NIA IV-A strengthens implementation of ISO

Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 16:15

NIA Region IV-A undergoes ISO Internal Quality Audit in preparation for its upcoming Management Review. Employees from NIA Quezon IMO serve as the auditors on said activity who will look at the compliance of the Regional Office in relation to the standardization of processes.

The continuing activity is part of the Agency's effort to assess process conformity, evaluate performance, and identify processes that require improvement as a mechanism to ensure that the ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) remains fully implemented. Further, the activity aims to prepare the Agency for upcoming external surveillance audits.

In his message, Regional Manager Engr. Roberto Dela Cruz underscores the importance of an organized workplace and processes to optimize the Agency's functions and services among its internal and external stakeholders.

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NIA Region IV-A conducts IA Financial Management

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 16:15

The Regional Office-Institutional Development Unit spearheads the IA Financial Management in the context of IMT to keep up with the realm of cooperativism and agribusiness operation.

Facilitators were NIA Region IV-A Supervising IDO, Mrs. Sofia Carmelita G. Resurreccion, NIA-UPRIIS IDS Chief Mrs. Gloria Loren Hipolito, and Sr. IDO, Mrs. Sharon P. Orena. The group discussed the overview of the IA-FMT, the review of IA Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, the RA 10969, and IMT Contract. During the second day, NIA Region 3 Supervising IDO Mrs. Eden Garcia shared the Financial Recording System.

Regional Manager Roberto J. Dela Cruz, in his message, highlighted the importance of strengthening IA capacity in terms of financial development.

“Ang aspetong pinansyal ng mga IA ay isang pamantayan sa pagkakaroon ng Outstanding IA kaya nararapat na ito ay palakasin sa tulong ng mga Institutional workers. Kapag maayos ang pamamahalang pinansyal nila nangangahulugan lamang na maunlad ang kanilang samahan.”

He also discussed that Institutional Development is an important aspect of delivering efficient and effective services to agriculture sector and Filipino farmers. | L. Javan

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Inauguration of IA Model Farm with Micro Sprinkler System Marks New Chapter in PARC livelihood

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 - 16:00

A significant step towards agricultural progress was achieved in Naic Cavite, as the IA Model Farm, featuring a cutting-edge Micro Sprinkler Irrigation System, was formally handed over to the Palangue Agrarian Reform Cooperative (PARC).

The event, led by Regional Manager Roberto J. Dela Cruz, underscored the administration's commitment to empowering Irrigators Associations (IAs) with a productive model farm. The CBIMO Manager Engr. Romulo Angeles shared that the initiative is in line with the NIA Administrator Engr. Eddie G. Guillen's instructions to assist farmers in linking their livelihood directly to the market.

Engr. Carlos M. Dela Cruz, the Operations Section Chief, conveyed his optimistic wishes for abundant future harvests for the PARC. He expressed his confidence that the cooperative's capable steward, Mr. Joselito Tibayan, will efficiently oversee its operations.

During his address, Regional Manager Roberto J. Dela Cruz stressed the farm's significance not only for rice cultivation but also for the cultivation of high-value crops. He passionately encouraged IAs to explore livestock engagement to bolster their earnings.

The inauguration culminated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by officials from the Regional and IMO offices. The 600 square meter greenhouse facility, dedicated to the Palangue Agrarian Reform Cooperative IA Model Farm, proudly showcased an array of high-value crops, harvested on the very same day. This event marks a pivotal moment in the pursuit of a more prosperous agricultural landscape. | L. Javan, RO

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Technology Scaling of Rice Nutrient Management in Quezon Province

Friday, August 25, 2023 - 16:00

In a collaborative effort involving NIA Quezon IMO, PhilRice, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA), and LGUs, a presentation on the technology scaling of rice nutrient management was held in Lucena City Hall on August 25.

Participated by various government agencies, the partnership was initiated during the Dry Season of 2022 through a Letter of Agreement (LOA) between PhilRice and NIA Quezon IMO.

The initiative was comprised of various activities such as enhancing farmers' capacity through training, conducting technology demonstrations (techno-demo), organizing field walks (lakbay-palay), performing biophysical and socio-economic characterizations, carrying out baseline monitoring surveys, analyzing the gathered data, documenting results, and presenting recommendations at the Local Government Unit level.

The primary goal of these efforts is to elevate and sustain rice yields while minimizing production risks. By integrating these various components, actionable recommendations can be formulated to tackle challenges and boost rice productivity across Quezon Province.

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Friday, August 25, 2023 - 16:00

In line with the Agency’s commitment for continous improvement, the NIA Region IV-A conducted Internal Quality Audit (IQA) preparation of audit documents.

The activity, led by Regional Manager Engr. Roberto Dela Cruz, aims to recalibrate and enhance the skills of IQA auditors in Regional Office.

Part of the training is the discussion of different forms used in IQA to attain common knowledge and understanding that will enable efficient and effective conduct of the audit.

In his message, RM Dela Cruz highlights the importance of knowledge sharing and mentoring in the attainment of quality service that will benefit the Agency’s stakeholders particularly the Filipino farmers.

“Dapat lagi natin tina-transfer yung knowledge na meron tayo at kahit magkakaiba tayo ng sector dapat malaman natin yung mga proseso para makapag audit tayo ng maayos. Let’s always make our processes simple.” he added.

Internal Quality Audit is one of the important factors in the implementation of Quality Mamagement System (QMS).

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