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MPI Team

Ms. Gimaidee Ann C. Moya | Director

Gimaidee Ann C. MoyaMs. Gimaidee “Mai” Ann C. Moya is a passionate community development, peace, and conflict transformation practitioner with a remarkable track record spanning over 15 years. She is an alumna of MPI’s Annual Peacebuilding Training and a graduate-mentor of MPI’s Grassroots Peacebuilding Mentors Training Program.

Her unwavering commitment centers on promoting justice, peace, and social cohesion not only in Mindanao but also in broader contexts. Before joining MPI, Ms. Moya was a Freelance Consultant at BePeace Consultancy where she played a pivotal role in co-developing innovative non-formal education methodologies and mentoring diverse youth leaders. Her contributions extend to addressing critical issues such as gender-based violence, interfaith collaboration, and forced internal displacement.

Ms. Moya's career journey encompasses a transformative evolution from a volunteer to Acting Managing Director at Pailig Development Foundation, Inc. Over her 14+ years with the organization, she led numerous initiatives aimed at promoting social cohesion and resilience, especially in the aftermath of the Marawi Siege and during the pandemic.

Queenilyn M. Liwat | Peacebuilding Training Program Officer

Queenilyn LiwatQueenilyn M. Liwat is a peacebuilding and education advocate and practitioner. She is a licensed professional teacher and has worked in private and public institutions from 2010-2014. She was actively engaged in college with the Kalinaw Youth Movement (KYM) at Central Mindanao University. She has spearheaded grassroots peacebuilding and educational programs and training, writen training manuals and modules for peace education, and facilitated community coordination and organizing, alongside the mobilization of resources, and partnership development with various organizations in Mindanao. Queenie served as a Regional Projects Coordinator of Just Projects Philippines Foundation (JPPF) from 2015 to 2019 and served as a Project Officer and then Program Officer in Community-based Peacebuilding with Pailig Development Foundation, Inc. from 2019 to 2021. She is an alumna of MPI, participated in the Grassroots Peacebuilding Mentors Training Program from 2020 to 2021, and served as a volunteer at MPI’s 2022 Annual Peacebuilding Training. Queenie’s present position is Peacebuilding Training Program Officer.

Nur Hussain "Nur" Maba | Grassroots Peacebuilding Mentors Training Program Officer

Nur MabaNur Hussain "Nur" Maba holds a degree in AB English from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. He was a recipient of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study program and spent a year in Overland Park, Kansas with a host family while attending senior high school in Blue Valley West in 2005-2006. His passion for community development, culture, and peacebuilding started in 2011 when he served as the hosting program manager of an intercultural organization based in Manila. He moved back to Davao City in 2018 and served as the program officer of a peacebuilding institute. He also worked as a researcher and project coordinator for various universities. Born and raised facing the Pacific Ocean in Mati, Davao Oriental, he enjoys swimming and hanging out on the beach.

Anna Loren Gingco | Research, Documentation, and Learning Assistant

Anna Loren GingcoAnna Loren Gingco holds a BA degree in Anthropology from the University of the Philippines in Mindanao. Interested to pursue a career that will make use of her interest in media and human studies, she moved to Manila after finishing her degree and worked in advertising and media agencies in different capacities. She returned to her hometown in Davao City in 2019 to pursue creative writing and social science research. Anna currently serves as the Research, Documentation, and Learning Assistant for MPI.

Gina Lyn Adlaon | Administrative Officer

Gina AdlaonRaised and born in the province of Davao de Oro and having her own family, Gina Lyn Adlaon moved to Davao City. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Southeastern Philippines. Gina moved to Manila after college and worked as a real estate staff and taught career experience. In 2006, she moved back to Davao and began to work in administration related to development, first working with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency – project based) for almost 14 years. She served and worked with ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) now BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao). Now, her advocacy is with peacebuilding. Gina joined MPI September of 2019.

Nancy Catulong | Finance Officer

Nancy CatulongA development worker for more than 20 years in the field of finance and administration, Nancy Catulong obtained her degree in Bachelor of Science major in Accounting from the Notre Dame of Marbel University in Koronadal City, South Cotabato. She worked with the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines-Mindanao (TFDP-M), Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks (MINCODE), and Coconut Industry Cluster Link (Cocolink). She also worked with other NGOs on a part-time basis. Working with non-government organizations in her field of expertise is her humble contribution to the welfare of underprivileged members of society.

Elaine Bacayo | Cashier/Finance Assistant

Elaine BacayoElaine M. Bacayo is an undergraduate from the St. John Paul II College of Davao with a BS in Education major in English. She volunteered for MPI Annual Training in 2015 as Logistics Assistant and 2019 as Annual Training Assistant. MPI than hired Elaine as cashier/bookkeeper. She is happy working at MPI where she is learning and understanding more about peacebuilding. Elaine is married and a mother of two children.

Catherine Joy "CJ" Catulong | Technical and Communication Support Specialist

Elaine BacayoAs a graduate of Communication and Media Arts from the University of the Philippines Mindanao, CJ Catulong is passionate in media production and visual communication. She was a Jury Prize Winner during the 2019 Cinemalaya Campus Short Shorts Film Competition and was awarded Production Thesis with Distinction for her study in creating a picture storybook using the narratives of Filipino children in the COVID-19 pandemic. CJ also served as a volunteer during the 2022 Annual Peacebulding Training and as an Annual Peacebuilding Training Assistant in the following year.