A new idea germinated to organize Filipino translators during the summer of 1982. A consultancy was formed with Bible translators, literacy specialists and community development managers to cast the vision of setting up, organizing and legally incorporating Translators Association of the Philippines (TAP).
Immediately, field personnel started to brainstorm and work on basic things needed to lay the important foundations of TAP. Support, encouragement and prayers from Christian leaders guided them along the way. It was considered a thumbs-up from heaven!
The Interim Board of Directors was set up in September 1982 with Atty. Gideon Cascolan as the first Chairman and Ted Abadiano Jr. as the Executive Director. The Executive Committee was ready! Elections were done through a balloting procedure. The first version of the TAP Constitution and By-laws were formulated by the first set of TAP leaders.