March 27, 2019 - 12:02pm

1.	NIA-CAR Regional Manger Engr. Benito T. Espique, Jr. (first from left), NIA Administrator Gen Ricardo R Visaya (Ret) (third from left),  Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance MGen Romeo G Gan, Public Affairs and Information Staff Department Manager Pilipina Bermudez, NIA central office officials and representatives of La Trinidad and Benguet Provincial Offices lead the inauguration rites of the NIA-CAR Building on December 13, 2018.

New Year. New Home. NIANs in the Cordillera... read more

February 13, 2019 - 3:39pm

Farmers together with NIA-Ifugao Satellite Office cooperatively clear part of the main canal of the Hapid Irrigation System to be able to restore the efficient flow of irrigation water. Photo by NIA Ifugao Satellite Office

As number of deaths rose and damages continued to escalate in the Cordilleras in the aftermath of Typhoon Ompong, photos and news overwhelmed us. But while tears are being shed, the light of volunteerism, unity and support shone brighter in these difficult times. Typhoon Ompong revealed vulnerability, and at the same time, strength.

Even in irrigation, damages to facilities and... read more

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