NIA-R9 Inaugurates and Turnover the 2nd Solar Pump Irrigation Project in Zamboanga del Norte

July 29, 2022 | The NIA-Zamboanga del Norte Regional Sub-Office Region-IX inaugurates and turn-over the second completed Solar Pump Irrigation Project in Zamboanga del Norte to the beneficiaries of Lugsong-Dipolog Irrigators Association with a total amount of Php7,600,000.00.

The newly accomplished Lugdungan Solar Pump Irrigation Project located at Brgy. Lugdungan, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte was composed of two (2) units pump house with reservoir, five(5) units submersible solar pump, 201meters canalization and 960meters polyethylene pipe which is now fully operational to irrigate the 33 hectares with 32 farmers beneficiaries of Lugsong-Dipolog IA headed by IA President Mr. Cyril H. Dagayloan. This ceremony was graced by the Acting Manager of NIA-ZDNRSO Engr. Wilson Cabarales, together with him were NIA-ZDNRSO IDS Head Mr. Dionisio Solutorio and other NIA-ZDNRSO staff. The said activity was made successfully through the effort and supervision of the Project In-charge Engr. Benjamine C. Biolango Jr. and IDO Donievic Y. Bago, and all BOTs and Officers of Lugsong-Dipolog IA.

NIA-R9 Culminates Nutrition Month Celebration

Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 491, also known as the “Nutrition Act of the Philippines”, NIA Region IX actively participated the Nutrition Month which is held every month of July.

This year’s theme “New Normal na Nutrisyon, Sama-Samang gawan ng Solution” calls for strengthened nutrition interventions and solidarity towards nutrition improvement as the country shift towards living with the COVID-19 virus.

NIA Region IX culminated the celebration on July 29, 2022 at NIA Function Hall, Tawagan Norte, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur. The activity was participated by NIA personnel and select Irrigators Associations (IA) members of Zamboanga del Sur.

Activities undertaken during the Nutrition Month Celebration were Zumba exercise, Non-communicable Disease Health Risk Assessment which includes health advocacy, BP taking, weight taking, and Lecture about Diabetes.

NIA-R9 Zamboanga Sibugay IMO conducts a Go, Grow and Glow Food Feeding Activity

NIA Zamboanga Sibugay Irrigation Management Office conducts a Go, Grow and Glow food-feeding activity in Brgy. Labe, Ipil, Zamboanga NIA Zamboanga Sibugay IMO on July 29, 2022. In line with the culmination activities for the Nutrition Month Celebration, NIA Zamboanga Sibugay IMO spearheaded by Engr. Girlie M. Detalla conducted a food-feeding activity in Brgy. Labe in coordination with Brgy. Captain Emma Lirazan and Nurse Melanie Dahunan.

Said activity in line with the theme “New normal na nutrisyon, sama-samang gawan ng solusyon!” calls for strengthened nutrition interventions and solidarity towards nutrition improvement as the country shifts towards living with the COVID-19 virus.

Aside from the food-feeding activity, the locals were also reminded of the do's, dont's and importance of cleanliness in the surroundings to prevent spread of disease. The activity ended with a Zumba participated by all attendees. 

Kapihan sa PIA talk show with NIA-R9

The Philippine Information Agency in partnership with DXPR 603 Radio Station Pagadian and iFM Pagadian conducted a one-hour talk show dubbed as “Kapihan sa PIA” on July 10, 2022, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM with the National Irrigation Administration Region 9 as guest agency.

The resource speakers for this program are the Engr. Salome Naragas Layasan, Acting Regional Manager of NIA Region 9, Engr. Benedicto Isagani O. Pulis Jr., Manager of Zamboanga del Sur Irrigation Management Office (ZDS IMO), and Mr. Alonto L. Marcaban, President of the Regional Federation of Irrigators Association (RFIA). Meanwhile, Mr. Gideon M. Corgue, Information Center Manager of PIA, ZDS served as the host of the Kapihan sa PIA talk show.

The program featured a free-flowing conversation wherein NIA was able to impart awareness to the general public their programs and services especially the irrigation development programs that benefit the farmers in Zamboanga Peninsula, particularly in Zamboanga del Sur.

New NIA-R9 Office Building Inaugurated

NIA Region IX – NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, together with NIA-Region IX Acting Regional Manager Salome N. Layasan, led the inauguration of the New NIA-Region IX Office Building located at Regional Center, Balintawak, Pagadian City on June 30, 2022.

The 6,107.82 square meters donated lot by the Pagadian City Government, headed by Mayor Samuel S. Co, will rise the new home of NIA-Region IX. Once completed, the three-storey with roof deck Administrative Building, with a total floor area of 966 sqm, will accommodate the transfer of regional office personnel from Labangan, Zamboanga Del Sur. Aside from its Administrative Building, the new regional office complex will have a three-storey Guest House and 442-square-meter Covered Court. The project has a total project cost of P150.173 million.

Turnover of 1M worth of Project to Nilabo-Longonan Irrigators’ Association

June 16, 2022 | The National Irrigation Administration Region IX- Zamboanga del Norte Regional Sub-Office successfully turned-over the P1 Million worth project to the recipients of Nilabo-Longonan Irrigators' Associations (IA).

This turn-over ceremony was done in a simple celebration following the safety protocols in the area. The inauguration was graced by Acting Manager Engr. Wilson N. Cabrales and was attended by the IA officials headed by its IA President Anita A. Villarosa, OIC-MAO Jordan Egay, District I Congressional Office represented by Hon. Melvin Ondong and NIA Supervising IDO- Mr. Dionisio C. Solutorio, NIA-Engineering Unit Head Engr. Rex Armentia, NIA- PIC Engr. Benjamine Biolango, NIA-IDO Glendie Tacuyan together with the other NIA employees.

This completed project includes dam desiltation and repair of canalizations of La Esperanza Communal Irrigation System

The successful activity were part of the series of project turn-overs scheduled for this CY 2022.


NIA-R9 pays courtesy visit to Tawi-Tawi Provincial Governor

The National Irrigation Administration Region 9 headed by Acting Regional Manager Salome N. Layasan together with her Division Manager for Engineering and Operations, Maritez I. Soria; ZAMBASULTA Regional Sub-office Manager Robert Berni L. Rada II,' and other key officers of NIA-9 paid a courtesy call to the Governor of Tawi-Tawi Province – Hon. Yshmael I. Sali at Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on June 15, 2022.

NIA-9 was welcomed by the Provincial Administrator of Tawi-Tawi, Mr. Mobin N. Gampal, on behalf of the Provincial Governor who was on another engagement.

During the meeting, ZAMBASULTA Manager Rada presented a brief information pertaining to NIA’s irrigation projects in the province.

Administrator Gampal delivered the message of the Governor and expressed his enthusiasm to national projects given to them such as NIA’s. He also explained the traditional practices and perceptions of the people of Tawi-Tawi that gave the agency a better insight in implementing its projects more effectively.

Another Win for Region IX

June 22, 2022, in NIA Central Office -The Kauswagan San Vicente Farmers Irrigators' Association, Inc. (KASAVIFIA, Inc) gladly received its Plaque of Recognition and Fifty thousand pesos (50,000.00) cash prize for bagging the 2nd place during the Search for CY 2021 Most Outstanding CARP-IC Irrigators' Association.

The award was received by the KASAVIFIA, Inc. Officers, IA President Virgilio G. Bacinillo Jr., IA Secretary Evelyn T. Abrasaldo, and IA Bookkeeper Joseph L. Ruben, together with NIA Region IX select personnel headed by Acting Regional Manager Engr. Salome N. Layasan, Zamboanga del Sur IMO Manager Engr. Benedicto Isagani O. Pulis Jr., Region IX CARP-IC Monitor Julita A. Villaganas, Supervising IDO Ann N. Maligro, and IDO Harold T. Novabos.

ARIBA KASAVIFIA! Congratulations!


NIA-R9 Turnover Doña Josefina Communal Irrigation Project to Irrigators' Association

Doña Josefina CIP is a CARP - IC Project of CY 2021 with a total allocation of Php 5,150,000.00 for the Construction of Conventional Intake, Canal Lining, Canal Structures and other appurtenances. This irrigation project caters an irrigable area of 30 hectares with 20 farmers beneficiaries.

The Doña Josefina Irrigators Association Inc. thru IA President Mr. Abing, gave its sincere gratitude to the agency for the realization of irrigation project in the area.

The activity was participated by NIA Region IX Acting Regional Manager, Engr. Salome N. Layasan together with ZDSIMO Engineering Section Chief Engr. Rey M. Pinatacan, NIA R9 Management Specialists, DAR Personnels, Representatives from the Office of Tabina Municipal Mayor, Project-In-Charge and Institutional Development Officers.


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