Leaders of the Catholic evangelical group Church Without Walls International have declared their support for the vice presidential bid of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Led by Archbishop John Ayudtud, some 30 leaders from various congregations had a private meeting with the senator Sunday.
Ayudtud said that while Church Without Walls is a Catholic apostolic group, they are open to other denominations.
He added that they have around 400 member churches in the Philippines.
“We came here to tell Senator Bongbong that we are supporting him and that our churches are 100 percent behind his candidacy,” Ayudtud said.
Toward the end of the meeting, the church held a pray-over ceremony and laid their hands on the senator to pray for him.
Marcos thanked the group, noting that the concept of the Church Without Walls is similar to the message of national unity that he is also spreading.
“Unless the entire Filipino nation work together toward a common goal, it would be difficult for us to address our problems that should enable us to move forward to a better and more progressive future for all of us,” Marcos tells people in his barnstorming.
Apart from Ayudtud, other church leaders present in the meeting were Archbishops Antonio Gallemit and Elias Soria, Bishops Nelso Go and Romulo Salcedo and Pastors Antonio de la Cruz, Abner Salamo and Gerardo Manjares.
Also with the group were Bishop Felix Carceres, Pastor Juanito Zafra, Rev. Reynaldo Operio, Rev. Freddie Maiquez, Rev. Zenia Cabalona, Rev. Melodia Planas, Rev. Virgie Asilo, Pastor Robert Cinco, Pastor Ed Magracia, Bro. Monching Solinog, Pastor Loreto Bhoy Evangelista, Rev. Jonalily Gallemit, Rev. Michael Barredo, Rev. Fenny Barredo, Rev. Louie Balbago, Pastora Lilia Gacmatan and Pastor Ronnie Ayudtud.