Bro. Eddie holds biggest sortie yet in Laguna

May 6, 2013 10:25 pm 

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna May 6 -– Bangon Pilipinas’ lone senatorial candidate Bro. Eddie Villanueva stormed Laguna with his biggest rally so far over the weekend from several whistle stops in Biñan City as early as 7 a.m. through Calamba City for the local Jesus Is Lord (JIL) chapter 18th Anniversary celebration.

Villanueva embarked on his “palengke” (market) tour at the Biñan public market with former Laguna board member Dave Almarinez and Laguna 1st District Representative Danilo Fernandez.

Villanueva then conducted multi-sector meetings in Biñan plaza, Santa Rosa new city center and arrived here with his entourage breezing through a monstrous traffic along the Real avenue.

Villanueva’s foray in Laguna coincided with the JIL anniversary in the province attended by representatives of the multi-sectors of women and children, transport, local government, medical practitioners, secular followers, and supporters and various alliances.

According to Bishop Hermie Malabanan, Laguna JIL Movement chairman, the Bangon Pilipinas senatorial bet rides on a crest of political unification for honest and peaceful election.

The mammoth gathering has drawn both Laguna re-electionist Governor George “ER” Ejercito Estregan of the United Nationalist Alliance and gubernatorial rival and Liberal Party standard bearer Edgar “Egay” San Luis to the JIL event.

Bishop Levy Erasga of the Calamba Pastors’ Association emphasized “One Laguna” is for righteous governance.

At the JIL Church in Villa Carpio, Barangay Parian here, Villanueva said his senatorial bid resulted from the “Bro. Eddie for Senator Twenty Thirteen Movement (BEST MO) two years ago forged by the multi-sectoral and interfaith organizations.

He disclosed that the BEST MO became the Christian coalition and Muslim leaders whose advocacy was to pass landmark legislations that have huge impacts for the future generations.

“Ang Bangon Pilipinas ay isang visionary, hindi po kami traditional politicians (Bangon Pilipinas is a visionary and not composed of traditional politicians),” Villanueva said as he shared his mentoring experience at the UP Diliman on political economics and fighting for economic and social justice.

His advocacy includes passing landmark legislation on economic and social justice and economic freedom that would liberate the farmers, fisherfolk, ordinary employees, small and micro entrepreneurs and the lowly-paid police and teachers from loan sharks.

Villanueva expressed dismay of excessive and lavish media exposures and political ads spending including surveys commissioned by poll candidates branding these as “political poison” because they destroy the democratic process and space.

He also believed “there is great possibility to perpetuate general reformation in the political, economic and social system here without resulting into violence and making economic growth inclusive.”

The Bangon Pilipinas senatorial candidate also proposed legislative measures for free education at all levels for children below the poverty line.

The JIL founding head and evangelist also narrated how the religious organization and its affiliates overseas have helped distressed overseas Filipino workers and rescued human trafficking victims.

He also proposed to raise the economic security and look into the economic and labor standards of the more than 11 million OFWs who have to sacrifice years of separation from families to work in foreign lands.

The Bangon Pilipinas leader-evangelist rallied electorates to vote according to their conscience and resist temptations from the political, business, religious lords and all the other lords who impose what they want directly or indirectly.

“Let us nurture our constitutional democracy because it is only through election that leveling between the rich or poor candidate happens and God even respects the freedom through the free will of every human being,” Villanueva said. (PNA)

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