MR. LITO MONICO C. LORENZANA
Mr. Lorenzana is the current president and chairperson of the board of the Centrist Democracy Political Institute. He was the chairperson of the board and president of the Technical Assistance Center for the Development of Rural and Urban Poor (TACDRUP), an NGO based in Davao City that served largely the communities in Southern Mindanao for the last 35 years.
Mr. Lorenzana earned his Master in Public Administration in the Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government and was the first president of the Harvard-KSG Alumni Association of the Philippines. He was recruited by the Cory Aquino Government to her cabinet and assumed the positions of undersecretary of the departments of local government (DLG) and environment and natural resources (DENR). Subsequently he also served the administrations of Presidents Ramos, Estrada and Arroyo in various capacities as Commissioner of Kabisig, Edsa People Power Commission, Charter Change Commission and the Chairman of the Charter Change Advocacy Commission. He sat on various corporate boards of government and private corporations and consultant for the NRMP program of the World Bank, the USAID and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
In the political arena, he was one of the founders of the PDP Laban with Nene Pimentel; fathered the Successor Generation with Rey Teves and with Peter Koeppinger he was a co-convenor of the Centrist Democratic Movement Federation and the current President of the Centrist Democratic Party: Ang Partido ng Tunay na Demokrasya.
ATTY. RUFUS B. RODRIGUEZ
ATTY. RODRIGUEZ is the former House Representative of the Second District of Cagayan de Oro City. He is also currently elected as the National President of the Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines: Ang Partido ng Tunay na Demokrasya.
Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee of the Bangsamoro Basic Law
Prior to his stint in Congress, Rufus B. Rodriguez was a former Vice Governor of Misamis Oriental; a former Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration and a former Dean of San Sebastian College of Law.
Rufus B. Rodriguez graduated as Summa Cum Laude with the degree in Economics at the De La Salle University, and ranked as number 7 in the 1981 Bar Exams. He finished his Master of Laws and graduated as Magna Cum Laude in Columbia Law School in New York.
MR. JORDAN JAY C. ANTOLIN
Mr. Antolin is one of the founding members of the Centrist Democratic Movement (CDM), and the Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP) – Ang Partido ng Tunay na Demokrasya, where he is the current National Secretary General.
He used to be the Regional Chairperson of the CDP Northern Mindanao and an active local party trainor. He was one of the first graduates of CDPI’s Master Trainors’ Training Program last June 2013 wherein he was awarded with a title of a CDPI Fellow. He is one of the first 14 CDPI Fellows who became a member of the CDPI President’s official “The 300” and was conferred last December 2015.
Mr. Antolin is a former student leader at the Mindanao State University (MSU) main campus in Marawi City where he finished a Baccalaureate Defree in English, followed by a Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature at the Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan. He is an active socio-civic and NGO leader. He was one of the official delegates of the Centrist Democratic Youth Association of the Philippines (CDYAP) who were invited by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for a political study tour in Berlin, Germany last 2014.
MS. CRISTITA MARIE LAUDE GIANGAN
Ms. Cristita Marie Laude Giangan is currently the Project Manager of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – Philippines’ “Partnerships for Integrity and Jobs”, an EU Co-Founded Project.
She is the Chairperson of the Centrist Democratic Youth Association of the Philippines (CDYAP) and was formerly its secretary general the year it was founded.
She earned her Masters in Public Management and Development at the University of San Carlos (USC), where she also graduated as Magna Cum Laude in Political Science. She became a member of the San Carlos Debating Team.
MS. MILA Z. ABESAMIS
Ms Mila Zaballero Abesamis is the current Assistant Treasurer of the Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP): Ang Partido ng Tunay na Demokrasya where she has been an active member since 2013.
Ms Mila was formerly Officer In-charge (OIC) of Abante Mindanao Party list (ABAMIN), and is a fellow of the Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) Fellowship of the 300, a group of individuals that exhibit the advocacy, values and principles of the Institute and the party.
She now works in the Congressional office of Hon. Maxie Rodriguez of the 2nd District Cagayan De Oro City.