ECBA: Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)

Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA)

Full Member


Bishop Pablo “Ambo” David, DD



  1. Internal Situation


Contact Person:      Most. Rev.  Pablo Virgilio S. David, D.D.

E-mail address:

Personnel:               Dr. Natividad B. Pagadut

E-mail address:,

Tel:  +632-527-4157

Tel/Fax:  +632-527-9386

Staff:                         Angelito Cacal, Luningning Llarenas

Postal Address:

ECBA Office, 3rd Floor, CBCP Building

470 General Luna St., Intramuros

Manila, Philippines


  1. Activities
  • National Annual Bible Week Celebrations in January of every year
  • National Bible Workshop every other year
  • National Catholic Family Bible Encounter – every other year
  • Annual Retreat for the Champions of the National Catholic Family Bible Quiz
  • Biblical Workshops during the National Bible Congress
  • Bi-annual Executive Board Meeting
  • Bi-annual Executive Committee Meeting
  • Annual Regional and Sub-regional workshops
  • Youth Bible Camps (national, regional, diocesan, national levels) every year
  • Bibliodrama Workshops (regional, parish, diocesan, national levels) every quarter
  • Annual Bibliodrama Exchange for Facilitators
  • Annual Summer Bible Institutes on the regional level
  • Gospel Festival in “Hearts on Fire” – annual (diocesan level)
  • Monthly Basic Bible Seminars (parish, diocesan, regional levels)
  • Bible Facilitators’ Seminar (national and regional levels)
  • MTBO Bible Appreciation Seminars
  • Promotion Awareness on Biblical Apostolate (national, diocesan, regional levels)
  • Animation – Biblical/Pastoral Workshops with the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines (CBAP) on Verbum Domini and Evangelii Gaudium on the diocesan, regional, national levels by Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, Bishop Renato Mayugba, Bishop Broderick Pabillo, and Dr. Natividad Pagadut


  1. Publications in 2014
  • National Bible Week Calendar Posters with Philippine Bible Society (PBS) – 10,000 pieces and 5000 pieces by ECBA
  • Catholic Daily Bible Reading Guide and Homilies – 2 million copies
  • Message for National Bible Week – 2 million copies
  • PBS prints the Bible Primer with ECBA as co-distributor – 500,000 copies
  • Publication and Distribution of the May They Be One Bibles (MTBO BIBLES by ECBA-PBS) – 500,000 copies
  • Biblical Based Formation Modules


  1. Projects for 2014
  • To promote Verbum Domini by conducting seminars, symposia, and workshops for the clergy, religious, lay pastoral workers at the regional and diocesan levels.
  • To collaborate with other apostolates and ministries (especially with the Commission on Catechesis, the Commission on the Youth, and the Commission on the B.E.C.) by coordinating with them in providing biblical formation modules.
  • To continue and intensify our promotion of the MTBO Bible project and its ancillary project, the Handwritten Unity Bible (H.U.B.)
  • To strengthen our Regional Centers by sharing our “best practices” (such as formation modules, audio bible, and homiletic tools, etc) and resources through the ECBA Office
  • To review and streamline the organizational structures of our Regional Centers to make them more functional, effective, and responsive to the directions set by “Verbum Domini”





Updated September 23, 2014


Ms. Luningning P. Llarenas

office Administrator


Checked by:

Dr. Natividad B. Pagadut

ECBA Executive Secreary



One Response

  1. 8 July 2015

    Dear Bp. David, DD,

    In behalf of our Parish Biblical Apostolate Group, San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish, Aniban 1, Bacoor City, Cavite, Diocese of Imus, we give our greetings of peace.

    The above-mentioned group exists since March, 2011 under the guidance of our then Parish Priest, Fr. Conrado Amon, who also happens to be our Diocesan Biblical Apostolate Spiritual Director.

    We, the core group, and our new Parish Priest, Fr. Rodolfo Pascual, wish to be linked to your CBCP-BA and be your members. How do we go about it? How and where to we register?

    Hoping to hear from you.

    God bless us all.


    Rosanna P. Yap

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