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NIA Caraga welcomes Gen. Visaya

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 09:42

 

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.

NIA secures ISO certification

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 16:52

 

August 1, 2017 – The National Irrigation Administration secured the ISO Certification 9001:2008 after it successfully passed the two (2) stages of audit carried out by the third party auditors from AJA Registrars.

Included in the certification are NIA Central Office, NIA – UPRIIS Head Office in Nueva Ecija, NIA Region 4A Regional Office in Pila, Laguna, and NIA Quezon Irrigation Management Office (IMO) in Lucena City. It covers the four (4) major services of NIA - project implementation, construction of irrigation system, institutional development, operation and maintenance of irrigation system.

NIA Deputy Administrator Estrella Icasiano made the announcement yesterday during the agency’s flag raising ceremony.

“Na inform kami last week pa about NIA being an ISO certified. So nagbunga na yung pinaghirapan natin simula pa last year,” she added.

The Deputy Administrator recounted that the agency prepared for almost a year for the certification. She acknowledged everyone who gave their utmost effort to carry on the ISO 9001-2008 from preparation up until assessment.

“Dugo’t pawis natin ito kaya masayang masaya ako na sa huli na certified na rin tayo,” Icasiano said.

Evasco, Visaya Mark the Construction of TBBMP Phase II

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:30

 

San Jose, Tarlac - “Nagumpisa na ang maliwanag na buhay para sa ating mga kababayan dito sa Tarlac. Tunay na malasakit at pagbabago tungo sa kaunlaran”, those were the words of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. during the Laying of Time Capsule for (TBBMP II) Tarlac Balog-Balog Multipurpose Projects Phase II on July 18 at the NIA Campsite, Brgy. Sula, San Jose, tarlac.

Cabsec Evasco shared that President Duterte was happy about the improvement of the project. He added that the President looks forward to seeing the project completed and serving the vastness of Tarlac’s agricultural lands.

"This project (TBBMP Phase II) was once a dream but now it's a reality", he added.

He further encouraged everyone to maximize the opportunity that was given to them and asked the citizens to be vigilant as the project progresses and to report any suspicious acts or transactions related to the TBBMP II.

NIA Administrator Gen. Ricardo Visaya announced that the project is envisioned not only to provide irrigation but also power generation, livelihood, and boost eco-tourism. 

Adm. Visaya Visits NIA Region XI

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:15

 

NIA Adm. Ret. Gen. Ricardo R. Visaya makes his first visit to NIA XI in Mindanao as keynote speaker in the Mass Turn-over of Completed Projects to Irrigators Associations (IA) and Awarding Ceremonies of Outstanding IAs and Achievers on July 14, 2017 at The Ritz, Garden Oases, Bo. Obrero, Davao City.

The NIA chief in his message stated that this government extended Free Irrigation Service Fee (ISF) for marginalized farmers to ameliorate their living conditions thru increased rice production. 

Emphasizing that rice productivity takes the efforts of government line agencies and the farmers themselves, he advised the Irrigators Associations (IAs) to use water wisely and effectively assuring them of NIA's assistance.  He informed the IAs that as private entities, they can collect dues from their members to support their own operation and maintenance activities.

There were forty-four (44) Completed Projects turned-over to the IAs represented by its IA Presidents in the ceremonial Mass Turn-over and signing of Acceptance documents.

Irrigation Chief visits Sta. Rita, Bito RIS

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 09:29

 

NIA Administrator Gen. Ricardo R. Visaya entertains queries from Irrigator Associations (IAs) during his visit in BITO River Irrigation System (RIS), Javier, Leyte on June 9, 2017.

Administrator Gen. Ricardo R. Visaya showed support for the sincere thrust of NIA Region 8 management to continue the implementation of Sta. Rita Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (SRIP) as he inspected the irrigation system on June 9, 2017.

Sta. Rita SRIP has been rejected by the NIA Board due to the delay of its construction and additional request of 109.7 million for the Land Acquisition & Resettlement Plan (LARP).

The management defended that it took them time due to right of way problems and sequence of re-inventory for crops and property damages at reservoir area. The management had difficulty in convincing the affected persons or families to be resettled.

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NIA Caraga welcomes Gen. Visaya
NIA secures ISO certification
Evasco, Visaya Mark the Construction of TBBMP Phase II
Adm. Visaya Visits NIA Region XI
Irrigation Chief visits Sta. Rita, Bito RIS