Bible group to celebrate 120th year in November

THE Philippine Bible Society (PBS) will hold its 120th founding anniversary and the commemoration of 100 years of Cebuano Bible translation in Cebu City on Nov. 23, 2019.

Over 500 guests are expected to converge at the Mariner’s Hotel during the ecumenical event, which carries the theme “#Generation2Generation: 120 Years of Bible Proclamation.”

The event aims to celebrate God’s faithfulness to the ministry cause with partners, friends and advocates. It will highlight the 100-year journey of the Cebuano Bible translation to what it is today; the inspirational messages from Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and Bishop Noel Centino, chairman of the Metro Cebu Ministerial Fellowship; and retired Justice Raoul Victorino, president and chairman of the PBS Board, among others.

The celebration will also bring to light the ministry’s mission of making the Bible known amid changing times, the rise of new mindsets, and a modernized way of living.

Conjointly, PBS will also hold the Bible Relevance in Modern Times Seminars (Brims), a flagship program aimed at equipping Cebuano Christians passionate for Christ. The five-moduled Brims will be conducted by respected Bible scholars to enable pastors, teachers, missionaries, evangelists and ministry leaders to have a good grasp of the Gospel.

For 120 years and counting, PBS remains to be a non-stock, non-profit and inter-confessional organization that is inspired by its vision of seeing “a transformed Filipino people through God’s Word” become a reality. Composed of passionate and faithful servants of the Lord, the organization strives to make the Bible known and to make the Scriptures available to people in languages that they understand, in formats that meet their needs, and at prices they can afford.

The celebration is open to the public. Those who have a heart for Bible causes and are very much interested to join should get in touch with PBS events coordinator Bryan Anastacio through the following numbers: (632) 526-7777 loc. 633, (0933) 859 8825, or via email at