John Andrew Begafria
Legislative Advocacy | Program Manager

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GET TO KNOW ME

A purpose-driven program manager & creative professional with 4 years of leadership experiences in the national government. Attained extensive experience in legislative advocacy, policy drafting, political mapping & strategy, and legislative-executive relations.

 

Led multiple simultaneous national projects & team of 170 employees implementing 3 national student financial assistance programs. Optimized processes and innovated agile methodologies that resulted to 95% reduction of red tape & 12x increase in efficiency & productivity.

Extensive Leadership Experience

in the National Government

From being the Head Executive Assistant in the HREP outpost of the legislative arm of the Office of the President, to being the Officer-in-Charge of Regional Operations in CHED-UniFAST implementing three national student financial assistance programs, my extensive leadership experience can provide value to your good office.

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Head Executive Assistant

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

PRESIDENTIAL LEGISLATIVE LIAISON OFFICE

House of Representatives Outpost

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Officer-in-Charge

COMMISSION ON

HIGHER EDUCATION - UniFAST

Field Operations, Partnerships, and ICT Unit

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Head of Internal Communications Support

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Office of the Secretary - Communications Management Unit

HERE'S WHERE I CAN PROVIDE VALUE

Extensive Legislative & Political Experience

Attained expertise in legislative advocacy, policy drafting, political mapping and strategy, and legislative-executive relations from working closely with legislators in the House of Representatives from my stint in the legislative arm of the Office of the President.

Experienced in Congressional Work

Experienced in engaging with the congressional committees, preparing for committee hearings and plenary sessions, organizing courtesy calls and strategic meetings with legislators and heads of national departments, and writing legislative reports, speeches and letters. 

Conducted legislative workshops on Executive Departments  

Here are some of the workshops we conducted on legislative advocacy, policy drafting, political mapping and strategy, and legislative-executive relations.

Political Mapping, Strategy, Legislative Prioritization

Here's a small sample of the data from the political mapping I initiated that were utilized by PLLO to gain insights on how to formulate better strategies for the success of our legislative advocacies.

Legislative Advocacy & Lobbying

(Tracking, Reporting, Interventions)

Here's one of the initiatives I developed to streamline the tracking and reporting of legislative priorities, and to easily formulate action plans to address issues or bottlenecks. This enabled the Executive Secretary and the Office of the President to be concisely updated on what's happening in Congress.

OTHER SKILLS AND INTERESTS

Anti-Red Tape & Operational Excellence

Motion Design &

Animation

Video Edits

Chatbot Development

Graphic Designs

Web development

Voice

OTHER TRAININGS AND SEMINARS CONDUCTED

Development Academy of the Philippines Workshop: Communication Tools & Techniques

Resource person for the Emerging Tools & Trends in Communications. Shared to the DAP Communications Team the knowledge & experiences with various platforms & the communications strategies that are currently available & its overall trajectory.

UniFAST Power Up Workshop Series:

Digital Upskilling & Operations Productivity

Resource person in upskilling regional personnel in files & task management, graphic design trends & visual storytelling.

Office of the CHED Chairperson:

Streamlining Issues and Complaints Management

Resource person capacitating the Office of Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education on how to streamline Issues and Complaints Management & fast-track public service delivery using project management tools.

CERTIFICATIONS AND AWARDS

ISO Quality Management System

September 2020
Development Academy of the Philippines

Strategic and Management Planning

April 2019
National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)

Project Management for Creative Projects

December 18, 2021
Project Management Institute

Agile Project Leadership

December 19, 2021
Project Management Institute

Finalist | Behance Portfolio Review CDO 2017

June 2017
Arkadia Collective

Best Thesis Award

Department of Political Science /

International Studies
Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan

Honorable Mention

March 2017
Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan

Consistent Dean’s Lister

2013-2017                
Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan