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NIA files formal charge against two officials for Bugko Dam Project anomalies

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 13:36


Central Office – Recently, Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) filed a formal charge against its two incumbent provincial irrigation management officials after an investigation report found a prima facie case for violating Section 46 of the Revised Administrative Code of 1987 and Section 4 of Republic Act No. 6713 or the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.” It is due to their failure to implement the appropriate preventive/corrective measures that contributed to the damages of the diversion dam of the Bugko Irrigation Project on September 12, 2017 at Barangay Mirador, Mondragon, Northern Samar.

The case has been endorsed to the Committee on Discipline for the conduct of formal investigation. Under Rule 8 of the 2017 Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service, a formal investigation shall be conducted where the merits of the case cannot be decided judiciously without conducting such investigation or when the respondent elects to have one.

NIA clarifies issues on Chinese workers at Chico River PIP

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 15:10


The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) which implements the P4.37-billion Chico River Pump Irrigation Project in Pinukpuk, Kalinga, clarifies that the 66 Chinese workers hired by the Chinese contractor are highly-technical and highly-skilled necessary in the construction of the tunnel and pumping station, which completion is set before the end of this year. Once completed, the services of most of these Chinese workers will be terminated.

Currently, Chico River PIP has 347 Filipino workers, mostly hired from the area. The Chinese workers are part of the project’s manpower that specializes in tunneling and construction of the pumping station with their state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Filipino workers maybe capable enough of doing this, but the collaboration with Chinese workers makes the work faster, thus shortening the construction period.

This clarification is made after the Cordillera People’s Alliance showed a video that there are Chinese workers seen at the project site. This might have led Mike Cabangon of Kilusang Mayo Uno-Cordillera to say that this is a huge insult for the Filipino workers. Mr. Cabangon should have verified his observations before arriving at his conclusion.

NIA inaugurates P993.3-million Barotac Viejo SRIP

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 15:46


NIA Administrator Ricardo R Visaya (4-R), NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Romeo G Gan (Middle Left), Iloilo 5th District Representative Raul Tupas (Middle Right), and other NIA and Local Government officials led the unveiling of the marker during the inauguration of P993.3-million Barotac Viejo Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Barotac Viejo SRIP) on April 16, 2019 at Nueva Invencion Village, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo.

NIA Region VI – Under the leadership of Administrator Ricardo R Visaya, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) inaugurated the P993.3-million Barotac Viejo Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (Barotac Viejo SRIP) on April 16, 2019 at Nueva Invencion Village, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo.