Philippine Bible Society

British and Foreign Bible Society work begins

On September 6, or three weeks after the surrender of the Spanish forces to the Americans, Charles B. Randall, a Singapore-based BFBS representative, arrived in Manila to commence the work of Scripture distribution under the umbrella of BFBS. Randall brought along with him Spanish Bibles and the Lallave Pangasinan Scripture portions as well as Gospels and Acts portions earlier translated into Tagalog, Bicolano, and Ilocano. The BFBS work in the Philippines was combined with the Indo-China in the North Malaysian Agency, so that there was no BFBS Philippine Agency as such established.