Episcopal  Commission  on  the  Biblical  Apostolate 

Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines

Welcome to the website of the CBCP Episcopal Commission on the Biblical Apostolate!


We, Biblical-Pastoral Animators, 
commit ourselves 
to a new Evangelization 
through the Word of God.


That all pastoral work be animated 
by the Word of God.  

Since “ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ”, making the Bible the inspiration of every ordinary and extraordinary pastoral outreach will lead to a greater awareness of the person of Christ, who reveals the Father and is the fullness of divine revelation.

Verbum Domini 73

CBCP-ECBA Commission Members

Chairman:  Most Rev. Sofronio Bancud, SSS, D.D.

Vice-Chair:  Most Rev. Bartolome Santos, Jr., D.D.

Commission Members:

Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio David, D.D.

Most Rev. Martin Jumoad, D.D.

Most Rev. Renato Mayugba, D.D.

Most Rev. Victor Ocampo, D.D.

Executive Secretary:

Rev. Fr. Arlo Bernardo Yap, SVD

For updates on Bible Fest 2021, follow the Bible Fest 2021 Event Page on Facebook

January is National Bible Month.

January 24 is Sunday of the Word of God

January 23-25 is Bible Fest 2021

In celebration of  National  Bible Month this January 2021, we present to you some Bible Enthronement Rituals and a proposed guide for the Offertory of the Word of God.  Click on the link to download your preferred version.

An invitation from the Chairman, Most Rev. Sofronio A. Bancud, SSS, DD 

to join the Bible Fest 2021

Fr. Arlo Yap, SVD invites us to J.O.I.N. the Bible Fest 2021.  Sali na sa January 23-25, 2021


23rd National Bible Workshop
Link to Statement and Photos

Glimpses of the events at the 23rd National Bible Workshop. Many thanks to the MGCS Theology students for creating this video presentation.