“Do what is right and legal”, said NIA chief Gen. Ricardo R. Visaya during his visit in NIA Caraga on August 23, 2017.
His first visit in the region outlined his 4-point agenda which set as his guiding principles in leading the egency.
In his speech, Gen. Visaya strongly condemned graft and corruption which he said builds stain to the agency. He also warned some individuals who are using his name to extort money and gain favor among contractors.
The Irrigation chief also emphasized that they should practice preventive and recovery planning to finish the project on time. “If you have a vision we should plan for it and achieve it”, he added.
He noted that the current irrigation equipments being used by the agency need to be modernize and improve to provide better irrigation service to the farmers.
The administrator also assured the employees that the management will provide whatever necessary to further motivate the employees to work.
Gen. Visaya also provided time for a dialogue with the officers and Board of Trustees of Confederation of Irrigators Association in Caraga, Incorporated. (CONFIAC, Inc.) headed by President Felomino O. Buco.
The administrator ensured the continued assistance of the agency towards rice self-sufficiency of the country.
He reiterated that with the free Irrigation Service Fee (ISF), the agency will no longer collect thus leaving the option to the IAs, as individual institution, to collect for other fees.
Together with the administrator were Retired Lieutenant General Romeo G. Gan, Management Consultant and Acting Manager Editha Morales, Finance Department.