Automated Feature of Sta. Cruz RIS Diversion Dam Installed in Laguna

November 9, 2021, 11:43 AM
 

NIA Region IV-A – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya led the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly installed automated sluice gate of Sta. Cruz River Irrigation System (Sta. Cruz RIS) on November 04, 2021 in Barangay Calumpang, Liliw, Laguna.

The Sta. Cruz River Irrigation System involves the supply, fabrication, delivery and installation of sluice gates and mechanism with 2.2 KW electric gear motor, 45 KVA Genset and electrical accessories, and construction of operation house and intake house. The Sta. Cruz RIS with 2,295 firmed-up service area aims to secure year-round irrigation water to the 1,542 farmers and their families of the Municipalities of Sta. Cruz and Pila, Laguna. Furthermore, this intends to promote self-sufficiency in rice production and increase productivity in high value crops.

Present in the event were NIA Acting Senior Deputy Administrator Romeo M. Lopez, NIA Acting Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Freddie M. Toquero, Barangay Calumpang Captain Raymond C. Arnuco, Incoming Regional Manager Wilson M. Lopez, Laguna Rizal Irrigation Management Office (LRIMO) Division Manager Fidel P. Martinez and Irrigators Associations (IAs).

Succeeding the event was the Turnover of Regional Leadership at the New Regional Training Center, NIA IV-A, Pila, Laguna. In the ceremony presided by Administrator Visaya, Outgoing Regional Manager Romeo M. Lopez passed on the leadership of NIA Region IV-A to Incoming Regional Manager Wilson M. Lopez. A symbolic turnover of NIA Flag and a signing of Relinquishment and Assumption Order commenced at the ceremony.

Engr. Romeo M. Lopez, who is now the Acting Senior Deputy Administrator of the Agency, has been with NIA since 1980 and served as Regional Manager for NIA IV-A in 2019. Prior to his appointment as Regional Manager of NIA Region IV-A, Engr. Wilson M. Lopez served as the Regional Manager of NIA Region VII for more than two years.

NIA Top Management Officials, headed by Administrator Visaya, assured that the Agency remains committed to its mandate of developing and maintaining irrigation systems in support of the agricultural program of the government.

From left to right (bottom): NIA Acting Operations Department Manager Delsy J. Revellame, NIA Administrative Department Manager Ailyne C. Agtuca-Selda, NIA Acting Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Freddie M. Toquero, Incoming Regional Manager of NIA Region IV-A Wilson M. Lopez, NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, NIA Acting Senior Deputy Administrator and Outgoing Regional Manager Romeo M. Lopez and Laguna Rizal IMO Division Manager Fidel P. Martinez

From left to right (top): NIA Acting Public Affairs and Information Staff Department Manager Eden Victoria C. Selva and Irrigators Associations (IAs) officials during the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony of the Newly Installed Automated Sluice Gate of Sta. Cruz RIS in Liliw, Laguna

NIA Central Office and Officials during the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony of the Automated Sluice Gate of Sta. Cruz RIS

Sta. Cruz River Irrigation System (Sta. Cruz RIS) at Brgy. Calumpang, Liliw, Laguna

NIA Administrator Visaya presides the Turnover of Regional Leadership on November 04, 2021. During the ceremony, Outgoing Regional Manager Romeo M. Lopez passed on the leadership of NIA Region IV-A to Incoming Regional Manager Wilson M. Lopez.

Oath-Taking of Incoming Regional Manager Wilson M. Lopez

NIA Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya delivers his message.

 

**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

EDEN VICTORIA C. SELVA
Acting Department Manager
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
E-mail: evcselva2000@yahoo.com
Landline: (02) 8921-3741