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Sister Dory Villanueva dies at 73

Mar 11, 2020 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) Sister Dory Villanueva is the wife of House Deputy Speaker and CIBAC Partylist Representative Bro. Eddie Villanueva

'FIGHTER'. Sister Dory Villanueva dies from fatal arrythmia secondary to septic shock. Photo from JIL

Eddie Villanueva slams drug killings, but says Duterte not to blame

Feb 03, 2020 - 9:07 PM

The evangelical pastor, now one of the House of Representatives' deputy speakers, says 'scalawag' policemen are behind the drug killings

House Deputy Speaker and JIL Church founder Eddie Villanueva discusses the bloody drug war in a speech marking the National Bible Day on February 3, 2020. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' Youtube account

Cayetano, House leaders ask Comelec to proclaim Duterte Youth, Senior Citizens

Nov 26, 2019 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon slams the House resolution, saying it 'encroaches' on the poll body's independence

PRESSURE ON COMELEC? House leaders file a resolution asking the Commission on Elections to proclaim two embattled party-list groups. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Eddie Villanueva claims SOGIE bill 'threatens' freedoms of non-LGBTQ+

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:30 PM

'What happens to a Christian like me...if we are to be threatened by punishment every time we share our Bible-based beliefs on matters of transgenders and homosexuals?' asks Brother Eddie Villanueva

ANTI-SOGIE EQUALITY. CIBAC Representative and Brother Eddie Villanueva, founder of the Jesus Is Lord Church, is among the conservative members of the 18th Congress. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] A prayerful Congress

Jul 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Podiums will become pulpits

Brother Eddie's Jesus Is Lord Church marks 40th anniversary

Oct 28, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Brother Eddie Villanueva, founder of Jesus Is Lord Church, says injustices continue in the Philippines because not everyone recognizes God

JIL ANNIVERSARY. Jesus Is Lord (JIL) founder Brother Eddie Villanueva stresses the importance of knowing and acknowledging God as he slams the 'vicious cycle' and 'rampant injustice' in the Philippines. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte says 'sorry, God'

Jul 11, 2018 - 8:37 AM

But the apology is qualified with the President saying he is sorry if the God he wronged is 'the same God' as his

Duterte meets with Brother Eddie Villanueva

Jul 11, 2018 - 7:46 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Jesus Is Lord founder Brother Eddie Villanueva, one of the religious leaders who condemned his 'God is stupid' remark

More Christian groups rebuke Duterte for mocking God

Jun 27, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines slams the 'brazen exercise of power against one's religion.' The Philippines for Jesus Movement says, 'Mr President, you are no simple citizen.'

HITTING DUTERTE. Brother Eddie Villanueva, founder of the Philippines for Jesus Movement, is one of the Christian leaders hitting President Rodrigo Duterte for his rant against God. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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Jun 27, 2018 - 8:43 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 27, 2018

Jun 27, 2018 - 11:30 AM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of office of around 1,900 newly-elected barangay chairpersons in the Zamboanga Peninsula. The ceremony was held at the Municipal Gymnasium in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur on June 26, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte violated Constitution by calling God stupid – Brother Eddie

Jun 27, 2018 - 10:13 AM

'When you are a leader, especially the highest leader of the nation, and you mock, wittingly or unwittingly, the God being acknowledged by your Constitution, you are actually violating the soul of the nation,' says Brother Eddie Villanueva

'HOLY ANGER.' Jesus Is Lord Church founder Brother Eddie Villanueva says he felt 'holy anger' when President Rodrigo Duterte called God stupid. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Christian groups troop to Senate vs landmark SOGIE bill

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, a conservative, says the bill is practically dead in the 17th Congress

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Brother Eddie rejects 'nanlaban' claims by PNP

Oct 29, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Brother Eddie Villanueva says he 'could not imagine' how suspects with handcuffs 'can have the courage to grab the guns' of the police

HITTING EJKS. Jesus Is Lord (JIL) Church founder Brother Eddie Villanueva in a press conference on October 27, 2017, questions the 'nanlaban' claim of the Philippine National Police. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Brother Eddie slams EJKs, blames 'scalawag' police

Oct 27, 2017 - 6:29 PM

'This policy against drugs should not be at the expense of the rule of law,' says Jesus Is Lord (JIL) founder Brother Eddie Villanueva on JIL's 39th anniversary

JIL ANNIVERSARY. Jesus Is Lord (JIL) founder Brother Eddie Villanueva speaks at the 39th anniversary of JIL at Quirino Grandstand in Manila on October 27, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Candidate substitution in past polls

Nov 28, 2015 - 1:02 PM

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte s substitution is nothing new as candidate substitutions also happened in previous elections

Joel Villanueva wants to be 'shared candidate' of 3 bets

Oct 08, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The TESDA chief a close friend of the President’s confirms he’s been in talks with Senator Grace Poe and Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte

Photo by Bea Cupin/ Rappler

SC upholds winning senators in 2013 polls

Sep 02, 2015 - 6:39 PM

The Supreme Court junks the petition filed by political party Bangon Pilipinas which sought to nullify the proclamations of the 12 senators in the 2013 polls

UPHELD. The Supreme Court junks the petition filed by Bangon Pilipinas seeking to nullify the proclamations of the 12 winning senators in the 2013 polls. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Cardinal Tagle rejects calls for Aquino to quit

Mar 10, 2015 - 8:30 AM

We need to strengthen our institutions Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says as he urges Filipinos to wait for the next elections

'STRENGTHEN INSTITUTIONS.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle rejects calls for President Benigno Aquino III to quit. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Evangelical leaders gather in Malacañang, pray for Aquino

Mar 09, 2015 - 9:10 PM

In a prayer meeting that excludes Catholic leaders President Aquino slams attention seekers who take advantage of the issues we are facing apparently referring to those seeking his resignation

Aquino: Napeñas 'tricked me' on Mamasapano

Mar 09, 2015 - 8:03 PM

In a blistering attack against dismissed Special Action Forces commander Getulio Napeñas the President calls him an unprofessional cop caught in a lot of wishful thinking who acted alone

JUSTICE FOR SAF 44. A march is scheduled for Sunday, March 8, 2015, calling for justice for the 44 fallen troopers. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Comelec: Nueva Ecija ballots tampered post-election

Sep 18, 2014 - 5:21 PM

The lawyer for losing candidate Eduardo Brother Eddie Villanueva says they are not pursuing an electoral protest; they are opposing the reuse of PCOS machines for the 2016 polls

CLOSER LOOK. The ballots in Clustered Precinct 19 in Bgy. Concepcion, Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija were examined during a joint congressional hearing at the Senate on Thursday, September 18. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Ecija vote discrepancy 'isolated case'; public recount set

Aug 14, 2014 - 6:24 PM

Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr says the ballots could ve been tampered with The recount will be conducted at the Senate on August 28

JIL's Bro Eddie calls for 'revolution of righteousness'

Oct 26, 2013 - 1:55 PM

Bro Eddie Villanueva whose group marks its 35th anniversary wants government to get rid of pork barrel

Bro Eddie: Create elections truth commission

May 22, 2013 - 10:07 PM

Villanueva calls for the creation of an elections truth commission to investigate irregularities in this year s automated elections

'Two Eds are better than one'

May 09, 2013 - 10:44 AM

Friends Edward Hagedorn and Eddie Villanueva are campaigning for each other

2 overseas groups pick bets with integrity, competence

May 07, 2013 - 6:23 PM

US based Filipino groups endorse their senatorial candidates

US Pinoys for GOod Governance and the Global Filipino Diaspora Council endorse their candidates

Social media, political change and the #RapplerDebate

May 03, 2013 - 7:04 PM

These findings show the role of a platform for engagement and how social media can be used to improve the political process

Erap endorses Poe, Villanueva, Hagedorn

May 01, 2013 - 5:25 PM

Completing the 12 slots for senators former President Joseph Estrada adds to UNA s slate senatorial candidates Grace Poe Eddie Villanueva and Ed Hagedorn

ERAP'S BETS. Former President Joseph Estrada goes beyond political affiliations in endorsing independent senatorial candidates Eddie Villanueva, Grace Poe and Edward Hagedorn.

Eddie Villanueva: Third time lucky?

Apr 22, 2013 - 1:31 PM

After 2 failed presidential bids the preacher believes he has better chances in the senatorial race where voters can pick 12 candidates

Welcome to the party

Apr 20, 2013 - 10:34 AM

Senators are required to debate to have the courage to clash and question and demand to impose reason over rhetoric

A spectator cheers at the Rappler Debates. Photo by Ramund Amonoy

Lakas endorses Binay, Gordon, Villar, Villanueva

Apr 17, 2013 - 2:19 PM

Lakas now endorses 10 bets

File photo by Lakas-CMD

Imperfection, perception and the #RapplerDebate

Apr 15, 2013 - 4:51 PM

The RapplerDebate went well but could have been better for the political landscape Victor Barreiro Jr chimes in with his thoughts

#RAPPLERDEBATE. Was the Rappler Senatorial Debate worthy of praise or deserving of criticism? Photo by Rappler/Jodesz Gavilan

IN PHOTOS: #RapplerDebate

Apr 14, 2013 - 6:12 PM

Rappler holds its first senatorial debate on April 13 Volunteer photographers and contributors capture the mood of the event in photos

Interns Speak: A debate to be proud of

Apr 14, 2013 - 6:10 PM

Being able to participate in the debate in more ways than one gave me different perspectives on several important subjects

#RapplerDebate trends worldwide

Apr 14, 2013 - 11:34 AM

Online viewers tune in and participate in the first debate that asked voters to share how they feel

#RapplerDebate and the 'nerve-racking' mood meter

Apr 14, 2013 - 8:26 AM

The results of Rappler s live online poll were blunt and swift It s like taking your body temperature says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

#RapplerDebate bets: Why vote for me?

Apr 14, 2013 - 2:16 AM

Six invited senatorial candidates tell the voters – online and on the ground – why they should be elected with or without name experience or celebrity

Gordon: I've got qualifications, not just inherited name

Apr 13, 2013 - 10:33 PM

He says qualifying for the Senate requires track record not borrowed popularity of relatives

Villanueva: All religions should be equal

Apr 13, 2013 - 10:28 PM

If he wins a Senate seat Bro Eddie Villanueva says he will fight to strengthen religious freedom

Bam: PH not perfect under Aquino, but...

Apr 13, 2013 - 9:53 PM

He defends the administration of his first cousin saying there has been progress that the country can build on

Poe vows not to support harmful gov't policies

Apr 13, 2013 - 8:42 PM

Team PNoy bet Grace Poe assured voters she would be willing to fight for what is right even if it was against the will of President Benigno Aquino III or those she knew personally as friends

#RapplerDebate: The social media campaign trail

Apr 13, 2013 - 5:43 PM

At 5 pm on Saturday April 13 Rappler hosts a Google Hangout to talk strategies and challenges with the social media managers of 6 senatorial candidates

Google Hangout: The social media campaign trail

6 bets face off in Rappler senatorial debate

Apr 13, 2013 - 4:51 PM

The senatorial debate April 13 Saturday 7 9 pm will be held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle livestreamed on Rappler com and broadcast nationwide on Radyo Natin s 100 stations

The many lives of Bro Eddie Villanueva

Apr 13, 2013 - 10:26 AM

Bro Eddie Villanueva attempts a third run from preacher to politics

FROM PREACHER TO POLITICS. Brother Eddie Villanueva takes a third run at politics. Photo by AFP

#PHvote quotes: Sacred votes, worldly elections

Mar 30, 2013 - 9:21 AM

It s Holy Week: time to expose each other s sins – and trumpet supposed virtues

#PHvote with Bro. Eddie

Mar 26, 2013 - 7:24 PM

PHvote talks to Brother Eddie Villanueva a candidate for senator in the 2013 senatorial election

Pacman endorses UNA, Bam, Brother Eddie

Mar 23, 2013 - 4:18 PM

Boxing icon and Sarangani congressman Manny Pacquiao says he will endorse one more senatorial candidate soon

[Q & A] Brother Eddie interprets ‘separation of church and state’

Mar 10, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Bangon Pilipinas s lone senatorial bet explains why his political bid does not contradict his calling as a preacher

UNA won’t replace Chiz, Loren, Grace

Feb 22, 2013 - 10:40 AM

UNA announces it will no longer replace Legarda Escudero and Poe in its slate