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NIA-IX ZAMBASULTA Regional Sub-Office (ZRSO) conducts NIA-IA Operations and Maintenance Year-end Assessment

The activity aims to present the various accomplishments of the Irrigators Associations (IAs), address issues concerning to the systems' operation and maintenance, and to discuss the plans and programs for CY 2023.

Among the dignitaries presents are Hon. John M. Dalipe, Zamboanga City Mayor; Mr. Jose Mari "Jojo" Dalipe, Representative of  Majority Leader Congressman Manuel Jose M. Dalipe; City Councilor Joselito "Lit-Lit" A. Macrohon; Mr. Kaizer Olaso, Representative of Zamboanga City 1st District Representative Khymer Adan T. Olaso; Mr. Arnuldo O. Estrada, APCO DA-IX; Federation President Nathan S. Dawang, and ZAMBASULTA RSO Head, Engr. Robert Berni L. Rada. Also, present are different IA Officers and Board of Trustees, and NIA employees particularly the Institutional Development Unit headed by Ms. Leni Enriquez.

Palace taps ex-Ilocos Norte Mayor as the new NIA Acting Administrator

NIA Central Office – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos, Jr. appointed former Piddig town Mayor Eduardo “Eddie” Guillen as the new Acting Administrator and Member of the Board of Directors of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) on December 9, 2022 at the Malacañang Palace, San Miguel, Manila.

Administrator Guillen took his Oath of Office before Executive Secretary Lucas P. Bersamin as the new NIA Acting Administrator, vice Benny D. Antiporda. Before being appointed as NIA Acting Administrator, he served as the municipal mayor of Piddig, Ilocos Norte which was included in this year’s Top 10 Performing Local Government Units. He holds a Civil Engineering degree from the Mapua Institute of Technology and also studied Strategic Business Economics at the University of Asia and the Pacific.

Typhoon Stricken employees received AYUDA from NIA-ARDOMA

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Nine (9) employees who were devastated by Typhoon Paeng in Zamboanga CIty recently received cash assistance from NIA - Association of Regional Directors and Operations Managers of the Philippines, Inc. (ARDOMA)

The outreach program aims to help, uplift, and alleviate suffering of the affected employees for them to get back on their feet and restart re-building their homes. The activity was held  on December 13, 2022 at ZAMBASULTA Regional Sub-Office (ZRSO).

In behalf of NIA-ARDOMA, Regional Manager Salome Naragas Layasan led the distribution of cash assistance and was facilitated by Nurlinda A. Amil, the Acting Admin Officer of NIA ZRSO.

JET for IDP Implementers of NIA Region IX

The Institutional Development Unit (IDU) of NIA Regional Office IX conducted a three-day Job Enrichment Training (JET) for the Institutional Development Program (IDP) Implementers regionwide. The activity runs from December 2-4, 2022 (Friday, Saturday,  and Sunday) in Zamboanga City.

The training aims to review the basics of IDO work such as Institutional Development Program, the Theoretical Framework and its Basic Approach to Organizing, Functionality Survey Tool, and Right of Way Process Flow. The JET also serves as venue to re-tool the IDOs' capabilities, bridge their performance gap, improve quality of service to the IAs, give additional knowledge, enhance skills, and develop best attitude at work.

The activity was attended by Regional Manager Salome N. Layasan, Engineering and Operations Division Manager Maritez I. Soria, Supervising IDO Rosie Lyn R. Bayawa, Zambo. Norte RSO IDS Head Dionisio C. Solutorio, Zambo Sur IMO IDS Head Ann N. Maligro, ZAMBASULTA RSO IDS Head Leni S. Enriquez, SARIS/DIPRIS IDS Head Melvin P. Maata and LABRIS IDS Head Doroteo J. Tres Reyes Jr. and Regional CARP-IC Monitor Julieta A. Villaganas.

The seasoned and legendary IDS Heads of the region and the Regional Manager herself served as Resource Speakers wherein their great knowledge and various experiences gained from the long years of IDP Implementation encouraged the next generation of implementers to excel more and to do their best to produce strong, viable and self-reliant IAs.