HOUSE leaders led by Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin G. Romualdez congratulated and commended the Jesus is Lord Church Worldwide (JIL), under the leadership of Deputy Speaker for Good Governance and Moral Uprightness Eduardo “Bro. Eddie” C. Villanueva, which celebrated its 42nd Anniversary on Sunday.
Romualdez, chairman of the powerful House committee on rules, thanked Villanueva, JIL President and Spiritual Director, for championing the words of God.
“Their anniversary theme, PREPARE FOR ETERNITY, reflects the JIL Church’s commitment to their mandate of trumpeting God’s message even during the toughest of times,” stressed Romualdez, president of the Lakas-Christian Muslim
Democrats (CMD) and Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa), stressed.
Romualdez, Deputy Majority Leaders Juan Miguel “Mikey” Macapagal Arroyo of Pampanga, Wilter “Sharky” Wee Palma II of Zamboanga Sibugay, and Xavier Jesus “XJ” D. Romualdo of Camiguin and Assistant Majority Leader David C. Suarez of Quezon filed House Resolution (HR) 1291 to give honor to Villanueva and JIL for their continuing social and humanitarian programs that benefit not only its members, but the country as a whole.
They credited Villanueva as the “conscience” of the House of Representatives who fearlessly speaking out against major issues that will bring moral ills to the country.
“Now therefore, be it resolved, as it is hereby resolved by the House of Representatives to send its collective commendation and congratulatory greetings to the leaders and members of the JIL Church who are physically and virtually present in the celebration of their 42nd anniversary at 101 Bunlo, Bocaue, Bulacan,” they said.
For more than four decades, the House leaders recalled “the JIL Church has been a faithful advocate for a morally upright government as evidenced by its active participation in relevant issues that beset the nation.”
“Whereas, through its Bible-based teachings and programs, the JIL Church has been a positive influence in advancing the welfare of the Filipino family, the youth, the poor and the needy, and other similar sectors of the society,” they stressed.
“Whereas, the Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide, more famously known as the JIL Church, is a Philippine-born and Philippine-based religious organization that has since expanded its reach to every locality in the country and to more than sixty nations of the world, with international chapters in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Australia, and New Zealand, to name a few,” they added.
“Despite going through a grave personal and organizational challenge this year – the coming home to Heaven of two (2) of their beloved pillars, Dr. Adoracion J. Villanueva and Mayor Eleanor J. Villanueva-Tugna – the JIL Church has remained resolute to their calling and stood firm for the cause of God and this country,” they pointed out.