City of Malolos - On May 6 - 7, 2015, the officers and staff of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Vice-Governor’s Office, the Board Members’ offices and the Office of the Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (OSSP), congregated at “Balay del Mar” Hotel and Resort in Nagbalayong, Morong, Bataan to conduct their Staff Development/Team Building activities to enhance their skills and capabilities and build a strong camaraderie, harmony and unity among themselves. (Some of the staff stayed at another nearby hotel, the West Wind Beach Resort and Hotel.) Upon arrival and after registration, the staff assembled at the hotel’s conference room and began right away their “acquisition and development of skills and knowledge.” SP Secretary Ma. Perpetua R. Santos, Atty. Percy Dela Cruz, VGO Chief of Staff, and Board Member Felix “Toti” Ople one by one gave brief lectures, immediately followed by an open forum. Later, the staff underwent challenging activities to test not only their mental, physical and emotional capacities, as well as their strength and stamina, but also their alertness and quickness in making judgement. They were divided into groups and given only short time to discuss among themselves to prepare for the challenges they will face. Despite their differences and the lack of time to develop good rapport and coordination, the SP staff had shown good teamwork and coordination as they were able to hurdle the challenges given them with flying colors. Vice-Governor Daniel R. Fernando, also came and gave a short but stimulating message to encourage the participants to perform their best for the entire duration of the staff development/team building.