Risk Management Seminar with ISO Consultant Alan de Guzman Fabella

Earlier today, NIA Region IX concluded the two-day seminar on Risk Management, held from February 27-28, 2023 at NIA-IX Regional Office Conference Room.

The seminar was purposely conducted to continuously improve the agency's implementation on Integrated Management System. It was designed to enable the Risk Management Team members and Process Owners to understand and enhance their knowledge related to Organizational and Process Risk Management.
ISO Consultant Alan de Guzman Fabella served as the lone Resource Speaker during the two-day seminar being the subject matter expert on this field.

NIA Central Office inspects Mahayag Dam damages

Technical team from NIA Central Office personally inspects and assess the severity of damage of Mayahag Dam located at Lower Salug Daku, Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur as part of the actions taken by the Agency for the planning of its repair and rehabilitation.

The Mahayag Dam is the main diversion structure of Salug River Irrigation System (SARIS) which was constructed in the early 1970’s with service area of 4438.19 hectares. Its covered area are the municipalities of Mahayag, Sominot, Ramon Magsaysay and Molave, all under the province of Zamboanga del Sur. It consists of two main canals, the east and the west main canal.

Due to severe flooding last December 26, 2022, the ogee dam and its apron flooring were damaged. It also caused minor displacement of concrete blocks and riverbank erosion. Hence, Regional Manager Salome N. Layasan requested the technical assistance from NIA Design and Specifications Division (NIA-DSD) for sound solution to the problem.

32 IAs convene for a Review and Planning Workshop in Zamboanga City

Thirty two (32) Irrigators Associations (IAs) under the Communal Irrigation Systems (CIS) of Zamboanga City convened for Review and Planning Workshop spearheaded by NIA IX – ZAMBASULTA Regional Sub-Office (ZRSO) headed by Engr. Robert Berni L. Rada on February 23, 2023 at LM Hotel, Zamboanga City.

The activity aimed to present the accomplishments of  every IAs so as to share its best practices to its fellow irrigators, and to come up with strategies to implement this year. Also, it served as an avenue to discuss solutions on the issues and concerns encountered by the irrigators.  

DTI conducts Capability Building Training to various IAs in the municipality of Labason

Labason, Zamboanga del Norte - The Department of Trade and Industry thru the National Irrigation Administration conducted a Entrepreneurial Mindset, Financial Literacy & good manufacturing practices Training to six (6) Irrigators Association held on February 17, 2023 at Triple L Office, Lopoc, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.

The training seeks to strengthen micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) including IAs venturing into business to create more livelihood projects/programs that will help foster national development, promotes inclusive growth, and reduce poverty in the municipality of Labason.

It was done through series of lectures and demonstration by DTI Business Counsilor Ms. Arian N. Bodiongan.
The officials along with other members of six (6) IAs expressed their utmost gratitude for all the learnings they gained and had pledged to apply the learnt skills in their respective association.

NIA – IX inaugurates Lower Tigbao Licomo SIP in Zamboanga City

The Lower Tigbao Licomo Small Irrigation Project (SIP) located in Licomo, Zamboanga City was inaugurated on February 16, 2023 and was subsequently turned over to Tigbao Communal Integrated Irrigators Association (IA) represented by IA President  Geronimo A. Francisco.

The Lower Tigbao Licomo SIP is a 33-million peso project wherein the scope of work includes construction of 0.93-kilometer service access road, 80-meter protection dike, 4.58-kilometer canal structure and canalization. 30 farmer beneficiaries and their families will benefit from this completed irrigation facility.


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