The LSPU Strategic Planning and Development for 2019-2023 which was administrated on August 16-17, 2019 at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Hotel and Restaurant, Bay, Laguna was emblazoned by the visit and participation of topnotch government officials. The afternoon ongoing discussion was shortly suspended for the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) Chief, Dr. Persida V. Rueda-Acosta’s visit and short inspirational message. When the officials were completing the last workshop for the 1st day, just before dusk, Dr. Tirso Ronquillo, Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) President and Batangas State University (BSU) President with Dr. Milo Placino, Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) President, surprised the participants with their unannounced visit. President Tirso Ronquillo delivered a short inspiring remarks on the importance of strategic planning to the future of LSPU and its stakeholders, and then gave in to the participants’ request to pose for souvenir photos.
The two presidents were welcomed by Dr. Mario R. Briones, LSPU President and joined by the 1st day speaker, Dr. Nestor M. De Vera, former LSPU President, along with the 2nd day speakers:
Engr. Luis G. Banua, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Director, IV-A; Dr. Alexander Madrigal, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Director, IV-A; and Prof. Buenalyn Teresita M.R. Mortel of UP-Manila, Department of Health Promotion & Education, College of Public Health in kibitzing and dining with LSPU officials at the Kamayan Floating Restaurant (N. Dimaculangan).