Press Release

NIA, DSWD converge for better lives in Jalaur-covered areas

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:21


STRENGTHENED PARTNERSHIP. The National Irrigation Administration represented by Regional Manager Gerardo Corsiga (seated, 2nd from L) and Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI represented by Regional Director Rebecca Geamala (center) inked  a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the generation of employment and livelihoods for the disadvantaged population of Region VI under the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage II (JRMP II) Convergence Project. Also in photo are JRMP II Division Manager for Engineering Engineer Jonel Borres (seated,1st from L) and DSWD Assistant Regional Director Delia Bacolcol (seated, 1st from R). Standing as witnesses at the back are the Heads of Divisions and Sections of JRMP II and personnel from DSWD.

Iloilo City - Better lives are up for the stakeholders and disadvantaged population of Iloilo’s biggest irrigation development project. On October 20, 2016, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI strengthened partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

NIA Cagara Gears to Improve Simulao RIS

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 09:47


(Left) NIA CARAGA Regional Irrigation Manager Engr. C’zar Sulaik led the groundbreaking ceremony of Simulao River Irrigation System in Trento, Agusan del Sur. With him were (Right) Agusan del Sur 2nd District Representative Cong. Evelyn P. Mellana and (Middle) Trento, Agusan del Sur Mayor William Calvez​.

NIA CARAGA - Almost 1,933 farmers will again benefit from the full potential of Simulao River Irrigation System in Trento, Agusan del Sur. The Ground Breaking Ceremony for Simulao RIS funded under National Irrigation Sector Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (NISRIP) commenced yesterday, October 25.

The project which has an aggregate service area of 3,154 hectares will rehabilitate and improve diversion dams, main canals, drainage canals, canal structures, steel gates, on-farm structures, and service roads.

NIA together with PHILRICE will implement the project which cost P184.87 million partly funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Government. It is set to serve at least 16 Irrigators Associations (IAs) not only for irrigation purposes but also for capacity building activities as the project also includes construction of IAs offices in Trenton and Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.

P7.4-M Irrigation Project Inaugurated

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 16:01


Project Turn-over with Congresswoman Arlene “Kaka” Javellana Bag-ao (middle), Municipal Mayor of Libjo, Hon. Lamberto T. Llamera (3rd from the left), NIA CARAGA RIM Engr. C’zar Sulaik (2nd from the right), EOD Manager Constancio G. Bana-ay, Jr. (1st  from the right), IA President Mr. Teohides P. Coles (2nd from the left) and SB Bember Avis​.

Libjo, Dinagat Islands - It is the prime duty of the agency to serve the community especially our farmers who continuously contribute to the attainment of a rice self-sufficient country.

These are the challenges embraced by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) together with the Local Government Units (LGUs) during the Inauguration & Turn-over Ceremony of General Aguinaldo Communal Irrigation Project (CIP) held on October 21, 2016 at Brgy. General Aguinaldo, Libjo, Dinagat Islands.

The project draws water from Maraguing Creek and is set to serve 45 has of agricultural lands with 50 farmer-beneficiaries of General Aguinaldo-Maraguing Irrigator’s Association Inc. The said irrigation project has a total cost of P7,478,073.55 under the NIA-RRECIS fund.

NIA 2017 budget gets Senate Committee nod

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 15:57


National Irrigation Administration, Quezon City – The Senate Committee on Finance approved the proposed National Expenditure Program for the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) in the amount of P36.36 billion in 2017. Senators Cynthia Villar, Miguel Zubiri, Francis Pangilinan, and Loren Legarda unanimously approved the NIA 2017 proposed budget.

The amount of P2.3 billion was also approved to implement the “FREE IRRIGATION” starting next year. NIA Administrator Florencio Padernal informed that the P2.3 B will be on top of the P36.36B budget of NIA under the General Appropriations Act of 2017.

The amount is intended to subsidize the Personal Services of the agency, MOOE of NIA and the Irrigator Associations (IAs), and the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of existing irrigation facilities. He further noted that it will reduce the production cost of the farmers by 6 percent.


NIA, DSWD converge for better lives in Jalaur-covered areas
NIA Cagara Gears to Improve Simulao RIS
P7.4-M Irrigation Project Inaugurated
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NIA 2017 budget gets Senate Committee nod