July 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

Turnover ceremonies at Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet during the birth of NIA-CAR in 1993

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the National Irrigation Administration of the Cordillera Administrative Region (NIA-CAR). According to Engr. Benito Espique Jr., the acting regional manager of NIA-CAR, the institution was able to survive and reach its 25th year because of the dedication of the people working in the offices.

Birth of NIA-CAR

While the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) was established in 1963, NIA-CAR was only established on May 11, 1993. Originally, the provinces under CAR were part of regions 1 and... read more

July 26, 2018 - 5:54pm

Engr. Benito Espique, Jr., NIA—CAR Acting Regional Manager, leads the groundbreaking ceremony of Lapalap River—Dagdag Small Irrigation Project in Brgy. Bangao, Buguias, Benguet. With him are municipal and barangay officials, church leaders and members of the Lapalap Dagdag Bangao Farmers Irrigators' Associations.

Buguias, Benguet—About 25 hectares of vegetable farms in this town will soon enjoy new irrigation facilities as a P10 million irrigation project breaks ground on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

The... read more

July 26, 2018 - 5:50pm

Portion of the rice terraces which are now being cultivated for the first time after its abandonment.

About a year ago, portion of the rice farms in Kiangan and Asipulo, Ifugao were deserted, sprawled only with tall grasses and bushes, bearing no mark of the picturesque and productive terraces they once were when they were being cultivated for the traditional heirloom rice. According to Kagawad Norma Balawon of Brgy. Julongan, Kiangan, Ifugao, these patches of rice terraces were abandoned about ten years ago due to lack of irrigation water and the local migration of farming families to other areas in search of a different future.

Recently, these... read more

June 6, 2018 - 1:50pm

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Bangued, Abra—Governor Maria Jocelyn Bernos commits support to irrigation projects of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) in the Province of Abra during the NIA Stakeholders’ Forum held at the Divine Word College Gymnasium, Zone 6, Bangued, Abra on May 30, 2018.

“We are willing to share our resources but we ask that more benefits be given to the Abreños, not only to two or three towns, but all farmers of Abra,” Gov. Bernos said. She also said that it is high time politics is set side so that all Abreños will prosper especially our farmers.

“The Stakeholders’ Forum is being conducted by NIA nationwide to engage more... read more

March 28, 2018 - 8:57am

NIA-CAR reschedules the irrigation cut-off of the Upper Chico River Irrigation System (UCRIS) from March 20, 2018 to April 15, 2018 to save 1500 hectares of standing rice crops.

Engr. Patrick Resurreccion, Kalinga-Irrigation Management Office (KIMO) Acting Division Manager, stated that the rearrangement was agreed upon during the two-day meeting and consultation with the Tabuk-Pinukpuk Federation of Irrigators’ Association and Quezon-Mallig Federation of Irrigators’ Association held on March 13 and March 14, 2018 respectively in Kalinga.... read more