JIL marks 35th anniversary in Luneta
MANILA -- The Jesus Is Lord (JIL) is celebrating its 35th anniversary at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta Friday.
JIL leader Brother Eddie Villanueva said they will hold a thanksgiving program to celebrate the group's 35th year.
Villanueva said the JIL, which started with only 15 people, now has 2 million members in 55 countries.
The program started at 4 p.m. and will end at 10 p.m.
According to Manila Police District (MPD) spokesperson Chief Inspector Erwin Margarejo, an estimated 1 million prayer warriors will attend the event.
Motorists were advised to avoid Roxas Boulevard since heavy traffic is expected due to the event.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and other courts in Manila were only open until 2:30 p.m. today due to the heavy traffic caused by the JIL event. -- Reports from Zyann Ambrosio and Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News; Noel Alamar, dzMM