Rev. Jay C. Goodrich arrives in Manila and officially begins Bible Society work in the Philippines.
On November 30, 1899, four days after his arrival, Goodrich set up an ABS Bible depot in Manila, thus, signaling the formal start of ABS’s Scripture programs in the Philippines. Eventually, this ABS Bible depot would be located in the Y.M.C.A. building at the intersection of Calle Real and Calle Arroceria inside the walled city of Intramuros—the general structure of which remains to this day.