February 21, 2018 - 8:53am

La Trinidad, Benguet—National Irrigation Administration’s   top official urges NIA-CAR officials on Tuesday, November 14, to persevere in solving problems that beset ongoing irrigation projects. 

While everyone takes a non-working holiday to give way to activities related to the 31st ASEAN Summit, the top officials of NIA including BGen Abraham Bagasin (Ret), NIA Senior Deputy Administrator, and MGen Romeo Gan (Ret), NIA Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Finance, took the opportunity to meet and discuss with the heads of... read more

February 21, 2018 - 8:32am

Thirty-three members of the project affected households of the Upper Chico River Irrigation System (UCRIS) are now more ready and have gained more self-reliance to embark on their own livelihood endeavors after attending the series of trainings as part of the Livelihood Assistance Program for the project affected people (PAP) . 

The livelihood trainings are Cosmetology and Coconut Oil and Milk Curd Processing and Packaging conducted on July 26-29, 2017 at Las Vegas Hotel, Training & Convention Center in Dagupan, Tabuk City, Kalinga. On July 31, 2017, the actual demonstration on coconut oil and milk curd processing were conducted at New Tanglag, Tabuk City,... read more

September 14, 2017 - 11:58am

Engr. Benito T. Espique, Jr. is the newly designated Acting Regional Manager of the National Irrigation Administration-Cordillera Administrative Region (NIA-CAR) as per NIA Office Memorandum No. 55 effective August 1, 2017. This is relative to the retirement of Engr. John Socalo, outgoing regional manager of NIA-CAR, who turned 65 on August 4, 2017.

To signal this change of leadership, a simple management turnover ceremony was held on July 27 at the NIA Cordillera Farmers’ Training Hall, Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet.

“As you receive this key and the... read more

September 14, 2017 - 11:59am

President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise of free irrigation service for farmers started this year.

This developed as P2 billion was provided in the budget of NIA in the General Appropriations Act of 2017 or RA 10924 as subsidy in lieu of the irrigation service fees (ISF) being collected from farmers being served by national irrigation systems (NIS).

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September 14, 2017 - 11:44am

Two decades ago, camote was the food staple of the residents of Brgy. Tukucan in Tinoc, Ifugao. It was the most practicable crop to plant due to the topography and soil type in the area. There was no road then, so there was no market for their camote products. It was only for the village’s consumption. According to Barangay Captain Joseph Calabson, rice was only served during special occasions and rituals.

Today, Brgy. Tukucan is a location of a booming vegetable industry, of picturesque gardens carved on hillsides and of artistic contours of carrot beds. Farmers plant high value crops thrice or even four times a year, depending on the crops planted... read more