NCA Leadership Journey for ASA-Luzon Regional Administrators


In line with the continuing partnership of the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation and ASA Philippines Foundation for administration and staff development, 70 Luzon regional administrators from ASA were given the chance to dive into an introspective look at their lives and work through the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Leadership Journey (NCALJ). Last February 13 – 14, at the Montserrat Retreat House in Silang, Cavite, these administrators participated in programs tailored to inculcate in them Ninoy and Cory’s marks of spiritual leadership through the virtues of prayer, discernment and self-sacrifice.


Guided by NCAF Program Director and main faciliator Mr. Jampao Reyes, participants were accorded the privilege to look back at their lives and relate their past experiences with their current work at ASA.  Afterwards, the participants proceeded to share more details within their group about their lives and work at ASA foundation through portions that allowed the participants to dissect through moments in their lives wherein they felt the hand of God through people who cared for and inspired them.

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Guest Speaker Mr. Rafael Lopa, Executive Director of NCAF, shed light on the concept of ikigai through personal examples of the participants. He shared about those who live or lived their lives meaningfully by virtue of this concept, and emphasized the ardent importance of belief and recognition of one’s own strengths and weaknesses.

The Leadership Journey ended on a high note with the commitment activity in which participants were given the chance to share their personal commitments to ASA Foundation. This will hopefully serve as a constant reminder of everything the participants learned and realized in their journey.