February 13, 2019 - 3:21pm

NIA-CAR Regional Manager Engr. Benito T. Espique Jr. guides Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. to NIA-CAR’s booth during the launching of ‘Biyaya ng Pagbabago’ on July 7, 2018 held at the Benguet State University. Photo by Jean Ananayo

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco, Jr. spearheaded the regional roll-out of the Biyaya ng Pagbagago in the Cordillera Administrative Region held at the BSU Gym, La Trinidad, Benguet on July 7, 2018.

Sec. Evasco urged the attendees who are members of different people’s... read more

November 19, 2018 - 6:18pm

Presidents of the Provincial Irrigators’ Associations (IA) in CAR reported their 2018 accomplishments during the 2nd CAR Federation of IA Annual Convention in Sta. Marcela, Apayao.

Sta. Marcela, Apayao—Fun, fabulous and fruitful describe this year’s Annual Convention of the Cordillera Administrative Region Federation of Irrigators’ Associations (CARFIA) held in this province on October 25-26, 2018.

The two-day convention was attended by more than a hundred farmer-leaders from the six provinces of Cordillera including Quezon, Isabela served by the Upper Chico River Irrigation System of Kalinga.

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October 12, 2018 - 2:16pm

‘Abbuyog’, Kalinga’s local term for bayanihan or community labor

‘Abbuyog’, Kalinga’s local term for bayanihan or community labor, was also the main tool of about 70 members of the Matagoan Irrigators’ Association in temporarily restoring the washed out canal in Brgy. Ipil, Tabuk City.

About 25 meters of the Tabuk Supply Canal 2B, part of the Upper Chico River Irrigation System (UCRIS), the region’s largest national irrigation system, was damaged in the evening of September 28. According to Engr. Noly Sabado, head of the Operation and Maintenance Section of the Kalinga Irrigation Management Office (IMO... read more

July 26, 2018 - 6:35pm

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

July 26, 2018 - 6:09pm

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.

“The... read more