April 4, 2024 - 5:33pm

QUEZON, ISABELA - Employees of the NIA Kalinga Irrigation Management Office (IMO) will now have a more conducive work environment in Quezon, Isabela with the completion of the NIA KIMO Quezon Sub-Office as well as a Lodging and Staff House both located in Brgy. Arellano of this municipality.

Inauguration of these two newly constructed buildings on March 25, 2024 was led by NIA-CAR Regional Manager Benito Espique, Jr., Quezon, Isabela Mayor Jimmy Gamazon, Jr., and UCRIS Quezon-Mallig Federation of Irrigators’ Association President Francisco Andumang.

The new one-storey NIA KIMO Quezon Sub-office which measures about 540 square meters houses a manager’s office, a conference room, 6 other offices for cashiering, administrative and finance, as well as a stock room.... read more

March 1, 2024 - 2:44pm

The WAGUFI Irrigators’ Association (IA) of Brgy. Mabatobato, Lamut, and Mangingihi Impugong Ap-apid IA (MIAPIA) of Poblacion, Tinoc of Ifugao sign Marketing Agreement to trade rice and tilapia of Lamut, and vegetables of Tinoc as NIA, LGU and MAO officials served as witnesses.

Two irrigators’ associations in two municipalities of Ifugao will soon be bartering their agricultural products.

This developed after the signing of Marketing Agreement between the WAGUFI Irrigators’ Association (IA) of Brgy. Mabatobato, Lamut, and Mangingihi Impugong Ap-apid IA (MIAPIA) of Poblacion, Tinoc yesterday, February 29, 2024 at the Office of Tinoc Municipal Mayor.

Both parties agreed that MIAPIA will be procuring rice and tilapia products of the WAGUFI IA, while the WAGUFI IA will be procuring vegetable produce of the MIAPIA. Lamut is a rice and tilapia producing municipality while Tinoc is a... read more

February 28, 2024 - 2:28pm

Masala Madaymen Irrigators’ Association (IA) represented by its President Dionie Atam accept the Masala CIS and Dalumpi-it SIS, both located in Madaymen, Kibungan, Benguet which were turned over to the IA for operation and maintenance on February 23, 2024. Brgy. Captain John Olayo and IA Secretary Jovy Peniliw served as witnesses.

KIBUNGAN, BENGUET – Farmers in Brgy. Madaymen are able to plant this dry season with the two completed pump irrigation projects constructed by the National Irrigation Systems.

This was according to Dominga Butag, one of the members of the Masala Madaymen Irrigaors’ Association (IA) during the turnover ceremony of Masala Communal Irrigation System (CIS) and Dalumpi-it Small Irrigation System (SIS) to the said farmers’ group for operation and maintenance on February 23, 2024.

The two completed projects were funded in 2023 from NIA’s Restoration of Existing Communal Irrigation... read more

February 7, 2024 - 1:18pm

The Santor Rizal Solar Pump Irrigation Project (SPIP) Phase II in Rizal, Kalinga is one of the 21 solar pump projects completed by NIA-CAR in 2023. Funded under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program-Irrigation Component (CARP-IC), the Santor Rizal SPIP Phase II generated new area of 72 hectares with 60 farmers.

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET – A total of 21 solar pump irrigation projects (SPIP) were completed by the National Irrigation Administration-Cordillera Administrative Region (NIA-CAR) in 2023, according to Regional Manager Benito Espique, Jr.

With a total allocation of P106.9 million under NIA’s Establishment of Groundwater Pump Irrigation Project Solar Power-Driven Pump Irrigation Projects (EGPIP-Solar) fund, 19 of these completed solar projects now benefit a total area of 253 hectares with 365 farmers.

Nine of these solar irrigation projects are located in the Province of Abra, two are in West Apayao... read more

February 5, 2024 - 3:41pm

In a pioneering move towards better collaboration, the DPWH and NIA converged in 2023 for the improvement of service roads of national irrigation systems in the Cordilleras.

From the proposed list of NIA, the DPWH district engineering offices completed the concreting of service roads of the Abra River Irrigation System (ARIS), West Apayao Abulug Irrigation System (WAAIS), and Upper Chico River Irrigation System (UCRIS) in 2023.

Amounting to a total of P25.6 million, these convergence projects were pipelined under ‘Katubigan’ program of the DPWH. This is in line with the instruction of President Bongbong Marcos to the two agencies for infrastructure projects that aim to prevent flooding in the irrigation systems, protect irrigation facilities and service areas from erosion and institute climate change adaptation works.

The NIA field offices submitted lists of proposed projects to DPWH district engineering offices for funding and... read more