Uplifting Lives

Meet Doris Isubal-Mongaya, founder and CEO of PRworks Inc.

The best PR uplifts lives,”  insists Doris when she first got involved in public relations at the turn of the century. Her first PR events include the Cebu IT Summit in March 2001 and the Cebu Mountain Festival in 2002. The summit harnessed Cebu’s innovative energy towards uplifting lives through technology. The festival, meanwhile, focused attention of taking care of the environment.

From a small team she headed and mentored by Mike and Monette Hamlin of TeamAsia at the turn of the millennium, Doris built PRworks into the leading public relations agency in central and southern Philippines.

The PRWorks Story

In 2019, PRWorks Inc. celebrated its 15th year. Doris also received two international awards last June 7, 2019 in recognition for her work:

  • Brand Leadership Award from the World Marketing Congress; and
  • Woman Leadership Award from the World Women Leadership Congress & Awards.

The following are some of her achievements:

Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) — Journalists along with a growing number of social media influencers in key urban centers south of Manila like Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, and Zamboanga look forward to this prestigious event. This is a project of Globe Telecom – the leading mobile telecom in the Philippines and a PRworks client since 2009.

Geeks on a Beach (GOAB) — In 2012, PRworks joined TechTalks.ph to advocate for the development of the Philippine startups ecosystem. At the center of this advocacy is GOAB, a project backed by the Department of Information, Communication, and Technology (DICT).

10th Global Voices Citizen’s Media Summit — Some 140 international bloggers, citizen media advocates and tech experts from over 60 countries flocked to Cebu City in January 2015 for the 10th Global Voices Citizen’s Media Summit. PRworks Inc. is the PR and event management partner.

Sinulog Festival in 2018 and 2019 — PRworks became part of the marketing team of the Sinulog Foundation Inc. for the Sinulog Festival in 2018 and 2019.

Today, Doris is the Visayas media consultant of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) headed by Secretary Noel Felongco.

Her passion to uplift lives has made PRWorks one of the Philippine PR industry’s best.

Strategic PR

Meet Emmanuel ‘Anol’ Mongaya, co-founder and director for strategic PR of PRWorks Inc.

Anol now counts himself as among journalists in the Philippines who entered the world of strategic PR.

Though involved in organizing PRWorks Inc. at the turn of the millennium, Anol formally joined the agency in 2010 after building a name for himself in Cebu media for over two decades. 

Anol first became a correspondent for the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN) and the Philippine News and Features (PNF). This he did while working as a writer for the social action office of the Redemptorists in Cebu during the late 80s. He joined Newstime Daily as a reporter in 1989 and quickly rose to become the paper’s managing editor. Sun.Star Cebu absorbed him as regions editor and later as one of the city editors in 1993.

Starting in October 1994, Anol helped build as its managing editor the highly successful local-language newspaper Superbalita. When he availed of early retirement in August 2010, Superbalita had grown to become the biggest circulation daily in central and southern Philippines.

Involvement in the Cebu IT Summit of 2001, meanwhile, drew him to join online communities and the world of blogging. He maintains his personal blog (www.inbetweencolumns.wordpress.com). He is also the administrator of the Cebuano political discussion group in Facebook “Maghisgot Kitag Politika Bay). This even as continues to write a regular column for Superbalita.

In 2019, he began editing and writing an English column for the Cebu Business Week. The column named ‘Weekly Notes’ has become a platform for commenting on current events from a PR perspective.

Today, he has taken the lead in strategically transforming PRWorksPH.com into an inbound marketing beast.