NIA IV-A familiarizes on CPES

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 08:45


November 26, 2018 – The National Irrigation Administration Region IV-A conducts Training Workshop on Contractors Performance Evaluation System (CPES) at Ouan’s Farm Resort, Lucena City, Quezon, November 26-29, 2018.

The 4-day training workshop is part of the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act under Section 12. 

It requires all procuring entities implementing Government Infrastructure projects to evaluate the performance of their contractors using the NEDA-approved CPES guidelines for the type of project being implemented, in NIA’s case – the irrigation projects. 

“This training workshop will be an instrument for an improved delivery of services particularly to our Filipino farmers.”, said NIA Regional Manager Romeo Lopez.

RM Lopez said that this new mechanism will enable NIA to implement quality projects as it ensures all the government infrastructure projects to conform to specified requirements and standards.

“Magkakaroon na ng centralized database of information sa ating mga contractors para mabilis nating malaman kung ang mga sumasali ba na contractors sa ating mga projects ay talagang maayos at maaasahan.”, he added.

The system is part of the government efforts to build more quality infrastructure projects in a more efficient way.


Monday, November 12, 2018 - 08:45

The Local Government Unit of Pagbilao led by Mayor Shierre Ann Portes-Palicpic through the Office of the Municipal Agriculture held the 11th Pagbilao Harvest Festival from November 12 to 14, 2018.
The LGU annually holds the event since 2007 to celebrate the agricultural sector of the municipality, to recognize farmers and fishermen and to promote their products as well.
Among the colorful booths featured were from four (4) participating irrigators associations of Dumacaa RIS covering the area of Pagbilao namely: Alupaye Farmers Central IA, Alupaye Sitio Tubigan IA, Mapagong Farmers IA and Nagkakaisang Magsasaka ng Bantigue IA of Dumacaa RIS who participated in the festival for the first time.
The festival showcased the Pagbilao products such as organic vegetables, fruits, seafoods, kakanin or finger foods, rice, shirts, baskets and many more.


Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 08:30

NIA IV-A, Pila Laguna – The National Irrigation Administration, Region IV-A, on Thursday, announced that its Solar-Powered Pump intended for irrigation is finally fully operational.
The PUNTA Communal Irrigation Project is serving at least 24 hectares of agricultural land in Brgy. Punta, Jala Jala Rizal. Its main source of water is deep well which was first operated by pump and engine (fuel).
The project consisting of three (3) units of Solar Powered Pumps was started last August 2017 and was fully operational this month.
The Php 5.2 Million irrigation project was funded by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program for CY 2017.
The communal irrigation project is set to benefit the Nagkakaisang Magsasaka ng PUNTA which consists of twenty-one (21) Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries.
The solar pumping irrigation program is one of the Agenda of NIA Administrator Ricardo Visaya to venture into new technologies that will not only be beneficial to farmers but also to the environment. In the long run, the new technology is set tone down the cost of rice production as it will minimize the use of diesel and gasoline.


Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 03:45

It was during the CY 2017 RICE ACHIEVERS AWARDS Pagpupugay sa mga Natatanging Lalawigan, Bayan, Irrigators Associations and SWISA that SANTAMASI was given the special award and cash prize of Php 100,000.00, held in PICC, Pasay City last May 31, 2018.  The Rice Achievers Award is a Dept. of Agriculture nationwide annual event that recognizes the efforts of outstanding rice producers of the country.   It is the DA’s way to motivate and show appreciation for any group or institution sharing their contribution to the government thrust on food production. 

SANTAMASI organized in mid80’s, has been an active Irrigators Association and consistent awardee as NIA-Region IV Outstanding IA in NIS Category from CY 1992 – 2002. Though its organizing period was not that easy, IA challenges abound them.  With the dedication and commitment attributed to NIA staff’s effort in implementing participatory approach in the management of irrigation systems, soon the IA was involved in the operation and maintenance with 974 hectares and 34.95 kilometers canal length entering into Joint System Management and later to Model III Contract where an 82% CE was attained. At present, Modified IMT contract is being implemented by the IA per MC 13 S. 2017


Monday, February 26, 2018 - 03:30

Engr. Romeo M. Lopez (2nd from R) had photo opportunity with Laguna Governor Ramil Hernandez (Middle).

February 26, 2018 – The new NIA Region 4A Regional Manager Engr. Romeo M. Lopez conducted various courtesy call with local and provincial government units in Calabarzon.

The NIA 4A chief, on February 26, went to Laguna Governor Ramil Hernandez to inform the latter about the current efforts of the agency on irrigation development in the province. Engr. Lopez vows to closely coordinate with the local government units for the smooth flow of project implementation.

“Mahalagang ka-partner natin ang ating mga kasama sa lokal na pamahalaan para mas mapabilis na maisaayos ang mga proseso sa pagpapatupad ng mga proyekto”, he added.

A native of Lucena City, Quezon, Engr. Lopez assumed his post last January 16, 2018.
Before heading to 4A, Engr. Lopez was the Regional Manager of NIA Region 5 in Naga City, Albay. He replaced Engr. Modesto Membreve after the latter move to Region 7 and assumed leadership in the region.