Bro. Eddie Villanueva launches noon prayer campaign



When the clock strikes noon, utter the short prayer “God bless the Philippines.”

Beginning Saturday, Filipinos from all over the world are encouraged to recite the short petition daily at noon regardless of time zones to blanket with prayers of blessing the country now being plagued by many crisis.

Christian evangelist Eduardo “Bro. Eddie” Villanueva led the launching of the “God Bless the Philippines Global Prayer Movement” on Saturday at the 33rd anniversary of the Jesus is Lord Church (JIL) at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

The event was graced by President Aquino, who also addressed the crowd of tens of thousands belonging to various evangelical church denominations.

In a press conference, Villanueva said the country needed prayers now more than ever as it faced countless problems and trials—from natural calamities and man-made disasters, to the senseless killings and the escalating armed conflict in Mindanao.

“Our President [Aquino] is facing so much problems,” noted Villanueva, citing the ongoing crisis in Mindanao, where scores of soldiers have been killed in a chain of clashes with rebels.

In the same breath, he lauded Mr. Aquino for having the “wisdom to enforce an all-out-justice rather than all-out-war” against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, saying that to recklessly opt for the latter would harm more innocent lives.

“Our country has been in crisis and it’s high time for the Filipino people to obey the formula of God… to go back to God,” he said.

The global prayer movement would help strengthen President Aquino’s political leadership and unite Filipinos all over the world regardless of social status and religious affiliation, added Villanueva, who twice ran for president.

“I believe it will strengthen the political leadership of President Aquino to be bolder than before in imposing righteousness in governance… so it’s our duty to help the President,” he told reporters.

Under the prayer movement, Filipinos are not only encouraged to make the “noon prayer” a habit to sustain the Philippines every hour for the entire year but also to post their prayers online.  Prayers can be posted on, he said.

Mr. Aquino was the first to post a prayer on the website last night, amid cheers and applause from the massive crowd at the grandstand.

He wrote on the website: “Dear God please make us instruments of your will.”

“So imagine God from heaven, if he can see millions of Filipinos all over the world uttering ‘God bless the Philippines,’ it will make a quick difference,” added the evangelist, who ran but lost in the presidential elections last year.

Villanueva founded the JIL in a school campus, where he was then teaching political economics.

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  • apb

    in the last days…. many false prophets will show up- The Holy Bible

  • prangka

    When the clock strikes noon, utter the short prayer “God give us discernment to those who truly are your servants from those who used your name and believe the Presidency is a means.”

  • Anonymous

    My prayer: Sana huwag na gamitin ni Eddie Villanueva ang religion at ang pangalan ng Diyos para magkaroon ng inpluwensya sa mga politiko at sa politika. Pumapel na naman si Eddie Boy. Naubos na kaya ang mga foreign donations sa kampanya nya from naloko nyang Protestant sects sa US na kinumbinsi nya namananalo sya at magiging Presidente ng Pilipinas? gusto na naman nyang mag-endorse ng mga kandidato. Gustong maging Manalo! Sana ang mga huwad na religious leaders ay mabusto na ng mga tao na inuuto nya.

  • Anonymous

    ‘Bro. Eddie Villanueva launches noon prayer campaign and lauded Mr. Aquino for having the “wisdom to enforce an all-out-justice rather than all-out-war” against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, saying that to recklessly opt for the latter would harm more innocent lives.’

    Malayong makasuhan si Bro. Ed, pulos papuri kay Pnoy.
    Hallelujah, Praise the Lord.

  • CrocLolong


  • Elvin

    God bless the Philippines tatakbo ulit ako sa pagka-presidente?

  • Anonymous

    Hey Bro.. why don’t you go to Basilan and conduct your prayer there. Gamit ka ng megaphone para madinig ka ng lahat.

  • Anonymous

    As in medieval Europe, those who wanted to impose prayer on others are demonstrating not their confidence in their own faith, but their lack of confidence in it. – Hitchens

  • Monsi Serrano

    Brother Eddie, you always criticize other religions for not following the Bible. But here’s what the Holy Bible says:  “When you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.”  (Matthew 6:6)

    Ipagpray mo na mawala ang mga beerhouse, sugalan at sabungan sa atin sa Bocaue, Bulacan. Ipagpray mo din na maayos sana ng anak mo ang mga suliranin sa kanyang sinasakupan at ilang taon ng pinamumunuan bilang mayor. Bayaan mo na ang Pilipinas, you have to clean your own backyard first before you try to clean other’s backyard. GOD bless you brother!

    • Anonymous

      Suki nga yan ng kabaret sa Bocaue. Panay nga ang paputok sa gabi.

  • sampalok kid

    gibberish non-sense news. 

  • Ja Badong

    Pera pera lang yan

  • Anonymous

    Sino bang PDI editor ang pumatol dito sa non-news nonsense na ito ni Eddie Boy? Ang lagay ay
    kaya lumalago ang mga hunyango dito sa Pilipinas dahil pinapansin ng media for a certain consideration….???

  • Anonymous


  • Ja Badong

    Bless kanilang mga bulsa, religion is a big business in the Philippines tignan mo mga Manalo, Mike Velarde, Quiboloy, at mga Obispo, ang yayaman na

  • Anonymous

    GOD SAVE THE PHILIPPINES FROM FAKE DISCIPLES. Save the Philippines from early campaigners for President. Gusto ba ninyong yumaman?  Magtayo kayo ng kulto tulad ng JIL, EL SHADAII, AT yung kay ALMEDA.  Walang tax ang kurakot dito.  Walang COA at magagamit mo pa sa pulitika.  Tang ina nyo mga kampon ng kasamaan.

  • Anonymous

    remember the wife of bznzman eddie v.,this last pres election,sabi nia,” at first ayaw kong tumakbo uli ang hubby ko ,but i consulted the bible,at pina basa sa akin ni LORD na dapat tumakbo uli sia,dahil seguradong sia ang magwawagi.”” ginawa pa niang sinungaling si LORD.Ambisyoso talaga ang n=magaswang eto.btw,I am former JIL member ,nooong early 80s pa.i left them,as they started brainwashing their members,including me.

  • Anonymous

    funny thing is…..the more these arrogant, self-proclaimed “enlightened” people post comments here that attack Christians, Catholics and religious people, the more I get convinced that I have to love my faith.

    Puro kayo insulto sa relihiyon kasi ang laki ng problema ninyo sa konsiyensiya! Ano bang problema ninyo? Let3 me see—-nag-aborsiyon ka ba? Nangaliwa sa asawa? Sex addict ka ba? Magnanakaw? Anong problema mo? Pathetic!

    • Nikki Sacramento

      Hi Aliyah! It’s not also good for you to condemn those people here whose view differ from yours. Just keep your faith to yourself and not extol yourself by condemning others. That’s not a good practice of faith that you profess if you also attack those people who express their disgust to someone. Just my two cents thought Ma’am.

  • Anonymous

    Now we are dictating to God whom to bless, does Eddie not know that the island is littered with idols and images that runs against the Second Commandment? Does he not know that our officials are as corrupt as one can get? How in the name of everything decent and sane can God “Bless the Philippines?” and what does he mean by “Bless” make happy? when millions are starving and children are resorting to crime to eat? May I disagree and pray instead “God convict the Filipinos of our sins.” then perhaps we can move on.

    • anabelle

      Sir, If God will convict Filipino of our sins, no Filipinos will be left, you included,  for “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”.    We ask for God’s blessings not because we deserve it but to invoke His merciful nature and grace.

      • Anonymous

        Wat sonnygc means  ‘convict our sins” is to make man  repent (acknowledge admit and guilty) of our sins trangression and evil ways before we ask God to bless.

      • anabelle

        Right, sir.   And asking God to “bless” the Philippines include convicting people to live a righteous life.  Blessings does not only mean material gain.  It means reviving the nation in its totality– morale fiber and all.  Since “all” have sinned and therefore needs to be “convicted”, then let us start asking God to bless our country.  I should have said “no Filipinos should be left, you included.”

  • Mandrezaldi


  • Jireh Villafania

    Lord GOD, our generation needs You. Other may call this prayer a waste of time and nonsense but Lord I believe that You look into the hearts of Your people. May You bless those who Bless You and forgive those who do not. I also believe that You have loved us unconditionally that even in our darkest moment You are there to give us light. The Philippines is for You alone. God Bless the Philippines! God bless the Filipino people.

  • Anonymous

    we are blessed…

    a lot of us are just lazy….laging naghihintay ng padala ng taga abroad….

  • Jeamergs

    I prefer to pray ‘God Save the Philippines’.  Save us from greedy politicos, corrupt government officials, MILF, Abu Sayyaf, NPA , drug pushers, cellphone snatchers, child molesters etc.etc.etc

  • Anonymous

    God bless everybody because He let the sun shine from both good and bad people, Matthew 5:45.
    We are blessed as a nation, we have natural resources and fertile land. 

  • Anonymous


    You quoted Hitchens??  Of all people in this forum?  I am quite certain, he doesn’t even know how to even define faith correctly.  If you want to talk about faith, it is better to quote a subject matter expert.  Hitchens is a journalist, not a man of faith.    

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