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NIA, LGU, & the IPs share one Goal

Geared towards one common goal, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), the Local Government Unit (LGU), and the Indigenous People (IP) unite to realize one irrigation project in the municipality Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur.

NIA Zamboanga del Sur IMO (ZDS IMO) in partnership with the National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP) thru Community Service Team Leader, Ms. Verma Lee, and the Local Government of Lapuyan, ZDS headed by Mayor Joel B. Sulong, successfully conducted the two-day Field Base Investigation for Carpoc-Lubosan Communal Irrigation Project (CIP) on October 6-7, 2022.

The Carpoc-Lubosan CIP located in Lapuyan, ZDS is a 13-Million project funded under Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program - Irrigation Program (CARP-IC).
The Tribal Council of Lapuyan DLEPUYAN GBALAY BAGELAL represented by the Municipal IPMR, Mr. Jessie Imbing along with other 10 IPMRs have given their full support and permission for the construction of irrigation system which is part of their ancestral domain.

The tribal group expressed their happiness being able to contribute and to become part in the agricultural development, as they look forward for a better community where IPs are being uplifted and be given more importance through government projects.

Meanwhile, the IPs guaranteed to operate and maintain their Irrigation System according to the policies and guidelines of the agency.

The activity was made possible through the leadership of ZDS IMO Head, Engr. Benedicto Isagani Pulis Jr. (Jun Pulis),  together with IDU Head, Ms. Ann Novabos Maligro, Project-In-Charge Fidel Blanco, and IDO, Ms. Rhea Mae Luspo (Rh Ea). It was also participated by the Farmer Beneficiaries, IA BOT & Officers and Barangay Council of Carpoc & Lubosan.

NIA - IX CY 2022 Management Review

To further enhance the implementation and alignment of NIA Region IX Quality Management System (QMS), NIA Region IX conducts the CY 2022 Management Review on October 4-5, 2022 at NIA-IX Conference Room, Balintawak, Pagadian City.

In lieu of the Regional Manager, the two-day activity was led by Engr. Maritez Cabatit Ignacio Soria, Engineering and Operations Division Manager, and was participated by all ISO Core Teams and process owners.

The conduct of Management Review is vital to review and evaluate the effectiveness of QMS and to continually improve its implementation in NIA.

Zamboanga Peninsula Regional Federation of Irrigators Association (ZPRFIA) Meeting

September 29, 2022 - ZPRFIA Officers composed of thirteen (13) IA Presidents from the different provincial federations convene to list down important issues to be presented in the upcoming National NIA-IA Congress scheduled on October 11-14, 2022.

ZPRFIA President Mr. Alonto Marcaban presides the meeting to discuss, among others, the Federation's position on the Communal Irrigation Systems Devolution to LGUs and Election of ZPRFIA Officers for CY2022-2023.

NIA-IX Regional Manager Salome Naragas Layasan personally attended the meeting to hear first hand the issues and concerns of the farmers.

4th Meeting of Zamboanga Peninsula Committee on Devolution

NIA-IX Regional Manager Salome Naragas Layasan together with Division Managers Maritez Cabatit Ignacio Soria of the Engineering Operations, Norma Cabrales of Admin and Finance, and Robert Berni Rada II of ZAMBASULTA Sub-Office, Atty. @Katherine Grace Cortez Lumilis, Legal Officer, and Engr. Arnon Carbonilla, Acting Chief of Operations Section joined the 4th Meeting of Zamboanga Peninsula Committee Devolution via video teleconferencing on Sept. 27, 2022.

The meeting aims to apprise the members on the Guidelines on the Growth Equity Fund (GEF), Sub-Committee on Communications Strategy's 2nd Quarter Report on the implementation of full devolution, and Status of submission and implementation of the Devolution Transition Plans by the National Government Agencies (NGAs) and Local Government Units (LGU).