NIA, IA, AND LGU LAUNCH THE 1ST FAMILY MODEL FARM IN SANTA MARIA LAGUNA

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 08:45

June 3, 2022 – NIA IV-A Regional Manager Engr. Wilson M. Lopez led the turnover ceremony and ribbon cutting of SANTAMASI IA Model Farm in Santa Maria, Laguna.

The SANTAMASI IA Model Farm is the pilot greenhouse project in the Province of Laguna aiming to provide additional crop production (high value crops) aside from their original rice farming practices.

Said model farm features 200sqm. Greenhouse facility, 400 sqm. Open field demo farm, drip irrigation system and HDPE pipes. The said facility aims to house various high value crops that will impact the lives of 658 farmer-beneficiaries belonging to SANTAMASI Irrigators’ Association.

Santa Maria Municipal Councilor Hon. Mario Palicpic, Jr., expressed his gratefulness to NIA Management in supporting the local farmers of his town of Santa Maria, Laguna.

Details and features of the completed project were presented and reported by Engr. Fidel P. Martinez, Division Manager of Laguna Rizal IMO.

The project pegged at PHP 785,509 started its construction on March 22, 2021 and was completed on May 15, 2021.

“Lubos na papasalamat sa aking pamilya sa pagpayag na magamit ang aming lupa para paglagyan ng Model Farm Project na ito. Tinitiyak po namin na ito'y aming pagyayamanin at pahahalagahan", said SANTAMASI IA Model Farm Committee Leader Mr. Celso G. Dalisay.

Engr. Wilson M. Lopez, in his speech, reiterated the commitment of the Agency to provide efficient and effective irrigation system to support the agriculture sector and the effort of the Agency towards modernization and innovation of irrigation facilities.

“Itong project na ito ay electric driven kung kaya't laking tipid sa gasolina at matipid sa tubig dahil drip irrigation system ang gamit dito. Saka kita natin na hindi lamang mga Rice farmers ang aming sinusuportahan, bukas ang tanggapan namin sa sinumang magsasaka na nangangailangan ng maayos na patubig hindi lamng sa para sa palay maging sa ibang mga high value crops din", he added.

Also present during the event were representative from LSPU Siniloan campus, Kakabaihan and Barangay Health Workers (BHW) and SANTAMASI IA officers and members. l G. Silvania, LRIMO

NIA Region IV-A warmly welcomed NIA Region 5 technical personnel as they conduct their Project Visitation on various irrigation projects in CALABARZON specifically in Laguna and Quezon provinces

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 09:30

PILA, Laguna l NIA Region IV-A warmly welcomed NIA Region 5 technical personnel as they conduct their Project Visitation on various irrigation projects in CALABARZON specifically in Laguna and Quezon provinces.

Administrative and Finance Division Manager Ms. Reynaria N. Tapia and Laguna Rizal IMO Division Manager Engr. Fidel P. Martinez cordially greeted and welcomed all the guests and participants and ensured that they will enjoy their stay at Region IV-A.

NIA IV-A Regional Manager Engr. Wilson M. Lopez on his message observed that majority of the delegations from Region V are young professionals.

“Yung ibang kasamahan natin na may mga edad na ay mas okay tawagin na seasoned and well-experienced professionals”, he added.

Furthermore, he mentioned that Quipot Irrigation Project and Macalelon Small River Irrigation Project (SRIP) both from Quezon Province are the two major irrigation projects of NIA Region IV-A at present.

The three (3) day activity includes visit in the newly installed automated sluice gate of Sta. Cruz RIS in Laguna and the Quipot Irrigation Project in Quezon. Said activity aims to provide opportunity among participants to have first-hand experience on the concepts of planning and design, project implementation, construction, and strengthen their common platform irrespective of their region. l G. Silvania, LRIMO

Conduct of NIA IV-A ISO internal audit by its auditor NIA Laguna-Rizal IMO

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 10:00

Conduct of NIA IV-A ISO internal audit by its auditor NIA Laguna-Rizal IMO

The 2-day activity, which is set to end on May 27, is part of the continuing effort of the Agency to improve its Quality Management System (QMS).

The 1st day of audit will cater core processes of the Agency which comprise of Development, Construction, Operations and Maintenance of irrigation systems while the 2nd day will tackle the processes and implementation of various ISO Core teams.

NIA Laguna Rizal IMO had its ISO Internal Audit led by NIA Quezon IMO internal quality auditors and NIA Cavite-Batangas IMO acted as observers

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 10:00

PILA, Laguna l NIA Laguna Rizal IMO had its ISO Internal Audit led by NIA Quezon IMO internal quality auditors and NIA Cavite-Batangas IMO acted as observers.

The said ISO Internal Quality Audit lasted for two (2) days which started from the Agency’s core processes which include Administrative and Finance, Operations, Institutional and Equipment, and Planning and Construction followed by the various ISO Core Teams during the second day.

The purpose of said audit is align with the continual improvement and development of the Quality Management System (QMS) of the Agency which translates to productivity and result-driven organization. l G. Silvania, LRIMO

Clean-up Drive/Desilting Activity of Lateral A Canal of Sta. Maria RIS

Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 11:00

Through the joint effort of the Sangguniang Barangay of Cabuoan, SANTAMASI IA, and National Irrigation Administration, the two (2) day Clean-up Drive/Desilting Activity of Lateral A Canal of Sta. Maria RIS was held successfully aiming the objective of improving and achieving better irrigation services through unity on Turnout Service Areas (TSAs) 6 and 6A benefitting almost 67 hectares of riceland and 40 IA farmer-beneficiaries.

According to Mr. Ciriaco Reyes, IA Vice President and Water Tender, Lateral A canal was used for only three years equivalent to six (6) cropping seasons and later on became silted and non-operational. Therefore, through this activity it will help improve the smooth flow of irrigation water and its quality and ultimately help the farmers in increase their production yield and income as well. l R.Vergara, SWRFT

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