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NIA turned over first project for Mangga Bunguiao CIS


The first project for Mangga Bunguiao Communal Irrigation System finally turned over to the Mangga Bunguiao (MB) Irrigators’ Association. The project was undertaken thru force account works (FAW) under the fund source Repair-CIS CY2020.

The implementation of project started on June 8,2020 and was completed on October 8, 2020 with the construction of 725 meters canalization (canal lining) & canal Structure.

NIA turned-over to Mangga Bunguiao (MB) Irrigators' Association for the proper operation and maintenance of the system. Moreover, the IA enthusiastically accepted the responsibility given to them by NIA benefiting 30 farmer beneficiaries to a total of 23 hectares serviceable area.

The event was lead by the ZAMBASULTA RSO Acting Manager Engr. Robert Berni L. Rada II, facilitated by IDU Team headed by IDS Head Leni S. Enriquez together with the Project-in-Charge Engr. Joselito T. Falcasantos.

Amongst the guests of honors 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, IA President Fernando Francisco, IA Officials and Members.


DA USEC Zamzamin Ampatuan visits NIA Region 9


Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary for Regulations Zamzamin L. Ampatuan together with DA Regional Executive Director Rad Donn Cedenio and party visited NIA Region 9 on October 21, 2020 (Wednesday), just in time of the arrival of incoming NIA R9 Regional Manager Manuel L. Rañeses.

As one of DA's partner agencies, USEC Ampatuan shared his visions and plans for this region and hoped for a more strengthened partnership between the two (2) agencies for the benefit of all farmers and Irrigations Associations in Zamboanga Peninsula.


NIA Joint Leadership Turnover Ceremony


Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur – NIA Region 9 took part in the Joint Leadership Turnover Ceremony held on October 14, 2020 thru virtual ceremony with NIA Administrator Gen Ricardo R Visaya (Ret) as presiding officer.

The principals of the said ceremony were Engr. Rory F. Avance, Regional Manager of NIA Region 9; Engr. Manuel L. Rañeses, Regional Manager of NIA Region 8; Engr. Jonel B. Borres, Officer-In-Charge of Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project II, and Engr. Ruby C. Tuan, Jr., Engineering and Operations Division Manager or NIA Region 13.

NIA Region 9 will be gaining Engr. Manuel L. Rañeses as their new Regional Manager. He served one year and four months as Regional Manager of NIA Region 8. During his acceptance speech which was delivered online, he expressed his gratitude and enthusiasm for giving him the opportunity to lead NIA Region 9, and humbly asked for the support and commitment of his future staff.

On the other hand, Engr. Rory Avance led the management of NIA Region 9 for 11 months. In this short stint, he exceeded the expectations of the top management in terms of accomplishments and leadership innovations. He was able to pull the standing of NIA Region 9 from being one of the poor performing regions to being one of the top performers at present. In his speech, he thanked all the personnel of NIA Region 9, its stakeholders, and most especially the farmers for this success, in recognition to their unflagging service, dedication, and support to NIA Region 9's purpose.

NIA Administrator Gen Ricardo R Visaya (Ret) congratulated both officials on their new journey. He commended NIA R9’s outgoing official Engr. Avance for his good leadership, thus improving the performance of the Region. He advised him to carry the same zeal, enthusiasm and dedication as he lead NIA Region 6.


Inauguration & Turn-over Ceremony Of Limpapa SIP CY 2019

In spite being impacted by the pandemic, challenges have been managed on the observance of the new normal.

Today, NIA R9 ZAMBASULTA RSO successfully inaugurated and turned-over the constructed intake structure, ground level reservoir and pipe laying at LIMPAPA SIP.

The ceremony was lead by the ZRSO Acting Manager Engr. Robert Berni L. Rada II with the support of the IDS Head Leni S. Enriquez, PIC Joselito T. Falcasantos, IDO Jameson B. Atilano. Joined by the Officials/BOTs & members of Limpapa HVC Farmers Irrigators' Association and Barangay Limpapa Officials and staff.

Amongst the guests were Hon. Halima J.Apalad (Limpapa Brgy. Chairman, Mr. Nasser J. Abdulla (IA President), Hon. Elorde Amalan (Brgy. Kagawad) and Mr. Vie Jay M. Eullaran (Office of the City Agriculture Representative).

As quoted by Engr. Rada, "that upon his assumption at the office of ZAMBASULTA RSO, this is his first completed project in which he was hands on from the start of the project."

Meanwhile, the IA President as well as the Brgy. Chairman expressed their gratitude on the irrigation project and look forward for more in the future. Likewise, the Office of the City Agriculture offered their technical assistance and seedlings to the farmers to best utilize the purpose of the irrigation project.