The Board of Regents (BOR) of the UP System approved the renewal of the lease between UPLB and the Local Government Academy of the Department of Interior and Local Government (LGA-DILG) during its 1312th meeting held on 29 October 2015 at UP Diliman.
The lease involves a 38,766-sqm parcel of land within UPLB for a period of five years (08 July 2012 – 07 July 2017).
Dr. Serlie Barroga-Jamias, Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs (OVCCA), serves as chair of the UPLB-LGA Joint Management Committee (JMC).
Members of the JMC from UPLB are: Prof. Genaro A. Cuaresma, Dr. Rex B. Demafelis, Dr. Crisanto A. Dorado, Dr. Marish S. Madlangbayan, Dr. Josefina T. Dizon, Atty Florinida A. Blanca, Ms. Benevieve D. Villanueva, and Mr. Jefferson N. Deomano.
On the other hand, members from the LGA are: Dr. Marivel C. Sacendocillo, Ms. Thelma T. Vecina, Ms. Genedine A. Evangelista, Mr. Alfonso A. Mallari Jr., Ms. Marciana C. Obispo, Ms. Esmeralda Daphne N. Purnell, Mr. Silvestre Z. Barrameda Jr., and Atty. Genaro Jose Emetrio S. Moreno Jr.
According to its website, “the LGA is the country’s leading provider of capacity building services to local government units (LGUs) and to the DILG personnel… [The LGA caters] to the needs of all LGUs nationwide —from program designing to training implementation— and other forms of technical assistance.” (Miguel Victor T. Durian)