Philippine Bible Society

PBS to distribute family Bibles with PBSP

Ilaw sa Tahanan Update
The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), one of the country’s largest business-led social development foundations, has joined the Philippine Bible Society’s Bible distribution program, Ilaw sa Tahanan (Light to the Home). The partnership was sealed in a formal signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on December 16 at Brgy. Catmon in Malabon City. The signing was attended by Vice Mayor Arnold Vicencio, PBS Board Member Dante Lanorio, and PBS General Secretary Nora Lucero.
Malabon Vice Mayor Villavicencio hands over a copy of the family Bible to a family during the ceremonial turn-over of Bibles and MOA signing of PBS and PBSP in Malabon. Witnessing the ceremony is PBS General Secretary Nora Lucero (center background).
PBSP is a private and non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting business sector commitment to social development. One of its major programs is the Strategic Private Sector Partnerships for Urban Poverty Reduction in Metro Manila (STEP-UP) which aims to help improve the lives of 5,823 urban poor households from 23 selected communities in nine cities within Metro Manila. In Catmon, PBSP working with the city government and the homeowners’ associations, have provided housing loans, improved roads and drainage systems, as well as put up lighting and water facilities for the community. Beneficiaries of this program shall be awarded with a copy of the Ilaw sa Tahanan Bible provided by PBS. The MOA signing was followed by Bible distribution, where 700 copies of the Bible were given to the STEP-UP beneficiaries in Catmon. The community leaders considered themselves blessed by having PBS and PBSP wprking in their community – with PBSP providing material assistance and PBS thru the Ilaw Bibles, much-needed spiritual guidance.

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Recipients of the Ilaw sa Tahanan Bible. PBS also gave away copies of Scripture coloring books and comics.

The Ilaw sa Tahanan program emerged as a response to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s first State of the Nation Address in 2002 when poor families were promised 150,000 housing units. The Ilaw sa Tahanan family Bible contains the Magandang Balita Biblia text and guide articles addressing everyday family issues such as money matters, sibling rivalry, discipline of children, and handling marital conflicts.
To widely and meaningfully reach poor families with God’s Word, PBS has also partnered with Gawad Kalinga and Habitat for Humanity, two major private housing agencies in the country. Presently, over 40,000 copies of Ilaw sa Tahanan Bibles were distributed in 94 relocation sites in coordination with the government housing agencies and churches.

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