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.