The 7th St. Paul National Bible Quiz 2016 (SPNBQ) had its opening salvo with the Elimination Round and Regional Finals held simultaneously in Davao and Cagayan de Oro City last June 25-26, 2016. By the time the Grand Finals is held on September 17, 2016 at SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, the Bible Teams shall have conducted the Elimination Round in 22 areas all over the country, with 10 Regional Champions emerging to vie for the Championship.

For this year, three new areas are being added for the Elimination Round: Pangasinan, La Union, and Legaspi City. Another “novelty” in the Quiz is the essay writing consisting of a short reflection on the Gospel reading as part of the Regional Finals.

BOOK FOUR of the BIBLE TRIVIA has also been published in time for the Bible Quiz.

Emerging as winners in the first Regional Finals held last June 26 are: University of the Immaculate Conception for Southern Mindanao (Davao) and Xavier University—Ateneo de Cagayan High School for Northern Mindanao (CDO).