NIA HOLDS DUGTONG BUHAY NI BON YEAR 3 - BLOODLETTING AND GIFT GIVING ACTIVITY

NIA Regional Office VI and Iloilo-Guimaras Irrigation Management Office held a gift giving activity titled Dugtong Buhay ni Bong as part of the agency's Corporate Social Responsibility program. This annual activity also serves as the agency's Thanksgiving led by our Administrator GEN RICARDO "BONG" R VISAYA (Ret).

100 indigent families of Brgy. Tacas, Jaro were chosen as recipients of 100 packs of essential goods.

BLESSING OF AKLAN-CAPIZ IMO Water Management Technician Office

NIA Aklan-Capiz IMO, under the leadership of Division Manager Engr. Lorena B. Sioco, conducted a blessing of the Water Management Technician (WMT) Office at Brgy. Tabangka, Numancia, Aklan last December 1, 2021.

The blessing of the office was officiated by Rev. Fr. Vincent P. Cahilig, Parish Priest of St. Joseph the Worker parish of Numancia, Aklan.

The office shall be a venue for the institutional development programs of NIA ACIMO specifically in Aklan River Irrigation System West Side.

NIA COMPLETES THE REPAIR OF EXISTING NIS

On October 15, 2021, the National Irrigation Administration-Iloilo-Guimaras Irrigation Management Office reported the rehabilitation of Jalaur River Irrigation System (RIS)-Extension- Lateral G complete, under the Repair/Rehabilitation of Existing National Irrigation System (RRENIS) fund.

This 3.7Million project that completed 415.35 meters of concrete bench flume will continue to serve 68.75 hectares of 49 farmer-beneficiaries in Dumangas, Iloilo,

The national irrigation systems are jointly operated and maintained by the NIA and the Irrigators' Association.

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL IMO WELCOMES ENGR. BERNARD N. CASTELLANO AS NEW ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS CHIEF

Negros Occidental IMO welcomed Engr. Bernard N. Castellano as Acting Chief, Engineering & Operations Section vice Engr. Ma. Elena T. Basco who was reassigned to Antique IMO.

Engr. Castellano was introduced to NOIMO in a short program followed by orientation meetings with different Sections/Units.

BASCO ASSUMES MANAGEMENT POST FOR ANTIQUE IMO

Engr. Ma. Elena T. Basco was officially appointed as the new Acting Division Manager of Antique Irrigation Management Office (AIMO) during the Management Turn-over Ceremony held at the AIMO Farmers' Training Center in San Jose, Antique last November 29, 2021.

Through Memorandum No. 180 s. 2021 from the NIA Administrator, she replaced Engr. Andres Bonie O. Tuala, who served as the Officer-In-Charge of AIMO for almost 2 years.

NIA ACIMO TURNS OVER 2 SOLAR POWERED PUMPS TO IAs

Two Solar Powered Pump Irrigation Systems were turned over to the Irrigators’ Associations on November 17, 2021. The first recipient was Gibon Irrigators’ Association at Brgy. Gibon, Nabas, Aklan and PUJAMA Irrigators’ Association, Inc. at Brgy. Mabilo, New Washington, Aklan.

Engr. Lorena B. Sioco, Division Manager of Aklan-Capiz Irrigation Management Office, led the ceremonies and passed the symbolic key of responsibility to the IAs represented by their respective IA Presidents: Mr. Jerome L. Gellang for Gibon IA and Mr. Juaningo B. Bolivar for PUJAMA IA.

NIA Region VI holds Environmental Assessment Training

NIA Regional Office VI conducted an Environmental Assessment (EA) and EA Tools Training on Nov. 11-12, 2021. The training introduced different EA tools that can be applied during the pre-construction, construction, and abandonment phase of project implementation. The EA activities range from more focused and project-specific Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) to Cumulative Impact Assessments to the designated Pollution Control Officers (PCOs) of each IMOs, including PCOs of JRMP II and Regional Office.

NIA-ACIMO Conducted Ambient Air and Noise Sampling Activity

In compliance with the conditions stipulated under the issued Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) No. ECC-R6-1612-0012-5020, the National Irrigation Administration - Aklan-Capiz Irrigation Management Office conducted Air and Noise Sampling Activity last October 26 and 27, 2021, held near the Bayuyan Elementary School located at Brgy. Bayuyan, President Roxas, Capiz, 800-meter away from the proposed Dam axis.

NIA R6 Joins 4th Quarter Nationwide Earthquake Drill

NIA Regional Office VI joined the 4th Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on November 11, 2021 as mandated by OCD Memorandum No. 689 s. 2021.

The Regional Office was joined by the Iloilo-Guimaras Irrigation Management Office (IGIMO) in observance of the NSED 2021. Together, they practiced the "Duck, Cover, Hold" and organized evacuation.

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