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.

Nagkahiusang Irrigators receives IA Model Farm

The Nagkahiusang Irrigators sa Tambulig ZDS, Inc., an outstanding IA Awardee for CY 2021 received a 1-million worth of IA model farm which includes a program training on High Valued Crops or Vegetable Farming. With that, 29 trainees composed of IA Officers / Board of Trustees and selected members undergo a 16-week season long training on Vegetable Production which started on October 26, 2022.

Today, the Culmination Day of the said training transpired at Lower Usogan, Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur followed by the IA Model Farm Harvest Festival.
This activity was attended by NIA SARIS staff headed Engr. Peter Elvis L. Galleto, LGU Tambulig represented by Ms. Kchaila Danielle Coligado, Hon. Gloria T. Lahoylahoy, TAMOMA Federated President Lupi L. Pinatacan and the active Officers and members of Nagkahiusang Irrigators' sa Tambulig ZdS headed by Mr. Angel A. Busoy.

ARTA conducts inspection at NIA Region IX

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) represented by Division Chief Kristine Joy T. Fajardo and Project Development Officer III Alyssa P. Pamplona conducts on-site inspection at National Administration Region IX located Balintawak, Pagadian City.

The main objective of ARTA’s inspection is to check the compliance of NIA-IX with the provisions of the law and other relevant Memorandum Circulars and Joint Memorandum Circulars issued by ARTA.

During the inspection, among the guidelines inspected by the ARTA is the Agency’s compliance to the provisions of Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).


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