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Philippine Bible Society Announces New General Secretary

Philippine Bible Society Announces New General Secretary

– Most Rev. Broderick S Pabillo, D. D.
President and Chairman of the Board of Philippines Bible Society

Philippine Bible Society announces new General Secretary Mrs Perry CarteraPhilippine Bible Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Victoria Esperanza (Perry) Z Cartera as General Secretary, effective from July 1, 2021, succeeding Dr. Nora Lucero, who is due to retire.

Mrs. Cartera has served the Bible Society for 31 years in various capacities, including Business Manager, Finance and Administration Secretary, Production Secretary, Sales and Distribution Secretary, Publishing Manager, Marketing Manager, and Associate General Secretary/Treasurer. She has also managed Bible Society work in Micronesia since 2018.

A Certified Public Accountant, Mrs. Cartera holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. She is also completing her Master’s Degree in Christian Education at the Asian Theological Seminary and is a certified Master Trainer for the Trauma Healing Institute of American Bible Society.

In her brief time outside the Bible Society, Mrs. Cartera served with various other NGOs. She was Director of Finance, Administration, and Resource Mobilisation at the Alliance of Philippine Partners in Enterprise Development, Administration Manager at My Hope Philippines, and a consultant at Sowers of the Word Ministries. She was part of the team which organized the first microfinance bank in the Philippines – the Opportunity Microfinance Bank – and served as its Vice President for Operations for three years. She also worked as Senior International Field Representative of Operation Christmas Child for Samaritan’s Purse for 10 years.

With her deep love for the Lord and passion for his Word, Mrs. Cartera has expressed her commitment to make the Philippines Bible Society responsive to the demands of the contemporary world, by making Scripture more accessible online, for distribution and engagement in digital format. This is in line with its mission and vision of ‘Making the Bible known’ and to see ‘a transformed Filipino people through God’s Word.’

Mrs. Cartera’s predecessor, Dr. Lucero, has served the Philippines Bible Society for 42 years, 18 years as General Secretary. Dr Lucero was also chairman of the United Bible Societies Global Council from 2009-2011.

As Mrs. Cartera takes over as General Secretary, we at Philippines Bible Society covet your prayers as she leads the ministry into greater avenues of service and opportunities in these challenging times. May God’s blessing, protection, and care be with us all.

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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