May 3, 2023 - 1:55pm

NIA Acting Administrator Eddie Guillen stands tall as adopted son of Mayoyao, Ifugao and given the name ‘Mapfu-ag’ during the Igkhumtad ad Majawjaw, this town’s annual fiesta, on April 25, 2023. He is joined on stage by Municipal Mayor Jimmy Padchanan, Jr., Sangguniang Bayan members, NIA-CAR officials, Regional Manager Benito Espique, Jr., NIA-Ifugao Provincial Head Patrick Resurreccion and Engineering and Operation Division Manager Raymundo Calusin.

MAYOYAO, IFUGAO – NIA Acting Administrator Eddie Guillen is now officially an adopted son of this municipality after traditional adoption rites were conducted on April 25, 2023 at the municipal grounds in Brgy. Poblacion during the Igkhumtad ad Majawjaw, this town’s annual fiesta.

Engr. Guillen, who was the guest speaker of the event, was given the name ‘Mapfu-ag’. A clever and resilient ancestor, ‘Mapfu-ag’ is known for his intrinsic, genuine and... read more

March 7, 2023 - 2:18pm

President of the National Confederation of Irrigators' Association (NCIA), who is also the Vice Governor of Apayao, Hon. Remy Albano, urged the formation of the IAs into cooperatives so as to be able to open more opportunities for farmers' groups to enter into contracts and agreements with government and private organizations to promote sustainable livelihood and business of farmers during the Benguet Farmers Federation of Irrigators’ Associations 32nd General Assembly on February 24, 2023.

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET - More than 120 farmer-irrigators gathered at the NIA grounds in Brgy. Wangal for the 32nd General Assembly of the Benguet Farmers Federation of Irrigators' Associations (BFFIA) on February 24, 2023.

President of the National Confederation of Irrigators' Association (NCIA), who is also the Vice Governor of Apayao, Hon. Remy Albano, urged the formation of the IAs into... read more

February 14, 2023 - 11:33am

NIA-CAR Division Manager for Engineering and Operation Raymundo Calusin (second from left) and Huh-lucan Irrigators and Farmers Association President Marcelo Mayumi test the opening of the distribution pipes of one of the reservoir tanks of the Huh-lucan Small Irrigation System during the ceremonial turnover of the project in Brgy. Binablayan, Tinoc, Ifugao on a rainy morning on February 8, 2023. They are flanked by NIA-Ifugao Satellite Office Head Patrick Resurreccion and Institutional Development Unit Head Paulita Yagyagan.

TINOC, IFUGAO: The Huh-lucan Irrigators and Farmers Association of Brgy. Binablayan will now be in charge in the operation and maintenance of the Huh-lucan Small Irrigation System (SIS) after the ceremonial turnover of the project on February 8, 2023.

Funded under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program-Irrigation Component (CARP-IC), the Huh-lucan SIS serves 60 hectares with 70 farmers. The area is part of the Tinoc Agrarian Reform Community (... read more

January 18, 2023 - 8:51am

NIA Acting Administrator Eduardo Eddie Guillen urges NIAns to help Irrigators’ Associations to form their own cooperatives, and become main actors of the entire value chain process, from production to processing to marketing during his visit at NIA-CAR on December 29, 2022.

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET - NIA-CAR was feeling lucky at the last working day of the year 2022, December 29, as newly designated NIA Administrator, Engr. Eduardo “Eddie” Guillen, took time to meet with the NIA-CAR officials and employees and various leaders of Irrigators’ Associations in the Cordillera in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet.

The NIA Administrator said his visit is an opportunity to get the requests from the IA leaders and NIAns themselves. He also laid down some of the aims of the administration, such as turning IAs to form their own cooperatives so as to be able to open more opportunities for farmers' groups to enter... read more

December 20, 2022 - 8:59am

Engr. Eduardo Eddie Guillen, newly designated member of the NIA Board of Director, with his wife Piddig Mayor Georgia Guillen, stand stall with the CARFIA Board of Directors for photo ops after his sharing of the best practices in agriculture of his town Piddig, Ilocos Norte, an awardee of the Galing Pook Award.

CAR irrigators convene for 3rd Congress

PBBM lauds CARFIA, NIA’s new Board of Director urges for convergence in agricultural programs

BAGUIO CITY—At least 120 farmer-members of the Cordillera Federation of Irrigators’ Association (CARFIA) from Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Kalinga and UCRIS-Quezon, Isabela area gather for the 3rd CARFIA Congress at the Hotel Supreme in Baguio City, November 23-25, 2022.

The congress provided an opportunity for the members to strengthen their partnership and to be updated on the programs of... read more

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