Doris Mongaya, founder and CEO of PRworks Inc., is the entrepreneur who built PRworks — from the Cebu team mentored by TeamAsia at the turn of the millennium to the leading public relations agency in southern Philippines today. Consider some PRworks achievements:
• The annual 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 in behalf of Globe Telecom – the leading mobile telecom in the Philippines and a PRworks client since 2009.
• Simultaneous media tours when AirAsia Philippines – a client since 2013 — opened new routes from and to Cebu, Davao, Clark, Palawan and Caticlan/Boracay.
• The annual Geeks on a Beach (GOAB). Starting in 2012, PRworks joined TechTalks.ph in an advocacy to develop 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.
In 2016, Mongaya accepted the invitation to serve as Visayas media coordinator of then presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
Today, Mongaya is also the Visayas lead convenor of Kilusang Pagbabago – the movement supporting Philippine President Duterte. KP emerged from presidential campaign team then headed by national campaign manager and now Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco.
Emmanuel ‘Anol’ Mongaya now counts himself as among journalists who entered the world of strategic PR. He joined PRworks Inc. 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) 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 1992.
Starting in 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 was 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 and political blogs (inbetweencolumns.wordpress.com and politika2013.wordpress.com) even as continues to write a regular columns for Superbalita and Sun.Star Cebu.
Today, he is taking the lead in strategically transforming PRworksPH.com into an inbound marketing beast.