Philippine Bible Society

Second Inter-Church Consultative and Advisory Group Meeting


Church leaders gathered together for the second time to plan for NBW 2012

Leaders from various churches and organizations gathered again last September 9, 2011 to plan for the 2012 National Bible Week. The meeting’s discussion focused on various topics concerning the celebration of this nationwide event. The participants spent the first part of the meeting brainstorming on how to improve the NBW 2012 poster with the majority suggesting that the chosen theme for the celebration (Pagpapahayag ng Salita ng Diyos Tungo sa Pagbabago – Proclaiming God’s Word Towards National Transformation) must be further incorporated into the design.

Among the other topics discussed during the meeting was the request for a new presidential proclamation from the current administration. Though, the request has been denied since past proclamations are still in effect, the group have agreed instead to ask President Aquino to release a statement endorsing NBW which will help strengthen its celebration all over the country. It was also suggested during the meeting to propose a new legislation (with Chief Justice Reynato Puno drafting the bill) that will institutionalize the celebration of NBW. The historical Aguinaldo Shrine located in Kawit, Cavite was chosen as the venue for the main I-Proclaim event, which will culminate the National Bible Week celebration. Other matters discussed was the Handwritten Unity Bible fundraising project for the May They Be One Bible campaign which was given an in-depth explanation during the meeting so as to encourage everyone’s participation and to get the involvement of their churches and affiliations as well.

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