January 13, 2022 | The National Irrigation Administration Region IX ZAMBASULTA Regional Sub-Office inaugurates and turn-over the completed project of Linduman Small Irrigation Project located at Sitio Linduman, Barangay Vitali, Zamboanga City under CY2020 fund with an allocation of 34 Million. The project programmed one intake structure located at Sapa Grande and ten (10) ground level reservoirs including installation of six (6) inches diameter HDPE pipe with a distance of 9,305 linear meters from the intake. Its total irrigable area is 60 hectares that could irrigate high valued crops and rice crops which benefit a total of fifteen (15) farmers.

Rice Farming Experience

For a day, NIA-9 personnel get to experience the life of a rice farmer -- knee-deep in a paddy, woven hats as shield on heads, and raking mud through water.

Acting Regional Manager Salome Naragas Layasan of NIA-9 initiated the Rice Planting Activity to give honor to the local farmers and to give its personnel the opportunity to understand better their work in NIA and the experiences of their clients.

The activity was held on January 12, 2022 at Tawagan Norte, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, and was participated by the NIA-9 Regional Office and Zamboanga del Sur IMO management, section/units heads, and select staff.


NIA-R9 Welcomes 2022 with Synergy, Sustainability, and Security

The National Irrigation Administration welcomes Year 2022 with the theme “Synergy. Sustainability. Security.” in an Ushering activity held simultaneously in all NIA Offices nationwide on January 05, 2022.

For this year, the NIA Water Accent Wall was chosen to symbolize the theme. The waterfall adheres to the Year of the Water Tiger which symbolizes strength, power, inspiration, and respect. Similarly, it signifies open-mindedness and inclination towards new ideas and experiences.

All NIA Region 9 Offices in Zamboanga Peninsula joined the Agency in this yearly activity with joy and hope for the coming year. Each employee wrote their names on the stones which form part of the Waterfall structure. These stones reflect the synergy among the Agency’s human resources.

Inauguration and Turn-Over of Binuangan Small Irrigation Project at Barangay Binuangan, Isabela City, Basilan

December 28, 2021 | The successful project inauguration and turn-over of Binuangan SIP under CY2020 allocation was spearheaded by ZRSO's Acting Manager Robert Berni L. Rada II and assisted by Institutional Developement Officer Mr. Jameson B. Atilano.

Gracing the ceremony are NIA R-IX's Acting Regional Manager Engr. Salome N. Layasan, Management Specialist Gen. Mayoralgo M. Dela Cruz (Ret) AFP, Acting Division Manager for Engineering and Operations Engr. Maritez I. Soria, Head for Engineering Section Engr. Joel G. Janiola, Basilan Governor representative Ms. Minsara A. Muarip, Binuangan Barangay Chairman Honorable Rigoberto E. Demco and Jermahar Construction & Supply representative Engr. Mahiruddin K. Emlan.

The 7.0 Million worth of constructed intake, canalization and canal structure was duly accepted by Binuangan Agro Irrigators Association represented by their President Ms. Aurora T. Dela Serna.

Witnessed the ceremony were Acting Admin. Officer Nurlinda A. Amil, Planning Head Engr. Yves Ron C. Ipac, PIC Engr. Climbros C. Tabilon, Jr., Binuangan Agro Irrigators Association officers & members and Barangay Binuangan Council representatives.

NIA Region IX welcomes its new and first female Regional Manager - Engr. Salome Naragas Layasan

NIA-9 welcomes its new Regional Manager, Engr. Salome N. Layasan, who arrived at the Region on December 9, 2021 together with select officials & staff from Davao Oriental Irrigation Management Office, NIA Region 11.

Engr. Layasan served as the Irrigation Management Office (IMO) Manager of Davao Oriental IMO prior to her designation as the Acting Regional Manager of NIA Region 9, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, effective December 06, 2021.

During her arrival, the Regional Office rendered a Meet and Greet activity to welcome her and the guests. She was toured around the Regional Office, as well as the neighboring field office, the Zamboanga del Sur IMO.

Acting RM Layasan was received by Acting Division Manager for Engineering and Operations, Maritez Cabatit Ignacio Soria, together with other key personnel of NIA Region 9, and the management of ZDS IMO headed by Engr. Benedicto Isagani Pulis Jr.

NIA-9 is delighted to finally meet its first female Regional Manager, and is looking forward to her leadership that will bring NIA-9 to a greater heights.

Welcome to NIA Region 9 RM Salome Naragas Layasan!



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