Press Release

Irrigators Association Cluster Consultative Workshop

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 13:45

Series of Irrigators Association Cluster Consultative Workshop is being conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) in close coordination with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). Now on its 4th batch, the cluster consultative workshop aims to disseminate the Rice Self-Sufficiency Program of the government spearheaded by the DA in partnership with its various attached bureaus and agencies. NIA is one those agencies involved.

Admittedly, irrigation is one vital component of rice production. Within the NIA, beneficiaries of irrigation are organized into irrigators association and have been proven strong partners in rice production, hence, during the cluster consultative workshop these irrigators associations are represented by the President of the Provincial Federation of Irrigators Association. Their problems affecting increased rice production were brought out during the consultation and presented to DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and NIA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel. Both officials reacted positively to these issues and assured the farmers that appropriate action will be considered. They expressed their appreciation for their participation and commitment to the rice self-sufficiency program.

Administrator Nangel in NIA-LGU-IA Consultation Meeting

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 09:15

IA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel recently attended the NIA-LGU-IA Consultation Meeting held at the Aklan State University in Aklan on May 6, 2011. It was attended by the Presidents of various Irrigators Association in the province, local government units and NIA officials from NIA Region VI headed by Regional Manager Gerardo P. Corsiga.

The theme and focus of the consultation meeting is the presentation of plans and programs on irrigation development for the province of Aklan. Issues and problems not only of the farmers but the LGU as well were brought out and actions were taken and/or solutions recommended.

Leading the LGU officials is no other then Congressman Florencio Miraflores. Other LGU includes Mayor Antonio Mameng of Banga, Mayor Ramon Legaspi of Makato, Mayor Maria Lourdes Miraflores (wife of Congressman Miraflores) of Ibahay, Mayor William Lachica of Kalibo, Mayor Victor Fernandez. Other guests also include personalities from the press, Philippine Information Agency and Bombo Radyo.

Congressman Miraflores commended Administrator Nangel whom he said was the only NIA Administrator to conduct this consultation and going down to the area to feel and listen to the needs of the farmers and LGU. For his part, Administrator Nangel expressed his appreciation to the support and understanding of the National and Local Government Units to the programs of the NIA.

Administrator Antonio S. Nangel at IA Share Awarding Ceremonies

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 14:15

Administrator Antonio S. Nangel awards to Irrigators’ Associations in Mal and Padada River Irrigation Systems in Davao del Sur, the check as payment of their share in irrigation service fee collection in simple ceremonies held at the NIA-IA Farmers’ Training Center in Digos City. NIA Region XI Regional Manager Felix M. Razo said that the ceremony is very significant in that this is the first time in the history of PADADA and MAL RIS where all the Irrigators Associations were able to receive a share in ISF Collection. To be able to get a share in ISF, the IA should be able to collect at least 60% of collectibles. The maximum share is 15% if total collection reaches 100%. This also shows that the IA thereat at are very active partners of NIA.

NIA Chief in Sorsogon

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 14:15

NIA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel joined high level officials of Sorsogon during the Sorsogon Convergence Initiative for Rural Development held in Sorsogon on April 8, 2011. The convergence is one of the fora where issues for rural development are discussed and solutions formulated thru consultation with all stakeholders in the province. Bottomline is that all projects should be coordinated with other agencies for a synchronized approach.

Present during the convergence is no less than Congressman Salvador Escudero, and other local government officials. In that same occasion, Senator Chiz Escudero met with NIA Administrator Nangel to discuss priority irrigation projects in Sorsogon and elsewhere in the Bicol provinces. For his part, Administrator Nangel instructed Regional Manager William Ragodon and Interim IMO Manager Siervo Maglangit to prepare the Programs of Work of the identified irrigation projects and systems for inclusion either in CY 2011 or CY 2012 project implementation.

After the meeting, Administrator Nangel together with Regional Manager Ragodon visited some irrigation projects and systems in Sorsogon. It has been another productive trip for the hardworking NIA Administrator.

NIA Region IV-B Created

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 11:45

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) in its Board Resolution No. 7678 – 11 adopted on March 14, 2011 authorized the creation of Regional Office No. IV-B. The creation was pursued by the various Representatives and Local Government Units officials comprising MIMAROPA or Region IV-B. The creation is in line with the geographical and political sub-division.

On his part, NIA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel said that the creation of NIA Region IV would hasten irrigation development in that new region considering that full attention could be given by the new organization. Region IV-B has a potential irrigable area of about 149,250 hectares and area developed as of today is only 45,500 ha or about 30%.

In a simple ceremony coinciding the awarding of recognition for Outstanding NIA and Irrigators Association held in Palawan on March 31, 2011, Administrator Nangel hand over the memorandum to Engr. Conrado V. Cardenas, Jr. designating him Interim Officer-In-Charge of the NIA Regional Office No. IV-B. It was witnessed by no less than DA Undersecretary for Administration and Finance Antonio A. Fleta, NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance, NIA Region IV-A Regional Manager Efren S. Roqueza and other NIA Officials. NIA Region IV-B will hold office at Calapan City, Mindoro Oriental.


Irrigators Association Cluster Consultative Workshop
Administrator Nangel in NIA-LGU-IA Consultation Meeting
Admin Antonio S. Nangel at IA Share Awarding Ceremonies
NIA Chief in Sorsogon