Monday, July 3, 2017 - 15:53

Quezon City—The Taloy Sur Irrigators’ Association (IA) of Tuba, Benguet was awarded  Most Outstanding IA-First Runner-up for the Year 2016 (national level) under the communal irrigation system (CIS) category for achieving exemplary performance in managing the operation and maintenance of its irrigation system. 

Gen. Ricardo R. Visaya (Ret.), Administrator of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), awarded the plaque of recognition and cash award of P70,000.00 to the IA on... read more

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:03

Irrigators’ association members of Timoy CIS in Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet are happy with the support of Gen. Ricardo Visaya (Ret.),  NIA’s top official, during his visit to their irrigation system and vegetable farms on June 16.

La Trinidad, Benguet—Gen.  Ricardo Visaya (Ret.), the top official of the National Irrigation Administration, seemed to be in long-term friendship with Remegio Capdos, president of the Kebeng Bagan Irrigators Association Inc., when they met for the first time at the Timoy Communal Irrigation System (CIS) on June 16.

The open and direct conversation style of the administrator facilitated the easy dialogue with the... read more

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 17:09

Mr. Jaime Muyao together with his neighbors in Brgy. San Quintin, Rizal, Kalinga used to observe the sky for signs of rain which usually motions the start of a farming season. If lucky, he would be able to plant his 2.7 hectares of rice farm. Even then, if rain is not sustained during the vegetative growth of rice, he would harvest only the minimum cavans of palay, or worse during drought, nothing.

In the same municipality, Mrs. Dorothy Antonio of Brgy. Bulo had to keep a night watch at a creek so she could have a chance to direct water to her farm through a surface water pump because there were lesser farmers competing for water when nightfall came.... read more

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 17:09

Proper documentation of all activities, formulation  and strict implementation of polices are among the best practices of the Outstanding Irrigators’ Associations (IA) in Davao, which, like the Taloy Sur and Bolo Burobor IAs of CAR, were also nationally awarded.

This was shared by Brian Ducat, president of Taloy Sur IA, after their interaction with the farmer-leaders of three best IAs from Davao del Sur, namely Badagoy IA in Magsaysay, San Isidro FIA in Carmen, San Agustin Ruparan Barangay Irrigators Development Association in Digos City during their visit on December 13-15, 2016.

IAs in Davao have a... read more

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 17:10

While cultural traditions seem to dwindle in practice as years pass by, the ‘ob-obbo’ of Agasil Irrigators’ Association in Brgy. Gonogon, Bontoc, Mountain Province beg to differ.

Even before development came in, farmers were maintaining and operating their irrigation systems the ‘ob-obbo’ way, a cultural practice that has its root in the traditional system of the Igorots in Mountain Province, which was passed on from ancient generation up to the present. The ‘ob-obbo’ is a cooperative work with no expected money in return. All water users are obliged to join in the clearing and restoration activities without complain. They bring their own packed lunch... read more