapore blow out the candle on the cake celebrating 210 years of Bible missions.

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