House leaders, led by Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, have congratulated and commended the Jesus is Lord Church Worldwide under the leadership of CIBAC party-list Rep. Bro. Eddie Villanueva, deputy speaker for good governance and moral uprightness on for the congregation’s 42nd anniversary.
Romualdez, along with deputy majority leaders Juan Miguel Arroyo of Pampanga, Wilter Wee Palma II of Zamboanga Sibugay and Xavier Jesus Romualdo of Camiguin, and Assistant Majority Leader David Suarez of Quezon filed House Resolution No. 1291 to give honor to Villanueva and the JIL for their continuing social and humanitarian programs that benefit not only its members, but the country as a whole.
They recognized Villanueva as the “conscience” of the House of Representatives who fearlessly speak out against major issues that tend to erode the moral fiber of 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,” the measure read.
For more than four decades, the House leaders said, “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,” the resolution stated.
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,” it said.
“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,” it added.
Romualdez thanked Villanueva, the JIL president and spiritual director, for championing the Word 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,” he said.