‘Jun (Evasco) asked me to help. I said, Yes’

Doris Mongaya, founder and CEO of PRworks Inc., never thought she would become a national co-convenor of Kilusang Pagbabago, the mass movement of supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Then Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte with PRworks founder and CEO Doris Mongaya during an event in Davao City.

It all began sometime in May 2015. Joselito ‘Penpen’ Libres, a Davao-based supporter of then Davao City mayor Rody Duterte, arranged for her presence in that crucial meeting with Maribojoc mayor Leoncio ‘Jun’ Evasco Jr.

Libres is now incoming undersecretary and head of the Office of Participatory Governance (OPG) under Cabinet Secretary Evasco of President Rody Duterte’s administration.

Evasco and Mongaya, along with Eric Bucoy and Edward Dybuco (now Customs deputy commissioner) spent the whole morning at the Bayfront Hotel restaurant planning the Cebu leg of Mayor Duterte’s listening tour on federalism.

“Jun (Evasco) asked me to help. I said yes,” recalled Mongaya.

Thus began an advocacy.

“This journey saw me becoming Visayas media coordinator during the successful Duterte presidential campaign and as Visayas coordinator and National Organizing Committee  member of the Kilusang Pagbabago,” she said.

Mongaya welcomes the recent formation of the Office for Participatory Governance that that would facilitate participatory governance through Kilusang Pagbabago, the Duterte administration’s #PartnerforChange.

Milestones during this journey

Listening Tour on Federalism (May 2015)

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Then private citizen Tomas Osmeña meets his good friend Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte during a press conference at Level 8 in Adnama building. Duterte was on his Cebu leg of his federalism listening tour. Press conference organizer Doris Mongaya (take a look at upper photos taken from news clippings) looks on at the two mayors.

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Mayor Duterte talks on federalism before members of OPASCOR.

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Selfies with future president Rody Duterte at the University of San Carlos (USC) Main.

Visayas Media Center (May 2016)

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Monitoring the exit polls at the Duterte Media Center, mezzanine floor of Welcome Hotel.

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Jun Caña, anchor of the Duterte Media Center, takes a cup of coffee in between news updates for news outlets in the Visayas and Mindanao.

Thanksgiving at the SRP (June 2016)
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President-elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte thanks some 30,000 of his supporters in Cebu who waited for him until 11pm despite the heavy rains at Cebu City’s South Road Properties (SRP). In above two photos, rally organizer Doris Mongaya (in red shirt) and Mayor Jun Evasco greet Duterte as he arrives at the venue while Bong Go (with his back to the camera and partly covering the president-elect) looks on.

Initial meetings towards Kilusang Pagbabago
and Office of Participatory Governance

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Upon the instructions of Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco, Usec Pete Lavina convened what he called as cabsec’s support team on July 6, 2016. Present were Penpen T. Libres, Edina Almodal, Bernie Cruz, Jose Elmer Cajilig, Doris Isubal- Mongaya and Joel Mahinay.

 

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Doris Mongaya represented Visayas at the Social Development Initiatives Summit held in Davao City in August 2016.

Kilusang Pagbabago Cebu Launch (October 2016)

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A photo with CabSec Jun Evasco at the newly-inagurated Kilusang Pagbabago office at the Opascor building.

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CabSec Jun Evasco speaks before 10,000 leaders of Kilusang Pagbabago at the Cebu Coliseum.

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Some 10,000 KP leaders took their oath before CabSec Jun Evasco.

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Doris Mongaya with Kilusang Pagbabago guests PNP Regional Director Noli Talino, CabSec Jun Evasco, and NAPC head Liza Maza.

KP National Organizing Conference (October 9-10)

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The Kilusang Pagbabago National Organizing Conference transpired last October 9-10, 2016 at the Infinity Tower and Suites.

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Visayas lead convenor Doris Mongaya, with NCR convenor Edina Almodal and Mindanao Convenor Penpen Libres, poses with the Cebu delegation.

KP Outreach in Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City (December 18, 2016)

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Office for Participatory Governance Usec Penpen Libres joins KP Visayas coordinator Doris Mongaya in the outreach program of KP-Cebu at Brgy. Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City.

#Sinulog2017

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The early birds – (from left) Ben Silab, Dodong Tanza, Doris Mongaya, and Ethel Amora — pose in front of the Kilusang Pagbabago truck-cum-bleacher before the huge Sinulog crowds arrive. This KP tambayan during the recent Sinulog 2017 festival was located near the strategic Osmena Blvd. and R.R. Landon corner where the contingents would turn to enter the Cebu City Sports Center. Bida si Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and Kilusang Pagbabago. Wow! Astig kayo Doris and KP!

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Diggy, our mascot, was a hit with Fiesta Senyor revelers during Sinulog 2017. At the other side of the KP Sinulog 2017 tambayan, diehard mass supporters of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte had a special vantage point in enjoying the Grand Sinulog parade.

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“The participation of Kilusang Pagbabago as Fiesta Senyor and Sinulog revelers shows our devotion to the Holy Child Senyor Santo Nino. Pit Senyor!” says KP Visayas lead coordinator Doris Mongaya.

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