Press Release


Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 07:12

Quezon City – President Ferdinand “Bongbong R. Marcos Jr. have set forth his plans and programs to improve the country and recalled the challenges encountered and continue to face as he delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 24, 2023 at the House of Representatives, Constitution Hills.

In his speech, the optimal growth of the country’s agricultural sector was one of the highlights. He emphasized the 2.2% increase in the agricultural sector for the first three months of the year (2023) and strategies to lift local agricultural production. “Katuwang natin dito ang buong sektor ng agrikultura at ang lokal na pamahalaan”, he said.

As part of the agricultural transformation, President Marcos also highlighted his tactic in the country’s quest for food security. Resulting to more sustainable and responsible yield benefiting current and future generations, procedures are now guided by science and the balance of nature.


Monday, July 17, 2023 - 10:26

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) is prepared for the impending El Niño phenomenon as NIA Field Offices nationwide already crafted their respective El Niño Action Plan. It contains different mitigating measures, such as water delivery schedule, utilization of Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) Technology, Diversification of Crops, and the use of early maturing and drought-resistant crop varieties.

Through convergence with other national government agencies (NGAs), namely, the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), other national government agencies (NGAs) involved in the agricultural sector and disaster management, Local Government Units (LGUs), Irrigators Associations (IAs), and the general public, NIA remains confident that our country can overcome all challenges that the El Niño phenomenon can bring.

NIA and KRC sign MOU on Irrigation Development

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 - 07:48

NIA Central Office – NIA Acting Administrator Engr. Eddie G. Guillen and Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lee Byung Ho signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on food security, disaster prevention, and climate change response on June 16, 2023 at NIA Administrator’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Building B.

The MOU Signing aims to foster cooperation between NIA and KRC in the development and implementation of projects related to water resource development and management, irrigation and drainage facilities improvement, and other related initiatives through Multilateral Development Bank, and Korean Government’s grants and loans, among others.

The areas of cooperation also include the exchange of experiences and technology in the fields of water resources, irrigation and drainage, and smart water management system. Exchange visits, education and training programs, seminars, workshops, and other relevant activities, as well as the exploration of additional areas of cooperation, will be organized. A Joint Steering Committee (JSC), composed of one co-chairperson from NIA and KRC with up to four member and one secretary for each party, shall be created to oversee the cooperation projects in the designated fields.


Friday, June 30, 2023 - 14:15

NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Board of Directors approved the further development and implementation of the three (3) priority irrigation projects for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) during the 992nd NIA Regular Board Meeting on June 29, 2023 at the NIA Board Room, 3rd Floor, Building B, NIA Central Office. The projects identified on this endeavor are Ilocos Norte-Ilocos Sur-Abra Irrigation Project II (INISAIP II), Tumauini River Multipurpose Project (TRMP), and Upper Banaoang Irrigation Project.

Following the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between NIA and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center on its partnership to maximize the technical services of the latter in terms of NIA’s capacity-building for the utilization of various PPP modalities for irrigation projects, joint technical groups were formed and evaluated the initial 12 potential irrigation projects for PPP implementation. With PPP Center’s assessment and prioritization of projects for PPP, three priority projects were identified – INISAIP II, TRMP, and the Upper Banaoang Irrigation Project.


Monday, June 5, 2023 - 10:42

NIA Central Office – President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., as concurrent Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary, presides the Convergence Meeting for Masagana Rice Industry Development Program (MRIDP) on May 31, 2023 at NIA Conventional Hall, 5th Floor, DCIEC Building, NIA Central Office.

Together with the various heads of agencies, National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Acting Administrator Engr. Eddie G. Guillen expressed his support to the agricultural industry’s thrust toward food sufficiency and food security as the NIA remains committed to its mandate of providing quality irrigation services nationwide.

As Food Security is the top-notch priority in the President’s 8-Point Socioeconomic Agenda, the Department of Agriculture’s Masagana Rice Industry Development Program was formulated with the objective of raising the level of production of important commodities including rice and strengthening the value chain from the farmers up to the consumers. The convergence initiative aimed to pool resources, share knowledge, and coordinate efforts to achieve sustainable rice production and uplift the lives of our farmers by increasing their income.