It is creative way of presenting the Word of God in ways and means that are acceptable by Tribal Communities. This is a two (2) volume CD and Cassette tape collection of liturgical songs and indigenous music. Volume I - presents a complete set of liturgical songs composed by Tinggians the like of Elders Ama Bagayao. Augustin Bagayao and youth leader Elmer Tadeo. The lyrics are inspired by biblical texts from the book of Psalms and from the Gospels expressing forgiveness, praise and thanksgiving, worship and adoration. The biblical lyrics are intrinsically woven into varieties of Indegenous Salidummay melodies which is accompanied by the Tribal Rhythm of gongs and bamboo musical instruments . . . The cherubics voices of Tinggian children and young people from St. Joseph Choir (Bangilo) of Sta. Teresita Parish, Malibcong, Abra give one heavenly episode that comes out only as Good News.
The Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA) is a pastoral commission of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) whose area of competence and service is the biblical-pastoral ministry in its five-fold ministries of:
Animating Biblical-Pastoral Formation (ABPF),
Organizing Bible Celebration (OBC),
Promoting Bible Translation (PBT),
Assisting Bible Production (ABP),
Coordinating Bible Distribution (CBD).
A Community of Disciples
nourished by the Word of God,
Witnessing to the Gospel,
and Striving to be a Church
that is poor and for the poor,
with Mary, Mother of the Word, as model.
We commit ourselves to a renewed evangelization through the
implementation of Vatican II’s Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum)
and the Plenary Council of the Philippines’ (PCP II) vision of a Church of
the Poor in our reading, studying,
praying, living, sharing and celebrating the Word of God in response to Verbum Domini's call to “animate every
pastoral activity in the Church with the Word of God”. (VD 73) .