NIA-CAR celebrates 59th anniversary

NIA-CAR Division Manager for Administrative and Finance, Ms. Grace A. Fanged receives her award as Field Office Best Division Manager of the Year during the culmination activity of the NIA’s 59th Anniversary celebration held on June 20-23, 2022.               

The National Irrigation Administration celebrated its 59th anniversary in June with the theme: “NIA@59: Conquering the Challenges of the New Normal” in June 2022.

The celebration of the anniversary was highlighted by rewards and recognition programs, tree planting activities, and sportsfest at the Central Office and regional offices nationwide.

NIA-CAR Division Manager for Administrative and Finance, Ms. Grace A. Fanged was awarded the ‘Field Office Best Division Manager (support function)’ during the awarding ceremonies at the NIA Central Office on June 20-23, 2022.

During the local celebration at the NIA-CAR regional office, awards for exemplary performances were also given to employees who executed outstanding performances for CY 2021. Aside from the loyalty awards, the awards and recognitions presented were Best Performers of the Year (per section and satellite/project office), Rookie of the Year, Jolly Good Fellow Award, Clients’ Favorite Award, Maagap Awards, Desk Officer of the Year, Growth Driver of the Year, and Pilot of the Year (Best Provincial Head)

NIA-CAR also went back in time as employees played their childhood games. Sports such as basketball, volleyball, and darts were also played by employees during this month-long celebration.

Mr. Juan Ronie Bersalona of Abra Satellite Office plants the g-melina seedling at the planting site in Brgy. Bonglo, Licuan-baay as part of the celebration of NIA’s 59th Anniversary.

NIA-CAR also participated in the NIA Nationwide Synchronized Tree Planting activity on June 29. Employees of the region were able to plant 2,450 tree seedlings such as narra, g-melina, mahogany, umbrella tree, and pine tree. The seedlings also included fruit-bearing trees like jackfruit and passion fruit.

The planting sites were in Shilan, La Trinidad, Benguet, Brgy. Bonglo, Licuan in Abra, Brgy. Aurora, Pudtol on Apayao, Brgy. Tupaya, Lagawe and Sitio Erosion, Namnama, Alfonso Lista in Ifugao. For Kalinga Irrigation Management Office, there were two planting sites, in Brgy. San Julian, Tabuk City, Kalinga and Talaca Catch Dam, Talaca, Isabela. Mountain Province SO conducted tree planting in Maligcong Watershed, Maligcong, Bontoc, Mountain Province.

Photo Caption 1: NIA-CAR Division Manager for Administrative and Finance, Ms. Grace A. Fanged receives her award as Field Office Best Division Manager of the Year during the culmination activity of the NIA’s 59th Anniversary celebration held on June 20-23, 2022.
                            Handing her award is Sen. Cynthia Villar, the guest of honor and speaker, NIA Administrator Ricardo Visaya, Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance Ralph Lauren Du, Deputy Administrator for Engineering and Operation C’zar Sulaik and Administrative Department 
                            Manager Atty. Ailyne Agtuca-Selda.

Photo Caption 2: Mr. Juan Ronie Bersalona of Abra Satellite Office plants the g-melina seedling at the planting site in Brgy. Bonglo, Licuan-baay as part of the celebration of NIA’s 59th Anniversary.