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The management and staff celebrated the 27th year of LGA with a fun-filled day at the LGA Training Center in Los Baños, Laguna on August 19, 2015. The day started with an inspirational speech given by a very special guest in the person of Professor Mayo Lopez of the Asian Institute of Management who was once part of the LGA family as a Board of Trustee. Most of the people in Magsaysay Hall who listened to Professor Mayo Lopez were left in awe with his passion for public service and the lessons he imparted to them.

Prof. Mayo, at the start of his speech acknowledged LGA’s evolution from years back to how it is now. “The number of relevant program has not only grown in LGA but the contents have been substantially enriched” he mentioned. “The LGA has certainly been building itself as the Academy that LGUs can run to for help in building strong, responsive, agile communities”, he added.

He also underscored the need to update, upgrade and add to the stock of information, capabilities and skills to better train, instruct and educate local government people.

Towards the end of his speech, the most significant message he imparted was on possessing the attributes that will inspire the participants to learn because as trainers, he said “we are part of the learning material we present to our participants, we are the lesson we are attempting to teach”.

A mass followed celebrated by Rev. Fr. Antonio Gerente. Five (5) teams battled in the Amazing Craze - a physical, intellectual and fun game which was followed by a basketball game.

The culminating activity for the anniversary celebration was a festive night where representatives from various divisions participated in “The Voice” competition and the best personnel and service awardees were recognized.

"We may not see many of the fruits of our labor but we shall have the consolation that some will remember if only fleetingly - “tinuro sa amin yan sa LGA”.
- Prof. Mayo Lopez

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