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NIA-9 Regional Office celebrate a fun-filled yet meaningful National Women's Month

The females of NIA-9 Regional Office went out of its usual office routine to celebrate Women's Month this year, with the theme "Agenda ng Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran".

The Regional Office has lined up activities not only to serve the female employees of NIA-9 but also the women in the field - the Women Irrigators Associations and its children (photos uploaded in another post).

Part of the celebration was a lecture about Magna Carta of Women and Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) by Atty. Kathering Grace Lumilis, the Legal Officer of NIA-9.

Health and wellness activities were also conducted which include Zumba exercise and swimming. Also, a Musika ng Kakaihan session was held wherein female employees rendered songs related to women empowerment.

This one day celebration was held on March 25, 2022 at Tambulig Spring Resort, Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur. It was participated by women leaders Acting Regional Manager Salome N. Layasan, the EOD Manager Maritez I. Soria, and Audit Team Leader Florencefane J. Arellano, together with all the female staff of NIA-9 Regional Office and COA-NIA team.


NIA inks MOA with Irrigators Associations for 5 Irrigations Projects for CY 2022

Memoranda of Agreement MOA) between the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and five (5) Irrigators Associations (IAs) were signed on March 18, 2022 at JL Hotel, Pagadian City. The MOA pertains to the construction of 5 irrigation projects in Zamboanga del Sur for CY 2022.

Prior to the MOA signing, a Pre-construction Conference was held in order to briefly explain the project profile to the concerned IAs and local government units. The total area of farmland to be irrigated for these 5 projects is 95 hectares. The following are the projects to be constructed with the respective location and new areas:

1. Carpoc-Lubosan CIP, Lapuyan, ZDS – 30 hectares

2. Lunib SIP, Vicenzo Sagun, ZDS – 20 hectares

3. Linoguayan SIP, Vicenzo Sagun, ZDS – 15 hectares

4. Guinlin SIP, Vicenzo Sagun, ZDS – 20 hectares

5. Lacupayan SIP, Tigbao, ZDS – 10 hectares

Acting Regional Manager Salome N. Layasan during her speech shared her gratitude to the LGU leaders who showed their support to the agency and most especially the farmers. She also dedicated the construction of these projects to the IAs and imparted her request to value and care for for these irrigation facilities once implemented.


NIA-R9 engaged in Fire Safety Awareness

March 18, 2022 | In observance of the month of March as the Fire Prevention Month with the Theme: “Sa Pag-Iwas sa Sunog Hindi ka Nag-Iisa”, NIA-R9 invited the Bureau of Fire Protection R9 Pagadian City Central Fire Station headed by Acting City Fire Marshal, SINSP Jasmin S. Tanog to conduct a Fire Safety Awareness Lecture and Fire Drill. The short lecture followed by a fire drill informs and spreads awareness on basic fire safety skills.

Practice fire safety.

Fire safety is an everyday job.


NIA partners with RPD Consulting Inc. in the preservation and protection of Irrigation Water Resources

The Zamboanga del Sur Irrigation Management Office (IMO) in partnership with RPD Consulting Inc. conducted two (2) batches of

Planning Workshop for the Formulation of the Irrigation Water Resources Management Plan - for Salug River Irrigation System (SARIS) and Labangan River Irrigation System (LABRIS), held on March 16, and March 17, 2022, respectively.

The ultimate goal of the activity is for the agency to devise a concrete plan in order to preserve and protect the irrigation water resources under the National Irrigation Systems (NIS) of NIA Region 9.

The team of RPD Consulting Inc. headed by Mr. John Gibert Gopez, Vice President for Technical Operations, shared their expertise in data gathering and vision formulation through Focus Group Discussion in preparation for major projects.

The workshop specifically aimed to formulate an Irrigation Water Resource Management Plan (IWRMP) for the rehabilitation, protection, and management of LABRIS and SARIS to minimize soil erosion and sedimentation affecting the lifespan, efficiency, and serviceability of the irrigation systems.

Stakeholders within the area were invited to join the workshop for them to share their insights on the preservation of irrigation water resources. Among the stakeholders present during the activity were the representatives of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Municipal Planning and Development Office (MPDO), Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO), Municipal Engineering Office (MEO), Barangay Chairpersons within LABRIS, and of course, the Irrigators Associations of Labangan River Irrigation System.

NIA-9 Acting Regional Manager Salome N. Layasan shared her gratitude to RPD Consulting for granting the agency's request for their services, with hope to find solutions on the Irrigators Associations' (IAs) problems and concerns, and help in the conservation and protection of our irrigation facilities.