Press Release

Laviña accepts irrigation leadership, outlines priorities

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 14:53



NIA Quezon, City – The newly installed NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña vowed to fulfill government promise on Free Irrigation during the turnover ceremony held at NIA Grounds Central office, December 14.  

Administrator Laviña was warmly welcome by the NIA employees and officials as he delivered future plans and priorities for the agency.

Days prior to the ceremony, the new Administrator took his oath as NIA Board Member in Malacañang on December 6, 2016 with NIA Board Chairman Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. The latter also issued a nomination for Administrator Laviña as NIA Administrator and Vice Chairman of the NIA Board which was formalized yesterday during NIA Board Meeting in Malacañang.

Eager to work, he visited some NIA irrigation systems and Regional offices including Pantabangan Dam part of NIA's Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation System (UPRIIS) in Nueva Ecija, Bustos Dam in NIA Region 3, San Rafael Bulacan and Siluay River Irrigation System in NIA Region XII, General Santos City. He said that the early field visits gave him glimpse on the things needs to be done in irrigation sector.

P2.5-M irrigation project in Negros Oriental inaugurated

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 13:25


Project Turn-over with Engr. Nestor M. Pastor, local government officials of Brgy. Balili, Valencia, Negros Oriental and NIA personnel (left-right).

NIA Negros Island Region - Negros Oriental Satellite Office (NOSO) together with the Local Government Unit (LGU) conducted the blessing and inauguration of Valencia/Balili Communal Irrigation Project last November 17, at Brgy. Balili, Valencia, Negros Oriental.

Balili CIP will benefit at least 42 farmers covered by the Balili Community and Livelihood Association (BALCOLA), Inc. The project will potentially irrigate 10 hectares of service area which can directly support agricultural productivity within the area.  

The project has a total cost of Php 2,500,000.00 under Bottoms up Budgeting (BUB) with an LGU counterpart of Php 375,000.00

Engr. Nestor M. Pastor, Head, NOSO expressed his gratitude for the support of local officials in coming up with a successful project implementation.

The local government officers were also overwhelmed for the unwavering support of NIA to their projects.

NIA, NOSFIA conduct 10th IA Congress

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 11:57


Negros Oriental Siquijor Irrigator’s Association 2015 Awardees with Jose Mari V. Medina (President, NOSFIA, Inc.), Ms. Rufinita Ada, Engr. Helen T. Lacpao and Engr. Nestor M. Pastor (Head, NOSO) (left-right).

Negros Oriental – The annual celebration of promoting better partnership and dependable relationship between the National irrigation Administration (NIA) and Irrigator’s Association (IA) remains a dynamic platform for agreements, discussions, and consultations between the two key partners on irrigation development of the country.   

The 10th IA Congress participated by the Negros Oriental and Siquijor Federation of Irrigators Association (NOSFIA) commenced on November 17, 2016 at Dumaguete Cathedral Credit Cooperative (DCCCO), Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.

Guests from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Agriculture, (DA) and Civil Service Commission (CSC) were invited to share inputs about their programs and services with strategies on how to effectively administer their organization.

Project availment from the Provincial Government was highlighted by President Rose Mary Caunca of League of Government Assisted Federation of Irrigator’s Association Negros Occidental (LeGAFIANO).

Resettlement program, assistance for BBMP II affected communities on-going

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 15:44


NIA Quezon, City – The payment of plant damages and other improvements affected by the construction of Balog-Balog Multipurpose Project Phase II - North and South Main Canal are continuously being processed.

The National Irrigation Administration BBMP II together with the local government units and other government agencies work hand in hand to focus their effort to the affected communities as the project verge of its full-blown implementation before this year end.

NIA Region 3 Manager and BBMP Project Manager Engr. Josephine B. Salazar, during one of the discussions with local officials, said that local executives claimed that much sought and long awaited construction of BBMP II is a green light for the unhindered development of Tarlac.

Tarlac 1st District Representative Charlie O. Cojuangco and 3rd District Representative Noel L. Villanueva gladly welcome the fresh development presented by Engr. Salazar. “We are happy that this project will bring an extreme relief for our constituents, especially our farmers and fisherfolks”, Congressman Cojuangco said.  

Chinese Embassy Visits NIA Anew Future Partnership

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 14:39


(Right) NIA Administrator Florencio F. Padernal chats with (Left) Commercial Counselor Jin Yuan of Chinese Embassy before leaving the compound.

National Irrigation Administration, Quezon City – Commercial Counselor Jin Yuan and Second Secretary Yang Ming from the Chinese Embassy here in the Philippines meet NIA’s top management headed by NIA Administrator Florencio F. Padernal, November 3, at the NIA Conference Room, Quezon City.

The meeting was primarily to discuss a smooth future cooperation for country’s irrigation sector. “We are glad that the Philippine President Duterte had a very successful state visit in China” Counselor Yuan said. Following the recent state visit of President Duterte in China, he further emphasized that the next most important action of the economic partnership is substantial implementation.

“We believe that your country (Philippines) is one of the most important economies in Asia”, he noted. The Commercial counselor further shared his meeting with the NEDA to draw-up a 6-year economic plan for the Philippines.


Laviña accepts irrigation leadership, outlines priorities
P2.5-M irrigation project in Negros Oriental inaugurated
NIA, NOSFIA conduct 10th IA Congress
Resettlement program, assistance for BBMP II affected communities on-going
Chinese Embassy Visits NIA Anew Future Partnership