2009 saw the dawn of LGRRC-NCR. It started from nothing, so to speak. No funding support from development agencies. It was not an easy ride. People had a slow and sluggish appreciation of the system; core team was faced with disapproval laced with healthy dose of skepticism; manager struggled to ensure participation by people in knowledge sharing and collaboration. Knowledge was abundant but the ability to use it was scarce.
After its organization in 2009, the DILG – NCR LGRRC Team was reorganized through Regional Order No. 2010 – 180 dated October 4, 2010 composed of the Program Manager with members in charge of the four service facilities.
Just when it started to realize its importance to the organization, the entire regional office was hit extra hard by typhoon “Ondoy”, placing the building under several feet of water during the worst of the flooding, and sweeping away all the documents, records, collection of resource materials, furniture and fixtures, and equipment.