Newly Appointed NIA Admin Visits Region VI ISs

July 30, 2014, 1:00 PM

National Irrigation Administration's newly appointed Administrator visits NIA Region VI for the first time. Despite the heavy rains brought about by an impending storm, Administrator Florencio F. Padernal, in his rain boots, braved the downpour and mud in order to visit the project sites of Barotac Viejo Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (BVSRIP) in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo, Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Stage II (JRMP II) in Calinog, Iloilo, and Aganan Dam in San Miguel Iloilo.

At the Aganan Dam site, NIA Region VI Regional Irrigation Manager Engr. Gerardo P. Corsiga, NIA Region VI personnel, Mayor Dunstan Claudio Sale of the Municipality of San Miguel, and Irrigators' Associations of Iloilo-Guimaras River Irrigation System held a short dialogue with the Administrator.

In his message, Admin Padernal said the he will develop a case study based on JRMP II and BVSRIP to replicate in other parts of the country. He also promised to help the IAs build good IA offices complete with tables and chairs.

The IAs presented their certificate of commitment and appreciation to the new NIA Administrator. The event also became a venue to Turn-over the Checks to IMT/IA Performers.

For Clearing Remuneration for one clearing period, PD Monfort IA of Jalaur Extension River Irrigation System (RIS), with their President Mr. Rodgie Dolendo received a check amounting to Php 3,344.20. After gaining a collection efficiency of 99% for Wet Season 2013, HAMPAPRO IA of Barotac Viejo RIS with their President Mr. Roberto Balayo received an amount of Php 12,853.52 as IA Incentive on Current Account Collection. While PALACATI-AN IA of Aganan-Sta. Barbara RIS with their President Mr. Eduardo Alcasaren received an amount of Php 111,665.42 as IA Incentive on Back Account Collection.