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Eduardo C. Villanueva, known as Bro. Eddie Villanueva, is a religious and political leader in the Philippines and a presidential candidate in the 2010 Philippine election as standard bearer of the Bangon Pilipinas Party.
Bro. Eddie Villanueva is the personification of what a servant-leader is.
His life, spanning over six decades, has been fully devoted to seeking and pursuing the good of others. As a youth, he led the student sector in fighting the abuses of a regime gearing itself for a martial rule. As a patriot, he was among those who fought martial law and consequently, was jailed twice for championing the cause of the victims of land-grabbing. As a professor, Eddie Villanueva mentored economics students in the country’s pioneering school of commerce. As a pastor, he took care of hurting and wounded people and led them into the loving goodness of the Lord Jesus Christ.
As President of Bangon Pilipinas Party, a political party in the Philippines, formed in 2004 and unaffiliated with either major coalition in the 2007 elections, he relentlessly pursues national transformation.
Bro. Eddie Villanueva would always say that one cannot love God without loving the nation. Because God loves people.
His long experience as a political activist harmonizes well with one of his favorite passages in the Bible, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.” (Proverbs 13:4)
His influence in the political sphere, specifically in governance, was proven by his eminent role as spiritual adviser not only to former Presidents, but also to former and current politicians and bureaucrats. His advice always centered on good governance. When leaders divert from this principle and become incorrigible, Bro. Eddie Villanueva would then boldly speak on the wrong-doing, call for change and then pray for the nation.
To him, righteousness and good governance are inseparable.
Bachelor of Science in Economics minor in Finance and Cooperatives, Polytechnic University of the Philippines ’69
Meycauayan Institute (now Meycauayan College)
Employer: Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide
Position: Spiritual Director/International President
Employer: Philippines for Jesus Movement
Position: National Chairman
Employer: ZOE Broadcasting Network, Inc.
Sources: wikipedia.org, http://broeddie.ph, facebook.com/broeddiecvillanueva/info