Scene of tragedy in Tacloban now hosts Bible translation offices

Scene of tragedy in Tacloban now hosts Bible translation offices

The 3,800-square meter lot in Barangay 77 Fatima here, where bodies were washed away by Yolanda on Nov. 8, 2013, was transformed by Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs) into its Remote Translation Office (RTO) where the Bible and Bible-based publications are translated in Waray-waray.

The RTO complex has 13 translation offices, a sound recording room, a dining area, a laundry room and 14 rooms that could accommodate 19 translators who waived their professional fees to work for eight hours, five days a week, said Dean Jacek, spokesperson of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of the Philippines, the legal and corporate arm of JWs in the country.

Scene of tragedy in Tacloban now hosts Bible translation offices

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