NIA IX joins PRLEC's poverty reduction and livelihood programs for disadvantaged communities

DUMINGAG, ZDS, July 14 (NIA-9) – The National Irrigation Administration Region 9 (NIA-9) along with other line agencies converged in a remote barangay of ZDS to implement the Sustainable Development Intervention Program (SDIP) of Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC).

PRLEC is one of the 12 efforts under the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and is being managed by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). It aims to develop self-reliant, resilient, productive, and sustainable communities through harmonized and culturally responsive development programs.

Pursuant to the PRLEC’s mission and intent, a two (2) day Sustainable Development Intervention Program (SDIP) was conducted by the Cluster on June 13-14, 2021 at Brgy Dilud, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur. The beneficiaries of the program are two (2) barangays of Dumingag identified as geographically isolated, disadvantaged, and conflict-affected areas namely: Brgy. Dilud and Brgy. Sunop.

Nagkahiusang Irrigators Association honored as one of the Most Outstanding Irrigators Associations Nationwide

 

LABANGAN, ZDS, June 28 (NIA-9) – The National Irrigation Administration Region 9 (NIA-9) bestowed awards to Nagkahiusang Irrigator’s Association (IA) of Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur for being one of the winners during the Search of Most Outstanding Irrigators Association (IA) CY 2020 for the National Irrigation System (NIS) Category of National Irrigation Administration.

Nagkahiusang IA was honored for their achievement and success in operation and maintenance performance and implementation, financial operation, and organizational discipline and linkages. As a winner, they will be receiving 1 million worth of IA model farm project, a plaque, and P50,000 cash incentive from NIA Central Office, and another plaque and P5,000 reward from the Regional Irrigation Office (RIO).

RM Rañeses conducts field visit and site inspection of soon to be inaugurated big projects of NIA Region 9

In preparation of the upcoming inauguration of the two big projects of NIA Region 9, Regional Manager Manuel L. Rañeses inspected Lower Sibuguey I RIS Extension located in Diplahan and Lower Sibguey II RIS Extension located in Imelda, both of Zamboanga Sibugay Province. RM Raneses ensured that necessary assistance is given to Zamboanga Sibugay Irrigation Management Office headed by Acting Manager Girlie M. Detalla in order to fast tract the completion of these projects.

The said projects are set to be inaugurated in July 2021, to be graced by no other than Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya himself and other officials of the top management. The agency is as much as excited as our farmer beneficiaries as these projects will surely do great impact in the lives of our farmers and the community as a whole.

NIA Region IX turns-over Lumpanac CIS in Zamboanga Sibugay

Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay – National Irrigation Administration IX turned-over Lumpanac Communal Irrigation System (CIS) to Tiholan Farmers Irrigators Association, Inc. on May 14, 2021 at Brgy. Lumpanac, Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay.

The project costs 7-million which consists of construction of Drainage System, Protection dike, and Slope Protection. The irrigation system gets its water source from Lumpanac Creek and is now able to distribute and supply irrigation water to about 90 hectares of agricultural land in the barangay.

The turn-over ceremony was graced by Regional Manager Manuel L. Rañeses together with Engr. Girlie M. Detalla, Acting Manager of Zamboanga Sibugay IMO, Lumpanac Brgy Chairman Hon. Paul John C. Cunting, IA Officials headed by President Monico M. Pupuri, IA members and NIA-9 personnel.

6 Barangays of Zamboanga del Sur to receive new irrigation projects from NIA this year

The Zamboanga del Sur Irrigation Management Office (ZDS IMO) of NIA Region 9 conducted its 1st batch of mass Pre-construction Conference and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing to six (6) barangays under Zamboanga del Sur to benefit from the new irrigation projects of NIA-9 for CY 2021. The activity was held at KCCP Hotel and Convention Center, Pagadian City on May 7, 2021.

The 1st batch of barangays from ZDS to work with NIA for the new irrigation projects are the following:

1. Manga 1, Pagadian City – Project Cost: 5M; Irrigable area: 10 has

2. Lourdes, Pagadian City – Project Cost: 5M; Irrigable area: 20 has

3. Ditoray, Pagadian City – Project Cost: 7.1M; Irrigable area: 10 has

4. Canunan Balongating CIS Extn, Baloboan, Dumalinao – Project Cost: 10M; Irrigable area: 30 has;

5. Bobuan, Bayog – Project Cost: 10M; Irrigable area: 30 has

6. Katipunan CIS Extn, Ramon Magsaysay– Project Cost: 10M; Irrigable area: 30 has

NIA releases Operations Subsidy to IAs of Guipos

The Zamboanga del Sur Irrigation Management Office (IMO) of NIA Region 9 released Operation Subsidy for Dry Season Crop 2021 to six (6) Irrigators Associations of Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur on May 03, 2021.

The following IAs received the following amount to aid in their operation and maintenance expenses:

1. Balocan IA, Inc. - Php44,400.00.

2. Kawayan-Guipos IA, Inc. - Php23,350.50.

3. Primatell IA, Inc. - Php12, 250.50.

4. Sekabada IA, Inc. - Php6,000.00

5. Bogwac Highway Communal IA, Inc. - Php6,000.00

6. IA OF Brgy. Pob. Guipos, Inc. - Php2,550.00.

Zamboanga City IA participates in Quality Enhancement Skills Training

30 members of Lumayang Irrigators Association, Inc. of Zamboanga City benefitted from the three-day Quality Enhancement Skills Training on Virgin Coconut Oil hosted by DTI-CARP and Coconut Industry last February 3-5, 2021 at Purok 5, Lumayang, Zamboanga City.

The activity was initiated in partnership with the Philippine Coconut Authority. It was done through series of lectures and demonstration by technical experts Mr. Arsenio Laput and Ms. Ma Rita L. Molin. The IA was trained on the village-level processing technology, general operation requirements, basic costing and operation and maintenance procedures using coco by-products focusing on virgin coconut oil.

At the end of the three-day event, the training certainly gave awareness on social transformation, anchoring on different range of concern especially on developing skills of our farmers.

The officials along with other members of Lumayang IA expressed their utmost gratitude for all the learnings they gained and had pledged to share the learnt skills not only with their families but with their community as well.

NIA Region IX turns over Talinga SIP in Zamboanga del Norte

Sindangan, ZDN – The National Irrigation Administration IX turned over Talinga Small Irrigation Project (SIP) to Ingin Irrigators’ Association, Inc. on February 24, 2021 at Brgy Maras, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte.

This project was originally implemented in 2014 in two packages: Package 1 which covers diversion works and Package 2 for canalization and canal structure funder under SIP 2014 amounting to 60 million. Sometime in 2017, the project was terminated by default of the contractor. On 2018, it was continued through Admin Works and was fully completed on August 2020 through a 20-million support from 2020 SIP Buffer Fund. Because of the cooperation and unity of members, coupled with persistence and transparency shown by officers, Talinga SIP was successfully completed. Soon, it will be fully operational irrigating 90 hectares of agricultural land in Zamboanga del Norte.

Linduman SIP in Zamboanga City 95% complete

Linduman Small Irrigation Project located in Brgy. Linduman, Zamboanga City is by far 95.41% complete as of April 26, 2021. The scopeof the project includes construction of intake structure, ground level reservoir and pipe laying, which is expected to be fully operational by July 2021.

Linduman SIP is being implemented by ZAMBASULTA Regional Sub-Office, under the supervision of Acting Manager Robert Berni L. Rada II and monitoring of NIA-9 Regional Manager Manuel L. Rañeses.

This irrigation system will irrigate 30 hectares of agricultural land that will benefit more or less 15 farmer beneficiaries in the said barangay. The implementation of this project is in line with the objective of the agency to develop and maintain irrigation systems in support to the agricultural program of the government.

 

Zamboanga Sibugay IA Adopts Crop Diversification

The Labrador-Timualag-Katurog Irrigators Association of Zamboanga Sibugay displays their diversified crops for Dry Season 2021 which include 0.25 hectares of Eggplant, 0.125 hectares of Pechay, and 0.50 hectares of Spring Onions.

The IA has adopted crop diversification as a strategy to promote and hasten agricultural developments. This strategy helps them attain their goal of increasing productivity and farm income notwithstanding the benefit of environmental conservation.

 

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