Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 18:35

Among the beneficiaries of the Calao CIS are empowered women who worked with the men in instituting rules for the maintenance of the irrigation system.

Bucay, Abra—Farmers in this town laud the implementation of an irrigation project as it was completed earlier than schedule and in time for their farming season this July.

The Calao Communal Irrigation System (CIS) in Brgy. Calao has a budget allocation of two million pesos from the CY 2018 Balikatan Sagip Patubig Program (BSPP) of the... read more

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 18:09

Officials of NIA, Chinese government, Province of Kalinga and Cagayan lead the groundbreaking ceremony of Chico River Pump Irrigation Project in Brgy. Pinococ, Pinukpuk, Kalinga on June 8, 2018.

The P4.37-billion Chico River Pump Irrigation Project (CRPIP), the first flagship infrastructure project to be financed by China under President Duterte’s “Build, Build, Build” program, has already started.

Funded by a soft loan from the China Exim Bank and to be implemented by the China CAMC Engineering Company, Ltd., the Chico River PIP aims to irrigate 7,530 hectares in Tuao and Piat, Cagayan and 1,170 ha in Pinukpuk, Kalinga benefitting 4,350 families.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 18:00

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

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 17:54

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.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 17:50

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