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The Linoguayan Small Irrigation Project (SIP) is located in Vicenzo Sagun, Zamboanga del Sur.

The scope of works of this 3-million irrigation project include canal excavation and 899 meters canalization. This irrigation facility will irrigate 15 hectares of farmlands and will benefit 20 farmer families.

Mahayag Dam damaged due to LPA

MAHAYAG, ZAMBO. SUR — Sa paghina ng ulan at paghupa ng baha sa prubinsya ng Zamboanga del Sur, agad na tumungo si Regional Manager Salome Naragas Layasan ngayong araw, January 14, 2022 sa Salug River Irrigation System (SARIS) upang tignan ang damage na idinulot ng matinding baha noong mga nakalipas na araw.

Nagkaroon ng sira ang parte ng Mahayag Dam (Ogee type) at ito’y kasalukuyang nang ginagawan ng detailed flood damage report ng Zamboanga del Sur Irrigation Management Office (ZDS IMO).

Kasama ni RM Layasan sa pag field inspection ang hepe ng ZDS IMO na si Engr. Benedicto Isagani Pulis Jr. at ilang technical staff nito.

Ushering the Year with Gratefulness

The National Irrigation Administration Region IX joins the Agency in welcoming the New Year with gratefulness and appreciation through NIA Ushering 2023, with the theme: “NIA Para sa Progresibong Pilipinas”.

To acknowledge the greater things and opportunities that the Agency has contributed to its employees, and to express how grateful they are to be part of NIA family, a Gratitude Wall called “Agyamanak Iti Padanum” which means “Thank you, Irrigation” was created in the form of colorful art that reflects the things which the employees are grateful for NIA. The wall symbolizes unity and gratitude to the Agency as it transforms the lives of the Filipino People.

“Ato gyud nakita kung unsay nahatag sa NIA sa tagsa-tagsa kanato ug sa atong pamilya (we have seen what NIA has given us and to our families), Thank you NIA!” Regional Manager Salome Naragas Layasan said during her Ushering message.

The Irrigation Management Offices (IMOs) and Regional Sub-Offices (RSOs) of NIA-IX also participated the Ushering held in their respective offices. The activity was conducted simultaneously in all NIA Offices nationwide.

Orientation on Ease of Doing Business and Manual of Delegated Authorities

The personnel of NIA Region IX particularly the staff of Administrative and Finance Division were oriented on the topics RA No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business, and the NIA MC. 169 S. 2020 entitled 2020 Manual of Delegated Authorities.

The speakers for todays lecture were the Legal Officer of NIA-IX, Atty. Katherine Grace Cortez Lumilis who elaborately discussed the provisions and the salient points of RA No. 11032, and the Acting Manager of Administrative Department of NIA Central Office, Mr. Albine Dave V. Jubilado who clearly discussed the NIA 2020 Manual of Delegated Authorities.

These two topics were significantly useful as the year approaches its end in order for the employees to be reminded to remain doing what is right and legal and instill the same for the upcoming year.