NIA celebrates National Women's Month

With the theme, “WE for Gender Equality and Inclusive Society”, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) joins the Philippine Commission on Women and the entire nation in celebrating the National Women’s Month this March 2024.

The National Women’s Month Celebration has its roots in the recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8th, a herstorical event stemming from the organizing efforts of women in the early 20th Century. In the Philippines, the celebration is pursuant to Republic Act No. 6949, Series of 1990, declaring March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day.

NIA Top Management Officials, headed by Acting Administrator Engr. Eddie G. Guillen, recognizes the vital contribution of men and women of NIA in securing irrigation development and agricultural growth of the country.

Zambo. Norte IAs benefit from DA's Livestock Program

In a significant stride towards sustainable development, the Department of Agriculture allocated 140 native chickens through their Livestock Program to two (2) Self-Help Livelihood Program Associations (SLPAs), namely the NIA Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Zero Hunger  Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) Association and the Nipaan Zero Hunger Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) Association.

This initiative aims to contribute to the overall goal of reducing poverty and hunger by providing sustainable livelihood agriculture to the community.

Labangan RIS conducts FISA and RSBSA Caravan

Earlier today, February 28, 2024, the Labangan River Irrigation System (LABRIS) of Zamboanga del Sur Irrigation Management Office (ZDS IMO), NIA Region 9, conducted a caravan on Free Irrigation Service Act (FISA) and Registry System for Basic Sector in Agriculture (RSBSA), held at the Function Hall of ZDS IMO, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur.

The beneficiaries of the said caravan are the Irrigators Associations under LABRIS. The activity was facilitated by the Institutional Development Unit (IDU) of the IMO led by Mr. Doroteo J. Tresreyes, Supervising Irrigation Development Officer, in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture (DA).

The FISA Caravan aims to inform farmers about FISA and help them obtain certificates of exemption from paying Irrigation Service Fees (ISF). Meanwhile, the RSBSA Caravan focuses on registering farmer beneficiaries in the DA's centralized database, ensuring their priority access to government benefits and assistance programs.

NIA and Local Chief Executives Collaborate to Refine Irrigation Development Plan in ZDN

Four (4) Local Chief Executives (LCEs) from Zamboanga del Norte, namely City Mayor Darel Dexter T. Uy of Dipolog City; Hon. Nilo Florentino Z. Sy of Sindangan; Mayor Lorrymir Adasa  of Mutia; and Mayor Roberto Lim Uy Jr. of Liloy, along with other municipal representatives from 10 Local Government Units (LGUs) participated in the 2nd leg of the National Irrigation Administration - Local Government Unit Irrigation Development Plan (NIA-LGU IDP) Forum  held at Brgy. Disud, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte on February 23, 2024.

Led by Regional Manager June Nathaniel S. Plaza, the forum seeks to refine Region 9's irrigation plan by addressing discrepancies in NIA's data regarding potential irrigable areas and identifying the actual irrigation needs of each municipality and city.

Anti Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Visits NIA-R9

The Anti Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Western Mindanao Region representatives visited the National Irrigation Administration IX Regional Office in Balintawak, Pagadian City, on February 21, 2024 to conduct inspection on the Office's Citizen Charter and internal control.

The visit is intended to provide NIA Region 9 with an overview of ARTA's mandates, programs, and initiatives and at the same time present the corresponding findings and the corresponding recommendations of the inspection.

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