CABADBARAN RIS MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR IRRIGATION WATER RESOURCE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Last March 23–24, 2022 at the Pavillion, Watergate Butuan City, NIA Caraga through ASDI-IMO in partnership with Green-Collar Consulting Services (GCS) headed by Forester Raul Bunao, EnP held a two-day technology-transfer seminar for Cabadbaran RIS Management Plan for Irrigation Water Resource (MPIWR) to briefly explain the project profile and implementation of the Cabadbaran RIS MPIWR.

The 5-Year Management Plan identifies activities that will improve vegetative cover and construct structural support mechanisms within the 854.51 hectares of NIA area of management towards the sustainable operation of NIS and serviceability of irrigation systems.

The activity was facilitated by the GCS Team and was attended by 45 personnel comprising from Regional Irrigation Office headed by Engr. June Nathaniel S. Plaza and was represented by Acting EOD Manager Engr. Rosalina B. Caiña and ASDI IMO headed by Acting Division Manager Engr. Adeline H. Manlunas.

One of the highlights of the activity was the site visit at the watershed area as it is necessary before the implementation of the plan to ascertain the condition of the watershed area. The GCS team organized the exercise, which was attended by 45 personnel, headed by Regional Manager, June Nathaniel S. Plaza, and was represented by Acting EOD Manager, Rosalina B. Caińa, and ASDI IMO, headed by Acting Division Manager, Adeline H. Manlunas.

The site visit to the watershed region was one of the highlights of the program, as it is vital to assess the status of the watershed area before implementing the plan.

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**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

June Nathaniel S. Plaza, Acting Regional Manager
Atty. Reggie T. Mag-usara, Attorney IV
Jane B. Huqueriza, PRO

Office/Region: NIA Caraga Region
E-mail: r13@nia.gov.ph
Contact Information: (085) 815-2602

 

Rehabilitation of Andanan Watershed pilot site for Mindanao

Many of our watersheds today are invariably degraded, which has a significant impact on irrigation facilities. Andanan Watershed was one of the 163 identified critical watersheds that support the National Irrigation System (NIS).

To rehabilitate the watersheds, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Agusan del Sur Irrigation Management Office (ADS-IMO) launched a central tree nursery, seedling distribution, and ceremonial tree planting as part of the initial phase of the Rehabilitation and Protection of Water Resource Supporting Irrigation Systems (R & P WRSIS) program for the Andanan River Irrigation System (RIS) held on February 24, 2022 at Andanan Dam, Brgy. Sta. Irene, Bayugan City.

The R&P WRSIS program facilitated the need to establish and delineate NIA's respective responsibilities over watersheds and reservations for the purposes of effective management and development of programs and projects intended to ensure the long-term viability of irrigation systems. It also aims to rehabilitate the Andanan Watershed over the next five (5) years by implementing management interventions within the 1014-hectare NIA area of management, one of which is the use of planting materials, as this will be critical in achieving total watershed rehabilitation.

The program is envisaged to improve vegetative cover and construct structural support mechanisms towards the sustainable operation of NIS, thus minimizing the soil erosion rate deposited on the reservoir, irrigation facilities, and river channel of the irrigation water source and sustaining the efficiency and serviceability of the irrigation system.

During the event, Acting Regional Manager June Nathaniel S. Plaza assured everyone that they will look into the problem and take steps to help, including the launching of the tree nursery and tree planting, in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). He also stated that this endeavour will be successful if all stakeholders and program beneficiaries will fully cooperate.

The said activity was participated by Brgy. Local Government Units (BLGUs), Irrigators’ Associations (IAs), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), City Environment and Natural Resources Office-Bayugan (CENRO), Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), City Health Office (CHO),Bayugan Grains City Eagles Club, NIA Central Office, NIA Regional Office, and NIA IMO-ADS headed by Engr. Peter E. Pablo, Acting Division Manager of NIA ADS-IMO with his Acting Assistant Division Manager, Engr. Paul Urbiztondo, and other stakeholders.

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**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

June Nathaniel S. Plaza, Acting Regional Manager
Atty. Reggie T. Mag-usara, Attorney IV
Jane B. Huqueriza, PRO

Office/Region: NIA Caraga Region
E-mail: r13@nia.gov.ph
Contact Information: (085) 815-2602

 

CPES ACCREDITATION TRAINING OF GOVERNMENT CONSTRUCTORS' PERFORMANCE EVALUATORS (CPES)

On February 9-11, 2022, twenty (20) NIA Caraga Engineers and Architects participated in the Construction Performance Evaluation System (CPES) Accreditation Training of Government Constructors' Performance Evaluators (CPEs) held at the Balanghai Hotel in Butuan City.

The training is one of the mandatory requirements for the accreditation of CPEs, as specified in the accreditation guidelines. According to the guidelines, the agency's technical employees duly accredited by the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines – Philippine Domestic Construction Board (CIAP-PDCBy) shall evaluate the constructors' performance using the CPES.

The CPE accreditation program's primary goal is to ensure that only qualified government technical individuals are selected and designated as CPES Evaluators. The three-day session also aims to familiarize CPES evaluator applicants with the actual application of CPES methodology, as well as to conduct an ocular inspection to be used for the Practicum Session.

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**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

June Nathaniel S. Plaza, Acting Regional Manager
Jane B. Huqueriza, PRO

Office/Region: NIA Caraga Region
E-mail: r13@nia.gov.ph
Contact Information: (085) 815-2602

 

NIA Caraga launched to prevent premature land conversion.

NIA Caraga has a total of 10 National Irrigation Systems and 252 Communal Irrigation Systems, and operating and maintaining these systems will necessitate funds from our respective governments. In its efforts to promote food security and rice sufficiency, as well as to increase farmers' income, the agency was challenged with several issues along the way of its implementation and maintenance.

In recent months, the region has faced with rampant premature land conversion; agricultural lands were converted to residential/commercial use that never undergone consent of the office. Based on the inventory, a total of 112 hectares were identified by the office that within the irrigable area that are prematurely converted.

To address the issue, the Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Islands (ASDI) Irrigation Management Office (IMO) held a Planning and Formulation of Policies on Land Conversion on February 15, 2022 at the Watergate Hotel in Butuan City in coordination with the regional office.

During the activity, Atty. Reggie T. Mag-usara, Legal Counsel of NIA Caraga, presented an overview and findings of the office's preliminary investigation. He also emphasized the importance of planning in order to come up with a better solution.

Representatives from the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Local Government of Butuan City, Barangay Captains, and Irrigators' Associations took part in the activity.

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**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

June Nathaniel S. Plaza, Acting Regional Manager
Jane B. Huqueriza, PRO

Office/Region: NIA Caraga Region
E-mail: r13@nia.gov.ph
Contact Information: (085) 815-2602

 

Gisusi sa NIA Caraga ang danyos tungod sa Bagyong Odette

Niadtong Pebrero 4-5, 2022, ang management ug technical staff gikan sa NIA Caraga mibisita sa probinsiya sa Dinagat Islands ug sa Munisipyo sa Siargao aron sutaon ang kadaot nga nahitabo sa Bagyong Odette ug ang nagpadayong mga proyekto sa maong lugar.

Ang mga personahe gibahin sa duha ka teams: usa sa Siargao pinangulohan sa Acting Regional Manager, June Nathaniel S. Plaza, uban sa SDN Satellite Head Susan D. Lariba, ug usa sa Dinagat Islands nga gipangulohan ni Acting Engineering & Operations Division Manager Rosalina B. Caiňa, uban sa ASDI Acting IMO Manager Adeline H. Manlunas.

Girekomenda ni RM Plaza ang pipila ka mga pagbag-o sa disenyo sa panahon sa pag-inspeksyon aron mapauswag ang paghatud sa tubig alang sa malahutayong irigasyon. Nakigkita usab siya sa mga Asosasyon sa Irrigators ug misaad nga tabangan sila sa pagpalig-on sa ilang mga palisiya pinaagi sa Legal Office sa rehiyon.

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**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

June Nathaniel S. Plaza, Acting Regional Manager
Jane B. Huqueriza, PRO

Office/Region: NIA Caraga Region
E-mail: r13@nia.gov.ph
Contact Information: (085) 815-2602

 

CANAL CLEARING CABANGAHAN, TAGO, SDS

Nagtulong-tulong ang Cagpangi Lateral F Irrigators Association sa paglilinis ng mga canal sa Cagpangi,Tago ,Surigao del Sur. Layon ng mga magsasaka na mapanatili ang maayos na daloy ng tubig sa mga canal para umabot ito sa lahat ng palayan sa naturang lugar.Nangangailangan ng sapat na patubig bawat magsasaka upang paigtingin ang ani ng palay sa taong ito.

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**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

June Nathaniel S. Plaza, Acting Regional Manager
Jane B. Huqueriza, PRO

Office/Region: NIA Caraga Region
E-mail: r13@nia.gov.ph
Contact Information: (085) 815-2602

 

LECTURE ON GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT REFORM ARCT (RA. 9184) AND ITS REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES & REGULATIONS

January 8, 2022-The Government Procurement Reform Act, otherwise known as RA No. 9184, and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations, needs to be taught in order to align the implementation of procurement procedures and practices at all levels in both the Regional and Management Offices of the NIA Caraga Region.

The NIA Caraga held a one-day activity at the NIA Conference Room to strengthen the implementation of RA 9184. Atty. Regie T. Mag-usara, the region's Attorney IV, delivered the lectures for the activity to provide the participants with clear direction on the appropriate procurement procedures and prevent inaccuracy in related transactions.

The participants are the BAC members and its committees with selected Finance Section, Procurement, and Property Unit personnel from both the Regional and Irrigation Management Offices. To maintain the COVID-19 protocol, the lecture was given in two (2) separate meetings (virtual and face-to-face with social distancing).

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**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

June Nathaniel S. Plaza, Acting Regional Manager
Jane B. Huqueriza, PRO

Office/Region: NIA Caraga Region
E-mail: r13@nia.gov.ph
Contact Information: (085) 815-2602

 

NIA USHERING 2022

January 05, 2022-NIA Caraga joins the NIA USHERING 2022 Celebration with the theme "Synergy. Sustainability. Security." Looking forward to this year 2022 with synergized dedication to sustain the Agency's continued contribution for the security of the agricultural growth of the country.

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**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

June Nathaniel S. Plaza, Acting Regional Manager
Jane B. Huqueriza, PRO

Office/Region: NIA Caraga Region
E-mail: r13@nia.gov.ph
Contact Information: (085) 815-2602

 

Dugtong Buhay ni Bong

December 10, 2021- Due to accidents and various health issues, around 2500-3000 blood units were required each day to meet the need of Filipinos. In response to these demands, the National Irrigation Administration began a synchronized bloodletting operation to save lives.

The bloodletting activity, dubbed as "Dugtong Buhay ni Bong," is part of the agency’s Corporate Social Responsibilities and in time with the Administrator’s Thanksgiving. The agency envisions helping not only its clientele but all Filipinos who will need blood in times of emergency.

For three (3) consecutive years, NIA Caraga has participated in the Nationwide Bloodletting Program in collaboration with the Red Cross Agusan del Norte Chapter held in held in the NIA Caraga Canteen.

A total of 23 bags of blood were collected from donors throughout the region by the Red Cross.

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**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

June Nathaniel S. Plaza, Acting Regional Manager
Jane B. Huqueriza, PRO

Office/Region: NIA Caraga Region
E-mail: r13@nia.gov.ph
Contact Information: (085) 815-2602

 

Webinar on Work Accountability

Selected NIA Caraga Personnel attended a Webinar Workshop on Work Accountability held on December 2, 2021 at NIA Caraga Conference Room, Bancasi, Butuan City. It was conducted by Mr. Ever J. Abasolo, National Consultant of United Nations Development Programme in the Philippines. The said webinar aims to internalize and develop ideal work attitude and behavior that promotes accountability in Public Service and establish a supportive work environment that promotes accountability across organization.

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**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:

June Nathaniel S. Plaza, Acting Regional Manager
Jane B. Huqueriza, PRO

Office/Region: NIA Caraga Region
E-mail: r13@nia.gov.ph
Contact Information: (085) 815-2602

 

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