Philippine Bible Society

PBS Representatives Attend Breakfast Meeting with the Cardinal

Our PBS representatives—Mrs. Perry Cartera (Associate General Secretary) and Ms. Florence Vicente (Management Services Manager)—attended a breakfast meeting with His Eminence Antonio Luis Cardinal Tagle on February 4, 2019 from 7:00am to 9:00am at the Arzobispado de Manila to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week.

The chosen theme is “celebrating truth, sincerity, and forgiveness.”

The UniHarmony Partners Manila (UPM) was established back in 2012 to formally implement the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 65/5, which declares the celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week every first week of February.

UPM is grounded on the goal of attaining “a harmonious Philippine society by advocating inter-religious dialogue as a mechanism for peace.” UPM aims to do this by promoting “dialogue among different faiths and religions to enhance mutual understanding, harmony, and cooperation among people.”

We are grateful for the invitation and opportunity to be a part of this celebration and time of fellowship. We appreciate the building of new relationships and the solidifying of older ones with the different organizations, institutions, churches, and offices present at the event.

A list of the different participating religious communities and interfaith organizations:

  • Archdiocese of Manila, Ministry of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs (MEIFA)
  • Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission of Interreligious Dialogue (CBCP-ECID)
  • Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple (FGS)
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)
  • Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC)
  • Focolare Movement (Focolare)
  • Imam Council of the Philippines (ICP)
  • Interfaith Council of Leaders-Quiapo (ICLQ)
  • Aksiyon para sa Kapayapaan at Katarungan (Action for Peace and Justice) Center for Active Non-Violence for Phil., Inc. (AKKAPKA-CANV)
  • Miriam College Center for Peace Education (MC-CPE)
  • Pacific Dialogue Foundation (PDF)
  • The Peacemaker’s Circle, Inc. (TPMCI)
  • Philippine National Police – Chaplaincy Services (PNP-CS)
  • Religions for Peace Philippines (RfPP)
  • Silsilah Dialogue Movement (SDM)
  • Teodora: In Defense of the Authentic Woman (Teodora)
  • United Religions Initiative (URI)
  • Community of Sant’ Egidio
  • University of the Philippines – Institute of Islamic Studies (UP-IIS)
  • Hindu Temple Manila
  • The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, Quiapo
  • Cultural Section – Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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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