November 3, 2021 | The National Irrigation Administration Region IX ZAMBASULTA Regional Sub-Office under the management of Acting Manager Engr. Robert Berni L. Rada II inaugurates and turn over two completed irrigation projects to the 247 farmer beneficiaries of Mercedes Culianan Cabaluay Talabaan Irrigators Association, Inc. (MCCT IA, Inc.) undertaken by Administration through a Community Participation or commonly called "pakyaw labor" which are participated by farmers of the irrigators' association under the supervision of the Project-in-Charge Pablito F. Bayawa.
The completed projects for Mercedes CIS under the fund source of Repair-CIS CY 2019 amounting to Php3.0M was for the construction of canalization while for the Php7.3M was on the repair of existing main canal & construction of spillway and canalization.
Gracing the turn-over ceremony, the ever supportive to the farmers, Honorable District II Congressman Manuel Jose "Mannix" Dalipe, Honorable Councilor John Dalipe, public servants and the officers, Boards of Trustees and members of the MCCT IA, Inc. headed by the IA President Hja. Aida Nuño Loong.
Quoted from the acceptance speech of IA President Loong, she said that at first they were hesistant of handling the said "community participation or pakyawlabor" but with the encouragement by the late NIA project engineer Joselito T. Falcasantos she took the opportunity and now they are thankful for projects that NIA had been supportive on their farming.
The inauguration and turn-over would not make possible without the facilitation of the IDS Head Leni S. Enriquez, Construction Head Engr. Sandra T. Tero, IDOs Alfredzmar M. Isnani, Jackie T. Manalo and Marry Joy P. Arquiza.