Meet the Kaya Natin Champions: Ethical, Empowering, and Effective Leaders for Others and for Country

Kaya Natin Champions are public servants and officials at the local and national level who advocate and practice good governance in their craft through espousing ethical, empowering, and effective leadership. The selection of these champions undergo a critical vetting process by our screening committee composed of the lead convenor/executive director, five (5) Kaya Natin Champions, and three (3) Kaya Natin Core Members; and are henceforth, personally approved by the organization's board of trustees.


Hon. Jesse M. Robredo

(1958-2012)

Former Secretary

(2010-2012)

Department of the Interior and Local Government 

Hon. Maria Gracia Cielo "Grace" M. Padaca

Former Governor

Province of Isabela

Hon. Eddie "Among Ed"

T. Panlilio

Former Governor

Pampanga City

Hon. Sonia R. Lorenzo

(1946-2014)

Former Mayor

San Isidro,

Nueva Ecija

Hon. Juan Romeo Nereus "Neric" O.

Acosta, Jr.

Presidential Adviser

for Environmental Protection

Hon. Madelaine Alfelor-Gazmen

Former Mayor

Iriga City, Albay



Hon. Paolo Benigno "Bam" A. Aquino IV

Senator

(2013-Present)

 

Hon. Rommel C. Arnado

Mayor

Kauswagan,

Lanao del Norte

Hon. Arlene "Kaka" J. Bag-ao

District Representative

Lone District of Dinagat Islands

Hon. Jorge

"Bolet" B.

Banal, Jr.

District Representative

3rd District,

Quezon City

Hon. Jocelle Batapata-Sigue

Councilor

Bacolod City

Hon. Marivic V. Belena

Mayor

San Jose,

Nueva Ecija



Hon. Ma. Josefina "Joy" Belmonte-Alimurung

Vice Mayor

Quezon City

Hon. Gloria "Baby" Crespo-Congco

Mayor

Cabiao,

Nueva Ecija

Hon. April Marie C. Dayap

Councilor

2nd District,

Davao City

Hon. Miguel

A. Dominguez

Former Governor

Southern Leyte

Hon. Leoncio

B. Evasco, Jr.

Mayor

Maribojoc, Bohol / Secretary of the Cabinet

Hon. Florante

S. Gerdan

President

Poro Point Management Corporation



Hon. Leonardo

M. Javier, Jr.

Mayor

Javier, Leyte

Hon. Aura

Landar-Layese

Former Councilor

Passi City, Iloilo

Hon. Fermin

M. Mabulo

Former Mayor

San Fernando, Camarines Sur

Hon. Caesar P. Marquez

Barangay Captain

Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Hon. Lina

O. Montilla

Mayor

Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat

Hon. Antolin

A. Oreta III

Mayor

Malabon City



Hon. Mary Jane C. Ortega

Former Mayor

San Fernando City, La Union

Hon. Nancianceno M. Pacalioga, Jr.

Mayor

Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur

PredseHon. Aquilino Martin "Koko"

de la Llana

Pimentel III

Senator

(2013-Present)

Hon. Janaree Pundato-Disomimba

Former Mayor

Tamparan,

Lanao del Sur

Hon. Tito

Sarte Sarion

Mayor

Daet,

Camarines Norte

Hon. Maria Belen Sunga-Acosta

Councilor

1st District,

Davao City



Hon. Cecilia

Claire N. Reyes

Former Mayor

Alicia, Isabela

Hon. Lorenzo

R. Tañada III

Former District Representative

4th District,

Quezon Province

Hon. Marcelino

R. Teodoro

District Representative

4th District,

Quezon Province

Hon. Francis Melville V. Tinio

Former Councilor

Binalonan, Pangasinan

Hon. Sherwin

N. Tugna

District Representative

Binalonan, Pangasinan

Hon. Sitti

Turabin-Hataman

Representative

Anak Mindanao Partylist



Hon. Lorna Mae B. Vero

Mayor

Llanera,

Nueva Ecija

Hon. Roque S. Verzosa, Jr.

Former Mayor

Tagudin, Ilocos Sur

Hon. Shirlyn Macasarte-Villanueva

Board Member

Midsayap,

North Cotabato

Hon. Valente

D. Yap

Mayor

Bindoy,

Negros Occidental

Hon. Rosette Yñiguez-Lerias

Former Governor

Southern Leyte

Hon. TG Guingona

Former Bukidnon Representative/

Senator (2010-2016)


Hon. Rosalie B. Loyola

Former Vice Mayor

Silang, Cavite

Hon. Carolyn J. Senador-Fariñas

Mayor

San Felipe, Zambales

Hon. Alfredo Matugas Coro III

Mayor

Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte

Hon. Freddie W. Siao

Representative of Lone District of Iligan City

 

Hon. Jason Gonzales

Mayor

Lambunao, Iloilo

Hon. Joel B. Tibayan

Councilor

Tagaytay City


Hon. Flora L. Villarosa

Mayor

Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte

Hon. 

Aristotle J. Gaza

Board Member

Bataan

Hon. Lugie Lipumano-Garcia

Councilor

Olongapo City

Hon. Maybelyn Dela Cruz-Fernandez

Councilor

Dagupan City

Hon. Jose Christopher Belmonte

Representative,

Quezon City 6th DIstrict

Hon. Amelia M. Hernandez

Vice Mayor,

Nagcarlan, Laguna


Hon. Vicente Gargaritano

Mayor,

Tubungan, Iloilo

Hon. Rommel Maslog

Mayor,

Talisayan, Misamis Oriental

Hon. Rizalino D. Rivera

Undersecretary for Regional Operations,

Department of Education

Hon. Mario A. Deriquito

Undersecretary for Partnerships and External Linkages,

Department of Education

Hon. Gerardo A. I. Esquivel

Administrator,

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System

Hon. John Phillip Sevilla

Former Commissioner,

Bureau of Customs