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NIA and DA reunite after 8 years

Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 09:12

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) conduct their First Coordination Meeting on May 12-13, 2022 at the Convention Hall, NIA Central Office, National Government Center, EDSA Diliman, Quezon City.

This coordination meeting was conducted after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Executive Order No. 168, series of 2022 on April 25, 2022 transferring NIA to DA as an attached agency from being under the Office of the President (OP) for almost eight years.

NIA contingent is led by its Top Management Officials: Senior Deputy Administrator Benny D. Antiporda, Deputy Administrator for Engineering and Operations Sector C'zar M. Sulaik, and Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Ralph Lauren A. Du, together NIA Central Office Department Managers, Corporate Board Secretary, Regional Managers, and Project Managers nationwide.

DA contingent is led by Undersecretary for Operations Ariel T. Cayanan and Assistant Secretary for Operations Arnel V. De Mesa along with their Division Chiefs. They are joined by Regional Executive Directors nationwide and officials of their National Rice Program and National Corn Program.

Bringing irrigation service closer to the Filipino farmers

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 10:37

Pasay City – With the objective of showcasing the significant and major outputs of infrastructure flagship projects (IFPs) under the term of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the 5th Inter-Agency IFP Forum: Final Project Review of the Working Committee for Forward Transition was conducted at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on April 28, 2022 by the Department Public Works and Highways (DPWH), together with heads of line and oversight agencies, as well as development partners involved in the implementation of IFPs under the Build, Build, Build (BBB) Program.

NIA Central Office breaks ground for the 600kW rated capacity standby generator set

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 14:17

Led by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, the National Irrigation Administration has conducted the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the supply, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of 600kW rated capacity standby generator set including ancillary equipment on April 22, 2022.

This has an approved budget of P10,000,000.00 awarded to Automation and Power Distribution Services (APDS) contractor on February 1, 2022. The duration of the project is 120 calendar days which started on February 22, 2022 and is estimated to be completed on June 21, 2022.

The NIA Central Office has been using a 272KW capacity generator for the longest time and this old generator can only accommodate minimal electrical load for the office. With this, the late NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector, MGen Romeo G. Gan (Ret) conceptualized the idea to replace it and procure a new standby generator set with a higher capacity that can supply all the electrical load requirements of the office during a power outage. This likewise conforms to the prerequisite to apply for a permit to operate the generator set in compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2018 certification.

NIA Region XII inaugurates new office building

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 07:54

NIA Region XII – NIA Senior Deputy Administrator (SDA) Benny D. Antiporda, together with NIA SOCCSKARGEN Regional Manager Diosdado A. Rosales, led the ceremonial inauguration of the Ground Floor of the New NIA Region XII Office Building located at NIA South Cotabato-Sarangani Irrigation Management (SCSIMO) Office Compound, Koronadal City on April 7, 2022. 

Regional Office and SCSIMO personnel were present during the event. Once completed, the 1,800-square-meter three-storey building worth P220 million will accommodate the transfer of regional office personnel from Midsayap, Cotabato, and South Cotabato-Sarangani Irrigation Management Office employees. This will finally establish the new home of NIA Region XII, along with other Regional Offices, in Koronadal City, the regional seat and center of the SOCCSKSARGEN Region, by virtue of Executive Order (EO) 304 issued in March 2004 by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

SDA Antiporda expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome from all employees of NIA Region XII. He then reminded all the employees to take good care of the said government facility as it comes from the taxes of the Filipino people. He further committed to follow-up the release of the remaining P87 million budget to support the overall completion of the building.