NIA, ALABAT LGU FORGE STRONGER PARTNERSHIP IN IRRIGATION

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 11:30

NIA, ALABAT LGU FORGE STRONGER PARTNERSHIP IN IRRIGATION

Alabat, Quezon – National Irrigation Administration Region IV-A led by Regional Manager Romeo Lopez and Alabat Local Government Unit headed by Mayor Fernando Mesa turnover the Alabat Pump Irrigation Project and Family Model Farm to Alabat High Value Crop Irrigators Association, Inc.

The project, located in Brgy. Gordon in said municipality, is composed of 800sqm. Greenhouse and 1000sqm Open Field. It is set to benefit a total of 53 farmer-beneficiaries.

In his speech, RM Romeo Lopez highlighted the importance of inter-agency coordination to achieve modern initiative that will alleviate the farmers’ quality of life.

“Isa ang proyektong ito na nagpapatunay na kung mayroong magandang relationship between our LGUs and National Government ay talagang masusuportahan natin ang ating mga kasamahang magsasaka tungo sa isang maayos at epektibong pagpapatubig”, he said.

He further shares that the project is part of the Agency’s modernization effort of irrigation system and facilities. He pointed out that this technology is a fruit of the Agency’s involvement in International Conferences on best irrigation practices.

“Sa bansang India namin nakuha yung idea ng Family Model Farm in particular sa Haryana which is one of the states in India and consider as its food basket. Mayroon po silang tinatawag doon na Haryana Irrigation Research and Management Institute”, he added.

The project has a total contract amount of PHP 6-million which started last July 9, 2019 and completed on January 14, 2020. Its construction consists of two (2) packages, the package 1 involves farm preparation, greenhouse structure and drip irrigation system and farm structures while the package 2 caters construction of Solar Pump Works and Accessories.

Alabat Mayor Fernando Mesa expresses his gratitude to the NIA Management led by NIA Administrator Ricardo Visaya, who continually support the municipality in its drive towards agricultural development. He further shares the future plans of the LGU in maximizing the potential of the Family Model Farm.

Mayor Mesa also shares the importance of the project to encourage the next generation in the field of Agriculture. He added that the LGU is tapping the Public High School and State Universities to experience and learn from the Family Model Farm.

“Isa po sa pina-plano namin ay yung pagkakaroon ng Barangay Nursery kung saan bawat Barangay ay tatayuan namin ng greenhouse at matututo silang patakbuhin ito sa pamamagitan nitong Family Model Farm na ito., he said.

The Alabat PIP and Family Model Farm is the 1st model farm constructed by NIA in CALABARZON region.

Also present during the event were NIA QIMO Division Manager Gerardo Perez, Alabat LGU Officials, Quezon 4th District official, and Quezon Provincial Government Official.

NIA Region IV-A led by Regional Manager Romeo Lopez conducting its CY 2021 1st Management Review

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 11:30

HAPPENING NOW! NIA Region IV-A led by Regional Manager Romeo Lopez conducting its CY 2021 1st Management Review held on August 26-27 at Regional Training Center, Pila Laguna.

The 2-day event is part of ISO 9001:2015 requirement under clause 9.3 – Management Review, item 9.3.1, which states that Top Management shall review the organization’s quality management system, at planned intervals, to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness and alignment with the strategic direction of the organization.

This is part of the continual implementation and improvement of the Agency's Quality Management System (QMS) under 9001:2015 standard.

At the end of the review, the expected output includes opportunities for improvement; any need for changes to the QMS; and resources needed to support the actions.

Irrigation Management Offices (IMOs) join said activity thru virtual conferencing.

NIA CBIMO conducted one-day virtual forum/workshop on CIS Devolution to the Local Government Units of Cavite province

Friday, August 13, 2021 - 11:30

NIA CBIMO conducted one-day virtual forum/workshop on CIS Devolution to the Local Government Units of Cavite province last Aug. 13, 2021 at the NIA CBIMO conference room.

The purpose of the said virtual forum is to identify possible issues, concerns and challenges on the part of LGUs regarding the Communal Irrigation Systems devolution to LGUs.

The forum was guided by NIA Regional Office hosted by Ms. Lara B. Javan, Senior IDO of Regional Office. Engr. Jaime C. De Jesus, the Officer-In-Charge of NIA-CBIMO briefly discussed the Forum/ Workshop on CIS Devolution, in which the Communal Irrigation Systems in Cavite will be turned-over to the Local Government Units starting year 2022 as stipulated in the Supreme court ruling on Mandanas Case.

"Ang mga CIS po ng first to fourth class municipalities will be devolved to the LGUs starting next year", he added.

Mr. Jesse Raphael Grepo, the Provincial Legal Officer of Cavite, on behalf of Governor Jonvic Remulla voiced his gratitude to NIA for conducting this forum. He mentioned that this will be a great help for everyone to know more about the Mandanas Ruling. He added that it is a great opportunity for the LGUs to initially learn from NIA.

Ms. Sofia Carmelita G. Resurreccion, the Supervising IDO of NIA Region IV-A, discussed the Salient Features of the Mandanas Ruling as well as the Devolution Transition Plan while Engr. Neil Ardienel Dorio of NIA CBIMO presented the CIS in the province of Cavite and the projects that will be devolved and turned-over to the LGUs.

He discussed the details of each CIS per municipality including the Name of Project, Irrigation Facilities, Service area and the total farmer beneficiaries.

The one-day activity was attended by NIA Regional and CBIMO staff and LGUs of Cavite through virtual meeting.

PHP 10-Million Irrigation Project to irrigate farmlands in Quezon Province

Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 11:30

NEWS RELEASE

PHP 10-Million Irrigation Project to irrigate farmlands in Quezon Province.

July 31, 2021 - The National Irrigation Administration IV-A together with Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) thru Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program - Irrigation Component (CARP-IC) turned-over Solar Irrigation project in San Andres, Quezon.

The Talisay Small Irrigation Project (SIP) is set to irrigate a total of 41.38 hectares of agricultural lands in Brgy. Talisay, San Andres Quezon. It will benefit a total of 63 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries as identified by DAR.

Said project pegged at PHP 10-million pesos was consist of two (2) packages. The Package 1 involves supply, delivery and installation of 3 units of Solar Pump works and accessories while Package 2 involves construction of 1,531 meters canal lining and canal structures.

In his speech, NIA IV-A Regional Manager highlighted the importance of inclusivity in agricultural development, wherein, all agriculture-rich municipalities must be aided and assisted by sufficient and efficient irrigation systems.

"Mahalaga ang ginagampanan na role ng ating mga LGUs para maisagawa ang ganitong mga proyekto na makapag a-angat ng sektor ng agrikultura at kita ng ating mga magsasaka:, he added.

DAR Assistant Secretary Rene Colocar shared government's effort to uplift the lives of our Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs). He promised to find ways to continuously support far-flung communities monitored by their Agency.

Quezon 3rd District Representative Aleta Suarez showed her gratitude to the Agencies involve in making this project a reality.

"Kami po ay nagpapasalamat sa NIA at DAR thru the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program - Irrigation Component (CARP-IC) dahil sa wakas ay magkakaroon na ng sapat ng patubig dito sa mga kababayan ko dito sa Brgy. Talisay", she said.

BULALO SIP TO IRRIGATE AGRICULTURAL LANDS IN TAGAYTAY CITY

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 11:30

NEWS RELEASE

National Irrigation Region IV-A

Pila, Laguna

BULALO SIP TO IRRIGATE AGRICULTURAL LANDS IN TAGAYTAY CITY.

July 27, 2021 – The NIA Senior Deputy Administrator (SDA) Gen. Abraham B. Bagasin led the turnover ceremony of Bulalo Small Irrigation Project in Brgy. Iruhin East, Tagaytay City, Cavite.

The project was turned-over to the Bulalo Damayan Irrigators Association Inc. headed by the IA President Mr. Fernando Burazon, for its operation and maintenance.

In his speech, SDA Bagasin shared the importance of inter-agency coordination in completing various irrigation projects nationwide. He said that these projects are for the benefits of the farmers and contribution to agricultural development.

"Nagpapasalamat kami sa ating mga LGUs na talagang sumusuporta sa ating mga proyekto. Hindi magiging matagumpay ang mga ganitong proyekto ng pamahalaan kung wala ang suporta ng ating mga kasamahan sa Provincial, District, at Local Governments", he added.

The Bulalo SIP is set to irrigate a total of 15 hectares of agricultural lands in Tagaytay City that will benefit 34 farmers in the said municipality. The locally funded project amounting to P6,000,000 targets to promote rice self-sufficiency in the city of Tagaytay, improve the average cropping intensity and provide irrigation water to paddy fields during wet and dry seasons.

NIA IV-A Regional Manager highlighted the great potential of agriculture in its contribution to economic development. He even cited that the Agency is not only focusing on irrigating rice lands but also to our agri lands catering diversified crops/high value crops.

"Isa ang proyekto na ito sa tinatawag natin modernization effort ng ating mga irrigation facilities. Ang Solar Irrigation Project na ito ay malaki ang maitutulong sa ating mga magsasaka para mabawasan ang kanilang gastos sa pagsasaka, sapagkat hindi na sila gagastos pa sa gasolina para mapatakbo nila ang kanilang mga water pumps", he said.

The construction of the project was finalized in accordance with NIA Engineering Standards which includes project facilities such as two water tanks, solar pump facilities, pipeline and fittings and other accessories.

In a simple turnover ceremony following the safety protocols in the area, NIA Top Management, Region IV-A and Irrigation Management Office (IMO) Heads and Staff, Local Government Units (LGU) and IA Officers were present and were able to show their gratitude for the completion of the project.

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