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NIA-9 conducts GFPS and Gender Mainstreaming Orientation

20 participants composed of reconstituted GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) Committee and select employees of NIA-9 Regional Office attended the GFPS and Gender Mainstreaming Orientation conducted last December 15, 2020 at NIA Region 9 Function Hall, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur. The seminar was aimed at introducing Gender Mainstreaming to the reconstituted GFPS.

Psychologist Maria Teresa A. Empleo, RPm, RPsy, who served as the Resource Speaker during the seminar was a former employee of NIA-9 -Regional Office and the previous Gender and Development (GAD) TWG Chairperson of the Region. During the seminar, the GFPS committee were oriented of their roles and functions to lead in mainstreaming gender perspective in the agency's policies, plans, and programs.

In the process, the GFPS Committee shall ensure the assessment of the GAD responsive structures, policies, and programs of the agency base.


NIA R9 turns over P13-million Lapayan Baja CIS to Silalela IA, Inc.

Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte - National Irrigation Administration Region 9 turned over Lapayan Baja Communal Irrigation System (Lapayan Baja CIS) to Silalela Irrigators Association Inc. on December 14, 2020 at Brgy Silawe, Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte.

Lapayan Baja CIS was supervised by Zamboanga del Norte Regional Sub-Office (ZDNRSO) headed by Acting Manager Wilson N. Cabrales. It has a service area of 187 hectares and can benefit 361 farmer-beneficiaries. The diversion dam covers four barangays - Lapayan Baja, Silawe, Letapan, and Labrador, all within the municipality of Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte. The project was successfully completed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications, with a total project cost of P13.1-million under Repair CIS CY 2020 fund.

Among the Guests of Honors present during the ceremony were NIA R9 Regional Manager Manuel L. Rañeses; Hon. Alfredo S. Bait-it, Acting Municipal Mayor; Hon. Limmuel P. Escuadro, Brgy. Captain of Lapayan Bajo; Mr. Edgar M. Agayan, Municipal Agriculturist and; IA President Martin Pulmaran together with other Silalela IA, Inc. officials and members.

Inauguration & Turnover Ceremony of Seguinan Bunguiao CIS Extension


The National Irrigation Administration ZAMBASULTA RSO successfully turned over the completed irrigation facilities to the Bunguiao Compania & Seguinan Irrigators’ Association. SEGUINAN BUNGUIAO Communal Irrigation System Extension funded under Extension/Expansion of Existing Irrigation System (EEEIS) CY2020 implemented thru force account works via community based participation.

The project started on July 12,2020 and completed on October 23, 2020 for the construction of intake structure, canalization and canal lining. Through this project, sufficient amount of water can now irrigate to the farmers' respective rice fields contributing to agricultural productivity.

The activity was spearheaded by ZAMBASULTA RSO Acting Manager Engr. Robert Berni L. Rada II and facilitated by IDS Head Leni S. Enriquez & IDU team together with the Project-in-Charge Engr. Joselito T. Falcasantos.

Among the guests of honor were District II Congressman Hon. Manuel Jose “MANNIX” Dalipe, Councilors Hon. John Dalipe & Hon. Al-jihan R. Edding, Bunguiao Brgy. Council headed by Hon. Leo Resurreccion and Officers & members of the Bunguiao Compania & Seguinan Irrigators’ Association.


NIA Turned over the first Solar Pump Irrigation Project in Zamboanga City

The NIA ZAMBASULTA RSO IX proudly turned over to the Irrigators' Association of Mercedes, Cabaluay, Culianan & Talabaan - the innovative methodology of irrigation. This solar powered pump irrigation project for MERCEDES II SIP CY2020 amounted to PhP5.0 Million which was initiated by Zamboanga City District II Congressman Honorable Manuel Jose "Mannix" Dalipe together with the supervision of NIA ZAMBASULTA Acting Manager Engr. Robert Berni L. Rada II.

This solar powered centrifugal pump is designed to irrigated around 5 hectares of agricultural land considering Mercedes as the largest rice granary of Zamboanga City.

Turn-over and inauguration of project was held at the project site located at Brgy. Cabaluay with the leadership of Engr. Robert Berni L. Rada II, Acting Manager for ZRSO and facilitated by IDU Team headed by IDS Head Leni S. Enriquez together with the Project-in-Charge Engr. Frazel S. Hassan.

Amongst the guests of honors were District II Congressman Hon. Manuel Jose “Mannix” Dalipe, Councilors Hon. John Dalipe & Hon. Al-Jihan R. Edding, IA President Hja. Aida N. Loong with MCCT IA Officials and Members and the representative from the Long Island Builders & Construction.