Northern Luzon Regional Program and Training Center

La Union

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Brief History

In 1996, Regional Chairperson, Mrs. Purita R.A. Braganza and Dr. Josefina M. Parentela, Regional Executive Director solicited Three Hundred Thousand Pesos (P310,000.00) for the construction of a two-storey building on a 200 square meter lot beside the Regional Headquarters.

Hon. Carmeling P. Crisologo, Regional Chairperson for the triennium 1997-2000, continued the fund raising for the Center.  Help came from the GSP National Headquarters and the Northern Luzon Councils plus the One Hundred Thousand Pesos (P100,000.00) donation from the Provincial Government of La Union through Hon. Governor Justo Orros Jr.  The building was inaugurated on the 50th year of Northern Luzon Region.

During the second year of the triennium 2003-2006, Regional Chairman Hon. Atty. Ameurfina Respicio-Salenda and Regional Executive Director, Dr. Betty Salvador-Calixto, put the building into full use.  The Regional Committee made a resolution and approved by the Central Board to name the NL buildings after the two great ladies, Purita R.A. Braganza (for Program and Training Center) and Cynthia P. Zagala (for the Regional Headquarters) for giving their commitment and dedication in the separate means, and ways to put up two district and meaning edifices for NLR.

The first Regional Training School at the Regional Program and Training Center offered the following courses: Camp Management Course; Technical Assistant’s Workshop; and Training for Trainers.

In 2009, the second floor of the garage was constructed as men’s dormitory.

Continuous renovations were done in the succeeding years through the help of National and Regional Officers and staff.  Today, these simple buildings could not compare to a cozy rest house, but the warm welcome from the staff through the leadership of Dr. Amparo T. Rimas as the Regional Chairperson and Mrs. Laila F. Morales as the Regional Executive Director, more than make up for whatever it still lack.


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Regional Executive Director
Northern Luzon Region

Corner P. Florendo and J. Costales Streets
Brgy. Oritz, Naguilian, 2511 La Union, PHILIPPINES
Telefax: +63 (72) 609 1386; Mobile: (0917)   845 0883