Eduardo “Bro. Eddie” Villanueva was born on October 6, 1946 in Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines. Villanueva graduated with a degree in commerce at Philippine College of Commerce (Polytechnic University of the Philippines) in 1969. He took up law at the University of the Philippines but never took the bar examination because he was busy as an activism.
He worked as a full-time faculty member in the Economics and Finance Department at the Philippine College of Commerce until 1972. And in 1973, he worked as an export manager at Maran Export Industries. He then worked as the general manager of the Agape Trading Co. from 1976-1977. He then returned to PCC in 1978 working as a part-time professor.
Bro. Eddie Villanueva is the founder and leader of Jesus Is Lord Church. He is the owner and chairman of ZOE Broadcasting Network, a commercial TV station and operated by GMA Network through Quality Television (QTV). He is also the owner and president of Jesus Is Lord Colleges Foundation Inc. (JILCF), a Christian school in Bocaue, Bulacan.
• President, Jesus Is Lord (JIL) Worldwide Movement (already resigned)
• President and Chairman, ZOE Broadcasting Network (franchise holder and licensee to operate VHF Channel 11 and UHF Channel 33)
• Chancellor, Jesus Is Lord Colleges Foundation (JILCF), Inc.
• Chairman, Bagong Pilipinas, Bagong Pilipino Movement
• National Chairman, Philippines for Jesus Movember (PJM)
• Member, Board of Trustees International Bible Society-Philippines
• Chairman, International Christian Solidarity on Religious Freedom (a global coalition of Christian churches fighting for religious equality and freedom for all nations of the world)
• Vice-Chairman of Executive Council, Christ for Asia (formerly Charismatic Fellowship of Asia, CFA) 1989 to date; Bangkok, Thailand
• TV Host, Jesus the Healer, ZOE TV 11/ GMA 7; Diyos At Bayan, ZOE TV 11/ GMA 7
• Columnist, Abante and Abante-Tonite and monthly publications in Hong Kong and Taiwan
• Longest-Sitting Member, Board of Regents, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP); honored by the University for donating his entire honorarium to the PUP Scholarship Fund.
• Radio Host, Tinig sa Itaas, DZJV 1458 (Station located at Calamba, Laguna)
• Author, Find It! Straight From The Word (Copyright 2004, Eduardo C. Villanueva); Surest Covenant (Copyright 2004, Eduardo C. Villanueva)
• Contributor, Legacy (Copyright 2005, Church Strengthening Ministries); This Is My Story (Copyright 2004, Cityland Foundation, Inc.)
• Part-Time Faculty Member, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), 1978-1979
• General Manager, Agape Trading Company, 1976-1977
• Export Manager, Maran Export Industries, 1973-1975
• Full-time Faculty Member, Department of Economics & Finance, Philippine College of Commerce, now, PUP, 1969-1972
INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL HONORS AND CITATIONS:
• Conferred with Doctorate Degree on Divinity by Promise Christian University through Dr. Michael McKinney on August 16, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA
• Conferred with “Doctor in Education Management, Honoris Causa” from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, November 28, 2003
• Conferred with “Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities, Honoris Causa” from Bulacan State University, October 3, 2003
• Conferred with "EDSA People Power Freedom Award" for ZOE TV 11 as the only TV Station consistent in standing for Truth, Justice, and Righteousness during People Power 2 on February 25, 2001, Edsa .
• Conferred with "Gintong Ama" (Golden Father) Award for Socio-Civic/Religious Sector by Golden Mother and Father Foundation on June 16, 1996 at Metro Theater, Manila
• Conferred with the "Office of Episcopacy" by the cross-section of the Body of Christ in the Philippines on April 12, 1996 in Manila, Philippines
Election Plans for 2010:
7 points to the future.
First, we need to emancipate our minds and our spirit. We need to teach our young men and women our heroic past and our good fortune as a nation so much endowed with rich natural resources and talented people. We need to realize we have what it takes to be great.
Second, we need to empower our people. Let’s allow them the freedom to choose their leaders without the threat of reprisal and revenge. Our people should have the access to power, justice, medical care, jobs. Unless they feel they are a part of the body politic, they will never buy in. Dedicated desks shall be established to receive public complaints and act on them.
Third, we need to educate our people—educate them more in sciences and technology, engineering and the arts. We need to overhaul the curriculum, clean up the run of the mill schools and universities. We need to provide basic nutrition and feeding program so we teach our kids with full stomach.
Fourth, we need to energize our economy—good economic public policy: progressive taxation and trade policies. We shall develop our agriculture and industries. We shall integrate our road system with our airports and seaports and the railways. We shall relocate the millions of illegal occupants from the cities to the countryside close to new areas of development and in turn, these vacated prime lots shall be developed with both domestic and foreign private partners. We shall aim to develop a very robust economy which will allow us to bring back our overseas workers so they will harness their skills for national development.
Fifth, we need to elevate the standard and quality of life of our people. With a robust economy and consciously civic society, public funds shall be made available to improve the delivery of public services: public hospitals shall be modernized to provide both basic and tertiary medical care. There will be complete zoning and environmental care. We will light up our streets, our highways and expressways. We will reclaim our esteros, we will clean up the Pasig River and establish walkways and board walks. Public parks shall once again be for the people.
Sixth, we need to eradicate bad governance. Let us not forget that sin is a reproach to any nation. Bad governance is the worst tribute one public servant can leave behind. We shall therefore establish dedicated courts so we can immediately deal with stolen wealth, tax evasion and avoidance. We shall have attrition principle in many public agencies: there will be great adjustment in public compensation but once an offender is caught embezzling public funds, there will be equally great penalty. Justice shall be dispensed for all.
And seventh, we shall establish peace in the land. We will talk softly, but we will carry a big stick. We will reach out to our Muslim brothers and left-leaning brothers to offer them peace in the non-negotiable framework of one Republic of the Philippines. We will modernize and strengthen our air force, navy and the army as well as the national police. With the National Government leading by example in righteous and moral governance, we shall win the respect of the league of nations and reclaim what we lost in the last thirty years.
Believe in the Filipinos and their future!