1st EPAHP Tabo-an sa NIA

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Region IX strongly supports the implementation of Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) program of the Government that aims to mitigate hunger, ensure nutrition security, and reduce poverty. NIA takes part in EPAHP program by providing technical capability enhancement trainings to the Irrigators’ Associations (IAs) and establishing linkages with Relevant Interested Parties.

NIA Regional Office IX, through the Institutional Development Unit, launches the 1st EPAHP Tabo-an sa NIA, today, November 21, 2022 at the grounds of NIA IX Regional Office, Balintawak, Pagadian City with the theme “Supportahan ang sariling atin, produkto ng magsasaka ating tangkilin”. The tabo-an aims to help  and promote the different IAs market their farm produce and other locally made products in a wider market. In support for the EPAHP program, sixteen (16) agencies around the Regional Government Center in Balintawak, Pagadian City were invited and participated this memorable event

IAs Bayanihan Para sa Bayan

The Officers and BOTs of Zamboanga Peninsula Regional Federation of Irrigators Association (ZPRFIA) Inc. headed by its President Mr. Alonto Marcaban responded to the call for a relief operations to the affected farmers of Typhoon Paeng in Zamboanga City. Thirty (30) families of affected farmers in Brgy. Talisayan received one (1) sack of 25kls. rice, grocery items and one thousand (1000.00) pesos cash. Additional seventy (70) families of evacuees in Brgy. Tetuan and Brgy. Tumaga also received one (1) sack of 25 kls rice and grocery items.

In total, the ZPRFIA, Inc. has accumulated and donated one hundred (100) sacks of 25 kilos rice, groceries and cash assistance amounting to one hundred fifty seven thousand five hundred (157, 500.00) pesos.


November 11, 2022, Zamboanga City

NIAEASP Region IX headed by its President Mr. Rodolf James G. Dela Cruz and NIA Region IX employees led by Regional Manager Salome N. Layasan handed over cash assistance  to eight (8) employees of NIA IX- ZAMBASULTA Regional Sub-Office who were affected by typhoon Paeng that hit most parts in Mindanao, particularly in Zamboanga City.

Acting Manager Engr. Robert Berni L. Rada II, in behalf of the employees of ZAMBASULTA RSO, expressed his sincere gratitude to the association for the kind gestures and for taking the initiatives to reach out to the affected employees in times of dire need.
Such a blissful moment!

NIA employees and IAs receive Meat Processing Training

36 trainees from NIA Zamboanga del Norte Regional Sub-Office (ZDN RSO) and select Irrigators Associations (IAs) benefit from the two-day skills training on Meat Processing, being held at ZDN RSO compound on November 10-11, 2022.

The training covers technologies on processing of meat products such as tocino and longganisa. A Good Manufacturing Practices is integrated in the training course to ensure food safety systems and safeguard the quality of the products being produced.

The training is initiated by ZDN RSO management Engr. Wilson N. Cabrales and staff in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) with an objective to create opportunities and diversify the source of income of its employees and IAs.

NIA is grateful to have Ms. Maria Liza Lee of TESDA for sharing her expertise on this training. The new knowledge and skills learned by the participants will surely help them adapt with the rapid social changes in the society.

NIA joins 2022 IPRA Celebration

DIPOLOG CITY.  NIA Region IX joined the 25th anniversary celebration of the Indigenous People Rights Act (IPRA) or the Indigenous People Rights Act of 1997, which was held at Mibang, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte.

The celebration was organized by National Commission in Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Region IX and participated by various IP Leaders and Elders, Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs), Local Government Units (LGUs) and National Government Agencies (NGAs). NIA-IX was represented by Ms. Ann Novabos Maligro, Head of Institutional Development Unit of NIA Zamboanga del Sur IMO.  

With IPs as long time partners of NIA, the Agency commemorates this significant celebration as a way of thanking the indigenous peoples of their support in the construction and completion of irrigation projects within their Ancestral Domain.


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