Press Release



ASN visits Banaoang Pump Irrigation Project

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 11:30

Administrator Antonio S. Nangel (ASN) visited the Banaoang Pump Irrigation Project (BPIP), in Ilocos Sur on June 9, 2011. After briefing conference with BPIP officials led by PM Santiago P. Gorospe, RM John N. Celeste with key regional office personnel, and China National Constructional and Agricultural Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CAMC) managers, he proceeded to BPIP Pumping Station Complex in San Mariano, Bantay, Ilocos Sur.

Irrigators Association Cluster Consultative Workshop

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 13:45

Series of Irrigators Association Cluster Consultative Workshop is being conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) in close coordination with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). Now on its 4th batch, the cluster consultative workshop aims to disseminate the Rice Self-Sufficiency Program of the government spearheaded by the DA in partnership with its various attached bureaus and agencies. NIA is one those agencies involved.

Admittedly, irrigation is one vital component of rice production. Within the NIA, beneficiaries of irrigation are organized into irrigators association and have been proven strong partners in rice production, hence, during the cluster consultative workshop these irrigators associations are represented by the President of the Provincial Federation of Irrigators Association. Their problems affecting increased rice production were brought out during the consultation and presented to DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and NIA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel. Both officials reacted positively to these issues and assured the farmers that appropriate action will be considered. They expressed their appreciation for their participation and commitment to the rice self-sufficiency program.

NIA Managers' Conference

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 13:45

The managers at the different levels of the National Irrigation Administration held the Managers' Conference in Subic, Zambales on May 26-27, 2011. It was attended by all senior management officials headed by no less than NIA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel, department managers, regional / operations / project managers nationwide.

In the message of Administrator Nangel, he gave emphasis on the agencies' concerns, updates and directions. He told the group that a strong team work should be in place in order for the agency to attain its objectives. He also mentioned of the 3Hs to guide them when confronted with problems. These 3Hs are, Head/Mind, Heart/Feelings and Hands/Touch. Use our Head to always anticipate the problems and recommend possible solutions while the situation are still under control; Use our Heart to be more humane, considerate and flexible especially in dealing with co-workers regardless of position; and use our Hands to execute our plans and to firmly decide on the issues within your authority. He also stressed to be proactive, that we should not wait for things to happen but to make things happen. Go down to the field to know first-hand situation to enable you to act immediately, he further said.

National Irrigators Association Congress Held

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 13:45

The National Irrigation Administration spearheaded the conduct of the National Irrigators Association (IA) Congress held at the Camelot Hotel on May 18-19, 2011. It was attended by the Presidents of Provincial Federation of Irrigators Associations nationwide.

The IA Congress aimed to inform the farmers of the Rice Self-Sufficiency Program of the national government where the farmers play a vital role in its attainment. The Program aims to attain rice self-sufficiency in 2013. It was also the venue where issues that may hinder the program's attainment were discussed and solutions recommended.

Secretary Proceso J. Alcala of the Department of Agriculture attended the IA Congress together with NIA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel. Secretary Alcala emphasized the importance of the Irrigators Association in the rice self-sufficiency program of the government where the lead agency is the Department of Agriculture with National Irrigation Administration playing a very important role being the irrigation agency of the government. For his part, Administrator Nangel vowed to closely coordinate with the IA in the implementation of projects and to continue with the consultation meeting.
 

Administrator Nangel in NIA-LGU-IA Consultation Meeting

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 09:15

IA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel recently attended the NIA-LGU-IA Consultation Meeting held at the Aklan State University in Aklan on May 6, 2011. It was attended by the Presidents of various Irrigators Association in the province, local government units and NIA officials from NIA Region VI headed by Regional Manager Gerardo P. Corsiga.

The theme and focus of the consultation meeting is the presentation of plans and programs on irrigation development for the province of Aklan. Issues and problems not only of the farmers but the LGU as well were brought out and actions were taken and/or solutions recommended.

Leading the LGU officials is no other then Congressman Florencio Miraflores. Other LGU includes Mayor Antonio Mameng of Banga, Mayor Ramon Legaspi of Makato, Mayor Maria Lourdes Miraflores (wife of Congressman Miraflores) of Ibahay, Mayor William Lachica of Kalibo, Mayor Victor Fernandez. Other guests also include personalities from the press, Philippine Information Agency and Bombo Radyo.

Congressman Miraflores commended Administrator Nangel whom he said was the only NIA Administrator to conduct this consultation and going down to the area to feel and listen to the needs of the farmers and LGU. For his part, Administrator Nangel expressed his appreciation to the support and understanding of the National and Local Government Units to the programs of the NIA.

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ASN visits  Banaoang Pump Irrigation Project
Irrigators Association Cluster Consultative Workshop
NIA Managers' Conference
National Irrigators Association Congress Held
Administrator Nangel in NIA-LGU-IA Consultation Meeting