Brother Eddie - updates

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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

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

Jun 27, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

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

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

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

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

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

Punish officers in Burgos abduction - Bro Eddie

Apr 03, 2013 - 10:42 AM

CA’s ruling on the Jonas Burgos case only proves that the practice by military units of committing enforced disappearances against legitimate activists continues to this day – decades after democracy has been restored in the country

Friday deadline: Poll bets eye replacements

Dec 21, 2012 - 7:01 AM

UPDATED The Comelec allows most candidates to withdraw and get replacements until today December 21