NIA Region IX provides irrigation to High-Value Crop growers in Zamboanga City

Zamboanga City – The National Irrigation Administration Region IX inaugurated and turned-over Sinuropan Communal Irrigation System (CIS) Extension at Sitio Sinuropan, Barangay Licomo, Zamboanga City on October 20, 2021.

Sinuropan CIS Ext'n was officially turned over to Bermuda Sinuropan Irrigators Association (IA) headed by President Junasky A. Otap. The system can irrigate 127 hectares of agricultural land planted with high-value crops particularly Oil Palm; thus, benefitting 24 farmer families with oil palm plantation.

The completion of the system was supervised by NIA-9 ZAMBASULTA Regional Sub-office (ZRSO) headed by Acting Manager Robert Berni L. Rada II. It consist of Ground Level Reservoirs and Pipe Laying composed of two (2) 1000 - cubic meter and one (1) 300 – cubic meter capacity tanks.

The ceremony was graced by Congressman Manuel Dalipe, Zamboanga City Councilor John Dalipe and company, barangay officials, IA officials & members, Board of Trustees, and NIA-9 ZRSO personnel who also served as the event organizer.


NIA Region IX conducts test run of the IA Model Farm Drip Irrigation System

October 25, 2021- The National Irrigation Administration-Salug River Irrigation System in partnership with Evergreen Malamboon FIA conducts test run of the IA Model Farm Drip Irrigation system.

Drip Irrigation is a type of micro-irrigation system that has the potential to save water and nutrients by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either from above the soil surface or buried below the surface. The goal is to place water directly into the root zone and minimize evaporation. Drip irrigation systems distribute water through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters.

These facilities will showcase the actual application of the different modern farming technologies, an enhanced learning opportunity for farmers and other stakeholders.

Improvements of Labangan River Irrigation System (LABRIS)

One of the National Irrigation Systems (NIS) of Region 9, the Labangan River Irrigation System (LABRIS) is currently undergoing major repair and improvements adaptive to climate change.

The improvements include extending of dam crest in Labangan dam, and concreting of 1,200 meter lining along LABRIS Main Canal. These improvements will ensure sufficient flow of water into the irrigation canals, thereby making water delivery to LABRIS service area more efficient.

NIA guarantees that through these developments, its irrigation facilities will be resilient and adaptive to the current and future effects of climate change.


NIA Region IX turns over Federation Building to IA in Zamboanga del Norte

On September 28, 2021 - An inauguration and turn-over ceremony of federation building was formally handed-over to Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma sa Patubig ng Zamboanga del Norte. The activity was spearheaded by Engr. Wilson N. Cabrales, the Acting Manager of NIA-Zamboanga del Norte Regional Sub-Office and was graced with the presence of Gen. Angelo H. Sunglao (Ret)-Executive Assistant IV representative from the Provincial Office of Zamboanga del Norte, leaders from different irrigator’s association in this province, and was witnessed by NIA-Zamboanga del Norte Regional Sub-office employees.

Through the endless effort of the officers of Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma sa Patubig ng Zamboanga del Norte headed by President Engr. Edgardo I. Cohena and the unwavering support from Governor Roberto Y. Uy to our local farmers, the federation building was successfully completed. The undying support from the National and Provincial Government uplifted the spirit and confidence of our Farmer Leaders to continually provide basic services to the community.


NIA inaugurates two multi-million irrigation projects in Zamboanga Sibugay


Zamboanga Sibugay – Two (2) irrigation systems of NIA Region 9 namely the Sibuguey Valley Irrigation System (SVIS) Lower 1 Extension and SVIS Lower 2 Extension were inaugurated in a joint ceremony held on July 28, 2021.

At present, SVIS Lower 1 Extension and SVIS Lower 2 Extension are nearly completed with 97% and 96.17% accomplishment respectively. Both irrigation systems are multi-year projects and considered as two (2) of the biggest irrigation projects of NIA Region 9 so far.

The construction of SVIS Lower 1 Extension started in CY 2012 with total allocation of 981 million from CY 2012-2021. While, SVIS Lower 2 Extension started in CY 2014 with a total allocation of 618 million from CY 2014-2019.

NIA Region IX turns over 43.7M worth of projects to farmer beneficiaries in Zamboanga del Sur

Pagadian City, ZDS (NIA-9) July 26 – The National Irrigation Administration Region 9 (NIA-9) turned-over four (4) of its completed projects to its farmer beneficiaries during a Mass Turn-over Ceremony held on July 24, 2021 at JL Hotel, Pagadian City.

The four (4) irrigation projects namely Tukuran Communal Irrigation System (CIS), Balanagan Small Irrigation System (SIS), Dongos SIS, and Libayoy SIS collectively cost Php 43.7 million, are all under the supervision of Zamboanga del Sur Irrigation Management Office (ZDS IMO) headed by Acting Manager Benedicto Isagani Pulis Jr.

The operation and maintenance of these projects were formally turned-over to Tukuran IA, Inc. Balanagan-Dimataling IA, Inc., Libayoy-Lacarayan IA, Inc., and Dongos-East Magpulao IA, Inc.

The ceremony was attended by Municipal Mayor Eleazer Y. Asoy of Dinas, Municipal Mayor Eleazar C. Carcallas of Tigbao, Mr. Albine Dave Jubilado, Admin and Finance Manager of NIA-9 Regional Office, the management and personnel of ZDS IMO, IA Presidents and Board of Trustees.


NIA Region IX turns over Dipolog CIS in Zamboanga del Norte

July 21, 2021 - A total of P5 Million worth of completed canalization and canal structures were finally turned over by the National Irrigation Administration Region IX- Zamboanga del Norte Regional Sub-Office to the recipients of Dipolog-Polanco Irrigators' Associations (IA).

This turn-over ceremony was done in a simple celebration following the safety protocols in the area. The inauguration was graced by Acting Manager Engr. Wilson N. Cabrales and was attended by the IA officials headed by its IA President Engr. Edgardo I. Cohena, Supervising IDO- Mr. Dionisio C. Solutorio together with the NIA employees.

This completed project includes canalization and construction of canal structures designed to restore and generate a total area of 20 hectares out of the total firmed-up service area (FUSA) of 978 hectares with 1, 182 farmer beneficiaries.

The successful activity were part of the series of project turn-overs scheduled for this week amidst of this pandemic with the observance of safety guidelines against Covid-19.


NIA Region IX turns over 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.


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