Ilocos Norte Representative and Senatorial candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. recently attended the El Shaddai pre-Christmas mass held last Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009. Led by its Servant Leader, Brother Mike Velarde, the Saturday worship service of the congregation was preparatory to its grand Christmas celebration. The youthful solon from the North was gratified to be invited to the mass by one of the largest Catholic Charismatic Renewal groups in the Philippines. There are an estimated 8 million El Shaddai members all over the country. It also has many chapters worldwide. Its Spiritual Director is Manila Auxiliary Catholic Bishop Teodoro Bacani. Also invited to the service were NP Presidential candidate Manny Villar and other Nacionalista senatorial aspirants and party mates.