The Department of the Interior and Local Government— Zambales led by Provincial Director Armi V. Bactad, CESO V evaluated the team's performance during the Strategic Planning on the Implementation of the Locally-Funded Projects cum Team Building held on August 9 – 11, 2017 at Caliraya Beach Resort, Lumban, Laguna. 

The activity served as a venue to deepen the camaraderie among the members of team Zambales. Several group activities such as Obstacle Course, Zip Line, Earthball, Slide Pinoy and Super Slide were conducted and participated by everyone that aims to help the team in realizing the importance of team communication and teamwork.

Another highlight of the activity is the trip to the historic City of San Juan where the team was warmly welcomed by none other than Honourable Mayor Guia Guanzon Gomez together with Ms. Visitacion C. Martinez, DILG City Director of San Juan, and Ms. Allenmarie DC Alejo, Head of the Tourism and Cultural Department. The team was briefed on the historical events of the city and was also given a chance to visit their inter-active museum.

The three day activity brought everyone together not only during the challenges but more so afterwards as they shared hilarious stories of how each team competed the various challenges. The main goal to encourage teamwork and for the team to get to know each other was achieved, and its an extra bonus that we get to see the beauty of nature.