The Presidentiables : Eddie Villanueva

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 |

He is the Leader of the JIL ( Jesus is Lord Movement )

Basic Info

Currently Running For
Bangon Pilipinas Party
Current Office
3rd Flr. Imperial Bayfront Tower 1642 A. Mabini St., Malate Manila
Bangon Pilipinas Party

Detailed Info

Relationship Status:
Married to
Adoracion Jose-Villanueva
October 6, 1946
Bunlo, Bocaue, Bulacan
Political Views:
Share God's amazing love and grace, leading our people to fight for righteousness in government, advocate for national transformation, fight for the rights of the poor and oppressed.
Favorite Quotations:
"This world is too poor to buy my convictions and principles" -Bro. Eddie

"Poverty is the worst form of violence" -Mahatma Gandhi

"Everything rises and falls on leadership" -John Maxwell
About Me:
Brother Eddie C. Villanueva is one of the nation’s leading church leaders who has touched the lives of many Filipinos here and abroad as Spiritual Director and President of Jesus Is Lord (JIL) Church and Chairman of the nation-wide Philippines for Jesus Movement (PJM).

But Bro. Eddie is beyond his spiritual preoccupations. Apart from being a deeply spiritual man with strong moral convictions and high ethical principles, he is most of all a Filipino who loves his country and his people and a man who is committed to leading the transformation of the Philippines into a prosperous and respectable nation through the Bagong Pilipinas, Bagong Pilipino Movement which he also heads.

Bro. Eddie completed tertiary education at the Philippine College of Commerce (PCC), now PUP, where he was a student leader and consistent academic scholar. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Economics and minor in Finance, in 1969. He was adjudged PCC’s “Best Debater of the Year” (SY 1967-1968).

Bro. Eddie was born on October 6, 1946 in Bocaue, Bulacan to parents Joaquin T. Villanueva and Maria Cruz Villanueva, both now deceased. The elder Villanueva was a former Olympic sprinter who represented the Philippines in the Far Eastern Games for four consecutive years in the 1920s.

He was immersed in both student and labor movements in the 1970’s. He joined the progressive segments of society which opposed military dictatorship. He fought local landgrabbers in Bulacan. He was jailed for his political beliefs and participation in various mass actions.

Bro. Eddie is married to Adoracion Jose Villanueva, who holds a Doctorate in Theology from Promise Christian University in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is currently Executive Director of Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide and President/Director of Jesus Is Lord Colleges Foundation, Inc.

Bro. Eddie’s national involvement extends also to the academe. He is the longest-sitting member of the Board of Regents of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). Previous to this appointment, he was a faculty member of the Department of Economics and Finance of the Philippine College of Commerce (now PUP) from 1969 to 1972. Therefore he knows the intricacies of the Philippine economy. He also knows the dynamicss of business and trade beyond his academic exposure. He himself also engaged in business. He was General Manager of Agape Trading Company in 1976-1977. He was also Export Manager of Maran Export Industries in 1973-1975.
Work Info
Bangon Pilipinas Party
Time Period:
January 2004 - Present

Bagong Pilipinas, Bagong Pilipino Movement

Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide
Spiritual Director/International President

Philippines for Jesus Movement
National Chairman

ZOE Broadcasting Network, Inc.
Education Info
Grad Schools:

* Promise Christian University-Los Angeles, California '08
* Doctorate Degree in Divinity

* Polytechnic University of the Philippines '03
* Doctor of Education Management

* Bulacan State University '03
* Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities

* Christian International (CI) based in Sta. Rosa Beach, Florida '97
* Doctor of Divinity


* Polytechnic University of the Philippines '69
* Bachelor of Science in Economics minor in Finance and Cooperatives

High School:

* Meycauayan Institute (now Meycauayan College)

Contact Info

Screen Name:
Bro. Eddie, ECV