Press Release

PIDP extension gets ICC-CABCOM approval

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 14:11


NIA Central Office, Quezon City – A letter from National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Investment Coordination Committee – Cabinet Committee (ICC-CABCOM) to National Irrigation Administration, on December 21, approved the requested ad referendum for Participatory Irrigation Development Project (PIDP). 

Approved requests include; (1) one-year and six months loan extension from February 27, 2017 to August 31, 2018, (2) reallocation of loan proceeds  amounting to USD 8.414 million, (3) increase in loan financing percentage for civil works from 72% to 100% and consulting services from 68% to 100%, (4) and revision in the results framework and appraisal document.

NEDA Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia noted that the approval is critical given that PIDP significantly contributes to the delivery of NIA’s outcomes in terms of construction and restoration of irrigation facilities.

“PIDP also supports the attainment of NIA’s performance targets thru project financing that need urgent confirmation”, he added.

NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña welcomes the favorable decision of the committee. “Rest assured that NIA under my administration will provide necessary services and assistance within our mandate to respond to the needs of our farmers”, he said

AU, CHN diplomats pay courtesy call to new NIA Chief

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 12:45


(L) NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña meets (R) Commercial Counselor Jin Yuan from the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines.

National Irrigation Administration, Quezon City – Commercial Counselor Jin Yuan from the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines and Counselor Paul Hutchcroft from Australian Embassy in the Philippines, on separate time, met NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña at NIA Conference Room Quezon City, December 22.

Administrator Laviña was overwhelmed with the unprecedented visit of the two high ranking diplomats. The diplomats talked about the smooth future cooperation between their respective countries and the Philippines in the field of agriculture and irrigation.

NIA Administrator Peter Tiu Laviña talks future cooperation with (R) Counselor Paul Hutchcroft of Australian Embassy.

They expressed their interest in supporting and helping the agency on upcoming irrigation projects that NIA will undertake in the coming years.

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).


PIDP extension gets ICC-CABCOM approval
AU, CHN diplomats pay courtesy call to new NIA Chief
Laviña accepts irrigation leadership, outlines priorities
P2.5-M irrigation project in Negros Oriental inaugurated
NIA, NOSFIA conduct 10th IA Congress