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Canaan Training

Posted on November 4, 2019 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (39)

Elder Kwan Soo Lee did it again. He trained another group of interested participants from Infanta, Iligan, Quezon City and Butuan. Elder Lee is the founder and the president of the Canaan Farmers' Training Center located in Floridablanca, Pampanga. He advocates love of God's creation particularly farming and livestock raising using natural means. He emphasizes discipline and order based on God's Word. It is God's Word which inspires him to do what he is doing, using his own resources to hel...

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Resourcing Core Well-being, Living Fully Charged

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (3)

One day was barely enough for a seminar on discovering the core resources of well-being within oneself along with loving self-care and committed mental health care. Yet it was done by Ms. Harriet H. Hormillosa and team on October 6, 2019 to an audience of 26 interested women and men from different walks of life. The session she said was open to all because anybody can be a manager of himself/herself and can assist others to achieve mental health. But the task starts with the self. Thus she em...

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John Paul I Biblical Pastoral Center Celebrates 40th Founding Anniversary

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

by Ms. Remedios Alma Alberto

John Paul I Biblical Pastoral Center celebrated its Ruby anniversary last Sept 30, 2019. It was a simple but meaningful celebration attended by the ICST seminarians and priests and other visitors most of whom came from the different Commissions on the Biblical Apostolate of Northern Luzon and other partner institutions like the Philippine Bible Society.

PBS had a Bi...

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Palawan Regional Bible Workshop

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

By Dr. Natividad Pagadut

Youth leaders and Basic Ecclesial Community formators of the Apostolic Vicariate of Palawan came together from different parishes to be renewed and refreshed by talks and workshops organized by Fr. Peter Tran Xuan Vu, SVD and his team from September 27-29, 2019. Fr. Vu is the Bible Director of the vicariate who pooled all possible resources together to make the event as fruitf...

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Marian Conference in San Mateo, Isabela

Posted on September 30, 2019 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (1)

by N. Llarenas

St. Matthew Parish in San Mateo, Isabela held a Marian Conference as part of it celebration of the Marian Festival on September 28, 2019. The theme of the Conference was Mary: Disciple and Mother (Re-discovering Mary in the New Testament). The Speaker was Ms. Luningning Llarenas, Communications Officer of the Episcopal Commission on the Biblical Apostolate. The participants were fr...

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ECBA Staff attend PCNE

Posted on July 26, 2018 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (30)

The ECBA Staff attended the 5th Philippine Conference on the New Evangelization on July 20-22, 2018. The theme of this year’s conference is “Moved with compassion, feed the multitude.”

The conferences focused on the many meanings of feeding the hunger of people in the world. The concurrent sessions were about feeding in different ways and in different areas like politics, ecology, BECs, school, workplace, family, youth, catechesis and technology.

There were p...

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Seminar in Bookkeeping and Accounting

Posted on July 25, 2018 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Seminar in Bookkeeping and Accounting for non-accountants offered to CBCP-ECBA Staff

Proverbs 1:5 says that “The wise by hearing them will advance in learning; the intelligent will gain sound guidance.”

ECBA as one of CBCP Commission believes that the staff, to be able to grow holistically needs to continue to learn, thus avail of the possibilities whereby one ...

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CBCP-ECBA in the Diocese of Sorsogon

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (31)

Upon the invitation of Fr. Rondel John Sioson, the Bible Apostolate Director of the Diocese of Sorsogon, Dr. Natividad Pagadut, Ms. Remy Alberto and Ms. Ning Llarenas went to Sorsogon for the Bible Orientation Seminar Workshop. It was attended by 146 Bible Animators from the different parishes and ministries of the diocese. The CBCP-ECBA team gave the participants the necessary tools and developed their skills in using the Bible personally in their reflection and prayer and in conducting...

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CBCP ECBA Joins Walk for Life

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Walk for Life, organized by Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas was joined by different religious groups, students and different parish organizations. The staff of CBCP-ECBA participated in the said event. The activities started at 4 a.m. with sharing of people about their experiences in promoting human life and ecology. At around 4:30 a.m., the Walk for Life started with Bishop Broderick Pabillo and the Laiko Board leading the group around Quirino Grandstand while praying the rosary. It culmin...

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CBCP-ECBA joins the Diocese of Pampanga in their Celebration of the National Bible Month

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (1)

In celebration of the Bible Month, Fr. Jess Layug, the Regional Bible Apostolate Director of Central Luzon, invited CBCP-ECBA to share a Basic Orientation on the Bible and about ECBA to the Bible animators and Catechists of the Diocese of Pampanga. Ms. Ning Llarenas gave the orientation about the Comiision on Biblical Apostolate while Ms. Remy Alberto gave a basic orientation on the Bible and shared about some tools for Bible Animation like BFAST, Biblialangin, Biblianilay and Sayawlangin w...

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BEC Meets ECBA for Collaboration in the Apostolate

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (1)

Pope Francis calls all Church workers to collaborate each other in the different apostolates. In response to this call, Msgr. Gabriel of BEC and his staff together with Dr. Nati Pagadut and the EBCA staff had their meeting last January 18, 2018.

During the meeting, Dr. Nati Pagadut mentioned how ECBA can collaborate with the other commissions and ministries like BEC. Msgr. Manny Gabriel said that BEC is in the heart of the Word of God. The effectiveness depends on the community buildin...

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Diocese of Tandag in Surigao del Sur Celebrates Bible Month

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

In January 12, 2018 Ms. Remy Alberto was sent to the Diocese of Tandag, Surigao del Sur by Dr. Natividad Pagadut in lieu of her who can’t make it due to health reasons for a series of talks in celebration of the Bible Month. Rev. Fr. Roniel Dueñas, the Diocesan Bible Apostolate Director, spearheaded the kick off of the Diocesan Bible Month Celebration with three major events: Bible Crusade, Bible Caravan and Bible Seminars. The first venue was in St. Theresa College, Tandag City w...

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Reports from the Assistant to the Executive Secretary Ms. Remedios Alma Alberto

Posted on November 10, 2017 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (2)

Formation and Spirituality Course Attended by Some ECBA Formation Team Members

The ECBA executive secretary, Dr. Natividad Pagaduttagged along Ms. Remedios Alma Alberto to attend a 5- Session Course on Formation and Spirituality at the Don Bosco Center for Studies in Parañaque from Sept. 5 – Oct 3, 2017. She emphasized the importance of updating ourselves as members of the ECBA Formation team. It was actually another member of the team, Pat Herras who aler...

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Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (2)


(A Pastoral Statement of the CBCP on Certain Social Issues ofToday)


Beloved Brothers and Sisters:

Our country continues to suffer grave crises, disasters andchallenges. We are reminded of the experience of the tempest at sea by theApostles when they feared for their lives. Jesus chided them for their lack offaith. (cf. Mk 4:35-41)


Our Problems...

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Posted on January 28, 2013 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)


(A Pastoral Exhortation of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference ofthe Philippines)


Beloved People of God:


The Year of Faithwhich our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI opened in Rome on October 11, 2012will end this year on the Feast of Christ the King, November 24, 2013. The HolyFather said that the Year of Faith would be “a good opportunity t...

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Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (2)

Proclaim the Word, Profess the Faith

Christian life is like a driving car. You can start at low gears; but if you wan to speed up, you have to shift to higher gears of discipleship to the higher gears of apostleship. Discipleship is about following Christ; apostleship is about being sent . . . to represent ...

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Challenging Filipinos to Proclaim God’s Word and Profess the Faith towards National Transformation

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (1)

National Bible Week 2013: 

Challenging Filipinos to Proclaim God’s Word and Profess the Faith towards National Transformation

(PBS),It is customary for Filipinos at the beginning of each year to review what were accomplished and what we not. And as we recover from 2012 and its impact our lives and while bracing for the surprises of 2013, there is no better reason nor occasion than now to set our ...

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Final Message to the People of God from the XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Final Message to the People of Godfrom the

XIII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops 

Brothers andsisters,

“Grace to youand peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:7). Beforereturning to our particular Churches, we, Bishops coming from the whole worldgathered by the invitation of the Bishop of Rome Pope Benedict XVI to reflecton “the new evangeliz...

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Primer on the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Primer on the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization




1. What is the Year of Faith?


On 11 October 2011 Pope Benedict XVI issued his Apostolic Letter, Porta Fidei, Door of Faith (PF), and declared a Year of Faith from 11 October 2012 to 24 November 2013. The Year of Faith would be “a good opportunity to usher the whole Church into a time of particular reflection and redis...

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Most Rev. Renato P. Mayugba, DD new representative of ECBA-CBCP

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Bishop Renato P. Mayugba, DD Elected/Appointed by the CBCP to represent ECBA to CBFMost Rev. Renato P. Mayugba, DD

The vice chairman of ECBA Bishop Renato P. Mayugba, DD was recently elected/appointed by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference to represent this full member to the CBF.   ECBA was elected in Dar Es Salaam CBF Plenary Assembly in 2008 to represent the Asia -Oceania Region to the Executive Committee (EC).   Bishop Mayugba now represents Asia-Oceania in th...

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