The office of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines thru Mr. Norio Alumno asked me if I can develop a website for them. Since I had no time to do such, I then offered them to try Joomla wherein I can help them learn it.
The TASK: Help three people who don't have any much idea on web publishing, HTML and website design to create a website for a national organization of municipalities in two days... impossible?! Not with Joomla! -- a free open source content management system and the first FOSS I've ever used. Its the software that made me ask "WTF is open source?!"
To make the story short, this is their website after two days of coaching them (with me just talking and them doing everything else): www.lmp.org.ph. I am proud of these guys for the interest and enthusiasm they showed during the training (or is it just coaching?!). They have Sir Norio, the amiable chief of the Research and Information Management Office, Sir Herbert who is an all around go-to guy, and of course my good friend Joseph who managed to create a banner for their website in just a few minutes.
For other government agencies and/or local government units who would like to learn the basics of Joomla!, I am just an email away at daveasuncion[at]gmail.com