MALOLOS CITY—Televangelist Bro. Eddie Villanueva explained his decision to run again for public office after declaring in 2010 that he would not run again.
In an exclusive interview, Villanueva said that in the interest of public service, one must not limit oneself.
“Kung may magagawa tayong tulong sa bayan, hindi dapat limitahan ang sarili,” he said.
Villanueva added that his declaration after the 2010 elections was meant not to run again for the presidency.
“Hindi naman presidency ang takbo ko ngayon, sa Senado ito,” he said.
The televangelist ran and lost in both 2004 and 2010 presidential races.
After casting his vote at the Bunlo Elementary School on May 10, 2010, he said that he won’t run again if he would lose.
Last December, he replaced Israel Virgines as lone senatorial candidate of Bangon Pilipinas.
On Monday, Villanueva launched his Senate bid at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium and cited better chances of landing in the magic 12
He said that for the first time, political leaders in the province stand in solidarity to support his candidacy.
During his proclamation speech, Villanueva was less than combative compared to his two previous campaigns.
He virtually praised President Benigno Aquino III, his conqueror in the 2010 automated elections.
“The economy is growing very fast because of the tuwid na landas of President Aquino, and we must seize the opportunity to keep that growth by supporting his programs,” Villanueva said. Dino Balabo