Clean-Up Drive at Dumacaa RIS

Friday, July 29, 2022 - 11:30

Dumacaa RIS launched a two-day clean-up drive activity in the municipalities of Lucena and Pagbilao areas on July 26-27, 2022.

More than 500 people participated in said activity, including the NIA-Quezon Operations Unit, Mayor Mark Alcala of Lucena City, other officials of the Local Government Units of Lucena and Pagbilao Quezon, CENRO/MENRO, representatives from six barangays, the community near the canals, and officers and members of seven irrigators associations of Dumacaa RIS.

This activity is part of the Agency’s regular maintenance works on irrigation canals and facilities. It aims to promote smooth flow of irrigation water from its source down to its service areas. | R. Landicho, QIMO

NIA chief unveils new administration bldg. in Laguna

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 08:30

The blessing and inauguration ceremony of NIA Laguna-Rizal IMO (NIA-LRIMO) New Administration Building was held on 27th of July 2022 at NIA Region IV-A Compound, Pila, Laguna.

The ceremony started with a mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Emil Urriquia followed by, ceremonial cutting of ribbon, unveiling of NIA-LRIMO marker accorded by NIA Administrator Gen Ricardo R Visaya (Ret), NIA IV-A Regional Manager Engr. Wilson M. Lopez, NIA Laguna-Rizal IMO Manager Engr. Fidel P. Martinez, Engineering and Operations Division Manager Engr. Erwin M. Lucela, Administrative and Finance Division Manager Ms. Reynaria N. Tapia, PAIS Department Manager Ms. Eden Victoria C. Selva and other NIA IV-A officials and employees.

In his welcome remarks, Manager Engr. Fidel P. Martinez greeted all employees and guests to the newly constructed office.

“Itong office na ito ay ituring sana na pangalawang tahanan ninyo, pangalagaan at pagkaingatan. At nawa’y makatulong ito upang mas pursigihin natin ang kanya-kanyang mga trabaho”, he said.

Administrative & Finance Division Manager Ms. Reynaria N. Tapia, said on her message, “This new LRIMO building symbolizes legacy and its ability to cater 107 NIA-LRIMO employees in such a better and spacious workplace”.

On the other hand, EOD Manager Engr. Erwin M. Lucela, emphasizes that the new building will provide a better ambiance not only for the employees but for the farmer-clienteles and other stakeholders visiting the office.

NIA IV-A Regional Manager Engr. Wilson M. Lopez recognizes all the hard work to mark the activity a success. He also added that the completion of the new establishment is part of the modernization of the Agency.

“Sabi nga, ang opisina ay isang salamin ng isang Ahensiya. Kung may mas maayos tayong mga opisina mas ma-i-improve pa ang ating mga serbisyo para sa ating mga magsasaka.”, he added.

Being the Guest of Honor and Speaker, NIA Administrator Gen Ricardo R Visaya (Ret) tenderly and genuinely expressed his gratitude to all NIA Region IV-A officials and employees for all the support given to him for the past five (5) years of his service in the Agency.

Administrator Visaya reiterates his commitment to the Agency in modernizing irrigation systems and various offices not only in Central office but to all NIA field offices nationwide. Said development is part of his 4-point Agenda when he first took the highest position in the Agency.

He also encourages all the officials and employees to rally behind and to join the incoming administration in continuously attaining the mission and vision of the Agency.

“Aasahan ko na patuloy niyo pa rin susuportahan ang magiging bagong Administrator kagaya ng pagsuporta niyo sa akin o mas higitan niyo pa ang suporta para mas umangat ang serbisyo na ibinibigay natin sa magsasaka”, he added.

The 22-million worth building will accommodate a total of 107 NIA-LRIMO personnel and all other farmer-clienteles and stakeholders aiming to provide good and quality workplace environment, to keep the employees on task, and to work efficiently with the best possible resources. l G. Silvania, LRIMO


Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 11:30

NIA Region IV-A and Laguna State Polytechnic University collaborate for the conduct of Seminar-Workshop on Analysis and Design of Low-Rise Building held at NIA IV-A New Training Center, Pila, Laguna.

NIA Engineering and Operations Division Manager Engr. Erwin Lucela leads the Agency in welcoming the participants and members of the LSPU academe. In his message, he pointed that Engineers must have an extensive knowledge on design and analysis on planning and building concrete structures.

“We believe that this activity will capacitate and enhance the skills of our Civil Engineers in constructing complex and vertical structures and will ensure timely and cost-effective completion of structural analysis and design”, he added.

The 2-day seminar-workshop will include the introduction of the programming software STAAD PRO CONNECT and ETABS 2017 which are some of the popular software being used for analyzing and designing structures like – buildings, towers, bridges, transportation, and water utility structures.

NIA CALABARZON bagged the 3rd highest in sales

Monday, July 4, 2022 - 09:30

NIA CALABARZON bagged the 3rd highest in sales under Regional Category for its continuing nationwide implementation of Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) for CY 2021.

Said award is part of the stronger commitment of the Agency to support the Irrigators Associations in their drive toward realizing great potential of agriculture in nation building. The Agency remains true to its advocacy of improving the livelihood and quality life of farmers through the Irrigators Associations agro-enterprising activities and partnership with various agencies through EPAHP marketing agreement

EPAHP is a government’s initiative to address hunger and food security issues, and poverty reduction through the synergy and essential services of various government agencies, state universities and colleges, and other private groups/institutions directly benefiting the poorer sector of the country. It is part of the government’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for the attainment of “Ambisyon Natin 2040”.

NIA CALABARZON launches its IWRMP of AGOS RIS during the Simultaneous Tree Planting

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 08:30

July 29 - NIA Operations Department Manager Engr. Delsy Revellame and NIA IV-A Regional Manager Engr. Wilson Lopez lead the Simultaneous Tree Planting and Launching of Irrigation Water Resource Management Plan (IWRMP) of AGOS River Irrigation System (RIS) at Brgy. Banugao, Infanta Quezon.

Said activity is part of the 59th Anniversary Celebration of National Irrigation Administration and the Agency’s contribution in the National Greening Program of the National Government.

The IWRMP aims to implement plans and programs that will contribute in minimizing soil erosion which affect the water quality and efficiency of irrigation system.

It involves streambank rehabilitation to which approximately 25 kilometers to be planted with bamboo species on both side of the river channel found in Brgy. Magsaysay. The Agroforestry system which is set to increase diversity, productivity, profitability, and environmental stewardship by combining trees, crops or livestocks

“Yung ating Watershed Management Plan ay malaki ang maitutulong sa pag increase ng patubig natin sa mga sakahan na siyang magpapa ganda ng ani ng ating magsasaka at siyang mag a-angat ng kalidad ng kanilang buhay”, said RM Wilson Lopez

RM Lopez highlights the importance of tree planting and tree growing in rehabilitating the watershed. He said that NIA is currently on its way in implementing strategic mechanisms to control soil erosion and stabilize riverbanks.

“Hinihingi po namin ang tulong ng IA at mga kababayan natin na sakop nitong ating tree planting site na samahan kami sa pagbabantay ng mga punong itinatanim at itatanim natin dito”, said OD Manager Engr. Delsy Revellame

Engr. Revellame shares some of the interventions that the Agency are currently implementing to protect watersheds and other water resources. She said that the current theme of the Agency’s tree planting activity revolves on the importance of taking care of the watershed leading to the sufficiency of water supply which in turn sustain life.

The tree planting activity is being conducted annually in all NIA regional and project offices nationwide. Present during the program were officials and employees from NIA Central Office, NIA IV-A Regional Office, Quezon Irrigation Management Office, Irrigators Association, representatives from Provincial Government, Local Government Unit, MDRRMO, DENR, and LION’s Club.