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19 Aug 2021 - 10:34am
21 Feb 2023 - 8:49am
28 Dec 2022 - 10:40am
27 Dec 2022 - 10:20am



Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 10:34

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) infrastructure projects are being threatened by sand and gravel quarry sites. These operate too close to irrigation facilities and structures leading to the adverse effects of excessive quarrying activities such as exposed foundation of said structures, scoured riverbanks, and degraded river beds. 

In Region XI, the Padada River Irrigation System located in Hagonoy, Davao Del Sur is experiencing the effect of quarrying activities adjacent to it. Diversion dam of Padada RIS suffers severe damages and exposed sheet piles threatening the foundation of the dam due to severe erosion apparently caused by the quarrying operations downstream. Also, the relocated diversion dam of Sta. Cruz River Irrigation System situated in Liliw, Laguna under NIA Region IV-A is being threatened again by severe erosion due to quarrying operations downstream. This after the original dam about 800 meters downstream was totally damaged in 2006. These are not isolated cases but rather are a nationwide occurrence. Based on the initial inventory by NIA, there are 116 irrigation systems/projects affected by quarrying activities nationwide.


Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 08:49

NIA Central Office – In less than a month after the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Acting Administrator Eduardo Eddie G. Guillen took the lead to convene with the elders and members of the Bugkalot Indigenous Cultural Community/Indigenous Peoples affected by the Casecnan Multipurpose Irrigation and Power Project (CMIPP) in the Provinces of Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya, the Bugkalots express their support and appreciation for a successful negotiation among the Bugkalot Ancestral Domain Environmental Management Council (BADEMC), Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM), and the NIA, with the assistance of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) represented by NCIP Region II Commissioner Simplicia P. Hagada.

On February 8, 2023, posters from the Bugkalot Indigenous Cultural Community/Indigenous Peoples were displayed in one of its barricades as a show of support to the efforts of the NIA and PSALM that resulted to a positive development in this long-lingering issue. “Successful negotiation NIA, PSALM, BADEMC. Thank you NIA Administrator Mr. Eddie Guillen!!!” shows in one of its posters.

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

Wednesday, December 28, 2022 - 10:40

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.

Unity for VAW-Free Community

Tuesday, December 27, 2022 - 10:20

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: