NIA IV-A WELCOMES NEW EOD MANAGER

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 09:15

Pila, Laguna - Engr. Erwin M. Lucela officially takes the responsibility of the head of NIA Region IV-A Engineering and Operations Division after he was appointed as Division Manager A this January 19.

The Oath of Office was presided by NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Romeo G Gan. The event was witnessed by NIA IV-A employees at Regional Compound, Pila Laguna.

Engr. Lucela served as the Operations Head of the Regional Office which later fill in the position of EOD Manager in an acting capacity upon the retirement of then EOD Manager Engr. Gloriosa Hernandez last February 2020.

NIA IV-A JOINS NATIONWIDE USHERING

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 09:00

NIA IV-A conducts its Ushering Ceremony with this year's theme 'NIA 202: Fostering Resiliency and Efficiency for Proficient Service through Innovations and Modernization' on January 12 at Pila, Laguna. 

RM Romeo Lopez led the ceremony together with NIA IV-A Officials and employees. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of united effort and commitment among employees to attain the Agency’s mission and vision. 

"It was indeed, because of your dedication and commitment to work. Kaya naman babalik tayo sa isa sa mahalagang statement ng ating NIA Administrator – “Our men, our best asset", he added.

He reminded all the employees to continue the services provided to the agricultural heroes – the Farmers. 

“We’ve been through a lot and the only way to go is to stand up and rise again. Let us believe once again that this year is a year of restorations and a year of hope.  Let us all put together our efforts and hard work to kickstart our project implementation and operation this year”, RM Lopez. 

The National Irrigation Administration annually celebrates new year through ushering ceremony. A tradition of the Agency to build camaraderie and unity among all employees both in national and regional offices. 

This year’s activity focuses on The Aperture Optimism Board with photos of NIA employees posted on wall. The photos cater smiling employees which represent strength, resiliency, achievements, legacy, creative spirit, happiness, and optimism.
 

NIA IV-A RESUMES REPAIR AND CONSTRUCTION WORKS

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 09:30

Pila, Laguna – The National Irrigation Administration recommences its repair and construction activities of irrigation facilities in CALABARZON. This is in consonance with the NIA Memorandum Circular No. 53 s. 2020 that was released on April 23. 

Said Memorandum is in response to the Government’s effort towards food security amid the state of public health emergency. As stipulated in the Memo, NIA instructed its field offices to issue Skeletal Workforce ID as a Quarantine Pass (QP) to contractors and its workers for purposes of maintaining and construction irrigation projects. 

“The resumption of our repair and construction activities on our irrigation facilities portray our commitment to continually support our Filipino farmers in providing and securing food for the nation amid this health crisis”, said Regional Manager Romeo Lopez.

In addition, NIA field offices must secure coordination with Provincial and Local Government Units to ensure smooth and unhampered project implementation. The contractors/workers are also told to submit a certification from a duly licensed physician to assure that the personnel are physically fit to work and he/she is not exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. 

The contractors are also responsible in providing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to their respective personnel and that NIA field offices must ensure the compliance with all appropriate safety protocols during the conduct of construction activities. 

“Ang reminder lang sa atin sa pagpapatuloy ng ating mga pagawain sa patubig, ay dapat hindi ma-apektuhan ang anumang farming activities ng ating mga magsasaka”, he added.  

RM Lopez instructed all field personnel to always coordinate with Irrigators Associations (IAs) and farmers to establish a win-win situation taking into consideration improvement of irrigation facilities and early wet planting season. 

The continuation of aforesaid activities is in line with Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Advisory which states that movement of food and essential goods shall remain unhampered. The repair and construction and repair activities are also in response with Department of Agriculture (DA) Memo Circular No. 9 which emphasizes that all farming and fishing activities shall continue to ensure sufficient food supply across the country. 
 

NIA IV-A JOINS NATIONWIDE USHERING

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 09:30

NIA IV-A conducts its Ushering Ceremony with this year's theme 'NIA 2020: Towards Continuing Pursuit for Resiliency and Efficiency through Innovations and Modernization' on January 6 at Pila, Laguna. 

RM Romeo Lopez led the ceremony together with NIA IV-A Officials and employees. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of compassion, unity, and perseverance in attaining the organization goals and objectives.

"Let us put together our efforts and hard work to kickstart our project implementation and operation this year", he added.

He reminded all the employees to grip the significance of trees. "Let our vision and mission be our roots for us to stay grounded with our commitment to provide quality service to our Filipino farmers", he said.

The National Irrigation Administration annually celebrates new year through ushering ceremony. A tradition of the Agency to build camaraderie and unity among all employees both in national and regional offices. 

This year’s activity focuses on NIA Tree of Life through hand printing activity. The Tree represents how everything is interconnected and symbol of stability and strength while hand print symbolizes human life, achievements and legacy, the creative spirit, and channeled energy. 

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.

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