Since she was in her early years, Lia has always been interested and involved in socio-political activities, helping her mom with events geared towards voter’s education and youth leadership.
The three-week internship was no easy task. Although Lia was the youngest intern, not just at the Office of Senator Aquino, but also of the whole Philippine Senate, she was not given special treatment. Lia was required to do the same tasks and have the same schedule as other interns much older than her.
On her first day of internship, she met with the Senator and his staff to go through her interests, hobbies and the tasks to be assigned to her. She was required to go to work everyday except on days when there was no work at the Senate.