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NIA Irrigation Facilities Attain High Percentage Recovery

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 15:30

National Irrigation Administration (NIA) head Claro V. Maranan reports that the damaged irrigation facilities inflicted by Typhoon Yolanda in Region 8 are now at 98% operational. This was during the flag-raising ceremony at NIA-Central Office on Monday, March 17, 2014.

This was based on the two-day site visitation of The Department of Agriculture Secretary, Proceso J. Alcala together with the NIA Administrator Maranan in Tacloban.

On the first visit of NIA Administrator on December 17 & 18, 40 days after Typhoon Yolanda, it was reported that the Regional Offices have already responded to the damages in irrigation facilities were at 50% operational.

Since then, the operations on the irrigation facilities reached 70% in January 2014 and as of March 11, 2014, it was at 98%. Simultaneously, Dir. Romy Quiza also reported that the rice harvest is now on-going until April of this year. In a related development, Dir. Gerardo Corsiga added that the damaged irrigation facilities in Region 6 are now 100% operational.

While the 2014 budget approval is still on process, Administrator Maranan was able to request realignment of around P140,000,000.00 for the Yolanda affected areas.

Top 10 Irrigators' Associations Honored

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 16:00

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala, and National Irrigation Administration (NIA) head Claro V. Maranan bestowed awards to the top 10 Irrigators' Associations (IAs) during the 2013 Agri Pinoy Rice Achievers Awarding Ceremony on Friday March 14, 2014 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.

The IAs were honored for their contribution to the rice sector for attaining a 97% self-sufficiency level last year despite the many calamities that hit the country.

The NIA aims to improve participation of IAs in project implementation and in operation and maintenance of irrigation systems and to show total commitment to the IAs for an administration of good governance and transparency.

The Top 10 IAs that were given awards are 1. LIgaya IA (Salvador, Santiago, Isabela); 2. LOW TIP TAM IA (Lower Tiparak, Tambulig, Zamboanga Del Sur); 3. MAKABASAKPA IA (Curvada, Kapatagan, Lanao Del Norte); 4. Dujali Poblacion FIA (Dujali, Braulio, Davao Del Norte); 5. WEBAMSI (Maygatasan, Bayugan, Agusan Del Sur); 6. SAFIMCO (San Antonio, Buhi, Camarines Sur); 7. Labrador-Timualag-Katurog IA (Labrador, Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay); 8. San Juan Impasug-ong La Fortuna (SILFA) IA (La Fortuna, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon); 9. Lower Marber IA (New Clarin, Bansalan, Davao Del Sur) and 10. Samahan ng Roque ISA (Madrid, Surigao del Sur).

Other awards that were given on that day were Outstanding Provinces, Outstanding Municipalities and Cities; Outstanding Small Water Impounding Systems Associations, Outstanding Agricultural Extension Workers (CAR-RFO IVB) and Outstanding Extension Workers.

DA & NIA officials with LIGAYA IA - MARIIS

DA & NIA officials with SAFIMCO IA - Region 5

DA & NIA officials with LABRADOR-TIMUALAG-KATUROG IA - Region 9

DA & NIA officials with LOW TIP TAM IA - Region 9

DA & NIA officials with SILFIA - Region 10

DA & NIA officials with MAKABASAKPA IA - Region 10

DA & NIA officials with DUJALI POBLACION IA - Region 11

DA & NIA officials with LOWER MARBER IA - Region 11

DA & NIA officials with WEBAMSI IA - Region 13

DA & NIA officials with SAMAHAN SAN ROQUE IA - Region 13

NIA Increases Revenue Collection for CY2013

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 12:30

In its Consolidated Yearend Report, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) under the leadership of Administrator Claro V. Maranan reports that it generated a total revenue of P4.0453 billion in CY 2013, an increase of P492 million compared to P3.5535 billion in CY 2012.

Based on the Financial Performance Report from the Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Lorna Grace B. Rosario dated March 20, 2014, the significant increase in revenue by the Agency was credited to the improved collection of Irrigation Service Fees (ISF) of P204 million (P1.4456 billion in CY 2012 to P1.6478 billion in CY 2013); decrease in 10% discount on ISF of P2 million and increase in loss on sale of palay P.122 million; increase of P197 million in Subsidy income from the National Government, specifically in 5% Management Fee (P984.36 million CY 2012 and P1.187 billion in CY 2013 less decrees of P5.5 million in Management Fee.

Other factors were the increase of P12 million for CIP/CIS/Pump Amortization and Equity; increase of P75 million in Water Fees and Energy Delivery Fees; increase of P12 million in Rent Income and Penalties; increase of P7 million in Miscellaneous and other fines and penalties and decrease in interest income of P15 million.

The increase was also due to the Agency's on-going effort to attain financial viability through the dedication and perseverance of regional directors, project and irrigation managers and all NIA officials and employees who worked hard towards attaining targets, collection and remittance of irrigation fees.

The expected dividend to be remitted to the Bureau of Treasury is P17,010,429.66. The final amount of dividend is computed based on the Audited Income Statement as prescribed under the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 7656, An Act Requiring Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) to Declare Dividends to the National Government. The last time the NIA was able to remit dividends was in 2009.

Administrator Maranan thanked all those who have worked hard to make this possible and called on all NIAns to keep up the good work to ensure a better future for the Agency.

NIA Posts 100.55% GCG Commitment Performance Rating

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 12:45

For its on-going efforts to improve its total performance, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) under the leadership of Administrator Claro V. Maranan, has posted a 100.55% commitment performance rating under the Governance Commission on all GOCCs (GCG) agreement for year 2013.

The said rating was reported by NIA Senior Deputy Administrator Felix M. Razo, Chairman of the GCG Committee that the result of computation of the Agency's total performance was conducted by management based on actual versus target physical and financial performance parameters for CY 2013.

Rating in physical aspect particularly in Support Services, the highest percentage is the total number of IAs with Irrigation Management Transfer (IMT) contracts with a total of 2,292 surpassing its 2,075 target at 110.46% and Existing Service Area rehabilitated with a total of 481,832 surpassing its 443,661 target at 108.60% followed by the Rea Generated at 95.17%, Area Restored at 95.19%, Service Area Irrigated during Dry Season was 96.02% and Service Area Irrigated during Wet Season at 99.07% for a subtotal of 60.26%.

Corporate Viability such as Revenue from Regular Sources was at 101.44% and Contracts Review and Processing was at 100% for a subtotal of 40.29%. The two subtotal figures were added together amounting to the Agency's 100.55% Performance Rating.

The high performance rating results were also due to the dedication of the employees and officials to realize the NIA's commitment to providing better services to farmers and irrigators in the country. It is also in line with the Administrator's Seven Point Program in terms of organizational reform, process innovation and achieves corporate financial stability.

Due to the Agency's good performance rating, employees would be entitled to a Performance-Based Bonus. This would be possible once the Board approves the NIA's Bonus Distribution Proposal and the Manual of Corporate Governance.

At the conclusion of his report, Senior Deputy Administrator Razo reiterated the Agency's vision "To be a dynamic, viable, world-class government corporation rendering irrigation related services contributing to the inclusive growth of the country." The report on its performance is submitted to GCG for validation.

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