Nangel Passes the NIA Flag to Maranan

July 9, 2013, 2:00 PM

NIA Quezon City - In a simple ceremony held at the IEC Convention Hall on July 9, Former NIA Administrator Antonio S. Nangel whose term ended on June 30 passed his post to newly appointed Chief Claro V. Maranan. The turnover activity immediately succeeded a Board Meeting wherein Maranan was formally named the Vice Chairman of the NIA Board of Directors.

Nangel, in his turnover speech, expressed his utmost ‘happiness’ because he truly felt his importance for all the NIAns. He said he is also happy because he saw the dedication of all the employees in delivering quality service to the farmers. He reiterated that this dedication caused the agency to reach corporate viability for the first time in years. Talking to Maranan, he expected the new leadership to maintain the excellent performance of the agency.

Maranan, in turn, humbly accepted the flag passed by Nangel. He said everything has an end while something starts anew. In his acceptance speech, he made it evident that he means business. He pointed out the things that, according to him, he should do in his first day as Administrator. He mentioned that during the Board Meeting, they had already discussed about fast-tracking project implementation by giving greater responsibility to the regional offices. He also emphasized on dam assessments, strategic planning for the agency, increasing NIA’s collection efficiency, prioritization of employee housing, and austerity measures. His term started on July 1 and will end on June 30, 2014.

The ceremony was attended by the NIA Board of Directors headed by DA Undersecretary Antonio Fleta representing DA Secretary Proceso Alcala, Deputy Administrators, Regional, Operations, and Project Managers, Department and Division Managers, employees of the agency, and other guests.