Engr. Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen: The New Irrigation Chief

December 28, 2022, 10:40 AM
 

NIA Central Office – Presided by Department of Agriculture (DA) Assistant Secretary Arnel V. De Mesa, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) conducted the Ceremonial Turnover of Leadership on December 14, 2022 at NIA Convention Hall, 5th Floor, DCIEC Building.

During the ceremony, NIA Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Atty. Eryl Royce R. Nagtalon will pass on the baton of leadership to Acting Administrator, Engr. Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen.

Before being appointed as NIA chief, Administrator Guillen served as the Municipal Mayor of Piddig, Ilocos Norte which was included in this year’s Top 10 Performing Local Government Units. On the other hand, Atty. Nagtalon will continue his post as the Senior Deputy Administrator of the Agency.

NIA Deputy Administrator for Engineering and Operations Sector C’zar M. Sulaik, Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Ralph Lauren A. Du, Apayao Provincial Vice Governor and National Confederation of Irrigators Associations (NCIA) President Remy N. Albano, Corporate Board Secretary Atty. Willie Ann M. Angsiy, NIA Department/Regional/Project Managers nationwide, employees, and guests are present during the event.

With the expertise of Administrator Guillen in the fields of agriculture, sustainable and inclusive development, planning, local governance, consolidated farm production system, and community/institutional development, NIA officials and employees are confident and hopeful that the Agency would be able to achieve greater heights in the years to come. All of these are in the service of the Filipino farmers.

 
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Singing of the National Anthem

NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Sector Ralph Lauren A. Du delivers the Welcome Remarks during the NIA Management Turnover on December 14, 2022 at NIA Convention Hall, 5th Floor, DCIEC Building, NIA Central Office.

NIA Deputy Administrator for Engineering and Operations Sector C’zar M. Sulaik leads the Introduction of the New Administrator.

NIA Officer-in-Charge Atty. Eryl Royce R. Nagtalon delivers his message as the Outgoing Officer.

Outgoing Officer Atty. Nagtalon (2nd from left turns over the NIA Flag to Presiding Officer DA Assistant Secretary De Mesa (middle).

Presiding Officer DA Assistant Secretary De Mesa (middle) hands over the NIA Flag to Incoming Officer/Acting Administrator Guillen (2nd from left).

Engineer Guillen delivers his message as the new NIA Acting Administrator.

DA Assistant Secretary De Mesa delivers his message as the Presiding Officer of the NIA Management Turnover.

NIA Administrator Guillen during his message on the NIA Management Turnover

 

For inquiries and/or clarifications, you may contact:

CLARIZZE C. TORIBIO
Acting Department Manager
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
 
 

Unity for VAW-Free Community

December 27, 2022, 10:20 AM
 

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) joins all government offices in the observance of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) on November 25, 2022 to December 12, 2022 led by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW).

With the theme “UNiTEd for a VAW-Free Philippines”, the campaign aims to highlight the gains and milestones achieved in the efforts to prevent and address VAW in the country toward the assessment, implementation, and strengthening of VAW-related laws. NIA supports the government’s action to sustain the drive towards a VAW-free community.

To know more about the 2022 campaign including the line-up of activities, visit PCW's website: https://pcw.gov.ph/2022-18-day-campaign-to-end-violence-against-women/.

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ONE STEP TO SUCCESS. ONE STEP TO PEACE. ONE STEP TO LOVE.

October 19, 2022, 10:23 AM

At last, the much awaited peaceful dialogue among the Bugkalot Ancestral Domain Environmental Management Council (BADEMC), Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM), and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) initiated by NIA Administrator Benny D. Antiporda will now signal a fresh start for the Bugkalots to secure their rights for their concerns as an impacted community.

To heed the call of the President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. on the onslaught of Typhoon Karding in the NDRRMC meeting, NIA and PSALM immediately acted upon in the decades-long lingering concerns of the Bugkalot Tribe that was affected by the Casecnan Multipurpose Irrigation and Power Project (CMIPP) in the Province of Nueva Ecija that resulted in the stand-off between the military, PNP, and Bugkalot Tribe members in Barangay Pelaway, Alfonso Castañeda, Nueva Vizcaya.

“Dahil kami ay mabubuting Pilipino rin humahanap kami ng paraan kung saan tayo magsasalubong nang hindi maaapektuhan ang national interest. Kasi alam natin ‘yan, it is part of the economic growth ng Pilipinas. Pero in the part of Bugkalot, bilang nagtiis nang matagal, nandito kami ngayon — puso sa puso”, uttered by BADEMC Chairman Daniel P. Pasigian.

Administrator Antiporda emphasized that NIA is listening to the sentiments of the Bugkalot Tribe and the Agency will provide solutions on their demands. With a promise that they all meet halfway, the government, through NIA and PSALM, will continue to provide assistance and utmost support for the welfare of indigenous cultural communities and indigenous peoples.

“Nagkaroon po ng pag-uusap sa San Rafael, Bulacan na sinasabi niyo po ang hinihiling niyo po ay 3% wherein gusto namin ibigay. ‘Yon nga lang po ay napakalaki at hindi po kaya. Ngayon, pag usapan po natin kung saan tayo magkakasalubong para maging maganda naman ang tulong namin sa inyong lahat at maganda rin po ang tulong ninyo sa taong-bayan”, said Administrator Antiporda.

A fruitful discussion led to an agreement of a contract among PSALM, Bugkalot Tribe, and NIA. This includes 1.5% net income share from CMIPP as part of the Agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), inclusion of road maintenance, and provision of forest guards, among others.

With this monumental achievement, the NIA Top Management ensures that the Agency maximizes its capacity to aid not only our farmers as our main beneficiary, but also indigenous peoples and other relevant interest parties.

PSALM President Dennis Edward A. dela Serna, President NCIP OIC Executive Director Atty. Caesar M. Ortega, Bugkalot Ancestral Domain Environmental Management Council Chairman Daniel P. Pasigian, Jetron Mike C. Marcos representative of Quirino Governor Dakila Carlo E. Cua, NIA UPRIIS Department Manager Rosalinda B. Bote, Financial Management Department Manager Milca B. Cayanga, and officials from the Central Office and field offices were present during the coordination meeting held on October 18, 2022 at the Convention Hall, 5th Floor, NIA Central Office, Quezon City.

 

NIA Administrator Benny D. Antiporda with Bugkalot Ancestral Domain Environmental Management Council (BADEMC), Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM), and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)

 

NIA Administrator Benny D. Antiporda during the dialogue among the Bugkalot Ancestral Domain Environmental Management Council (BADEMC), PSALM), and NCIP

 

NIA, BADEMC, PSALM, and NCIP coordination meeting on October 18, 2022 at Convention Hall, 5th Floor, NIA Central Office, Quezon City

 

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For inquiries and/or clarifications, you may contact:

CLARIZZE C. TORIBIO
Acting Department Manager
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
Email: pais@nia.gov.ph
Landline: (02) 8921-3741

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